Luton Town bounced back from their defeat by Swindon to take three points over Port Vale.

An own goal from Ben Whitfield and a solo strike from Jack Stacey saw the Hatters take three points against the struggling Valiants, who have lost all of their games since the opening day.

The home side pressed early on, with Andrew Shinnie firing wide with the home side’s best early chance. The own goal then put Luton ahead just after the half-hour mark, as Whitfield deflected Luke Berry’s pass beyond his own goalkeeper.

Whitfield had a chance to level when he volleyed over, before Marek Stech denied Anthony de Freitas’ free-kick. But the hosts were able to double their lead five minutes after the break, when Stacey advanced all the way down the pitch on a Luton counter before firing home.

A few late stops were needed for Stech to preserve his clean-sheet, but the Hatters held on to pick up a 2-0 win. The home side will look to pick up their first away win of the League Two season in their next outing, with a trip to face Wycombe Wanderers.

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