Hatters rated v Stevenage

Christian Walton: 7 - No repeat of the error against Newport and looked confident in the air once more. Distribution was good although could do nothing about the winner as left completely exposed by his defence for injury-time strike.

Monday, 22nd August 2016, 10:37 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:04 pm
Danny Hylton hurdles the challenge of ex-Hatter Fraser Franks
Danny Hylton hurdles the challenge of ex-Hatter Fraser Franks

Stephen O’Donnell: 6.5 - Almost had his second thunderous strike in as many weeks, hammering against the bar from a tight angle and attacked well down the right hand side. Did get caught out defensively at times though as both Stevenage’s goals came from his flank.

Dan Potts: 7 - Impressed first half with the manner in which he got forward to support the attack, firing off two decent shots. Quieter in the second period though as Luton looked to break through the middle.

Scott Cuthbert: 7 - Skipper made a number of crucial blocks to keep Hatters in front as he partnered Rea in the centre of defence for the first time.

Glen Rea: 7 - Solid for the majority of the game, although came under increasing pressure as Town were pushed back in the second period. Might have done better for the winner though as left Godden in acres of space to fire home.

Olly Lee: 7 - Got Hatters moving with some intricate passing as usual and showed his threat from range too, desperately unlucky not to win when his effort smacked the bar and then earn a point afterwards, narrowly off target.

Jake Gray: 7 - Some good touches on his first league start for the Hatters, as he was part of the visitors dominant first half display. Made way for Mpanzu after the break as Luton looked to try and win it.

Jordan Cook: 7 - Linked up play effectively as Luton dominated both possession and territory in before the break. Might well have opened his account had he kept a bit of a cooler head, dragging wide of the target.

Cameron McGeehan: 7.5 (STAR MAN) - Fourth goal of the season for McGeehan although there was a fair element of fortune about how it went in. Started to really run the show in the second period, bursting forward from midfield, although at times might have tried to do too much.

Jack Marriott: 6.5 - Another quiet showing from the striker who is yet to really hit the heights of his prolific end to last season. Wonderful reverse pass for Hylton, but precious few sights of goal himself.

Danny Hylton: 7.5 - Striker once again impressed with some excellent hold-up play as he had a fine battle with Dean Wells, although his finishing let him down this time, putting a one-on-one wide and also failing to connect with an opportunity in the second half too.

Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (SUB): 6 - One of the more frustrating cameos from Pelly as despite seeing plenty of the ball, too often took the wrong option or had a heavy touch.

Isaac Vassell (SUB): 6.5 - Longest spell of first team action for Vassell as he caused plenty of consternation for the Boro defence, but couldn’t quite make the most his openings.

Josh McQuoid (SUB): 5 - First taste of action this season as he was on for the final moments.

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