Another healthy crowd, of 10,059, including a decent away following, saw the Hatters slip to defeat in their third game of the Championship season.
The Hatters may have just that solitary point from the nine available but, once again, Luton showed that they are a team with huge potential and, probably, just need that little bit of luck they’ve not been benefiting from in the opening stages of the season.
Yesterday, against West Bromwich Albion, the Hatters took a deserved lead when, with just a quarter of an hour gone, Harry Connick produced a perfect diving header to score from a cross delivered by Martin Cranie.
But instead of capitalising on that great start, Luton couldn’t stretch that lead and, in the second half, two goals from a West Bromwich substitute, Grady Diangana, proved to be the Hatters downfall.
Talking to the media afterwards and as reported by The BBC, Graeme Jones remained positive, remarking:
“Looking at the first half, if you’d thought one of the two sides was an ex-Premier League side, you’d have said it was us.
“We dominated the ball in the first 45 minutes. We showed in that first half that we’re good enough.
“But we dropped off and gave them the space. And Diangana then made a difference for West Brom.
“You earn the right to score and they did with their intent when they put him on. But West Brom didn’t score two goals. We gave them two goals.”
Perhaps the moral from this defeat is that you have to take your chances when you are on top, the Championship is an unforgiving league and Luton have to learn to be more ruthless.
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