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06 October 2018 Venue Kenilworth Road Attendance

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Match Previews

Preview: Luton Town (A)

5 October 2018

United will be looking to continue their run of eight matches unbeaten in all competitions when they visit Luton Town on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

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5 October 2018

Stuart McCall’s side enter the match on the back of a 5-3 home victory over Charlton Athletic on Tuesday night, which took his team up to ninth place in League One and two points away from the play-off places.

The Hatters are unbeaten in four matches themselves and were 2-1 victors away at Oxford United on Tuesday night.


The Iron have no fresh injury worries, with midfielder Matthew Lund returning to contention following a one-match suspension.

On-loan striker Ike Ugbo (hamstring) is being assessed by parent club Chelsea at the moment ater coming off against Burton Albion, while James Horsfield (groin) will be given until Friday to see if he's fully recovered from the injury that ruled him out in midweek. James Perch (ear infection) should be back in contention.

Long-term absentees Matt Gilks (knee) and Rory Watson (arm) continue to miss out.


This will be the first time we’ve faced Luton in a competitive since the 2009 Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final at Wembley, which United lost 3-2 after extra time, with Gary Hooper and Grant McCann scoring.

The full record is as follows…

2008-09 - Sun Apr 5 FLT Final Luton 3-2 Iron Hooper, McCann
2001-02 - Sat Feb 16 DIV 3 Luton 2-3 Iron Beagrie, Graves, Sparrow
2001-02 - Sat Oct 13 DIV 3 Iron 0-2 Luton  
1999-00 - Sat Apr 8 DIV 2 Iron 1-2 Luton Dawson
1999-00 - Mon Jan 3 DIV 2 Luton 4-1 Iron Hodges
1964-65 - Sat Apr 24 DIV 3 Iron 8-1 Luton Thomas 5, Wilson, Mahy, Bramley
1964-65 - Wed Oct 28 DIV 3 Luton 1-1 Iron Scott
1962-63 - Mon Apr 15 DIV 2 Luton 1-0 Iron  
1962-63 - Fri Apr 12 DIV 2 Iron 2-0 Luton McGuigan, Gibson
1961-62 - Sat Mar 10 DIV 2 Iron 2-0 Luton McGuigan, Kaye
1961-62 - Sat Oct 21 DIV 2 Luton 1-2 Iron Thomas, Kaye
Cup 0 0 1
League 6 2 4
Total 6 2 5


Elliot Lee is top scorer for the Hatters so far this season, with three strikes to his name.

Brother of former Town midfielder Olly and son of ex-England and Newcastle United midfielder Rob, the attacker is in his second spell at the club – this time on a permanent deal – having had a short loan spell from West Ham United in 2015.

The 23-year-old was an instant hit at Kenilworth Road, netting with his first touch away at AFC Wimbledon, before scoring twice against Wycombe Wanderers at home.

While at West Ham, the forward had loan spells with Colchester United, Southend United and Blackpool, before leaving in 2016 to join Barnsley.

Having found game time limited at Oakwell, making just six appearances, he joined the Hatters in July 2017 on a two-year deal, which was extended by a season following promotion to League One.

He netted twice on his first league start for the Hatters in the 7-0 victory over Cambridge in November later on that year and finished his first full campaign for the Hatters with 12 goals in 19 starts.


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Match Reports

Report: Luton Town 3-2 Iron

6 October 2018

The Iron have lost 3-2 to Luton Town at Kenilworth Road on Saturday afternoon.

Ahead of the match, manager Stuart McCall made one change from the side that beat Charlton Athletic 5-3 on Tuesday night. Midfielder Matthew Lund, who returned from suspension, replaced Charlie Goode.

The game’s first big chance resulted in a Luton goal, who took a 1-0 lead inside the opening ten minutes. Harry Cornick broke free following a ball over the top and the forward slotted it past Jak Alnwick from a tight angle.

