The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

QUAL­ITY goal­keep­ing was ar­guably the dif­fer­ence as Lu­ton ex­tended their ad­van­tage in League Two over New­port who would’ve gone level on points with John Still’s men with a vic­tory.

Mark Tyler made vi­tal stops ei­ther side of half­time to deny Shaun Jef­fers and Chris Ze­broski but County’s Jamie Stephens dropped a clanger after the in­ter­val to gift Lu­ton a vi­tal sec­ond goal.

How­ever, both sides will feel they have the form and the squad strength to main­tain their pro­mo­tion charges, even if New­port’s nine-game un­beaten run came to an end.

The Hat­ters will feel pos­i­tive after they shrugged off a spank­ing at More­cambe to record back-to-back home vic­to­ries over Bury and New­port as they look to make an im­pact in the league and the FA Cup.

New­port will now be keen to en­sure they don’t suf­fer a re­peat of last term when their cam­paign fell apart after the Christ­mas pe­riod.

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