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Forest Green Rovers 0-2 Luton Town

Goals from Alan Sheehan and Danny Hylton saw League Two leaders Luton Town ease to victory over struggling Forest Green, despite having Jack Stacey sent off.

Sheehan put Luton ahead in first-half stoppage time and, although Stacey was dismissed for a high boot on the hour, Forest Green keeper Brad Collins' error gifted Hylton the second.

Jordan Stevens and Christian Doidge both tested Hatters' stopper Marek Stech early, but the visitors grew into the half, Dan Potts heading wide before Elliott Lee fired into the side-netting.

Hylton went close twice inside a minute, Collins getting down smartly to keep out his first effort before the striker curled a shot wide, but Sheehan would break the deadlock with virtually the last action of the half.

The centre-half worked a short corner with Hylton before drilling low across goal and in via the far post.

Stech's stunning save prevented Doidge from heading Forest Green level 10 minutes after the break before Stacey saw red after catching Dan Wishart.

The 10 men would double their lead in calamitous fashion, however - Collins slipping in the area to gift Hylton the simplest of tap-ins.

Harry Cornick fired wide as Luton chased a third, while Stech saved from Toni Gomez and Charlie Cooper as the Hatters held on to extend their unbeaten league run to six games.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Collins
  • 3LairdBooked at 81mins
  • 5Collins
  • 16Fitzwater
  • 7Marsh-BrownSubstituted forJamesat 83'minutes
  • 12Simpson
  • 15Cooper
  • 35StevensSubstituted forCorreia Gomesat 71'minutes
  • 17Wishart
  • 10BrownSubstituted forTraoréat 58'minutes
  • 9DoidgeBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4Traoré
  • 11Bugiel
  • 21Roberts
  • 24Pickering
  • 25Correia Gomes
  • 33James
  • 36Hendy

Luton

  • 1Stech
  • 7StaceyBooked at 60mins
  • 5MullinsBooked at 22mins
  • 44Sheehan
  • 3PottsBooked at 20mins
  • 16Rea
  • 18Berry
  • 8LeeSubstituted forCornickat 63'minutes
  • 11ShinnieSubstituted forCollinsat 84'minutes
  • 9Hylton
  • 38LeeSubstituted forJustinat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Justin
  • 14Cornick
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 19Collins
  • 22Gambin
  • 24D'Ath
  • 36Shea
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
2,546

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Luton Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Luton Town 2.

Attempt missed. Drissa Traoré (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by James Justin.

Daniel Wishart (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Harry Cornick (Luton Town).

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Daniel Wishart.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jordan Simpson.

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

Drissa Traoré (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Collins (Luton Town).

Foul by Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).

Johnny Mullins (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Drissa Traoré (Forest Green Rovers).

Harry Cornick (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Marek Stech.

Attempt saved. Luke James (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Alan Sheehan.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. James Collins replaces Andrew Shinnie.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Johnny Mullins.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Simpson (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Luke James replaces Keanu Marsh-Brown.

Attempt missed. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Scott Laird (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Scott Laird (Forest Green Rovers).

Danny Hylton (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Scott Laird (Forest Green Rovers).

Harry Cornick (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Toni Correia Gomes (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Delay in match Johnny Mullins (Luton Town) because of an injury.

Foul by Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).

Johnny Mullins (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Charlie Cooper (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town).

Attempt missed. Jack Fitzwater (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Toni Correia Gomes replaces Jordan Stevens.

Attempt missed. Harry Cornick (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 0, Luton Town 2. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. James Justin replaces Elliot Lee.

goal

As It Stood

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2Notts County22127336211543
3Exeter2212373126539
4Wycombe22107539291037
5Accrington2111463224837
6Lincoln City2210662819936
7Coventry2210572315835
8Colchester2210573226635
9Newport229763226634
10Mansfield228953025533
11Grimsby229672526-133
12Swindon2110293228432
13Cambridge228591827-929
14Carlisle227783232028
15Cheltenham227692931-227
16Stevenage227692733-627
17Crawley2266101926-724
18Port Vale2273122332-924
19Crewe2272132435-1123
20Morecambe2257101827-922
21Yeovil2256112740-1321
22Barnet2255122432-820
23Chesterfield2255122539-1420
24Forest Green2255122342-1920
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