Colchester United 2 Luton Town 1: U’s impress in win over Hatters
PUBLISHED: 17:43 30 March 2018 | UPDATED: 17:43 30 March 2018
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Colchester United 2
Luton Town 1
Colchester United recorded a superb 2-1 home win over high-flying Luton Town in an incident-packed League Two duel this afternoon.
The match was suspended after just three minutes, due to a serious injury to Hatters midfielder Luke Berry.
Both sets of players left the pitch while Berry was being treated for a suspected dislocated ankle, before he was whisked off to hospital.
The U’s scored within a minute of play finally resuming, Tom Eastman heading powerfully home from Ben Stevenson’s excellent cross.
And fellow centre-half Luke Prosser doubled the U’s lead on 16 minutes, again nodding home from Stevenson’s cross.
Luton set up a nail-biting finale when Danny Hylton converted an 88th minute penalty, following a foul by Ryan Jackson.
But the U’s held on for a second successive win, following their 1-0 success at Stevenage last weekend.
COLCHESTER: Walker, Jackson, Eastman, Prosser, Vincent-Young, Lapslie (sub Comley, 4), Wright, Stevenson (sub Murray, 82), Szmodics, Dickenson (sub Senior, 46), Mandron. Unused subs: Barnes, Kent, Mandeville, Ogedi-Uzokwe.
LUTON: Shea, Justin, Cuthbert, Sheehan, Potts, Rea (sub Cornick, 70), O Lee, Berry (sub Gambin, 4), Shinnie (sub E Lee, 65), Collins, Hylton. Unused subs: Stetch, Stacey, Jervis, Downes.
Referee: Trevor Kettle (Rutland)
Attendance: 5,461 (1,942 away fans)