Luton Town's on-loan midfielder Cameron McGeehan headed a late winner to secure the leaders all three points against relegation-threatened Aldershot Town.

The Hatters went close in the first half when Andre Gray connected with Ronnie Henry's low cross, but Shots goalkeeper Glenn Morris saved smartly.

Morris then blocked a flicked effort from Gray, but could not stop McGeehan from converting Jake Howells' cross.

Luton's Mark Tyler saved from defender Fraser Franks's clearance late on.

The result, in front of Luton's highest gate of the season at 8,558, means the home side remain 13 points clear at the top of the Conference Premier and look set to return to the Football League for the first time in four years ahead of second-placed Cambridge United.

The Hatters will secure promotion if they beat Tamworth on Tuesday and Cambridge lose against Woking on Thursday.

The Shots, meanwhile, remain mired in the relegation zone, a point adrift of Hereford in 20th place.

Luton Manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"The most important thing to do is win, and at the moment we're winning.

Post-match: Luton boss Still

"First half I thought we were very good. Second half, I thought we were edgy and nervy, but we found a way, scored a goal, and got the points.

"All those teams at the bottom of the league have so much to play for. They come here and it's going to be tough. We have to make sure that we come out on top, and we did.

"I think we've created this new Luton. We're all together. And if we do that, we're stronger for it."

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

Post-match: Aldershot manager Scott

"I think we deserved a point without a doubt. Mark Tyler made a great save to give them a clean sheet.

"The mark of the performance was the standing ovation from the Luton fans and that shows the effort the lads put in. We did give them problems.

"We couldn't get that real opportunity to score but we did show composure on the ball.

"No one gave us a chance today and we take the positives from the performance."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Luton Town

  • 01 Tyler
  • 12 Griffiths
  • 25 Henry Booked
  • 43 Ruddock Mpanzu (Robinson - 67' )
  • 02 Franks Booked
  • 05 McNulty
  • 07 Lawless (Howells - 82' )
  • 19 McGeehan
  • 15 Rooney (Cullen - 75' )
  • 27 Gray
  • 26 Benson

Substitutes

  • 13 Cullen
  • 16 Justham
  • 09 Shaw
  • 23 Robinson
  • 11 Howells

Aldershot Town

  • 01 Morris
  • 28 Butler Booked
  • 02 Oastler
  • 30 Phillips
  • 22 Gibbs
  • 07 Mekki
  • 29 Oyeleke
  • 04 Stanley
  • 08 Rowlands (Cornick - 88' )
  • 19 Molesley (Roberts - 69' )
  • 16 Scott Booked (Bubb - 57' )

Substitutes

  • 11 Bubb
  • 14 Roberts
  • 21 Williams
  • 31 Cornick
  • 32 Gerrard
Ref: Simon Bennett

Match Stats

Shots

10 7

On target

4 2

Corners

0 0

Fouls

11 8

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Luton Town 1, Aldershot Town 0.

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Luton Town 1, Aldershot Town 0.

90:00 +2:47

Corner, Aldershot Town.

90:00 +2:23

Corner, Aldershot Town.

90:00 +1:26

Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

90:00 +1:26

Joe Oastler (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

88:53

Foul by Mark Cullen (Luton Town).

88:53

Dan Butler (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

87:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Aldershot Town. Harry Cornick replaces Martin Rowlands.

86:37 Booking

Booking Dan Butler (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

86:22

Foul by Dan Butler (Aldershot Town).

86:22

Matt Robinson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

84:17 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Luton Town 1, Aldershot Town 0. Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) header from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jake Howells with a cross.

81:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Luton Town. Jake Howells replaces Alex Lawless.

79:32

Corner, Luton Town.

79:22

Foul by Joe Oastler (Aldershot Town).

79:22

Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

78:14

Attempt missed. Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

77:55

Attempt saved. Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

77:17

Offside, Luton Town. Paul Benson tries a through ball, but Paul Benson is caught offside.

75:32

Foul by Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town).

75:32

Mark Cullen (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

74:47

Corner, Luton Town.

74:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Luton Town. Mark Cullen replaces Luke Rooney.

71:30

Attempt missed. Fraser Franks (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Rooney.

71:07

Corner, Luton Town.

70:40

Corner, Luton Town.

68:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Aldershot Town. Jordan Roberts replaces Mark Molesley because of an injury.

66:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Luton Town. Matt Robinson replaces Pelly Ruddock.

65:55

Hand ball by Luke Rooney (Luton Town).

65:32

Corner, Luton Town.

65:19

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

63:40

Attempt missed. Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

62:50 Booking

Booking Ron Henry (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

62:47

Foul by Ron Henry (Luton Town).

62:47

Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

58:19

Foul by Joe Oastler (Aldershot Town).

58:19

Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

56:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Aldershot Town. Bradley Bubb replaces Josh Scott because of an injury.

55:04 Booking

Booking Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

54:02

Foul by Scott Griffiths (Luton Town).

54:02

Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

52:50

Foul by Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town).

52:50

Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

51:31

Corner, Aldershot Town.

50:50

Corner, Aldershot Town.

49:40

Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town).

49:40

Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

49:04

Attempt missed. Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

48:05

Corner, Aldershot Town.

46:00

Attempt saved. Andre Gray (Luton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

45:00

Second Half begins Luton Town 0, Aldershot Town 0.

45:00 +1:29 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Luton Town 0, Aldershot Town 0.

44:27

Attempt saved. Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Adam Mekki with a cross.

42:29

Attempt missed. Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

41:09

Foul by Steve McNulty (Luton Town).

41:09

Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

40:19

Attempt missed. Paul Benson (Luton Town) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alex Lawless.

40:11

Corner, Luton Town.

40:01

Attempt saved. Paul Benson (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

36:28

Attempt missed. Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

35:47 Booking

Booking Fraser Franks (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

35:33

Foul by Fraser Franks (Luton Town).

35:33

Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

34:51

Attempt blocked. Luke Rooney (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

33:47

Foul by Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town).

33:47

Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

30:31

Corner, Luton Town.

30:19

Attempt saved. Alex Lawless (Luton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved. Assisted by Ron Henry with a cross.

27:53

Offside, Luton Town. Andre Gray tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.

26:44

Offside, Luton Town. Andre Gray tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.

25:57

Offside, Luton Town. Alex Lawless tries a through ball, but Alex Lawless is caught offside.

23:20

Corner, Luton Town.

21:11

Offside, Luton Town. Paul Benson tries a through ball, but Paul Benson is caught offside.

17:34

Hand ball by Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town).

14:33

Foul by Fraser Franks (Luton Town).

14:33

Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

12:42

Foul by Alex Lawless (Luton Town).

12:42

Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

11:24

Foul by Steve McNulty (Luton Town).

11:24

Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

10:57

Attempt missed. Luke Rooney (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

10:10

Corner, Luton Town.

8:54

Attempt missed. Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

4:41

Foul by Martin Rowlands (Aldershot Town).

4:41

Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

1:28

Offside, Luton Town. Alex Lawless tries a through ball, but Alex Lawless is caught offside.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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