Whalley nets double as Luton defeat Cambridge

Shaun Whalley
Shaun Whalley

Luton Town recorded another Final Third Development League victory as they were 4-1 winners at Cambridge United on Tuesday afternoon.

A strong Hatters side including Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu, Andy Drury and Fraser Franks, took the lead five minutes before the break when Ricky Miller was brought down in the United penalty area and Shaun Whalley fired home the spot-kick.

Whalley then doubled his and the Town’s tally five minutes after half-time when he fired home after a fine run.

Cambridge pulled a goal back on the hour mark, but the Hatters restored their two-goal advantage 10 minutes later when Luke Rooney slotted home after a mazy run.

Hatters then wraped up their third win of the campaign when Charlie Walker rifled home a superb 25-yard strike.

First team coach Hakan Hayrettin told the club’s official website: “It was a terrific performance from the boys. We showed great professionalism, and quality when it mattered.

“We told the boys to up the tempo in the second half and we got our rewards with three great goals.

“The game also saw a number of players play 90 minutes, while it was great to see Alex Wall return, when he came on for the final half-an-hour.”

Town: Elliot Justham, Curtley Williams, Alex Lacey, Fraser Franks, Shaun Whalley, Pelly Ruddock-Mpaznu, Andy Drury (Leeroy Magaraushe 85), Jim Stevenson, Luke Rooney, Charlie Walker, Ricky Miller (Alex Wall 60).

Subs not used: Brett Longden, Liam Gooch.