Luton Town came from behind at half-time to beat Tamworth and end their run of three matches without a win.

John Dempster, on loan from Mansfield Town, put the hosts ahead with a free header from Scott Barrow's cross.

Luton boss Paul Buckle made a triple change after the break and all three were involved with two quick goals.

Stuart Fleetwood set up Yaser Kasim for his first Hatters goal and Fleetwood then scored his eighth goal of the season from Jake Robinson's neat pass.

Scott Rendell missed an opportunity to score Luton's third and Fleetwood went close with a second lob.

Victory for Luton moved them up to fifth in the table, while Tamworth stay eighth.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Luton Town manager Paul Buckle told BBC Three Counties Radio:

Buckle unhappy with set-play goal

"I like to have a plan before the game, you have to work out what you're going to do if you're drawing, losing or winning.

"But none of that was planned, it was a case of thinking on your feet at half-time - we were very disappointed to go in 1-0 down.

"It put everyone on the back foot, including our brilliant supporters, who turned up in numbers again and deserve a massive pat on the back.

"In the end, I had that [the substitutions] up my sleeve because I felt that would be the way forward if we weren't able to score. I didn't want to wait much longer than 10 minutes, or 15, when I did it and it's worked out."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Tamworth

  • 13 Breedon
  • 06 Marshall
  • 15 Courtney
  • 33 Dempster Booked
  • 04 Baldock
  • 11 Kerry Booked
  • 18 Till
  • 19 Barrow (Gudger - 86' )
  • 07 Cunnington
  • 09 Wright
  • 14 Jeffers (Collins - 88' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Wren
  • 05 Ivey-Ward
  • 17 Gudger
  • 03 Kelly
  • 28 Collins

Luton

  • 01 Tyler
  • 02 Rowe-Turner (Robinson - 57' )
  • 05 Beckwith
  • 11 Howells
  • 24 Essam
  • 25 Henry (Kasim - 58' )
  • 07 Lawless Booked
  • 17 O'Donnell
  • 09 Shaw (Fleetwood - 58' )
  • 10 Rendell
  • 27 Gray

Substitutes

  • 06 Kovacs
  • 18 Kasim
  • 13 Fleetwood
  • 22 Robinson
  • 29 Walker
Ref: Rees
Att: 1,137

Match Stats

Shots

8 9

On target

5 5

Corners

4 5

Fouls

15 18

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:10 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +1:46

Foul by Yaser Kasim on Lloyd Kerry, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Tony Breedon.

90:00 +0:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andre Gray on Lloyd Kerry. Free kick taken by Tony Breedon.

89:41

Unfair challenge on Stuart Fleetwood by George Baldock results in a free kick. Stuart Fleetwood takes the direct free kick.

87:57 Substitution

Substitution Charlie Collins on for Shaun Jeffers.

87:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lloyd Kerry by Scott Rendell. Free kick taken by George Baldock.

86:44

The assistant referee flags for offside against Stuart Fleetwood. Tony Breedon takes the free kick.

86:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on George Baldock by Yaser Kasim. George Baldock restarts play with the free kick.

85:40 Substitution

Substitution Scott Barrow goes off and Connor Gudger comes on.

84:18

Short corner taken by Stuart Fleetwood.

83:12

Unfair challenge on Yaser Kasim by George Baldock results in a free kick. Jake Howells restarts play with the free kick.

82:06

Andre Gray produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

81:11

Effort on goal by Stuart Fleetwood from just inside the area clears the bar.

79:19

Adam Cunnington takes a shot. Save by Mark Tyler.

77:28

Adam Cunnington concedes a free kick for a foul on Connor Essam. Free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

76:40

Scott Rendell takes a shot. Duane Courtney gets a block in.

74:54

John Dempster fouled by Stuart Fleetwood, the ref awards a free kick. Tony Breedon takes the free kick.

72:20

The referee blows for offside. John Dempster restarts play with the free kick.

71:05

Stuart Fleetwood is caught offside. Tony Breedon takes the indirect free kick.

70:45

Tommy Wright takes a shot. Save by Mark Tyler.

70:12

Unfair challenge on Scott Barrow by Andre Gray results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tony Breedon.

69:31

Shaun Jeffers is caught offside. Mark Tyler takes the indirect free kick.

68:46

Jake Robinson delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

68:46 Booking

Booking Booking for John Dempster for unsporting behaviour.

68:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Dempster on Scott Rendell.

67:30

John Dempster concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Rendell. Jake Howells takes the free kick.

