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22:53 2th September 2011


The Hatters remain unbeaten in the Blue Square Bet Premier but came so close to earning more than the one point they left Edgeley Park with on Friday night. Leading through Alex Lawless's stunning fifth-minute strike, the Town were undone a minute into stoppage time when the hosts' Sean McConville saw a deflected effort beat Mark Tyler to break Hatters hearts. The visitors then thought they had secured all three points six minutes into injury time when debutant Stuart Fleetwood saw a low shot rebound off the post and into the keeper's arms. The point moves the Town up to sixth in the table. Live from Edgeley Park Stockport County 1 (McGonville 90) Luton Town 1 (Lawless 5) Latest score FULL-TIME - All square, reaction, photographs and interviews to follow. 90 mins + 6 - Ohhhh! Almost 2-1 Town, Fleetwood great low effort from acute angle, hit the post and rebounds into the arms of Glennon. Unbelievable. 90 mins  GOAL STOCKPORT 1-1 Town - Gutting. A ball to the back stick, driven goalwards by McGonville, takes a deflection off Asafu-Adjaye. 90 mins - Into the last minute....five added. 88 mins - Two minutes left, County press, German going close from close range, wide. Phew. 85 mins - Great work from AMS down the right to win the ball, he tries to pick out Fleetwood lurking for a debut goal but is denied by a sliding clearance by O'Donnell. 84 mins - Fleetwood on for his debut, replacing Crow. 79 mins - Another chance for the Town as the clock ticks down, Crow running into the inside right channel, driving, rising shot tipped around the post by Glennon. 78 mins - Pressure from County now, Tyler to rescue as he makes a simple catch to deny Carl Pierganni's header from a left-wing corner. 74 mins - Super, super chance for the Town to make it 2-0. A flowing move down the right sees Dance intelligently head the ball inside to Morgan-Smith who races through but he can only shoot straight at Glennon. 70 mins - 20 minutes left here. 67 mins - ...and on comes Dance for JP Kissock. Then Morgan-Smith tries his luck 25 yards out with keeper Glennon off his line but his powerful effort goes high and wide. 66 mins - First changes of the night and they're for County as Ryan Fraughan and Tom Elliott join the fray. James Dance also ready to make an appearance. 63 mins - Morgan-Smith almost in to convert with the goal gaping (admittely he was way out of goal, on the left flank) after racing onto a loose ball, he goes for goal, off balance but his left-foot shot can't reach the target. County then break down the left and almost make it 1-1 with Antonio German sending a shot inches wide of Tyler's left-hand post with McConville inches away from tapping home from close range. 60 mins - Very little to report so far in this second period. Neither goalkeeper called into action. Then, first booking of the night is for Lawless, on McGonville. 49 mins - Attendance here at EP is 3,389 which includes 321 backing the Town. 46 mins - And we're off an underway for the second half here at Edgeley Park. GOAL FLASHES ONLY IN FIRST HALF HALF-TIME - Town lead at the break 20 mins - Antwi close to making it 2-0. Kissock impressing so far, too. 5 mins  Lawless thunderbolt gives Town the lead. The first time they've taken the lead first in a match this season. 1 min - 433 for Town: Tyler in goal, Osano left back, Asafu-Adjaye right back, Antwi and Keane at centre half. Watkins, Kissock, Lawless in a narrow midfield three, Morgan-Smith and Willmott on the flanks and Crow up top. 19:30 UPDATES We're only going to have goal updates from the first half, folks. Remember full, live commentary on Hatters Player. Sorry for the inconvienence. 19:10 TEAM NEWS Town: Tyler, Keane, Lawless, Morgan-Smith, Crow, Willmott, Asafu-Adjaye, Antwi, Osano, Kissock, Watkins. Subs: O'Connor, Dance, Fleetwood, Carden, K. Pilkington. No Dean Beckwith, Jake Howells or James Dance for the Town tonight. Three changes to the side that drew 2-2 with Hayes & Yeading. In come John Paul Kissock, Adam Watkins and Ed Asafu-Adjaye. New signing Stuart Fleetwood makes the bench, but there's no room for fellow new boy Collin Samuel. 18:35 WEATHER WATCH A lovely September afternoon. Warm and sunny. 17:15 IN THE BALANCE There seems to be traffic jams all over the country today. We're hoping to make it to Stockport in time for kick-off! If all else fails, tune in to live commentary on Hatters Player with Simon Pitts or pop into the Eric Morecambe suite at the club where the game will be on the television to watch. We'll get there eventually and get post-match thoughts, second half (at least!) photographs and interviews afterwards. 