The FA Trophy Final
After all the build-up and talk about this game, we ended up winning it quite comfortably! I honestly never thought that we would have had such an easy final, but we did, and we won. I was so impressed with the mentality and composure of my team as they dismantled a shell-shocked Braintree side in front of 45,500 people with apparent ease.
Looking at the timing of both goals, it looks like we only produced towards the end, but we hit the woodwork twice previous to both goals and also had no less than five Clear Cut Chances. We were dominating possession and firing shots in under no pressure, but we couldn't find the composed finish which we needed.
That was, until our Welsh left midfielder Jake Howells stepped up on the 78th minute to fire a powerful effort from just inside the box in to the ceiling of the goal, with Braintree's Nathan McDonald powerless to stop it. 1-0 to Luton!
At that point, you may have thought they we would have been content with a one-goal lead and we would have sat back to defend it but we did not. Jake Howells was instrumental once more as he slipped substitute striker Mark Cullen in to complete the win for us in emphatic style, securing Luton Town's first trophy since 2009.
It was a fantastic performance overall and the stats below will show you how much we dominated the game.
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