Luton are preparing themselves to be the first team in history to win a Wembley final and be relegated out of the League in the same season. But despite their seemingly inevitable demise, winning the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy offered Hattters fans a memorable silver lining to an otherwise horrific season, after participating it what some are terming the greatest cup final ever to grace the hallow Wembley turf.
Luton and Scunny served up 120 minutes that any teams would have been proud of. An enthralling first half ended all square when Chris Martin’s splendid goal after half an hour cancelled out Gary Hooper’s opener.
Tom Craddock looked to have won it for for the Hatters when he struck from 20 yards but, with just two minutes remaining, Grant McCann exquisitely curled a shot beyond Dean Brill from the edge of the box to force extraâ€“time.
Claude Gnakpa was the Hatters’ unlikely hero, the French defender coming on five minutes from the end of normal time before netting the winner five minutes into extra-time when he stuck out a leg to loop the ball over Joe Murphy.
Highlight’s of Luton’s historic Wembley win can be seen here.