The Hatters are certainly going to be playing Championship football next season. Despite the fact that this time last season they were in League Two, the Bedfordshire club are absolutely flying, and last night’s 2-2 draw was just a blip on their way to the title. However, it could easily have been three points instead of one.
— Luton Town FC (@LutonTown) April 23, 2019
It should have been yet another win for Mick Harford as the Hatters’ boss, especially in front of a rocking Kenilworth Road. However, the chances kept on coming and coming for Luton to put the game to bed and they continually failed to do so. In the end. it came back to bite them, as with the score a 2-1 to the home side, Wimbledon got some luck as an offside equaliser counted.
It can be easy to blame the officials in games like these, but given the way that the Hatters kept missing chances and fluffing their lines in a relentless second-half, you can’t bemoan the referees’ performance too much. Promotion should still be a formality, especially considering they sit three points clear of 2nd with just two games left, but the fans won’t be happy if they get some more shocking officiating against Burton Albion and Oxford United.
You can read the Hatters’ verdict on the refereeing display here:
Ref should be banned
— Matt Strange (@mstrange08) April 23, 2019
This is why I cashed out on 72 mins .. the referee made so many bad decisions and should've produced at least 3 yellow cards and that 2.2 equaliser was so offside .. Luton should've scored more but the official's made so bad decisions.. apart from that it was a fantastic game
— Brian Thompson (@Brian00459417) April 23, 2019
Worst officiating performance ever?
— Edwin Vass (@3dw1n__) April 23, 2019
LuaLua gets bundled over in the penalty area but goes down rather dramatically and the referee isn’t interested. If it’s a dive then where’s the yellow card?
— James Cunliffe LTFC journo (@LutonJournoLTFC) April 23, 2019
This referee for the Luton game is giving everything to AFC Wimbledon atm #coyh
— Brandon Thomas (@BrandonTSocial) 23 April 2019
Think referee Ben Toner has only just worked out the playing on rule. Berry cleaned out by up come the arms and Town can continue.
— LutonNews_LTFC (@LutonNews_LTFC) April 23, 2019
The Hatters were not at all pleased with the referee’s performance yesterday, but can only blame themselves for their lack of a clinical touch.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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