1994–95 Luton Town F.C. season

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Luton Town
1994–95 season
Chairman David Kohler
Manager David Pleat
Stadium Kenilworth Road
First Division 16th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup First round
Average home league attendance 7,350

During the 1994–95 English football season, Luton Town F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

Luton struggled once again in the 1994–95 season, with the side struggling to score at home. Pleat's Luton side, including young players such as Oakes, Telfer and John Hartson, reacted positively when Pleat turned down the advances of Tottenham Hotspur to return to North London as manager, and rocketed up to fifth in the table. Hartson was bought by Arsenal for £2,500,000 soon after, a British record for a teenager. The season petered out into obscurity following Hartson's sale, and Luton finished 16th. Pleat then left for a second time, moving to Sheffield Wednesday.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts
1 Middlesbrough 46 15 4 4 41 19 8 9 6 26 21 67 40 +27 82
2 Reading 46 12 7 4 34 21 11 3 9 24 23 58 44 +14 79
3 Bolton Wanderers 46 16 6 1 43 13 5 8 10 24 32 67 45 +22 77
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 15 5 3 39 18 6 8 9 38 43 77 61 +16 76
5 Tranmere Rovers 46 17 4 2 51 23 5 6 12 16 35 67 58 +9 76
6 Barnsley 46 15 6 2 42 19 5 6 12 21 33 63 52 +11 72
7 Watford 46 14 6 3 33 17 5 7 11 19 29 52 46 +6 70
8 Sheffield United 46 12 9 2 41 21 5 8 10 33 34 74 55 +19 68
9 Derby County 46 12 6 5 44 23 6 6 11 22 28 66 51 +15 66
10 Grimsby Town 46 12 7 4 36 19 5 7 11 26 37 62 56 +6 65
11 Stoke City 46 10 7 6 31 21 6 8 9 19 32 50 53 –3 63
12 Millwall 46 11 8 4 36 22 5 6 12 24 38 60 60 ±0 62
13 Southend United 46 13 2 8 33 25 5 6 12 21 48 54 73 –19 62
14 Oldham Athletic 46 12 7 4 34 21 4 6 13 26 39 60 60 ±0 61
15 Charlton Athletic 46 11 6 6 33 25 5 5 13 25 41 58 66 –8 59
16 Luton Town 46 8 6 9 35 30 7 7 9 26 34 61 64 –3 58
17 Port Vale 46 11 5 7 30 24 4 8 11 28 40 58 64 –6 58
18 Portsmouth 46 9 8 6 31 28 6 5 12 22 35 53 63 –10 58
19 West Bromwich Albion 46 13 3 7 33 24 3 7 13 18 33 51 57 –6 58
20 Sunderland 46 5 12 6 22 22 7 6 10 19 23 41 45 –4 54
21 Swindon Town 46 9 6 8 28 27 3 6 14 26 46 54 73 –19 48
22 Burnley 46 8 7 8 36 33 3 6 14 13 41 49 74 –25 46
23 Bristol City 46 8 8 7 26 28 3 4 16 16 35 42 63 –21 45
24 Notts County 46 7 8 8 26 28 2 5 16 19 38 45 66 –21 40
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
Key
Football League Champions, promoted to FA Premier League
Promoted to FA Premier League
Participated in play-offs
Promoted to Premier League through play-offs
Relegated

Results[edit]

