League One
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Bristol Rovers 1-2 Luton Town

First-half goals from James Collins and Luke Berry proved enough for Luton to extend their lead at the top of League One with victory at Bristol Rovers.

The visitors took a 17th-minute lead when full-back Jack Stacey got behind the Rovers defence on the right and saw his low cross slotted home by the unmarked Collins.

It was 2-0 after 39 minutes when midfielder Berry netted with a right-footed shot from 12 yards in a crowded box after neat build-up play down the left.

Rovers were given hope in first-half stoppage time when striker Jonson Clarke-Harris collected an Ed Upson pass and cut in from the left to fire past advancing goalkeeper James Shea.

The home side improved after the break but found it hard to penetrate a strong Luton rearguard, well marshalled by skipper Sonny Bradley.

Elliott Lee missed a chance to make it 3-1, while at the other end Clarke-Harris was denied by a saving block from Stacey.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 13Bonham
  • 15J Clarke
  • 4Lockyer
  • 5Craig
  • 28Kelly
  • 6Upson
  • 8O Clarke
  • 25OgogoSubstituted forReillyat 83'minutes
  • 7SercombeBooked at 71mins
  • 10NicholsSubstituted forJakubiakat 76'minutes
  • 19Clarke-Harris

Substitutes

  • 17Jakubiak
  • 20Reilly
  • 21Smith
  • 22Partington
  • 24Sinclair
  • 30Kilgour
  • 32Russe

Luton

  • 36Shea
  • 7Stacey
  • 6Pearson
  • 5Bradley
  • 2Justin
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 11Shinnie
  • 8BerrySubstituted forThorneat 83'minutes
  • 10LeeSubstituted forMoncurat 87'minutes
  • 25LuaLuaSubstituted forCornickat 73'minutes
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 12Baptiste
  • 14Cornick
  • 20Moncur
  • 23Cummings
  • 24Thorne
  • 40Isted
  • 44Sheehan
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
9,037

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Luton Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Luton Town 2.

Michael Kelly (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town).

James Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town).

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

James Justin (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

George Moncur (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ed Upson (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt blocked. Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. George Moncur replaces Elliot Lee.

Attempt blocked. Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by George Thorne (Luton Town).

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Elliot Lee (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. George Thorne replaces Luke Berry because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Gavin Reilly replaces Abu Ogogo.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Jack Stacey.

Attempt blocked. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Foul by James Collins (Luton Town).

Michael Kelly (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Alex Jakubiak replaces Tom Nichols.

Foul by James Collins (Luton Town).

Michael Kelly (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town).

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Harry Cornick replaces Kazenga LuaLua.

Booking

Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt missed. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

Foul by James Justin (Luton Town).

James Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kazenga LuaLua (Luton Town).

James Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Hand ball by Ed Upson (Bristol Rovers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton402511478324686
2Barnsley402213567303779
3Portsmouth392111768412774
4Sunderland371916264343073
5Charlton392010956371970
6Doncaster4017121168521663
7Peterborough391610136054658
8Blackpool401415114543257
9Coventry40169154545057
10Fleetwood391510145041955
11Burton391411145346753
12Oxford Utd401213154755-849
13Gillingham40139185464-1048
14Plymouth401211175163-1247
15Shrewsbury401113164452-846
16Bristol Rovers401112174145-445
17Wycombe391111174860-1244
18Accrington381111164055-1544
19Scunthorpe40128204869-2144
20Southend40126224759-1242
21Walsall40119204364-2142
22Wimbledon40126223658-2242
23Rochdale39119194877-2942
24Bradford40106244368-2536
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