League Two
Shrewsbury2Luton0

Shrewsbury Town 2-0 Luton Town

Shrewsbury's excellent start to the season continued as a brace from Jordan Clark proved enough to see off Luton.

The unbeaten hosts, buoyed by their Capital One Cup victory at Premier League Leicester, struck in the third minute when midfielder Clark slotted home Connor Goldson's raking pass.

The 20-year-old made it two in the 70th minute when Hatters goalkeeper Mark Tyler fumbled his free-kick.

The visitors had Matt Robinson sent off late on for a foul on Cameron Gayle.

Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire

"We are obviously pleased with the passing and how we have defended. It was important to stick to our planning after the big (League Cup) result at Leicester.

"Good players keep churning out results and Jordan Clark is a terrific talent in how hard he works, and to score his first goal, we are all delighted for him."

"It is important for the youth to produce it as players as we are a club who can't afford to go out and find it, our players have a pathway to the first team..

"We won't get carried away and we won't be out celebrating tonight. I'll be up early tomorrow and looking at Preston in the cup on Tuesday"

Luton manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Luton Town boss John Still on Shrewsbury loss

"I don't think our mindset was anything other than right, whereas I don't think it was last week.

"I am happy that we've competed all over the pitch, but disappointed that we haven't played very well.

"In the games that we've played this season, we haven't played poorly, even if we haven't played particularly great.

"We have to be better than that."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 2Grandison
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 6Goldson
  • 12Gayle
  • 4Woods
  • 22ClarkSubstituted forRobinsonat 86'minutes
  • 14Wesolowski
  • 3Demetriou
  • 9CollinsSubstituted forGinnellyat 90+3'minutes
  • 10VernonSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Ellis
  • 16Griffith
  • 17Caton
  • 18Robinson
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
  • 35Ginnelly
  • 36Burton

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 29ConnollyBooked at 90mins
  • 5McNulty
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 11Howells
  • 23RobinsonBooked at 83mins
  • 21GuttridgeSubstituted forRuddockat 68'minutes
  • 28Stevenson
  • 13CullenSubstituted forLafayetteat 58'minutes
  • 9Benson
  • 15RooneySubstituted forLaceyat 13'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Lacey
  • 10Wall
  • 16Justham
  • 17Ruddock
  • 18Lafayette
  • 19Miller
  • 24Williams
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
5,888

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home18
Away2
Shots on Target
Home11
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home4
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Luton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Luton Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Josh Ginnelly replaces James Collins.
Attempt missed. Andy Robinson (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town).

Booking

Paul Connolly (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.
Mickey Demetriou (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Paul Connolly (Luton Town).
Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Alex Lacey.
Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Jake Howells.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Andy Robinson replaces Jordan Clark.
Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Mark Tyler.
Attempt saved. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Cameron Gayle (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Matt Robinson (Luton Town).

Dismissal

Matt Robinson (Luton Town) is shown the red card.
Attempt saved. Jordan Clark (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Steve McNulty (Luton Town).
Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Mark Tyler.
Attempt saved. James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Paul Connolly.
Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jordan Clark.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro replaces Scott Vernon.
Attempt missed. Scott Vernon (Shrewsbury Town) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.
Scott Vernon (Shrewsbury Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from very close range.
James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Paul Connolly (Luton Town).

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 2, Luton Town 0. Jordan Clark (Shrewsbury Town) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.
Jordan Clark (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Steve McNulty (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Pelly Ruddock replaces Luke Guttridge.
Attempt saved. Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.
Foul by Jordan Clark (Shrewsbury Town).
Jim Stevenson (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Ross Lafayette replaces Mark Cullen.
Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Mark Tyler.
Attempt saved. James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top right corner.
Mickey Demetriou (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Mark Cullen (Luton Town).
Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Luke Guttridge (Luton Town).

Second Half

Second Half begins Shrewsbury Town 1, Luton Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Luton Town 0.
Attempt missed. James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Matt Robinson (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Connor Goldson.
James Wesolowski (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Mark Cullen (Luton Town).
Attempt saved. James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Alex Lacey (Luton Town).
Attempt saved. James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Jordan Clark (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Paul Connolly (Luton Town).
Attempt missed. James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.
Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Luke Wilkinson.
Attempt missed. Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by James Wesolowski (Shrewsbury Town).
Matt Robinson (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Burton5410413
2Cheltenham5410413
3Morecambe5401512
4Shrewsbury5320711
5Wycombe5311410
6Bury5311310
7Portsmouth5311310
8Northampton522108
9Cambridge521247
10Plymouth521237
11Tranmere521217
12Dag & Red521207
13Wimbledon521207
14Southend521207
15Stevenage5212-27
16Mansfield5203-26
17York505005
18Luton5122-25
19Newport5113-34
20Hartlepool5104-53
21Exeter5023-52
22Carlisle5023-82
23Oxford Utd5014-41
24Accrington5014-71
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