Brace for Pereira as Shea also features in Luton U21s' defeat to Gillingham

Town let 2-0 lead slip in the second half

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 10:02 am
Updated Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 10:04 am
Town keeper James Shea played 45 minutes for the Hatters U21s

Luton Town U21s were beaten 3-2 by Gillingham in a friendly at Hitchin Town yesterday.

The Hatters, who fielded James Shea in goal for the opening 45 minutes, led 2-0 at the break courtesy of Dion Pereira’s brace.

The 21-year-old opened the scoring on 16 minutes, cutting in from the left hand side to finish with his right foot from just inside the area.

He then doubled the lead moments before half time, beating his man on the right this time, before rifling home left-footed.

However, Town, who had the likes of TQ Addy and Sam Beckwith in their ranks, while also giving five trialists a run-out, couldn’t hold on to their lead in the second period.

They conceded two penalties, converted by Dominic Samuel and Robbie McKenzie, with the latter then heading home the winner with just over 10 minutes to go.