Blackpool v Luton Town, 28 August 2004

Score3-1 to Luton Town
RefereeAlan Kaye
CompetitionLeague One
VenueBloomfield Road
Attendance5,793

Goals:

Scott Taylor 4 G

Goals:

Steve Howard 58 G
Ahmet Brkovic 59 G
Ahmet Brkovic 90 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Lee Jones
Defender/Right back Mark McGregor
Defender Leam Richardson
Defender/Centre back Rob Clare
Defender/Midfielder Rob W Edwards
Defender/Midfielder Simon Grayson
Midfielder Martin Bullock
Midfielder Paul Edwards
Midfielder Michael Flynn
Forward John Murphy
Forward Scott Taylor

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Marlon Beresford
Defender Paul Underwood
Defender/Centre back Chris Coyne
Defender/Centre back Curtis Davies
Defender/Midfielder Keith Keane
Defender/Left back Sol Davis
Midfielder Ahmet Brkovic
Midfielder Kevin Nicholls
Midfielder Steve Robinson
Forward Steve Howard
Forward Rowan Vine

Substitutions:

Mike Flynn for Simon Grayson 61
Keigan Parker for Leam Richardson 84

Substitutions:

Cards:

Martin Bullock 6 Y

Cards:

Paul Underwood 34 Y
Steve Howard 67 Y
Ahmet Brkovic 88 Y

On the bench:

Defender/Centre back Mike Flynn
Forward Keigan Parker

On the bench:

Comments:

League position: 24th Unused substitutes: Sasa Ilic, Gareth Evans and Danny Coid

Comments:

League position: 1st Unused substitutes: Dino Seremet, Michael Leary, Enoch Showunmi, Kevin Foley and Lee Mansell As Luton Town continued their best-ever start to a season, Steve Howard set a new club record by scoring in his ninth consecutive game. Four Hatters players had previously netted in seven games in a row; Andy Rennie in 1928-29, Jack Ball in 1934-35, Joe Payne in 1936-37 and Jessie Pye in 1952-53. The slight difference in the records is that the earlier quartet all scored in consecutive games played by Luton, while Steve's record is in consecutive games he played in. He had missed the final game of 2003-04 at Chesterfield due to suspension.