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NATHAN JONES DELIGHTED WITH WIN AGAINST SCUNTHORPE IN 150TH GAME AS HATTERS BOSS

6 October 2018

Town boss Nathan Jones was delighted to see his side defeat Scunthorpe United 3-2 this afternoon in his 150th game in charge of the Hatters.

Harry Cornick grabbed the opener when he squeezed an effort past Jak Alnwick after ten minutes, before the visitors equalised seven minutes later through Lee Novak.

Town retook the lead shortly after when Elliot Lee curled in a wonderful strike from the edge of the box, with James Justin extending the lead late on with his first of the season.

It was a slightly nervy ending after Stephen Humphrys found the back of the net with two minutes of added time still to play, but the Hatters held on to secure their second successive League One win.

The result lifts the Town into eighth, two points off the play-off places, with 19 points after 12 games.

Jones said: "I am delighted, I would have taken any kind of win really before the game. It's all about winning games. I thought it was a good game as well to be honest with you.

"Fair play to them, they came here, they played, they were positive and I think we scored at good times. I think it was a relatively even game possession wise, but on the balance of the chances – without being disrespectful to anyone – we could have scored five today easily.

"With the amount of clear, clear, clear opportunities we had, it should have been a lot more. So barring that, we were 3-1 up and should have seen it out, then they score really late and obviously with the opportunities we had it should have been far more comfortable.

"I am delighted, my 150th game, what a way to celebrate and I got a brilliant ovation, so I am very proud and I am very pleased today.

"It's a brilliant result for us, it shows that we're at a good level and I am very proud. To leapfrog them is a bit of a statement to say that we're not just here to make up the numbers and we showed that today."


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