Still feels history calling for Luton
JOHN STILL is targeting history for Luton Town.
A comfortable win over relegation-threatened Hartlepool keeps the Hatters in the play-off hunt and Still now wants to ensure his side make the most of their chance.
“Considering the injury problems we have had to be in with a chance of the play-offs is brilliant,’’ he admitted. “Someone said the other day that Luton have never ever got back to back promotions – so can we make history? That’s the aim for us now, to make some history as a group of players.’’
Pools, with the two teams below them losing again, remain third bottom and victory over Exeter at Victoria Park on Saturday could be enough to keep them in the Football League.
But they were run ragged at Kenilworth Road and will need a massive improvement.
From corner number four in the fifth minute, the Hatters took the lead.
Cameron McGheehan lost his man to plant a low bouncing header into the net from ten yards.
And it was two on 15 minutes. Midfielder Aaron Tshibola pushed Jake Howells over in the area and the attacker slotted in from close range.
From then on it was about how many the Hatters would get.
Nicky Featherstone cleared a goal-bound Elliot Lee shot off the line, and keeper Scott Flinders made a string of fine saves.
They had to wait until the 75th minute to get a third, as Scott Griffiths turned in from close range.
“It was a great show, we came out of the blocks strong and were two-up at half-time when we could have been a lot more,’’ added Still.
“But I’m really pleased to win and keep us in the play-off frame.
“It should have been all over by half-time and we had a new strike partnership up top today and their understanding might not be there, but they never stopped and worked hard.
“We kept a clean sheet, three out of four now which is brilliant and we are not fielding a settled back four.”
Pools boss Ronnie Moore said: “First-half was a disgrace defensively. Every time they attacked I felt they would score.
“The front lads caused problems and we struggled. We were vulnerable. Defend like that and we will lost the next two games.
“We had a go secondhalf, but we were two goals down.
“We are in this position because we haven’t scored enough – and we didn’t look like we could score. It’s winner takes all now.
“Next weekend is such a massive game for us and we have a chance – watch this now, the bottom three will all win next weekend.’’
STAR MAN JAKE HOWEL