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Luton Town 2-0 Barnet

Luton went back to the top of the League Two table after Danny Hylton and James Collins netted in a 2-0 win over Barnet.

A poor first half saw Olly Lee's low shot parried behind by Bees keeper Craig Ross, who also punched clear Hylton's header and turned aside Luke Berry's curler from 25 yards.

John Akinde's shot did not miss the bottom corner by much, but a minute after the break Town were ahead when Alan Sheehan's free-kick was met brilliantly by Dan Potts and Hylton headed in from a yard out.

Luton threatened a second, Andrew Shinnie's blast deflected behind and Berry's curler tipped over by Ross, while Akinde's low effort was straight at James Shea.

Town had their second after 68 minutes when Berry found Collins on the edge of the box and his angled volley went through Ross.

Luton could have added to their tally. Lee's piledriver was turned over by Ross, who also finger-tipped Alan McCormack's 40-yard shot away, with Scott Cuthbert heading inches off target.

Late on, Simeon Akinola's free-kick was brilliantly saved by Shea as Luton leapfrogged Accrington at the summit.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Luton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 36Shea
  • 2Justin
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 44Sheehan
  • 3Potts
  • 18Berry
  • 4McCormack
  • 8LeeSubstituted forStaceyat 90+5'minutes
  • 11ShinnieSubstituted forReaat 88'minutes
  • 19Collins
  • 9HyltonSubstituted forJervisat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Stech
  • 7Stacey
  • 10Cook
  • 15Jervis
  • 16Rea
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 38Lee

Barnet

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 21Ross
  • 2BrindleyBooked at 62minsSubstituted forAkpa Akproat 81'minutes
  • 4Clough
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 13TutondaBooked at 79mins
  • 26Sweeney
  • 12TaylorSubstituted forCoulthirstat 67'minutes
  • 24BlackmanSubstituted forAkinolaat 55'minutes
  • 8Weston
  • 9AkindeBooked at 76mins
  • 23Nicholls

Substitutes

  • 6Nelson
  • 7Watson
  • 11Coulthirst
  • 14Akinola
  • 18Fonguck
  • 25Akpa Akpro
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
8,140

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home17
Away11
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away21

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Luton Town 2, Barnet 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, Barnet 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Jack Stacey replaces Olly Lee.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jake Jervis (Luton Town).

  5. Post update

    Ricardo Santos (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Simeon Akinola (Barnet) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Barnet. Conceded by James Justin.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Jake Jervis replaces Danny Hylton.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Glen Rea replaces Andrew Shinnie.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Barnet. Conceded by James Shea.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Simeon Akinola (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  13. Post update

    Foul by James Collins (Luton Town).

  14. Post update

    David Tutonda (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Luke Berry.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Cuthbert (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro replaces Richard Brindley.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Craig Ross.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alan McCormack (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  20. Booking

    David Tutonda (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton392111781404174
2Accrington37235964402474
3Wycombe392010973541970
4Notts County381812860392166
5Exeter38206125041966
6Coventry381971247311664
7Mansfield381615756401663
8Lincoln City381613953401361
9Swindon38193165958160
10Carlisle391512125649757
11Colchester391413124743455
12Newport381314114849-153
13Crawley39158164954-553
14Cambridge391312143951-1251
15Cheltenham391212155857148
16Stevenage381111165056-644
17Crewe39134224963-1443
18Yeovil37119174757-1042
19Morecambe38914153747-1041
20Forest Green39117214767-2040
21Port Vale39912184154-1339
22Grimsby39910203261-2937
23Chesterfield3687213765-2831
24Barnet3979233458-2430
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