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Luton Town 2-0 AFC Wimbledon

Jack Marriot
Jack Marriott's brace opened his account for the season

Substitute Jack Marriott scored a late brace as Luton made it back-to-back wins with victory over AFC Wimbledon.

Wimbledon's Karleigh Osborne received two yellow cards in five minutes as he was dismissed in the first half.

The Dons looked to be holding on for a draw, but Marriott made the extra man count to help push the home side away from the bottom two.

Marriott tapped in from close range, before finding the top corner in injury time to seal the win.

Luton boss John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"When they went down to 10 men they played deep and narrow and made it really difficult.

"The crowd want the ball up there, sometimes you can go too long, I just felt if we can get the full backs pushed up high and open the game up an opportunity will come.

"I thought we was the real deal today we played it absolutely right. They're tough games, and I'm really pleased with how we played.

"We'll keep going, keep trying to improve and hopefully continue the winning run."

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

"No one likes losing, we've gone five games unbeaten and it's ended, we've got to start again.

"Obviously it's tough, 35 minutes going down to 10 men but we can only control our performance levels, our energy, the effort we put in, the way we play. I thought we were excellent.

"We've had more possession than them and as many attempts as them with most of the game with 10 men, I can't fault the players."

Line-ups

Luton

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Tyler
  • 2O'DonnellSubstituted forLawlessat 60'minutes
  • 5McNulty
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 12GriffithsSubstituted forHallat 75'minutes
  • 23McQuoidSubstituted forMarriottat 61'minutes
  • 8McGeehan
  • 4Smith
  • 19Lee
  • 15McCourtBooked at 89mins
  • 22Mackail-Smith

Substitutes

  • 3Potts
  • 7Lawless
  • 10Hall
  • 11Green
  • 14Marriott
  • 16Justham
  • 25O'Brien

Wimbledon

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Shea
  • 2Fuller
  • 6Robinson
  • 22OsborneBooked at 35mins
  • 12Meades
  • 7Francomb
  • 4BulmanSubstituted forOakleyat 90+1'minutes
  • 8Reeves
  • 17BarchamSubstituted forKajaat 80'minutes
  • 14AzeezSubstituted forRiggat 45'minutes
  • 10Akinfenwa

Substitutes

  • 3Kennedy
  • 11Rigg
  • 15Oakley
  • 20Sweeney
  • 24McDonnell
  • 25Gallagher
  • 26Kaja
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
8,415

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away11
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Luton Town 2, AFC Wimbledon 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, AFC Wimbledon 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Luton Town 2, AFC Wimbledon 0. Jack Marriott (Luton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Cameron McGeehan.

  4. Post update

    Craig Mackail-Smith (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon).

  6. Post update

    Craig Mackail-Smith (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. George Oakley replaces Dannie Bulman.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Booking

    Paddy McCourt (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Paddy McCourt (Luton Town).

  12. Post update

    Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a corner.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Mark Tyler.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

  18. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Luke Wilkinson.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Egli Kaja (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Egli Kaja.