Whalley grabs a brace as Town run out 4-1 winners at Cambridge
The Town dev squad kept up their fine goalscoring form with a 4-1 win over Cambridge United in the Final Third Development League on Tuesday afternoon.
A strong Hatters side 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 resultant 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 halved the deficit on the hour but the Hatters restored their two-goal advantage 10 minutes later when Luke Rooney slotted home after taking on and beating the home defence.
And the Town wrapped up the victory when Charlie Walker rifled home a superb 25-yard strike.
First team coach Hakan Hayrettin told lutontown.co.uk: “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.”
The Town dev squad remain unbeaten this season, having taken 10 points and scored 15 goals in four league matches.
Town dev: Justham; Williams, Lacey, Franks; Whalley, Ruddock-Mpaznu, Drury (sub Magaraushe 85), Stevenson, Rooney; Walker, Miller (sub Wall 60). Subs not used: Longden, Gooch.