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Luton Town 0-0 Cambridge United

Nathan Jones began his reign as Luton Town boss with a goalless draw against play-off chasing Cambridge United.

Jack Marriott thought he'd given the Hatters the lead at Kenilworth Road but his volley was ruled out for offside.

Robbie Simpson, Ben Williamson and Luke Berry all had efforts off target for the U's before Williamson turned in Lewis Page's cross, only for his effort to be ruled out for an earlier foul.

The hosts nearly won it late on but Jake Howells' shot was well saved.

Luton extend their winless run to four but drop to 18th, while Cambridge end a run of back-to-back defeats and remain 12th.

Luton Town boss Nathan Jones told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I thought defensively we were excellent today. They are a strong Cambridge side but the way we limited them to very few chances was a credit to us today.

"There was a great Kenilworth Road atmosphere today, and we would have liked to reward the fans with a win, but it was a nice steady start today which will help us along in the future.

"It's going to take time, we aren't miracle workers. The players have responded fantastically well to what has happened recently, and this point will act as a building block for us looking on to next week."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1TylerSubstituted forJusthamat 8'minutes
  • 2O'Donnell
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 18Okuonghae
  • 40Howells
  • 11GreenSubstituted forMcQuoidat 23'minutesBooked at 65mins
  • 7LawlessBooked at 80mins
  • 4SmithBooked at 45mins
  • 10Hall
  • 9BensonBooked at 74mins
  • 14MarriottBooked at 54mins

Substitutes

  • 3Potts
  • 15McCourt
  • 16Justham
  • 19Lee
  • 22Mackail-Smith
  • 23McQuoid
  • 30Wilkinson

Cambridge

  • 35Norris
  • 25Furlong
  • 6Legge
  • 5Roberts
  • 12Page
  • 8Berry
  • 16DunneBooked at 70mins
  • 23LedsonSubstituted forDonaldsonat 77'minutes
  • 22Williamson
  • 15SimpsonSubstituted forAhearne-Grantat 66'minutes
  • 10CorrSubstituted forDunkat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Omozusi
  • 7Donaldson
  • 11Dunk
  • 13Beasant
  • 14Coulson
  • 20Ahearne-Grant
  • 24Newton
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
9,227

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Luton Town 0, Cambridge United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Luton Town 0, Cambridge United 0.

  3. Post update

    Stephen O'Donnell (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Paul Benson.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Elliot Justham.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jake Howells (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Josh McQuoid (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

  11. Post update

    Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  13. Booking

    Alex Lawless (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

  15. Post update

    Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Ryan Donaldson replaces Ryan Ledson.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Jake Howells.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

  20. Post update

    Lewis Page (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.