It’s great to see the Hatters back in action even if it is only pre-season friendly fixtures.
But, whilst I’ve neve been a fan of such games with the plethora of substitutions interrupting the flow of play far too often for my liking, they are an indication that our first league fixture is looming large on the horizon.
The latest pre-season fixture saw the Hatters take on St Albans City in what may very well be deemed a local derby.
As it turned out, it was a nine-goal thriller with the Hatters emerging 6-3 victors, but the game wasn’t without a touch of controversy.
With the Hatters cruising in the first-half and with Danny Hylton having already bagged a brace of goals, there came a contentious incident, almost on a par with that legendary goal Geoff Hurst scored in the 1966 World Cup Final.
With the Hatters pressing forward, Harry Cornick took aim from the edge of the box and unleashed a shot that struck the underside of the bar and bounced down.
Instantly, Hylton stabbed the ball into the back of the net and wheeled away in triumph, with the striker claiming it hadn’t crossed the line, thereby believing it had given him yet another Luton hat-trick.
After the game, Hylton speaking to the press, commented,
“No, it didn’t go across the line.”
Whilst Cornick, via the social network media, was of the belief it had, reacting,
“It went over the line, VAR will clear this up.”
I guess we’ll never know for sure, but where was the Russian linesman when you needed him?