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Luton Town 2-1 Notts County

Luton Town virtually assured themselves of a play-off place in League Two after beating Notts County.

Strikes from Ollie Palmer and Pelly Ruddock saw the Hatters stay fourth, six points clear of eighth-placed Mansfield, with a goal difference of 17 in their favour.

County were ahead in the sixth minute through Elliott Hewitt's unerring finish after the ball broke to him inside the area.

Dan Potts fired into the side-netting, but Luton were level after 16 minutes as Danny Hylton's wonderful 25-yard curler hit the underside of the crossbar and Palmer powered a header beyond Adam Collin.

Jorge Grant flicked a header over, with Ruddock hammering off target and then making amends on the stroke of half-time, finding the bottom corner from 18 yards.

After the break, Hylton put a great chance wide, while home goalkeeper Stuart Moore made a fine stop to turn over Adam Campbell's effort in the 64th minute.

Hylton was denied by Collin, with Moore turning Mark Yeates' effort away, before Hylton saw red in stoppage time for his second booking.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Luton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Moore
  • 36Justin
  • 44Sheehan
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 16Rea
  • 3Potts
  • 17RuddockBooked at 90mins
  • 24D'AthSubstituted forGrayat 61'minutes
  • 19Lee
  • 28PalmerSubstituted forVassellat 72'minutes
  • 9HyltonBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2O'Donnell
  • 4Smith
  • 7Gray
  • 14Marriott
  • 20Vassell
  • 22Gambin
  • 31King

Notts County

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Collin
  • 3DickinsonBooked at 49mins
  • 5Duffy
  • 6HollisBooked at 76mins
  • 9Ameobi
  • 12MilsomSubstituted forYeatesat 82'minutes
  • 17GrantBooked at 29mins
  • 18Hewitt
  • 23Clackstone
  • 24CampbellBooked at 90minsSubstituted forCampbellat 90'minutes
  • 30SteadSubstituted forForteat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Smith
  • 10Yeates
  • 11Forte
  • 14Campbell
  • 15Thompson
  • 35Searson
  • 47Howes
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
7,791

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home2
Away1
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away12
Fouls
Home0
Away0

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Luton Town 2, Notts County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, Notts County 1.

  3. Booking

    Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Danny Hylton (Luton Town) for a bad foul.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Notts County. Tahvon Campbell replaces Adam Campbell.

  6. Booking

    Adam Campbell (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Alan Sheehan.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Alan Sheehan.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Alan Sheehan.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Notts County. Mark Yeates replaces Robert Milsom.

  11. Booking

    Haydn Hollis (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Pelly Ruddock.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Notts County. Jonathan Forte replaces Jon Stead.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Isaac Vassell replaces Ollie Palmer.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Haydn Hollis.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Haydn Hollis.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Elliott Hewitt.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Alan Sheehan.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Alan Sheehan.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Alan Sheehan.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster442510983503385
2Plymouth442581168442483
3Portsmouth442491172393381
4Luton441817963412271
5Exeter442081670521868
6Blackpool4417161166442267
7Stevenage44206186659766
8Mansfield441714135247565
9Wycombe441811155652465
10Carlisle441617116465-165
11Cambridge44189175649763
12Colchester441712156256663
13Accrington441614145552362
14Grimsby441710175759-261
15Barnet441315165359-654
16Notts County44158215274-2253
17Crewe441313185364-1152
18Morecambe44149215169-1851
19Crawley441311205167-1650
20Yeovil441116174861-1349
21Cheltenham441114194763-1647
22Newport441112214870-2245
23Hartlepool441013215273-2143
24Leyton Orient44106284581-3636
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