Match Report: Luton Town vs Plymouth Argyle

The Hatters not able too claim all 3 points after battling hard against Argyle!

After Luton Town and Plymouth Argyle battled it out to a 1-1 draw, we take a look at the key moments that defined the outcome of the match.

In front of one of Luton’s biggest crowds of the season, which included 1027 travelling Plymouth fans, the two promotion chasing sides gave there all to try and earn the all important three points.

Luton got off to a flying start with Danny Hylton getting on the end of Pelly Ruddock’s ball to net his 19th goal of the season in the 8th minute of play. The goal came about when Ruddock picked up the ball just outside his own box, ran most of the pitch and clipped a ball in towards Hylton who chested it down and dinked it over Luke McCormick in the Plymouth goal.

Photo: Plymouth Argyle

After the goal the game was fairly balanced the only real chances came from Pelly Ruddock’s effort that was tipped round the post, and Yang Song’s header which was easily caught by Macey in the Luton goal. Plymouth equalised on the 25th minute when Graham Carey put in a low cross for Craig Tanner to tap in from close range. Not many chances came after that in the first half.

Photo: Luton Town FC

The second half was much more open with chances at both ends. Though it was Luton who had the clearer of chances. The most notable one was when Danny Hylton attempted to send Ollie Palmer through and it would have been a certain goal if it wasn’t for Oscar Threlkeld’s heroic diving header to stop the ball landing on Palmer’s boot. A number of chances came Luton’s way from crosses in the second but the majority were claimed by Argyle’s stopper. Plymouth did have a few chances at the end of the game which resulted in a series of corners.

The match ended at 1-1. On the balance of play and the league table Plymouth would have been the happier of the two teams who currently sit comfortably in second.. With Luton now in firth place and five points off the automatic promotion spots a run of wins need to come soon for the Hatters.