George Pilkington's penalty helped play-off chasers Luton Town beat struggling Alfreton.

The hosts should have led when Janos Kovacs headed wide from close range but the goal came when Dan Lowson fouled Robbie Willmott and Pilkington scored.

Craig McAllister squandered a chance to double the lead when he fired wide after receiving a through-ball.

Josh Law almost rescued a point for Alfreton late on but Alex Lawless blocked his effort.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Luton

  • 01 Tyler
  • 02 Gleeson
  • 03 Taylor
  • 06 Pilkington
  • 15 Howells
  • 34 Kovacs
  • 07 Lawless
  • 11 Willmott (O'Connor - 72' )
  • 28 Watkins (Poku - 64' )
  • 09 McAllister
  • 10 Crow (Fleetwood - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Pilkington
  • 20 Kissock
  • 25 Poku
  • 13 Fleetwood
  • 14 O'Connor

Alfreton Town

  • 01 Lowson
  • 04 Streete
  • 05 Young
  • 12 Franks (Franklin - 46' )
  • 26 Kempson
  • 07 Brown Booked
  • 08 Moult
  • 19 Mullan (Law - 84' )
  • 22 Clay
  • 11 Arnold (Clayton - 55' )
  • 16 Jarman

Substitutes

  • 02 Law
  • 03 Franklin
  • 06 Wilson
  • 09 Clayton
  • 15 Wilson
Ref: Robinson
Att: 5,658

Match Stats

Shots

4 2

On target

1 1

Corners

7 4

Fouls

8 12

Live Text Commentary

93:11 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

89:28

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jake Howells, clearance made by Darran Kempson.

89:06

Shot by Craig McAllister from 12 yards. Save by Dan Lowson.

85:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jake Moult by Janos Kovacs. Josh Law restarts play with the free kick. Josh Law takes a shot. Blocked by Alex Lawless.

83:34 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Mullan leaves the field to be replaced by Josh Law.

79:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darran Kempson on Craig McAllister. Jake Howells takes the free kick.

75:46

The assistant referee signals for offside against Paul Clayton. Free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

74:06

Craig Clay fouled by Alex Lawless, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Darran Kempson. Jamie Mullan is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

71:50 Substitution

Substitution Aaron O'Connor is brought on as a substitute for Robbie Willmott.

68:38

Jake Moult has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

67:59

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Dan Lowson.

67:02

Daniel Gleeson is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Jake Moult.

64:45 Substitution

Substitution Stuart Fleetwood is brought on as a substitute for Danny Crow.

63:15 Substitution

Substitution Adam Watkins leaves the field to be replaced by Godfrey Poku.

62:37

Corner taken by Robbie Willmott from the left by-line, Craig Clay makes a clearance.

60:49

Corner taken left-footed by Jake Howells, clearance made by Theo Streete.

59:16

Jake Moult takes a corner.

58:44

Corner taken right-footed by Jake Moult to the near post.

54:29 Substitution

Substitution Paul Clayton comes on in place of Nathan Arnold.

52:52

Jamie Mullan challenges Greg Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alex Lawless.

51:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jake Howells by Nathan Jarman. Jake Howells takes the direct free kick.

46:30

Jake Howells challenges Anton Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Theo Streete.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Connor Franklin is brought on as a substitute for Leigh Franks.

45:00 +1:19 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +0:57

The assistant referee signals for offside against Nathan Jarman. Direct free kick taken by George Pilkington.

44:46

Effort from deep inside the area by Craig McAllister clears the bar.

43:39

Alex Lawless concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Jarman. Indirect free kick taken by Darran Kempson.

39:59

Janos Kovacs concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Jarman. Craig Clay takes the direct free kick.

39:11

Foul by Theo Streete on Craig McAllister, free kick awarded. Craig McAllister restarts play with the free kick.

38:18 Goal scored

Goal! - George Pilkington - Luton 1 - 0 Alfreton Penalty taken right-footed by George Pilkington and scored. Luton 1-0 Alfreton Town.

36:55

Dan Lowson concedes a Penalty for a foul on Robbie Willmott.

35:42

Nathan Jarman concedes a free kick for a foul on Greg Taylor. Robbie Willmott takes the indirect free kick.

35:05

Robbie Willmott takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Darran Kempson.

34:10

Leigh Franks concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig McAllister. Indirect free kick taken by Alex Lawless.

33:14

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jake Howells, Janos Kovacs has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.

30:35

Craig Clay challenges Jake Howells unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jake Howells.

29:08

The official flags Jake Howells offside. Free kick taken by Dan Lowson.

24:38

Craig McAllister has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post. Inswinging corner taken by Robbie Willmott from the left by-line played to the near post, Greg Young makes a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Robbie Willmott from the left by-line, Theo Streete manages to make a clearance.

23:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Theo Streete by Craig McAllister. Theo Streete restarts play with the free kick.

21:21

Foul by Alex Lawless on Jamie Mullan, free kick awarded. Leigh Franks takes the indirect free kick.

19:58

Greg Young challenges Danny Crow unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jake Howells.

19:23

Direct free kick taken by Greg Taylor.

19:23 Booking

Booking Anton Brown goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

19:14

Anton Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Jake Howells.

17:52

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jake Moult, Greg Taylor makes a clearance.

17:13

The assistant referee signals for offside against Leigh Franks. Mark Tyler takes the free kick.

15:38

Craig McAllister fouled by Darran Kempson, the ref awards a free kick. Jake Howells takes the free kick.

14:04

Jake Howells is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Dan Lowson takes the free kick.

11:31

Unfair challenge on Jamie Mullan by Adam Watkins results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Leigh Franks.

3:58

Unfair challenge on Greg Taylor by Theo Streete results in a free kick. Mark Tyler takes the free kick.

3:01

Corner taken right-footed by Jake Moult from the left by-line, clearance made by Greg Taylor.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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