14:45 HATTERS v HATTERS It's the derby game betwekpoen the two clubs separated by 165 miles. So, just to avoid confusion tonight, Stockport will be referred to as County, whilst Luton will be the Town. We thought we better make that clear right from the start. Ok, with that sorted let's talk about tonight. It's the televised battle of the Hatters at Edgeley Park, a ground where the Town have won their last three matches. Their record is so good even Alan Neilson managed score in one of those games, although it might have been an own goal, we're still not sure. Tonight Neilson, as assistant manager, will be in the dugout alongside boss Gary Brabin as the Town side of 2011 tackle Didi Hamann's County who have had to start from scratch in their recruitment drive this summer following relegation last season from the Football League. The trip north represents the Town's third away game of the season. The first at Mansfield saw a welcome point. It's a place where they never get anything. 90 minutes later a draw and a goal - at last - were accrued. Still no win in the league at Field Mill...the search continues. Compare that - and brace yourselves for a statement that will more than likely jinx tonight, if you believe in all that - to the Town's record in recent times against the boys from EP. It's been 11 games and 43 years since the Town tasted defeat in this particular part of Cheshire. November 1968 when the hosts won 2-0. Is that why Premier Sports have decided to show it? Or have they bought-in to the friendly 'Hatters' rivalry? Probably not. No, it's probably because the game is likely to feature two sides that will be there in the shake-up for promotion come the end of the campaign. County boss Hamann, a Champions League winner with Liverpool, has had the backing of his board to get the club back in the League after their demise last season. 106 years amongst the elite, all of a sudden gone. We know how it feels. So much has gone on at both clubs since their last meetings back in 2004/05. They began that campaign in League 1, but ended it a whole division apart. County were relegated whilst the Town ran away with the title before gracing the Championship. How times change. Tonight, however, it's non-league football, on the box too. If you fancy a bet, get on a draw. In the 11 games both clubs have played this season there have been seven stalemates between them. County lost last time out, at EP, to Mansfield. They'll want to avenge that. The Town meanwhile missed two penalties and had to settle for a draw with Hayes & Yeading. Brabin and co want to rectify that after dropping two points. Both clubs' supporters will want the same. Loyal as they come, week in, week out throughout the bad times and good over the past decade, they've been there for their respective clubs. After all they're Hatters... Up the Town!   Well, whatever happens tonight, and throughout the season, your official website will have everything covered: every step of the way: live, on radio and via social media. If you can't make the match then we'll have all the goals and incidents as it happens live with the usual news in the run-up to kick-off with team line-ups and plenty of chat as your official website has, as ever, the usual updates keeping you bang up-to-date with all the action - and in a number of ways. There's none of those boring ball-by-ball "defensive thrown-in taken by Luton left-back" updates as we continue to and bring you an updated and detailed text commentary. This is a great way to keep in touch and has been popular to those supporters not able to get to a computer or a radio as the service is also available and is updated live on our WAP site. On Hatters Player you all have access to our live commentary. Remember, Player is available as ever which means you all have access to our live commentary. If you haven't heard it yet then where you have been? It's still brought to you by Simon "Statto" Pitts but he's got company this time! The DiverseFM team have collaborated with BBC Three Counties radio and the Club to bring you the Luton Town Show. Following the final whistle we'll have all the reaction from the men that matter this afternoon, bringing you exclusive video content from Gary Brabin and from the dressing room. We'll have plenty of content to keep you interested as we'll have all of the post-match reaction from Brabs as well as match action from Gareth Owen to follow after the final whistle. Be sure to check out - our online image library. Like a picture you see and fancy having that on a mug? Well, fancy no more - with Hatters Pics it's a reality. Remember, we want you to get in touch. Join the updates and get in touch. Email and we'll pick the best comments to go live on the site during our live updates. Don't forget we're also on twitter and Facebook so feel free to interact with your fellow fans online. Enjoy the game. COYH!  
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