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John Still: Luton Town victory was deserved

5 October 2014

They might have left it late but manager John Still insists his Luton side fully deserved their 2-1 victory over local rivals Stevenage.

Luke Wilkinson headed the Hatters into a 10th-minute lead only for Tom Pett to bring the hosts level as he poked home Chris Whelpdale's header back across goal.

But Luton were the more dangerous side all afternoon and after Jim Stevenson saw his header cleared off the line by Jon Ashton, substitute Alex Wall scored the winner just seconds after coming on.

Wall coolly curled the ball past Chris Day seven minutes from time and Still is adamant it was nothing less than his troops' effort merited.

"It was well deserved," he said. "I thought it could have been over in 20 minutes to be honest. For the away team we started fantastically and were well on top. They came into it and came back strong.

"They got a goal from their only chance but bar that I thought that we were the team that would score. Being the away team in the local derby we've played well and we've won so I'm delighted.

"I think that in the time I've been here, the way we train and the intensity allows us to provide magic moments.

"They came back and I've got to give them credit for that but in the second-half they were very organised."

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