Date:Saturday August 18 2007
County Ground, Swindon
Saturday 18 August 2007, 3pm Kick Off
Attendance: 7,520 (Approx 1,000 Luton Fans)
Swindon Town climb to Fourth in League One with an impressive win over one of the favourites to get promoted this season, Luton Town.
This game was played in perhaps the worst conditions possible as it was pouring down with rain but goals from Lee Peacock and Craig Easton ensured that Town fans went home happy.
Luton started the match very much the better side. Luton would get the ball up front very quickly and made the Swindon back four work very hard in the opening 10 minutes.
Town would then be the better team for the remainder of the first half however it became clear the team would have to work hard to try and score goals. Their efforts would bare fruit in the second half.
After the half time break Luton almost went up 1-0 with a Darren Currie free kick that landed on the top of the goal infront of the Luton support on the Stratton Bank.
Swindon responded right away with a shot by Christian Roberts which looked to have cross the line cleared by Luton's Chris Coyne according to the match official.
Town would not be denied again on the 56th minute as Sofiane Zaaboub put in a great cross to Lee Peacock who headed home the ball to make it 1-0 to Swindon which left Luton reeling. The players celebrated the goal with a 'rock the baby' celebration on show, a tribute to centreback Jerel Ifil who had become a Father for the second time on Friday afternoon according to the official website.
Only minutes later the home side should have went up 2-0 with Luton goalkeeper Dean Brill dropping a pass that landed right infront of Blair Sturrock however Sturrock was not able to shoot the ball into the open goal.
On the 66th minute Dave Edwards scored his first goal for Luton since arrivng from League Two side Shrewbury Town making the score 1-1.
The atmosphere in the Town end went rather flat after Luton's equalizer. Blair Sturrock would go off to Ironic cheers, perhaps because of his open goal miss and would be replaced by Ibon Arrieta who would become a hero minutes later.
On the 88th minute Ibon Arrieta put in a great cross which bounced around in the Luton penalty area before Craig Easton got on the end of it scoring the winning goal for Swindon and stunning the Promotion hopefuls in the process.
3 Minutes were added at the end of the game which Luton lobbed the ball forward hoping to get a late goal to send them home with a share of the points.
The final whistle blew and on a wet day at the County Ground, Swindon found themselves with 4 points and 4th in the League One table.
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Date:Saturday August 18 2007
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