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Collins Comes To Luton’s Rescue But Will A Point Be Enough Come The End Of The Season


Kenilworth Road witnessed, this afternoon, a hard-fought contest between two sides that are desperate to avoid relegation, come May, to the third tier of English football, League One.

After a scintillating performance, in midweek, against Brentford, the Hatters support were hoping for more of the same, unfortunately, that wasn’t to be the case.

The Hatters lacked that cutting edge that put Bretford to the sword and struggled to make an impact against a resolute Stoke side that had kept clean sheets in their two previous games.

Indeed, it was Stoke that took the lead, in the ninth minute, on a rare forage forward when Sam Vokes netted. From that moment on Luton were up against it.

But just as it looked as if was to be Stoke City that took the three points on offer, the Hatters were thrown a lifeline when Callum McManaman was fouled in the box by James Chester.

James Collins, given the captains armband ahead of the game, strode forward and beat the former England keeper, James Butland, comprehensively, sending the Hatters support wild.

A draw was perhaps a fair result but I wonder which of the two sides will get the most pleasure from this result?

Luton Town
1 – 1
Stoke City

Kenilworth Road


29/02/2020 3:00 pm

Attendance: 10070

Referee: Andy Woolmer

Luton Town Stoke City
Collins 90+1 (pen) Vokes (9)
Sluga Buttland
Cranie Smith
Pearson Batthe
Carter-Vickers Chester
73 Martins Indi
Rea 58 Allen
Mpanzu Cousins
Tunnicliffe Ince 85
Brown 66 Powell 75
Cornick Clucas
Collins Vokes 72


Stech Lindsay
McManaman 73 Davies
Hylton Gregory 72
Shinnie Oakley-Boothe
Moncur 58 Campbell
Bolton 66 Collins 85
Brie Thomson 75

Game Statistics

9 Goal attempts 9
3 On Target 4
4 Corners 6
11 Fouls 9
1 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
64 % 36

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  • Chris winter says:

    Hi all, yet another jeckel performance we were lucky to get a draw it could have been 4-1. And apart from Barnsley everyone else won. So now 10 games an probably 16 points needed. Sorry ain’t gonna make it div 1 here we come. Something has to change

  • Alan says:

    Dull game, but stoke did what stoke do, 11 behind the the ball for large periods…realistically had we drawn with brentford & beat stoke we would have taken it…next week is massive now…think we all no div 1 is our destiny, but we keep faith 4 a little longer..think moncur should have started as brown clearly wasnt 100%…also its time to gamble on hylts…nothing to lose by playing him…

  • Chris winter says:

    Hi Alan, your right Stoke did what they do an could have scored 4.we do need someone who can do some magic with a dead ball an hylton needs to be supporting collo can’t argue with that mate. But clearly we know where the problem lies.

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