Still’s delight at another magic moment

John Still
John Still

Hatters boss John Still felt his side created another ‘magic moment’ as they enjoyed a 2-1 win at Stevenage yesterday afternoon.

Town raced out of the blocks in the opening moments as they should have had a penalty when Andy Drury was felled and taken the lead through Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu’s miss before Luke Wilkinson put them ahead on 10 minutes.

Still said: “In the time I’ve been here, the way we train, intensity we train, we can provide what I call magic moments.

“Five against Kidderminster in a short period of time, four at Alfreton, four or five at Nuneaton in short periods of time and I think we did that again.

“We get a tempo up, we can’t maintain it for 90 minutes, it’s not possible, but in that time we can win games.

“I thought the game could have been over in 20 minutes to be honest. The penalty on Drury was a definite penalty, so for the away team I thought we started fantastic.

“We had the ascendancy, they came back and I’ve got to give them credit for that, but the second half was very good, very organised.”

Although Town were well on top in the opening 20 minutes, Stevenage wrested the initiative back to level through Tom Pett after half an hour.

The second period saw Luton always look the more likely to triumph though as they did courtesy of Alex Wall’s late winner.

Still added: “They came back into it, came on strong and got a goal really from their only chance.

“Bar a good challenge in there from (Alex) Lacey (in the second half), I thought we were the team that would score.

“I think local derbies are tougher to win, form goes out the window. It’s not about who’s doing the best in the league, it’s about how the game is.

“Away from home, a local derby, we’ve competed well, played well, and we’ve won, so I’m delighted.

“I’m pleased for everyone, pleased for the staff as they’ve all worked hard, pleased for the supporters too as they all keep turning up in their numbers.”

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