Goals from Matty Pearson and James Collins ensured that Luton Town continued their promotion push following an impressive away win at Coventry.

With Portsmouth only managing to earn a point away at Barnsley, the Hatters reduced the gap at the top of League One to only four points.

The visitors had to be patient in the early stages of the game and, after some intricate play, Harry Cornick squandered a volleyed chance at the back post. Five minutes later, down the right-hand side, it was Cornick again with another golden chance. Yet, with the goal at his mercy, he struck just wide of the post.

Controversy struck at the other end in the 18th minute as Jordy Hiwula thought he’d put the home side in front. Luke Thomas’ inch perfect ball found the striker at the far post, however the officials deemed his shot not to cross the line.

Six minutes before the break Luton, the in-form side in the league, were ahead. From a corner, Sonny Bradley headed it back towards his fellow centre-back Matthew Pearson who simply couldn’t miss from three yards out.

Cornick made it a hat-trick of first half chances to his name, but his shot from the edge of the box was tame and easily handled by Lee Burge.

The Sky Blues began the second half with intent and came ever so close to an equaliser as
Jonson Clarke-Harris rose highest, however his header at the back post was well saved by James Shea.

Town doubled their lead minutes later with some good work down the right flank from Elliott Lee who teed up the on-rushing Collins with a chance he couldn’t miss, powering the ball into the roof of the net.

Coventry were to have one more chance deep into added time from the penalty spot after Luke Thomas’ dogged determination paid dividends. Clarke-Harris, who offered very little all game, converted from the spot and denied Luton a fourth consecutive clean sheet.


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