Luton U18s edged out by Stevenage

Luton U18s went down 3-2 to Stevenage in their Football League Youth Alliance Cup clash at the weekend.

The visitors took the lead when Brett Longden was upended in the area and Charlie Smith converted the penalty.

Stevenage levelled on 15 minutes but Town were back in front after 26 minutes when Arel Amu’s shot wasn’t held and Smith turned in the rebound.

In the second period, Stevenage equalised on 52 minutes with a strike from the edge of the box.

Hatters pushed once more as Smith saw another corner cleared, but Stevenage took the lead on 85 minutes, poking home from close range.

Hatters: Carpenter, Longden, Jibodu (C), Rees, Chabata, DeBattista, Davis, Burtenshaw (Banton 70), McKenzie-Lowe (Ngwala 80), Smith, Amu.

Subs not used: Barnes, Galliford, Stanley

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