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Luton Town 0-1 Crawley Town

Matt Harrold scored the only goal for Crawley to dent Luton's hopes of clinching a League Two play-off spot.

Harrold grabbed the match-winner on 12 minutes with an instinctive finish into the bottom corner.

The hosts could have broken the deadlock early on but midfielder Jonathan Smith's 20-yard effort struck the outside of the post.

Luton missed further chances as Stephen O'Donnell had efforts blocked and saved, while Paul Benson hit the bar.

The Hatters drop to 13th in the table, six points off a play-off place, while Crawley stay in 16th.

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Yates on Luton v Crawley

Crawley manager Mark Yates told BBC Surrey: "I am really pleased with the group at the moment.

"I have been leaving players off the bench and I'm leaving some quality out of the team, and that's what we've needed all season.

"Once we scored it just makes you defend a yard or two deeper and we did, but they didn't cause us too many threats."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 21Mitchell
  • 2O'Donnell
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 44Sheehan
  • 3Potts
  • 8McGeehan
  • 4SmithSubstituted forGreenat 66'minutes
  • 19Lee
  • 15McCourt
  • 22Mackail-SmithSubstituted forPigottat 54'minutes
  • 14MarriottSubstituted forBensonat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Benson
  • 11Green
  • 16Justham
  • 17Ruddock
  • 18Okuonghae
  • 35Banton
  • 45Pigott

Crawley

  • 1Jones
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 16Ashton
  • 6Bradley
  • 31Dunne
  • 7Edwards
  • 22Bond
  • 24Sutherland
  • 30Della VerdeSubstituted forDeaconat 86'minutes
  • 18Harrold
  • 11McAlindenBooked at 26minsSubstituted forWaltonat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Walton
  • 9Barnard
  • 12Preston
  • 14Young
  • 15Fenelon
  • 20Deacon
  • 25Yorwerth
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
8,264

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home22
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home14
Away1
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 0, Crawley Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 0, Crawley Town 1.

Foul by Joe Pigott (Luton Town).

Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Attempt missed. Olly Lee (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Andy Bond.

Attempt missed. Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Matt Harrold (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Roarie Deacon replaces Lyle Della Verde.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Dan Potts (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Simon Walton replaces Liam McAlinden.

Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Lyle Della Verde.

Danny Green (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Frankie Sutherland (Crawley Town).

Paul Benson (Luton Town) hits the bar with a header from very close range.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Paul Benson replaces Jack Marriott.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Attempt missed. Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Liam McAlinden (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stephen O'Donnell (Luton Town).

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

Attempt saved. Dan Potts (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam McAlinden (Crawley Town).

Foul by Dan Potts (Luton Town).

Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Danny Green replaces Jonathan Smith.

Attempt missed. Matt Harrold (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Joe Pigott (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Olly Lee (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matt Harrold (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton36247565353079
2Oxford Utd361811761352665
3Plymouth36198951321965
4Bristol Rovers361951252361662
5Accrington35179958431560
6Portsmouth361514757342359
7Leyton Orient361511105248456
8Wycombe35167123832655
9Wimbledon361411115345853
10Carlisle35131395452252
11Mansfield36149134642451
12Cambridge36149135048251
13Luton36148145049150
14Exeter361310134751-449
15Barnet36138154852-447
16Crawley36136174156-1545
17Morecambe36117185764-740
18Newport351010153949-1040
19Notts County35117174658-1240
20Yeovil36911163647-1138
21Stevenage36810184260-1834
22Hartlepool33104193655-1934
23York3669213867-2927
24Dag & Red36510213461-2725
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