LUTON POUNCE ON LATE LYNESS HOWLER

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

IN THE end it was a goal­keep­ing howler right at the death that proved the real de­cider – not pri­mar­ily be­tween Luton and Black­pool, but their two keep­ers.

This was a match that had 0-0 writ­ten all over it and that was largely down to Matt Macey, the Arse­nal loan stop­per in Town’s net, and Dean Lyness at the other end for the Seasiders.

For 89 min­utes, both had played with dis­tinc­tion, though the Hat­ters man had to work harder for his plau­dits. A won­der­ful save de­nied Bright Osayi-Sa­muel a top cor­ner stun­ner and then, as Tan­ger­ines boss Gary Bowyer quite rightly said, he pulled off ‘a worldie’ to deny Kyle Vas­sell an over­head kick goal-ofthe-sea­son con­tender.

But then, with sec­onds to go be­fore Black­pool con­firmed a tenth straight game with­out de­feat, Lyness ru­ined his af­ter­noon and spilled a Luke Gam­bin shot right at the feet of Ol­lie Palmer. It sent the vis­i­tors slid­ing out of the play-off places and gave Luton re­newed hope.

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