Date: 29th April 2018 at 11:08am
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After clinching promotion, at Carlisle United, last weekend, Luton welcomed Forest Green, to Kenilworth Road, for a League Two fixture on Saturday.

The Hatters faithful, in a celebratory mood, saw their side win 3-1, but the victory wasn’t, perhaps, as easy as the score-line suggests.

With in excess of 10,000 squeezed into the quaint old ground, it was to be Luton that took the lead when, with 20 minutes gone, a shot from James Collins was saved by the Forest Green keeper, Cameron Belford, only for Danny Hylton to net.

The goal was Hylton’s 50th for the club with that milestone being reached in just 89 games.

But the Hatters weren’t to have things all their own way and Forest Green equalised in the 53rd minute when the Hatters gave Christian Doidge far too much space and Forest Green’s leading scorer made no mistake.

After equalising, Forest Green were looking like they could become real party-poopers and they almost snatched the lead when Reuben Reid went close and then James Shea was forced into a save to deny Reece Brown.

But the Hatters are a resilient bunch and with five minutes to go retook the lead when a cross from Harry Cornick was swept home by Ollie Lee.

The celebrations had hardly died down when the Hatters added a third, in injury time when Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu netted.

 

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