The weekend in numbersSIMPLY THE BEST
The Hatters were roared on to victory at Stevenage by another incredible away support with 1,897 Town fans officially in the away sections at the Lamex Stadium. Only eight other clubs in the Premier League and Football League took more fans to watch an away match this weekend. Six of those clubs included Premier League sides. A huge thanks to those supporters who made the shortest trip of the season. We hope you enjoyed your day.
Stevenage supporters are probably sick of the sight of the Town. Saturday’s win was the Hatters’ fourth win in as many visits to Broadhall Way. Two Football League Trophy ties in the mid 2000s were followed by the 1-0 victory in 2009, thanks to Matthew Barnes-Homer’s strike. And the class of 2014 kept up the 100 per cent record at the Hertfordshire venue at the weekend.
The Town’s defence continues to hold up – only six clubs in the country have conceded fewer goals (Chelsea, Man City, Southampton, Tottenham, Notts County and Wycombe) this season. After keeping four successive clean sheets, Stevenage’s Tom Pett broke Mark Tyler’s run of not conceding - ending 414 minutes with being breached.
THIS TIME LAST YEAR
All the talk this season has been how the Town have started similarly to last term. The Hatters’ win over Stevenage pushed John Still’s side into seventh place in League 2 – the final Play-Off place – and five points behind leaders Bury. This time last year, after 11 games, the Town trailed then-leaders Cambridge by eight points, but had 19 points, compared to this season’s 18.
YOU’RE MY WONDER WALL
On the subject of comparing this season to last…A year ago this weekend, the Town beat FC Halifax 4-3 at Kenilworth Road with a certain Alex Wall coming off the bench to score a winner in 83rd minute. The exact same time the striker struck the winning goal against Stevenage at the weekend…