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York City 2-3 Luton Town

Olly Lee's stoppage-time winner earned Luton victory at struggling York City.

After a goalless first half Cameron McGeehan headed the Hatters in front, but Bradley Fewster levelled as he rounded Luton goalkeeper Mark Tyler.

Jack Marriott restored Luton's lead when he backheeled Stephen O'Donnell's pass into the net, but once again York responded through Fewster.

But Lee settled matters with a 20-yard strike after a fine solo run in the final moments of the match.

York are now two points from safety at the bottom of League Two, while Luton consolidated 13th place.

York City manager Jackie McNamara told BBC Radio York:

"Three individual mistakes have cost us three points. That's the disappointing thing because it's all preventable.

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McNamara on York v Luton

"To lose a goal like that to lose a game is very frustrating.

"It's points wasted where we should be getting out of trouble and we only have ourselves to blame.

"We've got nothing to show for all our hard work."

Luton Town manager Nathan Jones told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Nathan Jones: Luton manager on York v Luton

"We have slight mixed emotions. We could have made it at lot easier for ourselves. We'll be pleased with the three goals we scored because they were two things we've worked on, and a bit of individual quality.

"We have to be better, we have to be better defensively to cut out those mistakes, to cut errors, to be a bit more secure with what we do so that when we do take leads we come through periods where the opposition has spells.

"It's about getting a balance to our squad. We've got a lot of good footballers, but we need more. We need different to what we have."

Line-ups

York

  • 24Ingham
  • 27Hendrie
  • 16Winfield
  • 31Boyle
  • 15Cameron
  • 37GalbraithSubstituted forThompsonat 80'minutes
  • 10Penn
  • 8Summerfield
  • 3IlesanmiSubstituted forMcEvoyat 64'minutes
  • 9Oliver
  • 12RiordanSubstituted forFewsterat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Flinders
  • 4Berrett
  • 11Carson
  • 19Hyde
  • 22Thompson
  • 32Fewster
  • 33McEvoy

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 2O'Donnell
  • 44SheehanSubstituted forOkuonghaeat 87'minutes
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 40Howells
  • 11GreenBooked at 86mins
  • 7LawlessSubstituted forSmithat 60'minutes
  • 8McGeehanBooked at 27mins
  • 19Lee
  • 45PigottSubstituted forMackail-Smithat 61'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 14Marriott

Substitutes

  • 4Smith
  • 9Benson
  • 15McCourt
  • 16Justham
  • 17Ruddock
  • 18Okuonghae
  • 22Mackail-Smith
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
3,628

Match Stats

Home TeamYorkAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, York City 2, Luton Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, York City 2, Luton Town 3.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (York City).

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

Corner, York City. Conceded by Mark Tyler.

Goal!

Goal! York City 2, Luton Town 3. Olly Lee (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Dave Winfield.

Attempt blocked. Craig Mackail-Smith (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Kyle Cameron.

Hand ball by Reece Thompson (York City).

Kyle Cameron (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danny Green (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Magnus Okuonghae replaces Alan Sheehan.

Foul by Dave Winfield (York City).

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

Booking

Danny Green (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Vadaine Oliver (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danny Green (Luton Town).

Attempt missed. Stephen O'Donnell (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Danny Green (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! York City 2, Luton Town 2. Bradley Fewster (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kenneth McEvoy.

Attempt saved. Dave Winfield (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Craig Mackail-Smith (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kenneth McEvoy (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Craig Mackail-Smith (Luton Town).

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (York City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Reece Thompson replaces Daniel Galbraith.

Attempt missed. Vadaine Oliver (York City) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Kenneth McEvoy (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Howells (Luton Town).

Goal!

Goal! York City 1, Luton Town 2. Jack Marriott (Luton Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stephen O'Donnell.

Attempt blocked. Stephen O'Donnell (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Daniel Galbraith (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Green (Luton Town).

Bradley Fewster (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Olly Lee (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Kenneth McEvoy replaces Femi Ilesanmi.

Delay in match (York City).

Goal!

Goal! York City 1, Luton Town 1. Bradley Fewster (York City) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

goal

As It Stood

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2Plymouth33197748272164
3Oxford Utd331710655322361
4Accrington31168755381756
5Portsmouth321313651292252
6Wycombe32157103730752
7Leyton Orient33141094945452
8Wimbledon32149950391151
9Mansfield34149114640651
10Bristol Rovers32155124234850
11Carlisle31131084944549
12Cambridge33138124846247
13Luton33128134848044
14Exeter33128134348-544
15Barnet32117144248-640
16Notts County32116154655-939
17Crawley33115173755-1838
18Morecambe33106175461-736
19Newport31810133544-934
20Stevenage34810164257-1534
21Yeovil33611163347-1429
22Hartlepool3084182949-2028
23York3368193761-2426
24Dag & Red3248203258-2620
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