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Yeovil Town 3-2 Luton Town

Yeovil Town battled back from two goals down to beat Luton Town and earn their first points of the season.

Craig Mackail-Smith opened the scoring with a fine volley after three minutes.

Paul Benson's header made it 2-0 to Luton but Stephen Arthurworrey nodded home to pull one back for Yeovil.

Ryan Bird then turned in to equalise and the former Portsmouth man put the Glovers on course for their first win with a superb strike from distance to drag the Hatters into the bottom three.

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John Still: Luton manager on Yeovil defeat

Luton Town boss John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"First half was okay. Second half, they upped their game and we couldn't stay with it. It was as simple as that. When there was a challenge to win, they won it. They run at us and made us really defend.

"Some players are better passers than others, some are better ball winners than others, some are better crossers than others. We had enough people in those areas to do all those things, but we didn't do it.

"It's really important that we supply our front two. We haven't really supplied them. Craig (Mackail-Smith) got a great goal out of nothing, Benson got a typical Paul Benson goal from the restart. I can't remember either of them two missing anything when we played the ball in.

"It's not always about the systems. It's about the quality of the people in those positions. We didn't consistently supply the front people. If I'm being honest I thought they deserved to win."

Line-ups

Yeovil

  • 1Krysiak
  • 24RobertsBooked at 88mins
  • 5Arthurworrey
  • 6Sokolik
  • 3Smith
  • 25Wakefield
  • 21Lacey
  • 4Dolan
  • 23Cornick
  • 10JeffersSubstituted forBirdat 60'minutes
  • 14ComptonSubstituted forAllenat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Bird
  • 12Weale
  • 16Burrows
  • 17Sowunmi
  • 19Allen
  • 22Beck
  • 28Norris

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 5McNultyBooked at 34minsSubstituted forO'Brienat 45'minutes
  • 12Griffiths
  • 10HallSubstituted forLawlessat 58'minutes
  • 4SmithBooked at 88mins
  • 8McGeehan
  • 11GreenSubstituted forMcCourtat 66'minutes
  • 9Benson
  • 22Mackail-Smith

Substitutes

  • 2O'Donnell
  • 7Lawless
  • 15McCourt
  • 16Justham
  • 17Ruddock
  • 23McQuoid
  • 25O'Brien
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
3,830

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Yeovil Town 3, Luton Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 3, Luton Town 2.

Foul by Ryan Bird (Yeovil Town).

Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Connor Roberts (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

Booking

Connor Roberts (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Connor Roberts (Yeovil Town).

Foul by Ryan Bird (Yeovil Town).

Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Matthew Dolan (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Iffy Allen replaces Jack Compton.

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 3, Luton Town 2. Ryan Bird (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stephen Arthurworrey.

Attempt missed. Jakub Sokolik (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Scott Griffiths.

Foul by Josh Wakefield (Yeovil Town).

Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Paddy McCourt replaces Danny Green.

Foul by Alex Lacey (Yeovil Town).

Mark O'Brien (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 2, Luton Town 2. Ryan Bird (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stephen Arthurworrey.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Ryan Bird replaces Shaun Jeffers.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Alex Lawless replaces Ryan Hall.

Josh Wakefield (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jakub Sokolik.

Attempt blocked. Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Stephen Arthurworrey (Yeovil Town).

Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Danny Green (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

Attempt missed. Paul Benson (Luton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Shaun Jeffers (Yeovil Town).

Mark O'Brien (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shaun Jeffers (Yeovil Town).

Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient4400113812
2Wycombe431071610
3Plymouth43019369
4Bristol Rovers43015239
5Hartlepool43015329
6Portsmouth42208448
7Cambridge42119817
8Exeter421156-17
9Oxford Utd41307526
10Northampton42024406
11Crawley41215325
12Mansfield41214315
13Accrington41213305
14Wimbledon411246-24
15Morecambe411246-24
16Notts County411246-24
17Stevenage411247-34
18York411225-34
19Yeovil410357-23
20Carlisle4031710-33
21Barnet410337-43
22Luton402257-22
23Newport401349-51
24Dag & Red401339-61
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