League Two
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Luton Town 1-0 Exeter City

Luton strengthened their position at the top of League Two with a crucial win over fellow promotion-chasers Exeter thanks to Harry Cornick's first-half goal.

The Town attacker was denied by the woodwork early on, sending a left-foot strike against a post, while deadline-day acquisition Jake Jervis scuffed wide and put another effort over.

Hiram Boateng's shot from distance was easy for Marek Stech, before the crossbar came to City's rescue on the half-hour, James Collins' cross-shot clipping the frame of the goal.

Town deservedly led in the 38th minute when Dan Potts teed-up Cornick, whose shot from 18 yards deflected past goalkeeper Christy Pym.

Pym parried Olly Lee's blast, while in the second half Luton went close to extending their lead as Jervis shot wide.

Luke Berry's effort did not miss by much as he also put a free header straight at Pym, with Collins and substitute Danny Hylton going close too.

City, who barely threatened throughout, had one chance in the closing stages but Kane Wilson's long-range attempt was saved by Stech.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Stech
  • 7Stacey
  • 3Potts
  • 20Downes
  • 16Rea
  • 18Berry
  • 44Sheehan
  • 8Lee
  • 19Collins
  • 15JervisSubstituted forHyltonat 77'minutes
  • 14CornickSubstituted forJonesat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Justin
  • 9Hylton
  • 11Shinnie
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 24D'Ath
  • 28Jones
  • 36Shea

Exeter

  • 1Pym
  • 22Wilson
  • 38Storey
  • 18SeaborneSubstituted forMcAlindenat 71'minutes
  • 21Moxey
  • 6Tillson
  • 4JamesSubstituted forHolmesat 55'minutes
  • 44Boateng
  • 25Taylor
  • 11Stockley
  • 28EdwardsSubstituted forSimpsonat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Sweeney
  • 8Simpson
  • 10Holmes
  • 12Jones
  • 19McAlinden
  • 20Jay
  • 24Byrne
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
8,788

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home12
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 1, Exeter City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 1, Exeter City 0.

Attempt missed. Hiram Boateng (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

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

Foul by Jayden Stockley (Exeter City).

Attempt saved. Kane Wilson (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Luke Berry (Luton Town).

Liam McAlinden (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Robbie Simpson (Exeter City).

Flynn Downes (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Tillson (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Robbie Simpson replaces Kyle Edwards.

Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) header from very close range is just a bit too high following a corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Lloyd Jones replaces Harry Cornick because of an injury.

Delay in match Harry Cornick (Luton Town) because of an injury.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Dean Moxey.

Foul by Flynn Downes (Luton Town).

Liam McAlinden (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. James Collins (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Kane Wilson (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Danny Hylton replaces Jake Jervis.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Harry Cornick (Luton Town) because of an injury.

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

Foul by Jayden Stockley (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Liam McAlinden replaces Danny Seaborne.

Luke Berry (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

Attempt blocked. James Collins (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Kane Wilson.

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

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jordan Storey.

Olly Lee (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Kane Wilson.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jordan Storey.

Attempt blocked. Dan Potts (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton31196667303763
2Wycombe30167759431655
3Notts County30159652331954
4Mansfield301411546331353
5Accrington29164951361552
6Exeter29163104034651
7Swindon30163114742551
8Coventry301551035231250
9Lincoln City301310743301349
10Colchester31121094237546
11Newport31121094138346
12Crawley31136123436-245
13Carlisle30118114241141
14Stevenage31108134044-438
15Cambridge30108122841-1338
16Cheltenham3199134146-536
17Grimsby3299142944-1536
18Yeovil3097144350-734
19Port Vale3197153441-734
20Morecambe31710142941-1231
21Crewe3092193553-1829
22Forest Green3185183354-2129
23Chesterfield3176183155-2427
24Barnet3057182946-1722
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