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Luton Town 2-0 Cambridge United

Luton Town moved up to fourth in League Two table after an impressive win over Cambridge United at Kenilworth Road, thanks to a goal from Isaac Vassell and Jordan Cook's late penalty.

A quiet opening half saw Luton's only real chance come when Jack Marriott's shot deflected into Jonathan Smith's path, with keeper Will Norris clearing up, while Conor Newton flashed wide for the visitors.

However, Luton had the lead on 33 minutes from a blistering counter attack as Marriott fed the pacy Vassell who sped clear to beat Norris.

Marriott almost made it 2-0 on the stroke of half time, scuffing straight at Norris, while in the second period, Smith fired wide from distance.

Cambridge then went close, as Newton scooped an excellent chance over from close range, with Luke Berry also missing the target and then James Dunne wide from range.

Town weathered the storm though and had a second goal when Vassell was brought down in the box by Leon Legge on 82 minutes and Cook slotted home the penalty.

The Hatters almost had more in the closing stages too, Lawson D'Ath wide after going clean through and Smith's blast repelled by Norris.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Walton
  • 36Justin
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 16Rea
  • 21SeniorSubstituted forSheehanat 87'minutes
  • 17Ruddock
  • 4Smith
  • 10Cook
  • 22GambinSubstituted forD'Athat 78'minutes
  • 20Vassell
  • 14MarriottSubstituted forMackail-Smithat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2O'Donnell
  • 7Gray
  • 12Mackail-Smith
  • 19Lee
  • 24D'Ath
  • 31King
  • 44Sheehan

Cambridge

  • 1Norris
  • 28Halliday
  • 6LeggeBooked at 71mins
  • 5Roberts
  • 19CarrollBooked at 59mins
  • 4DunneSubstituted forMcDonaghat 84'minutes
  • 7MingoiaSubstituted forLewisat 77'minutes
  • 24NewtonBooked at 67mins
  • 8Berry
  • 26Ikpeazu
  • 11DunkSubstituted forWilliamsonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Williamson
  • 12Wharton
  • 13Gregory
  • 15McDonagh
  • 18Maris
  • 20Clark
  • 22Lewis
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
8,917

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away0
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 2, Cambridge United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, Cambridge United 0.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Conor Newton (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).

Jordan Cook (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Brad Halliday (Cambridge United).

Foul by Jordan Cook (Luton Town).

Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Lawson D'Ath (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Craig Mackail-Smith replaces Jack Marriott.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Alan Sheehan replaces Jack Senior.

Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Carroll (Cambridge United).

Attempt saved. Isaac Vassell (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Gerry McDonagh replaces James Dunne.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 2, Cambridge United 0. Jordan Cook (Luton Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Luton Town. Isaac Vassell draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Leon Legge (Cambridge United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Jack Marriott (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Lawson D'Ath replaces Luke Gambin.

Foul by Isaac Vassell (Luton Town).

James Dunne (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Paul Lewis replaces Piero Mingoia.

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Luke Gambin (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jake Carroll.

Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner following a corner.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Glen Rea.

Booking

Leon Legge (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Isaac Vassell (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Leon Legge (Cambridge United).

Booking

Conor Newton (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

Attempt missed. James Dunne (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Conor Newton (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Booking

Jake Carroll (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster28194558342461
2Plymouth26173643281554
3Carlisle281213349381149
4Luton27129639241545
5Portsmouth27136840271345
6Wycombe2612773428643
7Exeter271331140271342
8Barnet28101173838041
9Colchester2711794134740
10Mansfield28101083130140
11Cambridge27116103631539
12Grimsby28116113533239
13Blackpool2699838271136
14Stevenage28113144246-436
15Crawley26105113240-835
16Yeovil2788112834-632
17Morecambe2594123243-1131
18Hartlepool2879123647-1130
19Crewe28611112639-1329
20Accrington2668122435-1126
21Notts County2875163051-2126
22Cheltenham27510122839-1125
23Leyton Orient2774162841-1325
24Newport2757153246-1422
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