14 Apr 2009

Luton Town's 89 year stay in the Football League comes to an end

3:47 pm on 14 April 2009

Luton Town's 89-year stay in the Football League has come to an end after being relegated from the fourth division.

A nil all draw with Chesterfield condemned Luton to the drop, although they have been fighting a losing battle all season after starting with a 30-point penalty for financial infringements.

Without the deduction Luton, a top-flight team in the 1980s and the 1988 League Cup winners when they beat Arsenal at Wembley, would have been safe in mid-table.

Luton will now play in the Conference National competition, a mixture of fulltime and semi-professional clubs.