LUTON POUNCE ON LATE LYNESS HOWLER
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.