Hang on, are we… good? Whisper it but, I think we might be.
What a thoroughly enjoyable game. Two good sides going toe to toe, with the team we support coming out on top.
Rovers started well, as we have in most games this season. We really do play some lovely stuff at times. Talking of lovely stuff, is there anything more delightful than seeing Matty Blair going on one of his runs forward?
He gave Rovers the lead doing just that; picking the ball up deep on the right before driving towards goal. And as no defender thought to close him down, he finished nicely past James Shea in the Luton goal.
Luton, without perennial shithouse Danny Hylton, then fought their way back into the game and probably deserved the equaliser they got on the stroke of half time. A good corner was headed back across goal and Elliot Lee nodded home. 1-1 at the break.
Rovers went back in front within seconds of the restart as the rain poured down. Danny Andrew’s cross found Blair who couldn’t get a shot away. Instead, he inadvertently set the ball back for Ben Whiteman who’s deflected shot found the back of the net.
Luton continued to press to get back into it but Rovers held firm throughout the second half. The visitors came close through Glen Rea’s near post effort, but he couldn’t find the target. We’ve played better than this and not won. Today was a sign of a good team.
by Chris Donald