However, seven minutes later, the Iron were back on level terms through striker Lee Novak. United initially had a corner-kick cleared before Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and captain Rory McArdle combined to keep the attack alive. The ball dropped to Josh Morris inside the box, who saw his shot saved by James Shea, but Novak placed the rebound in the bottom right corner to equalise.

The Hatters soon regained their advantage after an impressive strike from Elliot Lee. Jorge Grant touched the ball to Lee, who cut onto his left foot and rifled his shot into the top left corner from the edge of the box.

A few minutes later, Lee looked to grab his second of the afternoon. He stood over a free-kick 20-yards out, curling it along the ground and towards the bottom right corner, but Jordan Clarke stuck out his leg to block the attempt.

Lee’s fellow forward James Collins then had an opportunity for the hosts after he chopped the ball onto his left foot. However, his effort hit the side netting.

United then came close to their second equaliser. The ball was worked into the Hatters’ area and Novak’s low cross just evaded the unmarked Morris, who had slid in at the far post. 

Luton quickly turned defence into attack, giving Collins another chance. A cross from the right curled into the box, but Alnwick managed to get enough behind a Collins header to prevent it from going in.

After the interval, the Iron won themselves a free-kick on the left side which Morris floated in the area. Novak got up to meet it, but his header was directed wide of the target. 

In the 54th minute, Stephen Humphrys tried his luck from 25-yards out, but his effort was deflected and looped up into Shea’s arms. 

The Iron continued to search for a leveller when Ryan Colclough whipped a dangerous corner into the box, but Humphrys could not angle it goalwards. 

Alnwick then had to be alert for the Iron at the other end. Collins was put through in the box and steered a powerful low shot at the goal, which Alnwick palmed away after getting to the ground quickly. 

68 minutes in and Scunthorpe had a goal disallowed. A cross was put into the area, which Lund headed down for Novak to score, but the linesman had raised his flag for offside. 

The Iron goalkeeper then made another superb stop to deny Grant. A low cross was fizzed into the box and the attacking midfielder got a slight touch on the ball, but Alnwick again got down quickly to save.

The Hatters then broke forward from an Iron free-kick with Cornick, who drove into the area and looked set to pull the trigger, however Funso Ojo raced back to poke the ball away from the forward.

In the 86th minute, the hosts did get their third goal of the game. James Stacey was played through in the area and he slid it across the six-yard box and substitute James Justin converted home to make it 3-1. 

Stacey then tried to get a goal of his own, but Alnwick made a good save, with Collins firing the rebound over.

There was late hope for the Iron when they managed to get one goal back through Humphrys. The striker got a slight touch on a cross from the right to score, but it wasn’t enough as Luton held on.

Luton Town: Shea, Potts (Sheehan, 88’), Bradley, Pearson, Stacey, Lee (Justin, 43’), Cornick, Rea, Mpanzu, Grant, Collins.
Unused substitutes: Isted, McCormack, Shinnie, LuaLua, Jarvis.

Scunthorpe United: Alnwick, Clarke, Borthwick-Jackson, Ojo, Lund, Humphrys, Morris, Novak (Thomas, 80’), Burgess, McArdle, Colclough.
Unused substitutes: Flatt, Dales, Perch, Lewis, Goode, Butroid.

Referee: Kevin Johnson.

Attendance: 8,682 (432 away).

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Want to buy tickets for Luton away? Important information!

5 October 2018

Tickets for Saturday’s away League One clash at Luton Town are now OFF SALE from the Glanford Park ticket office.

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Please note Luton say the game is strictly ALL-TICKET for away fans, with no availability to pay on the gate. 

Still considering going? You can buy tickets by calling Luton on 01582 416976 until 5pm on Friday and from 9am-12.30pm on Saturday.

Supporters planning to do so need to pay by card and collect from the stewards outside the away turnstiles.

Approaching 430 tickets have been sold in advance. Thanks for your support and have a safe trip there and back

Prices for the game are as follows:

Adults £18
Seniors (Over 65) and Young Adults (Under 22) £13
Under 19s and Golden Seniors (Over 75) £10
Youth Under-17 £6
Youth Under-10 £3

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