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7 September 2015

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Facts and figures in the wake of Abbey Stadium triumph

100 – Defender Scott Griffiths made his 100th appearance for the Hatters in Saturday’s game. His Town debut came in a 2-1 home defeat to Kidderminster on 1st April 2013.

8 – Saturday’s victory extended the Town’s unbeaten run in league fixtures with Cambridge to eight games. The Hatters have won four of these, including the last three. The Town last lost a league fixture at the Abbey back in 2000 – a run of seven matches without defeat (W3, D4).

18 – Luke Guttridge scored his 18th goal in Luton colours in what was his 65th appearance for the club. It was just the third time the midfielder has scored a goal away from Kenilworth Road. His two previous strikes on the road came in 5-0 wins at Alfreton and Nuneaton during 2013/14.

5 – Victory at the weekend moved the Hatters up to 19th in the table on five points. At the same stage last season, after six matches, the Town also had five points and sat in 19th in the standings. 12 months ago Cheltenham sat top of League 2 on 14 points, but by the end of the season the Robins were relegated to the Conference. Have a look at that league table from a year ago here.

1,140 – It was only the Town’s third away match of the campaign and a best-of-the-season-so-far away attendance of 1,425 made the short trip to the Abbey Stadium. After the visits to Accrington and Yeovil, the Hatters’ average away attendance so far is 1,140.

2Referee Graham Salisbury sent-off a Cambridge player in the corresponding fixture at the Abbey Stadium last season – the previous time he took charge of a Luton match. And he showed another to a United player this time too, with Harrison Dunk dismissed for a second bookable offence in the second half.

0 - John Still did not make any substitutions in Saturday's game - the first time that has happened since the 1-0 win at Plymouth in January.

3 – The Hatters weren’t alone in taking on Cambridge this weekend. The Town Under-18s won 2-0 at Cambridge in the Youth Alliance, which extended their unbeaten run to seven games. And our Ladies team earned a 2-2 draw away against the United Ladies, stretching their unbeaten start to the campaign to four matches. Well done everybody!

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