FA Cup - Third Round
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Accrington Stanley 2-1 Luton Town

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Highlights: Accrington 2-1 Luton

Accrington reached the FA Cup fourth round for only the second time since they reformed in 1968 as Omar Beckles' goal beat League Two rivals Luton.

Sean McConville curled in an opener from outside the penalty area for Stanley in first-half stoppage time.

Jake Gray equalised for Luton early in the second half after keeper Aaron Chapman had saved from Jake Marriott.

Accrington went back in front as Beckles headed in from eight yards - before Luton's Glen Rea was sent off.

The defender, who had already been booked, was dismissed in stoppage time as he received a second yellow card for a late challenge.

The original Accrington went out of business in 1962, reforming six years later - and reached the fourth round for the first time since then in 2010, when they were knocked out by Premier League side Fulham.

Accrington Stanley
It was a foggy afternoon at the Wham Stadium - as Accrington's Twitter account noted

Accrington manager John Coleman: "We've got to use this as a springboard now. Our first target is to get into the top half of the table, and we've got the players to do that.

"I was delighted for Omar to get his first goal for us, and then we managed to see it out without too much harem scarem. To be honest, if anyone was going to score in the last 10 minutes, it was going to be us. On the balance of play, I think we deserved to win the game."

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 20Chapman
  • 2Pearson
  • 5Beckles
  • 3Hughes
  • 30Donacien
  • 27O'SullivanSubstituted forClarkat 72'minutes
  • 28Conneely
  • 8Brown
  • 11McConville
  • 24EdwardsSubstituted forBocoat 68'minutes
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 1Parish
  • 4Davies
  • 7Clark
  • 9Gornell
  • 10McCartan
  • 14Boco
  • 32Rodgers

Luton

  • 1Walton
  • 16ReaBooked at 90mins
  • 6CuthbertSubstituted forO'Donnellat 41'minutes
  • 5Mullins
  • 36Justin
  • 4SmithBooked at 31minsSubstituted forRuddockat 58'minutes
  • 19LeeSubstituted forMarriottat 52'minutes
  • 7Gray
  • 44Sheehan
  • 23McQuoid
  • 20Vassell

Substitutes

  • 2O'Donnell
  • 10Cook
  • 14Marriott
  • 17Ruddock
  • 21Senior
  • 24D'Ath
  • 31King
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
1,717

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home8
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Luton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Luton Town 1.

Dismissal

Glen Rea (Luton Town) is shown the red card.

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Glen Rea (Luton Town).

Attempt saved. John Mullins (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Attempt missed. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Alan Sheehan.

Attempt blocked. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jack Marriott (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by John Mullins (Luton Town).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Glen Rea.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Jordan Clark replaces John O'Sullivan.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match James Justin (Luton Town) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Glen Rea (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Foul by Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley).

James Justin (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Romuald Boco replaces Jonathan Edwards.

Attempt missed. Isaac Vassell (Luton Town) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Janoi Donacien.

Attempt missed. John Mullins (Luton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Seamus Conneely.

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

Attempt missed. Jake Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Pelly Ruddock replaces Jonathan Smith.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Luton Town 1. Omar Beckles (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sean McConville.

Booking

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

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Glen Rea (Luton Town).

Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Luton Town 1. Jake Gray (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jake Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Omar Beckles.

Attempt blocked. Jack Marriott (Luton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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