66:53

Effort from inside the area by Adam Cunnington misses to the right of the target.

65:27

Jake Howells provided the assist for the goal.

65:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Stuart Fleetwood - Tamworth 1 - 2 Luton A goal is scored by Stuart Fleetwood from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tamworth 1-2 Luton.

64:59

Lloyd Kerry takes a shot. Mark Tyler makes a save.

62:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Yaser Kasim - Tamworth 1 - 1 Luton Yaser Kasim fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tamworth 1-1 Luton.

61:11

Scott Barrow takes a shot. Save by Mark Tyler.

58:22

Tom Marshall challenges Andre Gray unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jake Howells.

57:26 Substitution

Substitution Yaser Kasim replaces Ronnie Henry.

57:08 Substitution

Substitution (Luton) makes a substitution, with Stuart Fleetwood coming on for Jon Shaw.

56:49 Substitution

Substitution Jake Robinson is brought on as a substitute for Lathaniel Rowe-Turner.

55:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jon Shaw on John Dempster. Free kick taken by Tony Breedon.

49:43

Foul by Scott Rendell on George Baldock, free kick awarded. John Dempster takes the direct free kick.

48:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Connor Essam by Adam Cunnington. Direct free kick taken by Ronnie Henry.

45:22

Corner taken right-footed by Peter Till from the right by-line, Close range header by Tom Marshall misses to the right of the target.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +2:24 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +1:15

Shot from outside the area by Alex Lawless misses to the left of the goal.

44:35

Lloyd Kerry challenges Jake Howells unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jake Howells takes the free kick.

43:50 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Alex Lawless for dissent.

43:27

Effort from 30 yards by JJ O'Donnell. Clearance by Tom Marshall.

42:05

Tommy Wright challenges Connor Essam unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Tyler restarts play with the free kick.

41:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Lawless on George Baldock. Free kick taken by Tom Marshall.

39:18

Outswinging corner taken by Peter Till from the right by-line. The referee blows for offside against Adam Cunnington. Free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

38:32

Peter Till fouled by Jake Howells, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Barrow takes the direct free kick.

35:11

Mark Tyler takes the free kick.

35:11 Booking

Booking Lloyd Kerry goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

34:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on JJ O'Donnell by Lloyd Kerry.

33:50

Dean Beckwith concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Cunnington. Scott Barrow takes the free kick.

33:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Barrow by Andre Gray. Direct free kick taken by Tony Breedon.

32:38

Shot from outside the box by Scott Barrow misses to the left of the goal.

29:24

Peter Till takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Lathaniel Rowe-Turner. Peter Till takes the inswinging corner, Foul by Tom Marshall on Jon Shaw, free kick awarded. Mark Tyler takes the direct free kick.

28:46

Connor Essam has a headed effort at goal from just inside the area that misses to the right of the target.

28:19

Alex Lawless fouled by Tommy Wright, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ronnie Henry.

25:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Beckwith by Tom Marshall. Mark Tyler takes the direct free kick.

24:28

Jake Howells challenges Adam Cunnington unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Till.

23:20

Unfair challenge on John Dempster by Scott Rendell results in a free kick. Tony Breedon takes the free kick.

23:06

Connor Essam fouled by Adam Cunnington, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Beckwith.

21:58

Assist on the goal came from Scott Barrow.

21:58 Goal scored

Goal! - John Dempster - Tamworth 1 - 0 Luton John Dempster grabs a headed goal from close in. Tamworth 1-0 Luton.

21:31

Connor Essam concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Cunnington. Free kick taken by Scott Barrow.

20:37

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jake Howells.

19:34

Jon Shaw is caught offside. Tony Breedon takes the indirect free kick.

17:52

Lloyd Kerry handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Dean Beckwith takes the free kick.

16:55

Corner taken by Jake Howells from the right by-line played to the near post, Dean Beckwith challenges Tommy Wright unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tony Breedon takes the direct free kick.

13:11

Scott Rendell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Dempster. Tony Breedon restarts play with the free kick.

12:42

The referee blows for offside against Tommy Wright. Mark Tyler takes the indirect free kick.

11:54

Foul by Jake Howells on Adam Cunnington, free kick awarded. Scott Barrow restarts play with the free kick.

10:06

Jon Shaw takes a shot. Blocked by George Baldock.

4:29

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Alex Lawless.

1:31

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jake Howells from the right by-line.

0:42

John Dempster concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon Shaw. Free kick taken by Jake Howells.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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