Stanley made it three away wins on the bounce as goals from Scott Brown and Terry Gornell gave them a 2-0 victory at Luton.

A third for the club for midfielder Brown and one for Gornell on his first start of 2016 brought another crucial three points.

The early exchanges set the tone for an end to end first half, with Josh Windass firing a shot off target at one end before Cameron McGeehan was wide with a shot from the edge of the other box.

The home side proceeded to make the best of the early chances, with Stanley keeper Ross Etheridge tested twice. First Jack Marriott sped into the area and got a shot away which the goalkeeper pushed out before he parried another effort from the same Luton player. This time the rebound dropped to Josh McQuoid but the striker smashed his shot over from six yards.

As time progressed Stanley began to come into their own, with Gornell knocking down a long pass for Windass and his superb volley forcing a fine save from Elliot Justham.

The home keeper had one other key contribution to make, dropping onto the ball after a Sean McConville cross ricocheted towards his goal with Mingoia and Gornell close at hand.

McGeehan looked the man most likely for the Hatters but he was twice off target as half time approached before the Reds had the last word when Gornell headed a Mingoia cross narrowly over.

John Coleman’s side broke the deadlock with the first real attack of the second period. After a corner was cleared Windass surged down the right, passed his man and crossed low from the byline. Brown was in perfect position to slide home his third of the season into the bottom left corner of the net.

Luton tried to respond, with Marriott seeing a shot deflected wide before sub Paul Benson headed over from a corner kick.

Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu was catching the eye for the home team and he blasted a venemous shot from inside the area across the face of goal before appealing for a penalty that wasn’t given when he collided with Reds sub Tariqe Fosu.

Stanley weren’t only interested in defending though and won the game seven minuts from time. Fosu produced a great left wing cross and Gornell met it with a deft flick header to notch his first goal since January and send the three points back up the M1.

Fosu almost added sheen to the scoreline with a cut in from the left and stepover followed by a shot just wide but the Reds had already done enough.

Stanley: Etheridge, Halliday, Davies, Hughes, Pearson, Mingoia, Conneely, Brown, McConville (Fosu 72), Windass, Gornell