14 Apr 2009

Luton relegated from Football League

7:52 am on 14 April 2009

Luton Town's 89-year stay in the Football League came to an end when they were relegated from League Two, the fourth division of English football.

A 0-0 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.