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NUMBERS GAME POST-ORIENT

2 September 2015

SECOND ROUND DRAW – The Town will know their fate in the next round on Saturday when the draw takes place live on Soccer AM.

NEXT OPPONENTS. Seven other sides remain in the south east section of the draw, so the Hatters will face either Crawley, Dagenham, Gillingham, Millwall, Northampton, Southend or Stevenage.

OCTOBER 5th – The second round ties in the competition are set to take place week commencing 4th October.

2-1 – The Hatters have now recorded two 2-1 wins over Leyton Orient in the competition. The Town beat Orient at Kenilworth Road in December 1996 with Kim Grant and Steve Davis on target.

12 – The Town’s win on Tuesday night was their 12th in the Football League Trophy (under its Auto Windscreen Shield, LDV Vans and Johnstone’s Paint Trophy guises). The full record is played 26, won 12, draw three, lost 11, scored 33, conceded 36.

AT HOME. The Town’s home record in the competition now reads five wins, two draws and three defeats.

QUICKFIRE. Ahmet Brkovic holds the Luton record for the fastest hat-trick and it came in a 4-3 LDV Vans Trophy win over Stevenage in November 2002. His treble came in just six minutes.

1,594 – The lowest home gate at Kenilworth Road in the competition remains the 1,594 that witnessed the Town’s 2-1 win over the O’s back in 1996/97.

8,711 – The biggest crowd to watch the Hatters in this competition (apart from Wembley) came for the area final second leg against Brighton at Kenilworth Road. The Town won on penalties to progress to the 2009 final.

DID YOU KNOW? The Town were technically the holders of the competition from 2009 up until last year’s exit in 2014. Why? Well, after the Hatters lifted the JPT they were unable to defend their title following relegation to the Conference.

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