Luton Town: Analysis Of The Last Two Games

Two points gain or four points dropped?

In the last two games, Luton Town had to face the two best sides in the division, Doncaster Rovers and Plymouth Argyle. The Hatters only manage to pick up two points from these two games but is that good enough to get promoted out of League 2?

Doncaster Rovers Game

Most fans will say a point against the League Leaders is an excellent result especially away from home but should Nathan Jones’ side taken all of the points? Depending on what side you look from, people will say different things. Doncaster fans would say they had a few half chances and could argue the fact that on another day they would have hit the back of the net. However, if you look at it from a Luton fan’s point of view after the twenty-minute spell from Doncaster in the first half, Luton took controlled of the game. This then gave the Hatters the confidence to go on and get that all important goal which occurred in the 54th minute from Jordan Cook, but due to a few poor attacking decisions from Pelly Ruddock, Nathan Jones’ side couldn’t get that second goal.

As the game was coming to a close an all important decision took place for the referee, was it a foul on Jordan Cook in the build up for Doncaster’s equaliser? Some refs would have given the foul, but some wouldn’t, very hard decision to make as the ref was perhaps too close to the incident.

Plymouth Argyle Game

Now, if Luton got the three points away at Doncaster, I think most Hatters fans would have been happy with just a point before the game. Luton Town’s home record has simply not been good enough this season; this is one of many reasons why the Hatters sit 5th place in the league. Luton started brightly in this game getting the first goal from an excellent counter-attacking display which began by the goal scorer Danny Hylton. But Luton failed to take advantage of being in front and invited pressure from Plymouth which resulted in them getting a goal.

However, just like the game against Doncaster Nathan Jones’ boys couldn’t get that all-important second goal. The Hatters dominated the second half but didn’t create any clear-cut chances; this then resulted in Luton dropping one place in the table behind Portsmouth.

Is this good enough Luton fans? Drop a comment below and let us know your thoughts and feelings about these two games!

By Lewis Williams

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