Date: 22nd August 2018 at 4:56pm
Written by:
Luton Town
2 – 0
Southend United

Kenilworth Road

League One

22/08/2018 7:45 pm

Attendance: 9086

Referee: T. Kettle

Luton Town Southend United
Lee (2), Hylton pen (33)
Shea Oxley
Stacey Bwomono 61
Pearson White
Bradley Coker
Potts McLaughlin 61
Grant 73 Turner
Rea
 
Mantom
Lee 83 Demetriou
 
Mpanzu Cox
Shinnie Hopper
Hylton 92 Dieng 45

Substitutes

Stech Hyam
 
45
Justin 73 Kightly
Cornick 83 Bishop
Jervis Kyprianou
Collins 92 McCoulsky 61
Gambin Robinson 61
Sheehan Hendrie

Game Statistics

9 Goal attempts 4
6 On Target 0
5 Corners 2
11 Fouls 14
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
53 % 47

It’s amazing what just one game can do to the confidence.

Going into the game against Southend United, the Hatters support were a little downbeat. Their foray into League One football hadn’t gotten off to the best of starts with just one point taken out of the first nine available.

Whisper it quietly but that’s relegation form.

However, after a deserved 2-0 win, the Hatters have climbed out of the relegation places and are sitting, comfortably, in mid-table.

With a home game against Shrewsbury Town this weekend, a win could easily see the Hatters zoom up towards the play-off places, a far more respectable position for such an ambitious club.

The victory against Southend was achieved with an early goal from Elliot Lee and a penalty, just past the half-hour mark, by Danny Hylton.

Although the possession statistics show the game was close, we should point out that Southend did not have a single shot on target throughout the ninety minutes.

Now, the Hatters have to take this form forward and ensure it becomes two wins on the bounce when they play Shrewsbury Town in another home fixture this weekend.

Onwards and upwards.

 

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