19 Oct 2017
LG PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: FREE SCORING HATTERS WIN TWICE TO SECURE AWARD FOR JONES
The League Managers Association’s five-man panel, comprising LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Joe Royle, Dave Bassett and Barry Fry, has determined that the LG Performance of the Week Award should go to Luton Town for their outstanding 7-1 victory against Stevenage on Saturday 14th October 2017, which was followed by another impressive win against fellow promotion contenders Exeter City during midweek.
The experienced and highly distinguished panel has managed a combined total of over 6,000 competitive matches in professional football.
Luton Town manager Nathan Jones will receive a celebratory bottle of champagne, courtesy of Tanners Wines, and an LG Performance of the Week trophy in a presentation to commemorate the result.
This is the second consecutive season Jones has received the first LG award of the season, following on from last season’s cup victory over Aston Villa.
Nathan Jones’ Hatters fizzed like a can of 7-Up at Kenilworth Road this afternoon – beating Stevenage 7-1 to make it seven matches unbeaten in their seventh home game of the season!
The stunning result, in which Luke Berry scored a perfect head-left foot-right-foot hat-trick, also saw Danny Hylton net twice to join James Collins at the top of the club’s scoring charts on seven goals.
And to complete a landmark day for Luton Town Football Club, the victory – capped off by a first goal at the Kenny for homegrown defender James Justin and an injury-time strike by substitute Luke Gambin – was the 1,000th home win since the Hatters were formed in 1885.
The Hatters moved to the top of Sky Bet League Two tonight with a fantastic 4-1 victory at fellow promotion chasers Exeter City.
Nathan Jones’ men made it eight games unbeaten, including seven wins, with a thrilling second-half display in Devon after James Collins’ first-half opener had been cancelled out by Jake Taylor.
Dan Potts marked his return from suspension with his second goal of the season just after half-time, before Danny Hylton netted his eighth and Harry Cornick bagged his first for the club as the Town made it four wins in a row – a run in which they have netted 16 times!
The victory took the Town above the Grecians, who were one place above them at kick-off, and leaders Notts County, who lost 2-0 at Crewe.