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It’s Back-To-Back Wins For The First Time This Season For The Hatters Faithful

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Yesterday, Kenilworth Road witnessed another thrilling game as the Hatters held on to take a 3-2 win against Scunthorpe United.

The victory lifts Luton Town to 8th place in the League One table, just 2 points behind the teams currently occupying the play-off places.

In front of a healthy sized crowd of 8,672, the Hatters got off to the perfect start when with just ten minutes on the clock they went ahead.

The goal came courtesy of a finely timed run from Harry Cornick who beat the offside trap to finish, with aplomb, beating Jak Alnwick in the Scunthorpe goal.

However, our visitors recovered from that setback to level the game just seven minutes later when Josh Morris, criminally left unmarked by the Hatters defence, saw James Shea jeep out his initial effort only for Lee Novak to slot home the rebound.

But, before the half-hour mark, Luton were back in front again when Elliot Lee unleashed a powerful shot, from just outside the area that crashed into the back of the net.

With half-time approaching, the Hatters had further chances to extend their lead, but James Collins was first denied by the side-netting and then by an excellent save from Alnwick.

Scunthorpe believed they’d equalised in the second-half but a good finish from the dangerous looking Novak was ruled out through offside, much to the relief of the home support.

Luton, looking for the third goal that would surely secure all three points saw Cornick waste a couple of chances before, in the eighty-fifth minute, James Justin netted the third goal finishing off a cross from Jack Stacey.

But, as has been the case in the games against Charlton (h) and Oxford (a), we were to be treated to a stoppage-time goal, this time it came from Stephen Humphrys, who reduced the arrears.

Thankfully, the Hatters were able to hang on and record their first back-to-back wins of the season.


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