Manager Rob Edwards dedicated tonight’s FA Cup replay victory against Wigan Athletic to the 191 Luton fans who made the trip for the first of two games at the DW Stadium this week!
As the game looked set to go to extra-time after Cauley Woodrow had cancelled out Thelo Aasgaard’s opener, Elijah Adebayo scored his second goal in as many matches in the eighth minute of additional time to book a tie with Grimsby Town in the Fourth Round.
“I’ve got to start with giving the fans a massive shout-out and saying thank you, Edwards said in his post-match press conference. “It meant a lot, I know it’s not easy travelling a long, long way, best part of a 400-mile round trip through snow, freezing cold and an FA Cup replay. Thank you very much first and foremost, I’m really pleased.
“It was a game I thought we had lots of control in, we were expecting that, I thought we started really well, had one or two big chances and then struggled to create. We started the second half in very strange fashion, they scored a great goal but it was poor from our point of view but we showed loads of character to come back quickly and ultimately keep going to find a winner.
“I want to stay humble. We’re back here on Saturday so we don’t want to get carried away. It’s a great feeling now but we come here in the league on Saturday and there will probably be a different feel so I want to stay grounded and not get carried away.
“We’re very pleased, it’s great to win a game especially late on in the way we did it. Delighted for Eli, two goals in two which is great for him as well.”