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7 January 2017

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The Hatters were defeated 2-1 at the Wham Stadium

Town boss Nathan Jones was left disappointed with his side’s performance as the Hatters crashed out of the Emirates FA Cup with a 2-1 loss to Accrington Stanley.

Sean McConville gave his side the lead with an excellent finish from outside the box in the first half, before Jake Gray equalised after the break for the visitors after he smashed home from the edge of the penalty area.

Omar Beckles secured the win for Stanley as he headed in from six yards out from McConville’s cross, and the hosts managed to withstand the pressure from Town late on to proceed to the next round of the competition.

Speaking after the match, Jones said: “I am so disappointed. There was nothing really in the game in the first half. 

“We come out, we are the better side in the second half, we have a number of chances. 

“We get back into the game, brilliant. 

“And then the right footed winger who has put one in the top bin in the first half, is allowed to cut in and put a ball in our box what they can score from.

“Just naïve defending. After that we had enough chances to have got something from the game and take it to at least a replay, but we weren’t clinical enough.” 

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