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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.

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Yeovil Town 3, Luton Town 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Bird (Yeovil Town).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Booking

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

  8. Booking

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Connor Roberts (Yeovil Town).

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Bird (Yeovil Town).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Yeovil Town. Iffy Allen replaces Jack Compton.

  16. 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.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Scott Griffiths.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Josh Wakefield (Yeovil Town).

  20. Post update

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