League Two
PlymouthPlymouth Argyle0LutonLuton Town1
Jonathan Mitchell
Jonathan Mitchell had an inspired afternoon in goal for the Hatters

Jack Marriott scored the only goal of the game as Luton dented Plymouth's hopes of automatic promotion.

He struck in the first half, finishing coolly at the near post after an excellent pass from Paddy McCourt.

Luton goalkeeper Jonathan Mitchell was inspired, saving twice in a minute from Graham Carey as the Pilgrims piled forward in search of an equaliser.

Hatters debutant Glen Rea then missed an easy chance before Mitchell tipped Gregg Wylde's shot onto a post late on.

Plymouth's defeat enabled Bristol Rovers to climb above them into the top three on goal difference, while Luton moved up to 12th.

Luton manager Nathan Jones told BBC Three Counties Radio: "To come away to a very, very difficult place and a side that's pushing for automatic promotion, and to put in the performance we did and get the result we did, I'm very pleased.

"Today we felt that we handled everything they had, there was no clear cut chances for them.

"It's a difficult place to come to but we're delighted with the performance and obviously delighted with the win."

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 26Threlkeld
  • 5Nelson
  • 6Hartley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 32HoughtonSubstituted forJervisat 73'minutes
  • 16PurringtonBooked at 87mins
  • 27Tanner
  • 10Carey
  • 11WyldeSubstituted forMcHughat 83'minutes
  • 19MattSubstituted forReidat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4McHugh
  • 8Simpson
  • 9Reid
  • 14Jervis
  • 24Rooney
  • 28Forster
  • 31Dorel

Luton

  • 21Mitchell
  • 2O'Donnell
  • 44Sheehan
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 3PottsSubstituted forOkuonghaeat 68'minutes
  • 4SmithBooked at 59mins
  • 5ReaBooked at 89mins
  • 8McGeehanBooked at 77mins
  • 14Marriott
  • 15McCourtSubstituted forGreenat 45'minutes
  • 22Mackail-SmithSubstituted forBensonat 15'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Lawless
  • 9Benson
  • 11Green
  • 16Justham
  • 17Ruddock
  • 18Okuonghae
  • 45Pigott
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
7,973

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home5
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Luton Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Luton Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Cameron McGeehan.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  5. Booking

    Glen Rea (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Booking

    Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Carl McHugh replaces Gregg Wylde.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Danny Green (Luton Town).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jack Marriott (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  18. Booking

    Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town).

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