Date: 13th February 2020 at 1:05pm
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The Championship table makes for far better reading today.

A rare win, only the Hatters second in their last twelve Championship games, has lifted the side off the bottom of the table and closed the gap between Luton and that crucial fourth from the bottom position that will ensure the club retains its Championship status.

Sheffield Wednesday arrived at Kenilworth Road on a poor run of form and Luton took full advantage of that sending The Owls home contemplating a 1-0 defeat.

But, more importantly for the Hatters, Luton kept their first clean sheet, in the Championship, since 19-October when they beat Bristol City 3-0.

However, the game wasn’t all plain-sailing, awarded a penalty after just 13 seconds, James Collins saw his spot-kick hit the bar. But Collins remained clam and, midway through the first half, was on hand to score the only goal of the game, his tenth of the season.

Luton created further chances but couldn’t get that second goal with Izzy Brown contriving to miss the easiest of them.

As it turned out, it took a neat save from Simon Sluga to ensure the three points remained with Luton Town.

For once, the Hatters looked a side that could yet pull off ‘The Great Escape’ but they’ll need to reproduce performances like last night to achieve what many perceive to be the impossible, starting with a difficult looking trip this coming weekend to face Middlesbrough.

For once, the social media posts were all positive with those listed below a perfect illustration of the delight a much-needed win brought:

One win does not a season make but it gives us hope that the Hatters can retain their Championship status.

COYH’s

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3 Replies to “Hatters Win Gives Supporters Hope That The Improbable Can Still Happen”

  • Hi MH, yes what a difference a win could make. Not going to attempt back flips with my 65 year old body just yet (I can still dream can’t I lol) but of course anything is possible as GJ reminded us of how Wigan escaped the unimaginable when he was there. I mean if we could win say 5 home games & get a long awaited victory away maybe against a team with nothing to play for later in the season & 3 or 4 draws home & away then it’s distinctly within our compass I feel. Obviously some fixtures will be really hard ie Leeds away(although they’re not exactly pulling up trees are they) but if you look at the table we have all the teams to play round us up till Hull & all those games are winnable but as you will know although every game is really important the matches against Stoke Wigan Huddersfield & Charlton are huge as they are big sixpointers in the grand scheme of things & I feel we mustn’t lose any of those games especially as they are the teams nearest we need to try & catch. Also need to beat Barnsley & without wanting to sound like a broken record but really hope we tighten up now away & hit teams on the counter. Better to snatch the odd draw than keep on this losing path I feel.

    • It’s strange how one win has changed our perception on what may follow, let’s hope we get a result up at Middlesbrough, on Saturday.

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