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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Harry Cornick (38')

Harry Cornick is on song for Hatters

Luton strengthened their position at the top of Sky Bet League Two with a crucial 1-0 win over fellow promotion-chasers Exeter thanks to Harry Cornick's first-half goal.
The Town attacker was denied by the woodwork early on, sending a left-foot strike against a post, while deadline-day acquisition Jake Jervis scuffed wide and put another effort over.
Hiram Boateng's shot from distance was easy for Marek Stech, before the crossbar came to City's rescue on the half hour, James Collins' cross-shot clipping the frame of the goal.
Town deservedly led in the 38th minute when Dan Potts teed-up Cornick whose shot from 18 yards deflected past goalkeeper Christy Pym.
Pym parried Olly Lee's blast, while in the second half Luton went close to extending their lead as Jervis shot wide.
Luke Berry's effort did not miss by much as he also put a free header straight at Pym, with Collins and substitute Danny Hylton going close too.
City, who barely threatened throughout, had one chance in the closing stages but Kane Wilson's long-range attempt was saved by Stech.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 17 +17 36
2 Milton Keynes Dons 17 +14 34
3 Colchester United 17 +15 31
4 Tranmere Rovers 17 +9 30
5 Exeter City 17 +9 29
6 Newport County 17 -4 29
7 Mansfield Town 17 +12 28
8 Stevenage 17 +5 28
9 Forest Green Rovers 17 +9 27
10 Bury 17 +10 26
11 Carlisle United 17 -3 23
12 Crawley Town 17 -5 23
13 Port Vale 17 -4 22
14 Yeovil Town 16 +5 21
15 Oldham Athletic 17 +3 21
16 Northampton Town 17 -1 21
17 Swindon Town 17 -3 21
18 Crewe Alexandra 17 -3 19
19 Cambridge United 17 -11 18
20 Morecambe 17 -12 17
21 Grimsby Town 17 -12 15
22 Notts County 17 -16 14
23 Cheltenham Town 16 -13 11
24 Macclesfield Town 17 -21 7