Football: Lennie's lions ride their luck.
DELIGHTED manager Lennie Lawrence admitted Luton rode their luck before disposing of First Division Barnsley to reach the quarter-finals of the Worthington Cup for the first time in 10 years.
He said: "Barnsley had plenty of possession but we didn't deserve to lose.
"They will be disappointed with the chances they missed while we battled on all the way and coped with one excellent front player."
He was referring to Ashley Ward, surely likely to be the target of Premiership clubs now that Barnsley have little to play for during the rest of this season.
Lawrence said: "Ward is real class. I think the crucial moment was when Kelvin Davis saved at Ward's feet before we scored.
"We rode our luck at times but we kept them out."
Veteran Phil Gray fired the 81st-minute winner and even that had a little luck about it, catching a deflection off Chris Morgan.
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Nov 11, 1998|
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