Luton started life under new boss Paul Buckle by beating Hayes and Yeading to keep up their play-off hopes.

Stuart Fleetwood fired home Jake Howells's cross to put the hosts ahead, before Daniel Wishart tapped in an equaliser from six yards out.

Fleetwood's superb volley then restored the lead, and Keith Keane poked home another Howells cross for 3-1.

Hatters defender Janos Kovacs turned the ball past his own keeper, but Andre Gray rounded it off with a fine strike.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM.

Luton Town manager Paul Buckle told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"If your strikers are on the front foot looking to shut down you've always got a chance.

"Both centre-forwards took that on board. We did change early in the second-half because we couldn't match up.

"So we paid respect to their system but I thought it worked really well.

"We've got to defend the box a lot better. But I think that comes from feeling a bit sorry for yourself."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Luton Town

  • 01 Tyler
  • 06 Pilkington
  • 15 Howells
  • 18 Osano
  • 34 Kovacs
  • 04 Keane
  • 07 Lawless
  • 11 Willmott (Blackett - 90' )
  • 25 Poku
  • 13 Fleetwood Booked (McAllister - 87' )
  • 27 Gray Booked (Kissock - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Blackett
  • 20 Kissock
  • 28 Watkins
  • 09 McAllister
  • 14 O'Connor

Hayes & Yeading

  • 01 Arnold
  • 02 Argent
  • 04 Hand
  • 05 Cadmore Booked
  • 18 Pele
  • 30 Spence
  • 10 Williams
  • 12 Bentley (Warren - 78' )
  • 38 Mingoia (Collins - 74' )
  • 11 Wishart
  • 19 O'Brien (Walsh - 57' )

Substitutes

  • 31 Beasant
  • 23 Warren
  • 27 Collins
  • 06 Owusu
  • 39 Walsh
Ref: Bull
Att: 6,003

Match Stats

Shots

20 8

On target

9 5

Corners

5 7

Fouls

16 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:27 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +3:41

John Kissock fouled by Jamie Hand, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Keith Keane.

90:00 +2:43

Alex Lawless has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

90:00 +0:47 Substitution

Substitution Shane Blackett is brought on as a substitute for Robbie Willmott.

88:45

Keith Keane crosses the ball, save by Steve Arnold.

87:40

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Robbie Willmott from the left by-line to the near post, Shot by Janos Kovacs. Save by Steve Arnold.

87:29

Keith Keane delivers the ball, clearance by Tom Cadmore.

86:25 Substitution

Substitution Craig McAllister is brought on as a substitute for Stuart Fleetwood.

85:15

Foul by George Pilkington on Tom Collins, free kick awarded. The ball is crossed by Jamie Hand, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Daniel Wishart goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

84:35

Stuart Fleetwood has an effort at goal from the edge of the area striking the post.

83:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Hand on Robbie Willmott. Free kick taken by Jake Howells.

82:54

The ball is sent over by Curtis Osano.

82:43

Stuart Fleetwood crosses the ball.

82:18

Unfair challenge on Phil Walsh by George Pilkington results in a free kick. Jamie Hand takes the free kick.

81:32

The referee blows for offside against Tom Collins. Mark Tyler takes the free kick.

80:36

Jamie Hand takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Godfrey Poku manages to make a clearance.

79:54 Substitution

Substitution Andre Gray goes off and John Kissock comes on.

77:20 Substitution

Substitution Freddie Warren comes on in place of Mark Bentley.

76:57

The ball is swung over by Keith Keane, save by Steve Arnold.

76:14

Robbie Willmott has a drilled shot and went wide left of the target.

74:40

Corner taken by Robbie Willmott, Janos Kovacs has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

73:08 Substitution

Substitution Tom Collins on for Piero Mingoia.

72:49

Effort on goal by Alex Lawless from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

72:34

Alex Lawless sends in a cross, clearance made by Sam Argent.

71:00

Assist by Stuart Fleetwood.

71:00 Goal scored

Goal! - Andre Gray - Luton 4 - 2 Hayes & Y A goal is scored by Andre Gray from the edge of the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Luton 4-2 Hayes & Yeading.

70:28

Jamie Hand takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Keith Keane makes a clearance.

69:43

Corner taken right-footed by Jamie Hand, The ball is crossed by Piero Mingoia, blocked by Godfrey Poku.

69:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Walsh by George Pilkington. Jamie Hand crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Janos Kovacs.

67:25

Close range headed effort by Janos Kovacs goes wide of the left-hand post.

66:40

Inswinging corner taken by Robbie Willmott from the left by-line, Steve Arnold makes a save.

66:26

Andre Gray takes a shot. Steve Arnold makes a save.

64:58

Robbie Willmott crosses the ball.

64:28

Corner taken right-footed by Robbie Willmott from the right by-line, clearance by Pedro Pele.

64:01

Phil Walsh is ruled offside. Mark Tyler takes the free kick.

61:21

Centre by Stuart Fleetwood, Andre Gray produces a volleyed right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

60:53

Jamie Hand takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Jake Howells.

59:56

Jamie Hand gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Godfrey Poku. George Pilkington takes the free kick.

58:52

Phil Walsh concedes a free kick for a foul on George Pilkington. Jake Howells restarts play with the free kick.

57:51

Robbie Willmott takes a shot. Blocked by Tom Cadmore. Stuart Fleetwood is ruled offside. Steve Arnold takes the direct free kick.

56:21 Substitution

Substitution Phil Walsh is brought on as a substitute for Aiden O'Brien.

55:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Janos Kovacs - Luton 3 - 2 Hayes & Y Janos Kovacs puts the ball into his own net from 6 yards. Luton 3-2 Hayes & Yeading.

55:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andre Gray on Dan Spence. Jamie Hand delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

54:23

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jamie Hand, Mark Bentley takes a shot. Alex Lawless manages to make a clearance.

54:17

The ball is swung over by Daniel Wishart, George Pilkington manages to make a clearance.

53:40

Centre by Robbie Willmott.

52:15

Assist on the goal came from Jake Howells.

52:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Keith Keane - Luton 3 - 1 Hayes & Y A goal is scored by Keith Keane from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Luton 3-1 Hayes & Yeading.

52:12

Jake Howells sends in a cross,

51:32

The ball is swung over by Dan Spence.

50:01

Stuart Fleetwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Argent. Direct free kick taken by Steve Arnold.

49:08

Foul by Dan Spence on Andre Gray, free kick awarded. Robbie Willmott takes the free kick.

48:29

Godfrey Poku fouled by Piero Mingoia, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jake Howells.

47:37

Sam Argent handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Jake Howells takes the direct free kick.

46:14

Aiden O'Brien challenges George Pilkington unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Tyler takes the free kick.

45:26

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Tom Cadmore.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +2:20 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +1:41

Mark Tyler restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +1:41 Booking

Booking Tom Cadmore goes into the book.

45:00 +1:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Keane by Tom Cadmore.

45:00 +0:54

Unfair challenge on Mark Bentley by George Pilkington results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Hand.

45:00 +0:14

Effort from the edge of the box by Andre Gray goes wide of the right-hand upright.

43:45

Andre Gray provided the assist for the goal.

43:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Stuart Fleetwood - Luton 2 - 1 Hayes & Y Stuart Fleetwood finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Luton 2-1 Hayes & Yeading.

43:38

A cross is delivered by Andre Gray, Tom Cadmore manages to make a clearance.

41:52

Dan Spence fouled by Stuart Fleetwood, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Arnold takes the free kick.

40:51

Free kick crossed by Tom Cadmore, George Pilkington manages to make a clearance.

40:51 Booking

Booking Andre Gray receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

40:46

Dan Spence fouled by Andre Gray, the ref awards a free kick.

40:00

The ball is sent over by Curtis Osano, Shot from just outside the box by Alex Lawless misses to the right of the target.

38:55

A cross is delivered by Jake Howells, Tom Cadmore makes a clearance.

38:46

The ball is swung over by Jake Howells, clearance by Pedro Pele.

36:47

The ball is sent over by Piero Mingoia, Jake Howells makes a clearance.

33:02

Robbie Willmott crosses the ball, Andre Gray takes a shot. Save by Steve Arnold.

32:12

Pedro Pele takes the direct free kick.

32:12 Booking

Booking Booking for Stuart Fleetwood for dissent.

32:08

Handball decision goes against Stuart Fleetwood.

31:48

Foul by Aiden O'Brien on Janos Kovacs, free kick awarded. George Pilkington restarts play with the free kick.

31:16

Keith Keane produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.

30:30

Mark Bentley produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

29:55

Andre Gray challenges Dan Spence unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Arnold restarts play with the free kick.

29:08

Curtis Osano has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

28:48

Jake Howells produces a cross.

27:51

Daniel Wishart takes a shot. Save by Mark Tyler.

27:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Cadmore by Andre Gray. Free kick taken by Tom Cadmore.

25:15

Effort from the edge of the area by Dan Spence goes wide of the right-hand upright.

24:56

The ball is sent over by Stuart Fleetwood, Pedro Pele makes a clearance.

23:25

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Robbie Willmott, Tom Cadmore manages to make a clearance. Godfrey Poku sends in a cross, save made by Steve Arnold. Steve Arnold fouled by Janos Kovacs, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Arnold.

23:07

Centre by Andre Gray, Sam Argent gets a block in.

20:43

Mark Bentley provided the assist for the goal.

20:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Daniel Wishart - Luton 1 - 1 Hayes & Y Goal scored by Daniel Wishart from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Luton 1-1 Hayes & Yeading.

20:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Curtis Osano on Piero Mingoia. Centre by Jamie Hand,

19:48

Jake Howells sends in a cross, Andre Gray takes a shot. Save by Steve Arnold.

18:41

Jamie Hand challenges Godfrey Poku unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jake Howells.

17:19

The ball is crossed by Robbie Willmott.

17:09

Curtis Osano produces a cross.

15:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Cadmore by Andre Gray. Steve Arnold takes the direct free kick.

15:08

The referee penalises Aiden O'Brien for handball. Jake Howells takes the free kick.

12:47

The assist for the goal came from Jake Howells.

12:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Stuart Fleetwood - Luton 1 - 0 Hayes & Y Goal scored by Stuart Fleetwood from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Luton 1-0 Hayes & Yeading.

11:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Wishart by Curtis Osano. Jamie Hand takes the direct free kick.

10:02

Daniel Wishart takes a shot. Save made by Mark Tyler. Corner taken by Jamie Hand played to the near post, volleyed right-footed shot by Tom Cadmore. Blocked by Janos Kovacs. Sam Argent delivers the ball.

9:04

The ball is swung over by Aiden O'Brien.

8:31

Andre Gray challenges Tom Cadmore unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Cadmore takes the direct free kick.

6:28

Tom Cadmore gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andre Gray. Free kick crossed by Robbie Willmott, save by Steve Arnold.

4:47

The ball is crossed by Alex Lawless.

2:14

Centre by Alex Lawless, save by Steve Arnold.

1:34

The ball is delivered by Luke Williams, George Pilkington manages to make a clearance.

0:45

Corner taken by Jamie Hand from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Jake Howells.

0:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andre Gray on Tom Cadmore. Tom Cadmore takes the free kick.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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