A first half double was enough for Luton Town to lose 2-0 at Chesterfield.

The result is the Hatters’ third straight defeat away from home in all competitions. It also means the League Two leader’s advantage at the top of the 4th tier table is trimmed to 3 points after second place Notts County drew at Lincoln City.

A Luton side missing the injured Danny Hylton fell behind to Chesterfield inside 20 minutes. Joe Rowley was the goalscorers, with the attacker poking in Robbie Weir’s cross from the right flank at the back post.

The Spireites then managed a quickfire double. Chesterfield were given a penalty after James Justin tripped Zavon Hines, and Jak McCourt converted from 12 yards to give the strugglers a two goal lead.

Luton struggled to get back into the contest afterwards, with their best chance coming just after Chesterfield’s second as Andrew Shinnie blazed over from less than 12 yards.

While they did have the chances, they couldn’t make a breakthrough, and the end result saw three points for Jack Lester’s hosts. Luton will look to pick themselves up next Saturday, when they host Morecambe.

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