Date: 22nd April 2018 at 9:33am
Written by:
Carlisle United
1 – 1
Luton Town

Brunton Park

League Two

21/04/2018 3:00 pm

Attendance: 5523

Referee: Seb Stockbridge

Carlisle United Luton Town
Grainger pen (13) Lee (62)
Bonham Shea
Brown 72 Stacey
Ellis
 
Rea
Hill Sheehan
Grainger
 
Potts
 
Devitt Lee O 92
Jones
 
McCormack 91
Joyce Lee E
Campbell-Ryce 63 Mpanzu
Bennett Hylton
Nadesan 72 Collins

Substitutes

Miller 72 Stech
Parkes Justin
Gray Mullins 91
O'Sullivan 63 Cornick
Lambe Jervis
Stockton Downes 92
Twardek 72 Gambin

Game Statistics

8 Goal attempts 13
4 On Target 4
6 Corners 2
16 Fouls 12
3 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
49 % 51

The idea, following the final whistle, at Brunton Park, was that I’d find somewhere quiet, just south of Carlisle, to pen the match report.

But, as is so often the case when it comes to best-laid plans they went awry once news filtered through from down south that Exeter City had failed to win their fixture and following Luton’s 1-1 draw, the Hatters were promoted.

So, instead of penning the report, the search was on to find an off-licence, fill the car up with tins and then make the journey home.

This morning, as you can imagine, my head hurts but it’s a pleasurable pain, a pain that brings a smile to my face when I recall the events of the last twenty-four hours.

From what I can remember, the game wasn’t the best of games, Luton struggled to impose their style of play on their hosts and fell a goal behind, in the 13th minute, when Shea conceded a penalty and Grainger stepped up to give Carlisle the lead.

The travelling Hatters support roared their team on and were euphoric when Ollie Lee as on hand to slam home the equaliser, in the 62nd minute.

From then on, it was a case of working out all the permutations, hoping the Hatters could hang on and then waiting for that final whistle.

When it came, the scenes that occurred were of the kind that you’ll never forget.

The Hatters were promoted and the noise from our part of the ground let all those in Cumbria know.

Up the Hatters!

Report provided by a Vital Luton disciple.

 

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