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Luton Town thrash Yeovil Town in ten goal thriller

Sunday 6th August 2017
The Football League started this weekend and there was plenty to talk about. A few red cards were handed out and plenty of goals. There were even a few penalties - and spot-kick misses, too. But nobody could have seen what was coming when Luton Town faced against Yeovil Town in their opening League Two fixture.

Both sides competed in League Two last season and Luton finished fourth while Yeovil finished 20th. Many pundits would have thought that Luton would win this game but not to the extreme scoreline it ended up as. If you checked all the scores this weekend, this result will have probably raised your eyebrows in shock.

A total of ten goals were scored and the final result was 8-2 to Luton Town. Talk about being anxious to see how your team does in the first game. For Luton Town fans it was a day to remember but Yeovil fans will want to forget it. Even if you are a Yeovil fan do not despair as this is only the first game of the season.
That being said Yeovil did open the scoring on seven minutes through Otis Khan. Just five minutes later Oliver Lee levelled it to 1-1. James Collins and Alan McCormack got the scoreline up to 3-1 for Luton before Isaac Vassell bagged two goals on 36 and 38 minutes. This would mean a scoreline at half time was 5-1 to Luton Town. This game was definitely not shy of any action.

The second half brought plenty more entertainment as Luton Town striker, James Collins bagged himself a further two goals. This resulted in him getting a hat-trick. Yeovil did retaliate on 67 minutes through Francois Zoko but Luton scored right at the end. Elliott Lee converted in stoppage time on 99 minutes making the final score 8-2.

Luton Town will be elated about their performance and The Hatters' boss, Nathan Jones will want to keep his side grounded in the games to come. If they get carried away about their first victory it could affect their future results.
Yeovil Town will definitely feel distraught after the result but it is only game one of 46. The Glovers' manager, Darren Way will be aware of what went wrong and will try to be more prepared in their next fixture.

I'm sure Luton Town fans will be singing "We are top of the league" even if only one game has been played. If your team are top of the league at any stage, of course, you're going to sing it.

Their next League Two game will be against Barnet FC who drew to recently promoted, Forest Green Rovers 2-2. Yeovil's next league match is against Accrington Stanley who beat Colchester United 3-1.

Despite it being such a one-sided game there is plenty more time to go throughout this season. There will be many things that we wouldn't expect and that is why we enjoy watching certain leagues like League Two. It is where the heart of English football lies and where many talents show their potential.

Some of the best footballers have played their fair share of time in League Two. This gives us another reason to get excited about lower league football.
Jamie Kynaston

For my sins, I'm a season ticket holder at Stoke City, I have been proud to watch them for over 20 years. I follow most of the UK leagues and the major European ones too, and I've been told that I talk way too much about football.


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