Luton Town preserved their home unbeaten start with a 3-2 win over Scunthorpe United at Kenilworth Road.

The Hatters’ victory moves them to within two points of the play-offs, as they inflicted a first defeat as Iron manager on Stuart McCall.

Luton took the lead through Harry Cornick inside the opening ten minutes. The attacker was released by a through-ball down the Hatters’ right flank and beat Jak Alnwick from a tight angle.

Scunthorpe equalised when Luton failed to convincingly clear their lines, and Lee Novak turned in the rebound after James Shea had initially denied Josh Morris.

But the game continued, with a third goal in fifteen minutes coming when Elliot Lee collected the ball and fired in a fine strike from range.

Both teams would then create attempts in a lively encounter on a damp afternoon in Bedfordshire. James Collins saw one strike parried and another ruffle the side netting.

The lively game continued after the break, with Stephen Humphreys denied by Shea and Novak seeing a second goal disallowed for offside.

Cornick then saw shots blocked before James Justin eventually gave Luton a two goal cushion late on when he turned in Jack Stacey’s cross.

Scunthorpe would get a goal back in added time when Humphreys turned the ball home. But Scunthorpe ran out of time, and ensured Luton would pick up back-to-back wins in the league for the first time this season.