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Luton Town 2-1 Hartlepool United

Craig Mackail-Smith
Craig Mackail-Smith (right) previously played in the Championship for Brighton

Craig Mackail-Smith's late winner helped Luton to a first home win of 2016 over struggling Hartlepool.

After a dull first half, Cameron McGeehan's penalty following Nicky Featherstone's handball gave the home side the lead.

Adam Jackson soon headed in Jake Gray's cross to levelled proceedings.

But, with minutes remaining, substitute Mackail-Smith lobbed in his first goal for five months to steal the victory for Luton.

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 2O'DonnellSubstituted forRuddockat 85'minutes
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 44Sheehan
  • 40Howells
  • 7LawlessSubstituted forHallat 72'minutes
  • 8McGeehanBooked at 64mins
  • 19LeeBooked at 62mins
  • 11Green
  • 45PigottSubstituted forMackail-Smithat 80'minutes
  • 14Marriott

Substitutes

  • 4Smith
  • 10Hall
  • 15McCourt
  • 16Justham
  • 17Ruddock
  • 18Okuonghae
  • 22Mackail-Smith

Hartlepool

  • 1Carson
  • 2Magnay
  • 6Bates
  • 26Jackson
  • 3Carroll
  • 16FeatherstoneBooked at 89mins
  • 18Hawkins
  • 30Gray
  • 8Walker
  • 7ThomasBooked at 45minsSubstituted forOatesat 85'minutes
  • 10Paynter

Substitutes

  • 5Harrison
  • 9Bingham
  • 13Bartlett
  • 15Oates
  • 17Fenwick
  • 19Richards
  • 28Laurent
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
7,880

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 2, Hartlepool United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, Hartlepool United 1.

Attempt missed. Carl Magnay (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Craig Mackail-Smith (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Bates (Hartlepool United).

Attempt saved. Jake Gray (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Danny Green (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United).

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 2, Hartlepool United 1. Craig Mackail-Smith (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Cuthbert.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Rhys Oates replaces Nathan Thomas.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Pelly Ruddock replaces Stephen O'Donnell because of an injury.

Craig Mackail-Smith (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matthew Bates (Hartlepool United).

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Jake Howells.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Craig Mackail-Smith replaces Joe Pigott.

Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town).

Lewis Hawkins (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Stephen O'Donnell (Luton Town).

Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Ryan Hall replaces Alex Lawless.

Stephen O'Donnell (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United).

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Adam Jackson.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Adam Jackson.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 1, Hartlepool United 1. Adam Jackson (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jake Gray with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Mark Tyler.

Attempt saved. Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town).

Carl Magnay (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Olly Lee (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Olly Lee (Luton Town).

Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 1, Hartlepool United 0. Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Joe Pigott (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Bates (Hartlepool United).

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Stephen O'Donnell.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton31224557312670
2Plymouth31186747272060
3Oxford Utd311510649301955
4Accrington29157750341652
5Mansfield33149104639751
6Bristol Rovers31155114233950
7Portsmouth301213549272249
8Wycombe31147103630649
9Leyton Orient32131094745249
10Wimbledon30139848371148
11Cambridge32138114744347
12Carlisle29121074742546
13Luton32118134546-141
14Exeter31118124044-441
15Notts County30116134451-739
16Crawley32115163753-1638
17Morecambe32106165359-636
18Barnet30106143946-736
19Stevenage33810154255-1334
20Newport30710133444-1031
21Hartlepool2983182949-2027
22York3168173456-2226
23Yeovil31510163247-1525
24Dag & Red3148193257-2520
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