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Luton Town 0-1 Bristol Rovers

Stuart Sinclair struck a last-gasp winner against his former club as Bristol Rovers sealed victory at Luton.

The unmarked midfielder raced through to calmly beat keeper Mark Tyler and make it two wins from three since Rovers returned to the Football League.

The Hatters failed to test visiting keeper Aaron Chapman with a single shot on target, as Paddy McCourt's shot wide was the best they could muster.

Tyler saved well from Rovers' Lee Brown, while Ellis Harrison went close.

Luton manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I think in the games we've had so far, we've been solid and playing how we want to play. I thought we'd build on that and today we haven't. I didn't think we were good enough to win the game.

"If I'm being honest, our only attacking option was Paddy McCourt. I thought we were really depending on the three centre-halves.

"Sometimes people don't play well. That's football. The team was no different than the one that beat Bristol City. Nothing has changed."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 5McNulty
  • 30WilkinsonBooked at 16mins
  • 2O'Donnell
  • 8McGeehanSubstituted forRuddockat 70'minutes
  • 15McCourtBooked at 55mins
  • 26DoyleSubstituted forSmithat 65'minutes
  • 12Griffiths
  • 9Benson
  • 22Mackail-SmithSubstituted forMarriottat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Potts
  • 4Smith
  • 7Lawless
  • 14Marriott
  • 16Justham
  • 17Ruddock
  • 23McQuoid

Bristol Rovers

  • 30Chapman
  • 4Lockyer
  • 6Parkes
  • 15J Clarke
  • 2LeadbitterBooked at 90mins
  • 8O Clarke
  • 14Lines
  • 24Sinclair
  • 3Brown
  • 9HarrisonBooked at 76mins
  • 17EasterSubstituted forTaylorat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 10Taylor
  • 11Gosling
  • 21Montaño
  • 23Bodin
  • 28Malpas
  • 29Monakana
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
8,061

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home4
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Luton Town 0, Bristol Rovers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Luton Town 0, Bristol Rovers 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jack Marriott (Luton Town).

  4. Post update

    Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Booking

    Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Luton Town 0, Bristol Rovers 1. Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Matty Taylor.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Steve McNulty (Luton Town) header from very close range is too high.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

  9. Post update

    Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Steve McNulty (Luton Town).

  13. Post update

    Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jack Marriott (Luton Town).

  15. Post update

    Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Scott Cuthbert (Luton Town).

  18. Post update

    Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Booking

    Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.