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Luton Town 2-1 Crawley Town

Two goals from leading scorer Danny Hylton saw Luton come from behind to beat Crawley at Kenilworth Road.

The hosts moved up to fourth in the League Two table thanks to the second-half brace from Hylton, which takes his personal tally up to 17 for the season.

However, they were frustrated early on, with visiting goalkeeper Glenn Morris producing a stunning save from Pelly Ruddock's volley.

Jimmy Smith volleyed wide and Jordan Roberts saw his cross clip the top of the bar for the visitors as they responded.

Smith was only inches away for the visitors in first-half stoppage time, nodding wide of the far post.

But they led on the hour mark, as Smith was denied by Matt Macey, only to tee up James Collins who lashed the ball home.

Ollie Palmer's volley was tipped over by Morris, but it was 1-1 on 70 minutes, Hylton stabbing home his 16th of the season, before volleying into the bottom corner in the 76th minute following superb work by Ruddock.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Luton

  • 13Macey
  • 2O'Donnell
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 44Sheehan
  • 21Senior
  • 16ReaBooked at 90mins
  • 17Ruddock
  • 4Smith
  • 10CookSubstituted forPalmerat 42'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 20VassellSubstituted forGambinat 67'minutes
  • 9HyltonSubstituted forMarriottat 90+6'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Moore
  • 7Gray
  • 14Marriott
  • 22Gambin
  • 24D'Ath
  • 28Palmer
  • 36Justin

Crawley

  • 12Morris
  • 2Young
  • 25LelanBooked at 48mins
  • 6Connolly
  • 11Roberts
  • 7BoldewijnSubstituted forBawlingat 83'minutes
  • 8Smith
  • 44HendersonSubstituted forPayneat 84'minutes
  • 24DjalóSubstituted forMurphyat 79'minutes
  • 28Cox
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 4Payne
  • 13Mersin
  • 14Blackman
  • 16Garnett
  • 17Bawling
  • 18Clifford
  • 39Murphy
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
7,316

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home16
Away13
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 2, Crawley Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, Crawley Town 1.

Booking

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

Foul by Glen Rea (Luton Town).

Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jack Marriott replaces Danny Hylton.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jordan Roberts.

Attempt blocked. Josh Payne (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Josh Payne (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Booking

Ollie Palmer (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).

Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Josh Payne replaces Conor Henderson.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Bobson Bawling replaces Enzio Boldewijn.

Foul by Luke Gambin (Luton Town).

Lewis Young (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jimmy Smith.

Attempt missed. James Collins (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Matt Macey.

Attempt saved. Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Rhys Murphy replaces Kaby.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 2, Crawley Town 1. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Pelly Ruddock.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Glen Rea (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Jake Gray (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Collins (Crawley Town).

Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

Lewis Young (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 1, Crawley Town 1. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Luke Gambin replaces Isaac Vassell.

Attempt missed. Glen Rea (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Ollie Palmer (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster30196559352463
2Plymouth29193748301860
3Carlisle30131345243952
4Luton301310744291549
5Exeter301531248321648
6Portsmouth29146942281448
7Mansfield30121083730746
8Wycombe2913793735246
9Colchester2912894436844
10Stevenage30133144747042
11Blackpool291011843291441
12Barnet30101193942-341
13Grimsby30117123639-340
14Cambridge29116123634239
15Morecambe28115123644-838
16Yeovil30910113237-537
17Crawley29106133444-1036
18Crewe30711123143-1232
19Hartlepool30710133752-1531
20Cheltenham30611133344-1129
21Accrington2878132637-1129
22Notts County3085173254-2229
23Leyton Orient3075183045-1526
24Newport2959153347-1424
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