Luton Town began their Checkatrade Trophy campaign with a 2-1 win against the Brighton academy side.
Aaron Jarvis struck the home side ahead early on. A number of chances then came and went for the home side until a deflected Jorge Grant effort made it 2-0 late on.
Brighton’s Aaron Connolly headed in a goal back for the away side late on. But it came too late to change the outcome, and ensures Luton begin with the win.
The home side started brightly, with Jarvis denied by away goalkeeper Jason Steele inside the opening minute.
Jarvis would get on the scoresheet inside the opening five minutes. The striker was in the right place to turn in James Justin’s cross.
Luton dominated the opening period, with Eunan O’Kane flashing two efforts off target, Arthur Read and Grant seeing a few efforts tipped wide by Steele, and O’Kane seeing a further strike cannon off the crossbar.
The home side were looking likelier to score after half-time, and made it through late on when a long-ranger from Grant cannoned off a visiting defender and flew beyond Steele.
Connolly bought Brighton back within one when he headed in a late cross, but Luton had already done enough to secure the points. Their next assignment sees them host MK Dons on October 9th.