On this day: 12-month turnaround
Think back to where you were, what you were doing and how you were feeling at around 9.30pm on Tuesday night.
Mark Cullen had turned on a sixpence in the six-yard box and BANG his goal sent thousands of Hatters jumping up and down, hugging and kissing each other in celebration of a crucial last-minute equaliser. Even those who already knew the goal had gone in still celebrated 50 seconds later whilst watching the live stream in the Eric Morecambe suite.
Moments like that make it all worthwhile. For those fruitless Tuesday night trips to Barrow, or to Grimsby, or to Dorchester in the FA Trophy.
Following the Hatters doesn't come with a health warning, although perhaps it should: A year ago today, on 12th March, the Hatters lost 2-1 at home to Hyde. The displeasure and dejection of the 4,000-crowd was not lost on Town boss John Still at the time. He knew how bad it was. “If I’d paid to watch that I’d boo as well,” he said. Had the Hatters reached rock bottom? Probably, although two weeks later the Town were thumped 5-1 at Gateshead – their biggest defeat in the Conference in front of the lowest ever crowd.
They say a week’s a long time in football but try a year. Fast forward 12 months and the ‘memories’ of that 2-1 defeat of Hyde are long gone. The Town are top of the table, 15 points clear haven’t lost a game in the league in 27.
Following the Town's never dull, is it?
But the last word goes to the boss...
After that defeat to Hyde, he told Hatters Player: “Luton have been out of the Football League for four years and nobody’s found the winning formula yet. I’ve been here two weeks and I’m going to try and find that formula.”