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Luton Town 2-0 Accrington Stanley

Luke Guttridge
Luke Guttridge's goal helped Luton to close the gap on the League Two leaders.

Luton gained ground on League Two's top three in a comfortable win over Accrington.

The visitors had enjoyed the better of the first half, but were unable to take their chances before Jayden Stockley headed in Luke Guttridge's corner.

Accrington survived a penalty appeal when Elliot Lee went down in the box, but were unable to stop Guttridge doubling the lead from close range.

Luton are now just two points off the automatic promotion places.

Luton manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Still on Luton v Accrington

"It was a tough first-half, their shape put us out a little bit if I'm honest. We had to change and get ourselves sorted out better, which we did.

"To be where we are at the moment is great credit to the players. We're right on it, we'll go to the wire and fortunately with players coming back from injury we're going to get stronger."

On Mark Cullen's transfer speculation: "Mark came to us and said 'I don't know if what I said was misinterpreted, if there's interest in me I'd like to look into it.

"Which I understand. He's a young man. Mark was big enough to stand up and say that maybe it didn't come out how he wanted it to come out."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 16Justham
  • 22Harriman
  • 2FranksBooked at 45mins
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 12Griffiths
  • 21Guttridge
  • 4Smith
  • 50McGeehan
  • 11Howells
  • 38LeeBooked at 71minsSubstituted forLawlessat 72'minutes
  • 25StockleySubstituted forCullenat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Lawless
  • 8Drury
  • 13Cullen
  • 14Parry
  • 20Whalley
  • 31Oduwa
  • 41King

Accrington

  • 30Davies
  • 28Conneely
  • 6WinnardSubstituted forCrooksat 45+2'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 25AtkinsonBooked at 48mins
  • 15Mingoia
  • 4Joyce
  • 24Proctor
  • 23BarrySubstituted forMcCartanat 69'minutes
  • 11NaismithSubstituted forMaguireat 82'minutes
  • 8WindassBooked at 85mins
  • 10Gornell

Substitutes

  • 3Liddle
  • 7McCartan
  • 19Maguire
  • 21Bruna
  • 22Dawber
  • 33Crooks
  • 44Bowerman
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
8,700

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home6
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 2, Accrington Stanley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, Accrington Stanley 0.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Luke Joyce.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Scott Davies.

Attempt saved. Mark Cullen (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town).

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Scott Davies.

Attempt saved. Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Scott Griffiths.

Booking

Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Mark Cullen replaces Jayden Stockley.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Sean Maguire replaces Kal Naismith.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Fraser Franks.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Fraser Franks.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Alex Lawless replaces Elliot Lee.

Booking

Elliot Lee (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Elliot Lee (Luton Town).

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Shay McCartan replaces Antony Barry.

Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Jake Howells (Luton Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).

Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 2, Accrington Stanley 0. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Elliot Lee.

Attempt missed. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Robert Atkinson.

Booking

Robert Atkinson (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton34197846301664
2Shrewsbury33187847242361
3Wycombe331612547291860
4Luton331610741271458
5Southend3316983830857
6Bury331671045351055
7Newport33158104038253
8Plymouth331571140251552
9Stevenage33147124843549
10Northampton331451453431047
11Wimbledon33129124343045
12Portsmouth331111113937244
13Morecambe33128133434044
14Exeter341111124348-544
15Accrington33134164153-1243
16Cambridge33118144844441
17Oxford Utd33911133640-438
18Mansfield33108152842-1438
19Dag & Red33107163746-937
20Tranmere33810153443-934
21Cheltenham33810153048-1834
22York33615123140-933
23Carlisle33103204058-1833
24Hartlepool3376202554-2927
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