Two late goals from Alex Lawless saw Luton move up to third in the table with victory over Nuneaton.

The visitors were unable to fill their bench, but nearly took the lead when Gavin Cowan's header forced Mark Tyler into action after a quiet first half.

Luton had been frustrated by the visitors, but took the lead when Lawless fired in from 30 yards.

The midfielder doubled his tally when he curled past Ben McNamara from the edge of the area.

The victory moves Luton on to the same points as second-placed Wrexham, with both sides four points behind league leaders Newport County.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (3)

Luton

  • 01 Tyler
  • 02 Rowe-Turner
  • 11 Howells
  • 12 Ainge
  • 24 Essam Booked (Walker - 63' )
  • 25 Henry
  • 07 Lawless
  • 17 O'Donnell
  • 09 Shaw
  • 10 Rendell
  • 27 Gray (Kovacs - 89' )

Substitutes

  • 33 Brill
  • 06 Kovacs
  • 23 Robinson
  • 22 Robinson
  • 29 Walker

Nuneaton

  • 19 McNamara
  • 04 Cowan Booked
  • 05 Dean
  • 14 Forsdick
  • 15 Gordon
  • 06 Walker
  • 11 Adams
  • 12 Armson Booked
  • 13 Sleath
  • 07 York (Thompson-Brown - 69' )
  • 10 Brown

Substitutes

  • 18 James
  • 21 O'Halloran
  • 16 Ford
  • 20 Thompson-Brown
Ref: Bull
Att: 6,148

Match Stats

Shots

11 6

On target

2 1

Corners

8 2

Fouls

12 5

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:35 Full time

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

90:00 +2:58

Assist on the goal came from Jake Howells.

90:00 +2:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Alex Lawless - Luton 2 - 0 Nuneaton Alex Lawless gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Luton 2-0 Nuneaton.

90:00 +1:25

Alex Lawless challenges James Armson unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Armson produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

89:30

Unfair challenge on Andy Brown by Simon Ainge results in a free kick. James Armson restarts play with the free kick.

88:26 Substitution

Substitution Janos Kovacs comes on in place of Andre Gray.

85:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Alex Lawless - Luton 1 - 0 Nuneaton Alex Lawless scores a goal from long range to the top left corner of the goal. Luton 1-0 Nuneaton.

83:52

The ball is sent over by Jon Shaw, save made by Ben McNamara.

79:54

A cross is delivered by Alex Lawless, Jon Shaw takes a shot. Gareth Dean gets a block in.

79:19

Gavin Cowan takes a shot. Save by Mark Tyler.

78:59

Foul by Ronnie Henry on Andy Brown, free kick awarded. James Armson restarts play with the free kick.

77:52

Danny Sleath produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

77:26

Gareth Dean fouled by Jon Shaw, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben McNamara.

76:45

The ball is swung over by Alex Lawless.

76:11

A cross is delivered by Alex Lawless, clearance made by Gareth Dean.

74:16

The ball is swung over by Andre Gray.

71:02

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by James Armson from the right by-line, Gavin Cowan takes a shot. Save by Mark Tyler.

70:38

Gareth Dean takes a shot. Mark Tyler makes a save.

69:54

Outswinging corner taken by Adam Walker from the left by-line.

69:25

Unfair challenge on Andy Brown by Simon Ainge results in a free kick. Free kick taken by James Armson.

68:25 Substitution

Substitution Wesley York leaves the field to be replaced by Robbie Thompson-Brown.

67:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Delroy Gordon by Ronnie Henry. Delroy Gordon restarts play with the free kick.

65:45

Lathaniel Rowe-Turner delivers the ball.

63:58

Inswinging corner taken by Jake Howells from the right by-line, clearance made by Gareth Dean.

62:53 Substitution

Substitution Connor Essam goes off and Dan Walker comes on.

62:25

Alex Lawless takes a inswinging corner to the near post.

59:22

Scott Rendell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Delroy Gordon. Ben McNamara restarts play with the free kick.

57:55

The ball is swung over by Ronnie Henry. Jake Howells has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

56:00

James Armson fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

56:00 Booking

Booking Connor Essam goes into the book.

55:51

Connor Essam concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Walker.

54:37

The ball is sent over by Jake Howells, clearance made by Simon Forsdick.

53:39

Wesley York crosses the ball.

53:06

The ball is crossed by Alex Lawless, Simon Forsdick makes a save.

50:32

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

50:32 Booking

Booking Gavin Cowan is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

50:04

Foul by Gavin Cowan on Simon Ainge, free kick awarded. Jake Howells restarts play with the free kick.

49:43

Unfair challenge on Simon Ainge by Andy Brown results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

47:36

Jon Shaw is ruled offside. Ben McNamara takes the free kick.

46:07

Lathaniel Rowe-Turner delivers the ball, clearance made by Gareth Dean.

45:54

Jon Shaw takes a shot. Blocked by Gavin Cowan.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +1:53 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

42:38

Shot from just outside the area by Andre Gray misses to the left of the target.

41:56 Booking

Booking James Armson is shown a yellow card.

41:46

James Armson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jake Howells. Free kick taken by Alex Lawless.

41:17

Simon Ainge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Brown. Direct free kick taken by James Armson.

40:59

Andre Gray takes a shot. Save by Ben McNamara.

40:30

Jon Shaw takes a shot. Ben McNamara makes a save.

39:55

Ronnie Henry produces a cross.

38:17

The ball is sent over by Lathaniel Rowe-Turner, James Armson makes a clearance.

37:27

The ball is crossed by Lathaniel Rowe-Turner, save by Ben McNamara.

36:02

The ball is sent over by Andre Gray, Alex Lawless takes a shot. Save by Ben McNamara.

34:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Brown on Ronnie Henry. Free kick taken by Ronnie Henry.

33:07

Centre by Jon Adams, save by Simon Ainge.

27:27

Alex Lawless takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Jon Adams.

24:33

The ball is swung over by Alex Lawless, Gareth Dean makes a save.

23:21

The ball is sent over by Wesley York, Connor Essam makes a clearance.

21:08

Shot by Andre Gray went wide of the left-hand post.

20:57

Lathaniel Rowe-Turner delivers the ball, Delroy Gordon makes a save.

19:04

Foul by Jon Shaw on Gareth Dean, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Gavin Cowan.

16:58

JJ O'Donnell challenges James Armson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Walker restarts play with the free kick.

14:14

A cross is delivered by Ronnie Henry, Ben McNamara makes a save.

12:18

JJ O'Donnell produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

10:07

Ronnie Henry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Walker. Direct free kick taken by Jon Adams.

9:17

Alex Lawless crosses the ball, save by Ben McNamara.

8:55

Short corner worked by Alex Lawless.

8:28

Unfair challenge on Andre Gray by Simon Forsdick results in a free kick. Jake Howells restarts play with the free kick.

6:01

Corner taken left-footed by Jake Howells. Inswinging corner taken by Jake Howells.

5:41

The ball is delivered by Wesley York, Mark Tyler makes a save.

4:40

Connor Essam produces a cross.

1:31

Alex Lawless delivers the ball.

0:00

The match begins.

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