On the back of a decent run of form, the Hatters travelled to Wimbledon, on Saturday, looking to take the three points on offer to further their aims of achieving back-to-back promotion campaigns.
As it turned out, against a Wimbledon side who have been struggling this season, that proved to be exactly the case with the Hatters winning 2-0 to move up to fifth in League One.
However, the victory was not without controversy.
With Luton Town leading 1-0, the Hatters had a golden chance to make the score 2-0 and wrap the three points up, when they were awarded a penalty.
Danny Hylton stepped up and decided that he’d opt for a gentle dink down the middle of the goal, hoping the goalkeeper would dive one way or the other, thereby allowing his audacious chip to double the lead.
Sadly, that didn’t prove to be the case and the Wimbledon goalkeeper, much to Hylton’s embarrassment, made a simple save.
Thankfully, the Hatters, did eventually go on to double their lead and take the three points on offer.
Now, I don’t know what Nathan Jones, or the Luton players, said to Hylton in the sanctuary of the dressing room, but I’d imagine our striker was very apologetic.
Personally, I hope the outcome of the discussion that followed resulted in the clear clarification that such arrogance from the penalty spot won’t be tolerated in future, on another occasion it could have been the difference between three points and a draw, or worse, a loss.