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Final Third Development League digest

20 November 2014

Luton Town continued their unbeaten start in the Final Third Development League with a 4-1 victory over Cambridge, while Hull City overcame table-toppers Scunthorpe United.

Final Third Development League - East Division

Hull City moved to within a point of Scunthorpe United in the Final Third Development League East Division after recording a 2-1 victory over the Iron at North Ferriby on Tuesday evening.

The Tigers went ahead the 36th minute after Eoghan McCawl connected with a Leon Dawson cross, and they doubled their advantage from the restart as Karim Rossi converted a header from close range.

Scunthorpe pulled a goal back seven minutes from time, but Hull held on to close the gap on the leaders to a single point.

Rotherham United, fresh off the back of their 8-0 defeat of Mansfield in the Final Third Development League Cup last week, continued their strong run of form with a 2-0 win over Burton Albion.

Goals from Matt Derbyshire and Mitch Rose either side of half-time were enough to see the Millers move up to second in the table.

Elsewhere, Gateshead secured their first league win of the season after first-half goals from Tom Heardman and Jon Shaw helped them beat Hartlepool United.

The visitors responded through a Dan Jones header with around half an hour to play, but the Heed held on to record a 2-1 victory and notch their first points of the campaign.

Final Third Development League - South Division

Luton Town extended their lead at the top of the South Division with a dominant 4-1 win over second-placed Cambridge United.

Shaun Whalley netted on the stroke of half time, before adding his second shortly after the restart. Cambridge looked to be staging a spirited comeback when they halved the deficit, but further goals for the Hatters from Luke Rooney and Charlie Walker ensured it was merely a consolation.

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