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67 DAYS TO GO...

3 June 2014

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Our countdown to the start of the season

The Hatters kick-off their first season back in the Football League in 67 days’ time on Saturday 9th August.

The Town have won promotion from what is now League 2 twice in their last three campaigns in the fourth tier – the first of those coming in the 1967/68 season.

1967 hadn’t been a great year for the Town having ended the 66/67 campaign in 17th in Division Four. But, after a slow start to the 67/68 season – that saw the Hatters win two of their opening six matches – Allan Brown’s side slowly moved up the table. A run of eight successive victories between 7th October and 25th November 1967 moved the Town in contention for a promotion spot.

After a 2-1 defeat at Hartlepools United on 13th January the Hatters went on a barnstorming 19-match unbeaten run which saw Brown’s side leap to the top of the table. And that’s where the Town stayed.

Promotion was achieved with a 1-0 win at Halifax, and four days later a 4-0 victory over Crewe Alexandra on 24th April secured the title in front of a celebratory crowd of 18,904 at Kenilworth Road.

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