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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Johnny Mullins (64')

Mullins scores only goal to send Luton six points clear

A second half goal from skipper Johnny Mullins ensured Luton moved six points clear at the top of League Two as they saw off a plucky Morecambe side 1-0 at Kenilworth Road.
Town were dealt an early blow when top scorer Danny Hylton limped off after eight minutes, with Andrew Shinnie then denied by keeper Barry Roche from 20 yards.
Luke Berry hammered over the top and Glen Rea swivelled to fire off target in a first half of few chances.
Morecambe's only real opportunity saw Aaron McGowan bring a diving save out of Marek Stech.
In the second period, Stech saved brilliantly from Adam McGurk's deflected attempt and then denied the attacker again from Luke Conlan's cross.
Stech also parried Michael Rose's blast, with Aaron Wildig putting a header inches wide, but Town took the lead after 64 minutes, Mullins heading home Olly Lee's pinpoint free kick.
Mullins almost had a second, flicking just wide, but Morecambe threatened a leveller late on, Kevin Ellison off target from the edge of the box and Steven Old heading off target from a corner.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Swindon Town 28 +18 53
2 Exeter City 27 +11 53
3 Crewe Alexandra 26 +16 47
4 Plymouth Argyle 26 +16 47
5 Bradford City 27 +11 45
6 Northampton Town 27 +10 45
7 Cheltenham Town 27 +19 44
8 Colchester United 27 +13 44
9 Forest Green Rovers 28 +8 44
10 Port Vale 28 +2 41
11 Newport County 25 +3 36
12 Walsall 28 -9 36
13 Salford City 28 -4 35
14 Scunthorpe United 28 -3 32
15 Crawley Town 28 -3 32
16 Cambridge United 28 -7 31
17 Grimsby Town 26 -5 30
18 Oldham Athletic 28 -15 29
19 Mansfield Town 28 -8 27
20 Leyton Orient 27 -11 27
21 Carlisle United 27 -20 26
22 Macclesfield Town 26 -4 24
23 Stevenage 28 -12 22
24 Morecambe 28 -26 22