Luton Town's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
13 August 1994 West Bromwich Albion H 1-1 8,640 Oakes
20 August 1994 Derby County A 0-0 13,060
27 August 1994 Southend United H 2-2 5,918 Hartson, Hughes
30 August 1994 Tranmere Rovers A 2-4 5,480 Hartson, Hughes
3 September 1994 Port Vale A 1-0 8,541 Marshall
10 September 1994 Burnley H 0-1 6,911
13 September 1994 Bolton Wanderers H 0-3 5,764
17 September 1994 Watford A 4-2 8,880 Oakes, Telfer (2), Dixon
24 September 1994 Millwall A 0-0 7,150
1 October 1994 Bristol City H 0-1 6,633
9 October 1994 Stoke City A 2-1 11,712 Marshall, Preece
15 October 1994 Middlesbrough H 5-1 8,412 Marshall (2), Preece, Hartson, Wilkinson (own goal)
22 October 1994 Sheffield United A 3-1 13,317 Gayle (own goal), Dixon, James
29 October 1994 Barnsley H 0-1 7,212
1 November 1994 Grimsby Town H 1-2 5,839 Oakes
5 November 1994 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 3-2 26,749 Preece, Dixon, Marshall
12 November 1994 Oldham Athletic A 0-0 7,907
19 November 1994 Portsmouth H 2-0 8,214 Dixon, Preece
26 November 1994 Swindon Town A 2-1 9,455 Dixon, Oakes
3 December 1994 Sheffield United H 3-6 8,516 Johnson, Gayle (own goal), Hartson
11 December 1994 Derby County H 0-0 6,400
18 December 1994 West Bromwich Albion A 0-1 14,392
26 December 1994 Reading A 0-0 11,623
27 December 1994 Sunderland H 3-0 8,953 Oakes (2), Hartson
31 December 1994 Notts County A 1-0 6,249 Telfer
2 January 1995 Charlton Athletic H 0-1 7,642
14 January 1995 Barnsley A 1-3 4,808 Dixon
4 February 1995 Oldham Athletic H 2-1 6,903 Marshall (2)
11 February 1995 Grimsby Town A 0-5 ??
18 February 1995 Swindon Town H 3-0 6,595 Marshall (2), Horlock (own goal)
21 February 1995 Portsmouth A 2-3 7,363 James, Telfer
25 February 1995 Bristol City A 2-2 7,939 Oakes (2)
4 March 1995 Millwall H 1-1 6,864 Marshall
7 March 1995 Port Vale H 2-1 5,947 Telfer, Dixon
11 March 1995 Southend United A 0-3 4,558
18 March 1995 Tranmere Rovers H 2-0 6,660 James, Biggins
21 March 1995 Burnley A 1-2 9,551 Marshall
26 March 1995 Watford H 1-1 7,984 Telfer
4 April 1995 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 3-3 9,651 Telfer (2), Taylor
8 April 1995 Notts County H 2-0 6,428 Telfer, Oakes (pen)
11 April 1995 Bolton Wanderers A 0-0 13,619
15 April 1995 Sunderland A 1-1 17,292 Taylor
17 April 1995 Reading H 0-1 8,717
22 April 1995 Charlton Athletic A 0-1 10,918
30 April 1995 Middlesbrough A 1-2 23,903 Taylor
7 May 1995 Stoke City H 2-3 8,252 Waddock, Harvey

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1994–95 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 7 January 1995 Bristol Rovers H 1-1 7,571 Hartson
R3R 18 January 1995 Bristol Rovers A 1-0 8,218 Marshall
R4 28 January 1995 Southampton H 2-2 9,938 Biggins
R4R 8 February 1995 Southampton A 0-6 15,075

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 First Leg 16 August 1994 Fulham H 1-1 3,287 Oakes
R1 Second Leg 23 August 1994 Fulham A 1-1 (lost 3-4 on pens) 5,134 Marshall

Squad[edit]

[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Kelvin Davis
United States GK Juergen Sommer
England GK Fred Barber
England DF Richard Harvey
Scotland DF Paul Telfer
England DF Marvin Johnson
England DF Mitchell Thomas
England DF Julian James
England DF Trevor Peake
England DF Des Linton
Republic of Ireland DF David Greene
England MF David Preece
Wales MF Ceri Hughes
England MF Scott Oakes
Republic of Ireland MF Gary Waddock
No. Position Player
England MF Paul McLaren
England MF Scott Houghton
England MF Paul Allen (on loan from Southampton)
England MF Martin Williams
England MF Rob Matthews
England MF Aaron Skelton
Jamaica FW Dwight Marshall
Scotland FW Wayne Biggins (on loan from Stoke City)
England FW Tony Thorpe
England FW John Taylor
Wales FW John Hartson
England FW Kerry Dixon
Canada FW Geoff Aunger
England FW Tony Adcock
England FW Jamie Woodsford

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