Season One: March Update
With the league title in our sights and an FA Trophy final to play this month (which we won), March was certainly an exciting month of football for Luton Town fans! How did we fair in the league this month? Let's find out!
The month started very brightly for us as we demolished Alfreton 4-1 at home but we were instantly put on the back-foot after with two consecutive draws. With the FA Trophy final just a week away, we knew we needed to pick ourselves up against Chester, and we did with an emphatic 2-0 victory. The Wembley final was a massive game for us and a Jake Howells-inspired performance was enough to see us win our first ever FA Trophy, my first trophy as manager and Luton's first trophy since 2009! With the cup already in our trophy cabinet, we turned our attention back to the league but a promotion-chasing Grimsby shattered us at their place. However, we were determined not to let our lead in the league slip and a Cristian Montaño brace was enough to see off a hard-fighting FA Halifax side. I'm happy with our results this month, as we achieved what we wanted, which included a trophy win. Hopefully we can have more trophy-winning months such as these in the future!
Player Of The Month
You could argue that there were better performers this month, including Jake Howells, but Cristian Montaño
ignited our potentially title-winning run with four crucial league goals this month. He has managed to pull the rabbit out of the hat on so many occasions this season and he is truly a class above the others around him. Hopefully he can fire us to the title!
Cristian Montaño's Season Stats
MotM Awards: 5
Yellow Cards: 0
Red Cards: 0
Pass Completion Ratio: 76%
Shots On Target Ratio: 42%
Fouls Committed: 31
Fouls Against: 90
Average Rating: 7.01
Surely the league title is ours now! We have a ten point lead over second-placed Grimsby, despite their game in hand. We don't even need to perform consistently in our final month of football this season to confirm the double win. However, we cannot afford to be complacent. After all, anything can happen!
Nine points would secure the title for us, and nine points is my target for the month of April. All of our games are against mid-table teams, so hopefully we can take advantage of this. If we can win the league as early in to the month as possible, it will have been a fantastic achievement for us. Hopefully we can do it!
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