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Luton Town 3-1 Forest Green Rovers

Late goals from Olly Lee and Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu ensured Luton finished second in League Two with victory against Forest Green.

The hosts went close early on as Mpanzu sent an effort wide, while visiting keeper Cameron Belford made superb saves from Dan Potts and Danny Hylton.

The deadlock was broken on 20 minutes, though, James Collins seeing his shot saved by Belford, only for Hylton to score his 50th goal for the club.

Belford then denied Hylton once more, parrying Elliot Lee's 20-yarder too.

He was at it again soon after, stopping Hylton once more with a fine reflex save, before James Shea kept out Scott Laird's attempt.

After the break, Rovers levelled when leading scorer Christian Doidge was given too much time in the area to rifle home on 53 minutes.

Reuben Reid was inches away from making it 2-1 with an angled drive, while Reece Brown's effort was saved by Shea.

With five minutes to go, though, Lee swept in Harry Cornick's cross, with Mpanzu adding the late gloss in injury time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Luton

  • 36Shea
  • 7Stacey
  • 16Rea
  • 44Sheehan
  • 3Potts
  • 38Lee
  • 4McCormackBooked at 59minsSubstituted forCuthbertat 90'minutes
  • 8Lee
  • 17MpanzuBooked at 90mins
  • 19CollinsBooked at 9minsSubstituted forCornickat 82'minutes
  • 9HyltonBooked at 25mins

Substitutes

  • 1Stech
  • 2Justin
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 14Cornick
  • 15Jervis
  • 20Downes
  • 22Gambin

Forest Green

  • 30Belford
  • 5CollinsBooked at 66mins
  • 32Hollis
  • 20Rawson
  • 3Laird
  • 22ClementsSubstituted forCooperat 63'minutes
  • 34Osbourne
  • 16GunningBooked at 90mins
  • 8GrubbSubstituted forReidat 60'minutes
  • 10BrownSubstituted forCampbellat 85'minutes
  • 9Doidge

Substitutes

  • 12Simpson
  • 15Cooper
  • 17Wishart
  • 24Pickering
  • 25Campbell
  • 26Reid
  • 36Hendy
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
10,029

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 3, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 3, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Glen Rea (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Scott Cuthbert replaces Alan McCormack.

Booking

Gavin Gunning (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 3, Forest Green Rovers 1. Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Harry Cornick.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 2, Forest Green Rovers 1. Olly Lee (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harry Cornick.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Tahvon Campbell replaces Reece Brown.

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

Foul by Charlie Cooper (Forest Green Rovers).

Alan McCormack (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Haydn Hollis (Forest Green Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Harry Cornick replaces James Collins.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Haydn Hollis.

Attempt blocked. Elliot Lee (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Scott Laird.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Haydn Hollis.

Attempt missed. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Farrend Rawson.

Foul by Charlie Cooper (Forest Green Rovers).

Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Lee Collins (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lee Collins (Forest Green Rovers).

James Collins (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Charlie Cooper replaces Chris Clements.

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Reuben Reid replaces Dayle Grubb.

Booking

Alan McCormack (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Isaiah Osbourne (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alan McCormack (Luton Town).

Foul by Gavin Gunning (Forest Green Rovers).

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

Attempt saved. Dayle Grubb (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 1, Forest Green Rovers 1. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Reece Brown.

Dayle Grubb (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alan McCormack (Luton Town).

Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Accrington452961076433393
2Luton452512894464887
3Wycombe4523121078601881
4Exeter45238146354977
5Notts County4521131171482376
6Coventry452281564471774
7Lincoln City4520141163471674
8Mansfield4518171066511571
9Carlisle451715136153866
10Swindon45198186465-165
11Newport441615135556-163
12Colchester451614155351262
13Cambridge451613165160-961
14Crawley451610195765-858
15Stevenage451413186064-455
16Crewe45165246074-1453
17Cheltenham451312206671-551
18Grimsby451212213966-2748
19Port Vale451114204962-1347
20Yeovil451211225874-1647
21Forest Green45138245474-2047
22Morecambe45918184156-1545
23Barnet451110244365-2243
24Chesterfield4498274680-3435
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