Keeping Gregory quiet the aim
There was a time this season that Luton Town had a penchant for conceding goals.
It was only a short window, in October, and the goals against didn’t make much difference in the grand scheme of things. In a four-game spell the Town defence leaked 10 goals. But epitomising their form this season, three were won and one was drawn.
The Hatters shored things up since that sequence, and in the 22 games since the 4-3 away win at Tamworth on 19th October, the Town have conceded just 11 goals.
Three of those 10 goals conceded in October were scored by Halifax, the Hatters’ opposition at the Shay on Saturday. Lee Gregory, who has scored 26 times for the Shaymen this season, didn’t find the net that day. A rarity. Then again 18 of his strikes have come on home soil. A warning for the Town.
The Shaymen, like seemingly the rest of the sides in the Skrill Premier, can make the Play-Offs. Gregory goals and handy home form have hauled Halifax into contention, especially in recent weeks. They’ve won their last their last four games and five of their last six.
But Halifax face a problem on Saturday. Their issue is that they haven’t faced the Hatters during their end-of-season surge towards the top five. On Saturday the Hatters head to West Yorkshire buoyed by their win at Grimsby. And it’s not often you say that.
The Hatters are favourites to win. Again. Halifax will fancy their chances, and rightly so – with the form in the book and Gregory’s goals to boot.
But so will the Town. It’s the business end after all. Keeping Gregory quiet will be tough but do that and there’s no reason why the Hatters can’t win to nil. And at around 3/1 that’s not bad for a team whose top.