Luton Town remain third in the Conference Premier with two Andre Gray goals defeating mid table Welling.

His eighth of the season came as he took a Paul Benson nod-down to curl a shot inside the far post, while the ninth saw him convert a square ball.

Between the goals, Ron Henry conceded a penalty for a foul on Joe Healy and although Ross Lafayette's spot kick was saved, Alex Dyer netted the rebound.

Welling's Fraser Franks was also dismissed for dissent in injury time.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Luton Town assistant Terry Harris told BBC 3CR:

"I think it's the the sign of a good side, hopefully, that sometimes you don't play too well and you pick up the points - and that result today keeps us ticking over.

"We know what Welling do. I thought they were probably the better side and on top.

"We started as a 4-4-2 but the shape that they played started to cause us problems and we couldn't come to grips with it."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (3)

Luton Town

  • 01 Tyler
  • 30 Lacey
  • 05 McNulty
  • 25 Henry
  • 12 Griffiths
  • 14 Parry
  • 07 Lawless
  • 28 Stevenson (Robinson - 63' )
  • 22 Whalley (Guttridge - 53' )
  • 26 Benson Booked
  • 27 Gray

Substitutes

  • 11 Howells
  • 16 Justham
  • 21 Guttridge
  • 13 Cullen
  • 23 Robinson

Welling United

  • 18 Butcher
  • 05 Franks Dismissed
  • 14 Hudson Booked
  • 26 Cargill
  • 04 Gallagher
  • 15 Dyer
  • 08 Clarke
  • 02 Fazackerley (Hughes-Mason - 80' )
  • 33 Healy
  • 10 Lafayette
  • 09 Guthrie

Substitutes

  • 07 Hughes-Mason
  • 13 Turner
  • 29 Ekim
  • 17 Webb
  • 20 Come
Ref: Brett Huxtable
Att: 6,592

Match Stats

Shots

12 9

On target

5 2

Corners

0 0

Fouls

14 6

Live Text Commentary

+7:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Luton Town 2, Welling United 1.

90:00 +5:21 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, Welling United 1.

90:00 +3:44 Dismissal

Dismissal Fraser Franks (Welling United) is shown the red card for dissent.

90:00 +3:26

Foul by Fraser Franks (Welling United).

90:00 +3:26

Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

90:00 +2:30

Offside, Luton Town. Matt Robinson tries a through ball, but Matt Robinson is caught offside.

87:52 Booking

Booking Paul Benson (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

87:51

Foul by Scott Griffiths (Luton Town).

87:51

Kurtis Guthrie (Welling United) wins a free kick.

87:32

Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

87:32

Fraser Franks (Welling United) wins a free kick.

86:56

Foul by Ross Lafayette (Welling United).

86:56

Ron Henry (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

86:26

Attempt missed. Paul Benson (Luton Town) header from the right side of the box misses to the right.

84:10

Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Luton Town) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

79:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Welling United. Kiernan Hughes-Mason replaces Loui Fazackerley.

78:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Luton Town 2, Welling United 1. Andre Gray (Luton Town).

76:08

Foul by Alex Lawless (Luton Town).

76:08

Kurtis Guthrie (Welling United) wins a free kick.

73:23

Corner, Welling United.

69:20

Foul by Scott Griffiths (Luton Town).

69:20

Kurtis Guthrie (Welling United) wins a free kick.

67:52

Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

67:52

Fraser Franks (Welling United) wins a free kick.

66:28

Foul by Alex Lawless (Luton Town).

66:28

Joe Healy (Welling United) wins a free kick.

65:34

Corner, Luton Town.

64:59

Corner, Luton Town.

64:41

Corner, Luton Town.

64:32

Attempt saved. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

62:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Luton Town. Matt Robinson replaces Jim Stevenson.

62:28

Corner, Luton Town.

62:14

Attempt saved. Paul Benson (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

57:18

Foul by Blaine Hudson (Welling United).

57:18

Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

57:04

Attempt missed. Joe Healy (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

53:09

Attempt missed. Baily Cargill (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

52:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Luton Town. Luke Guttridge replaces Shaun Whalley.

49:30

Attempt missed. Blaine Hudson (Welling United) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alex Dyer.

48:49

Corner, Welling United.

48:21

Corner, Welling United.

47:59

Attempt missed. Ross Lafayette (Welling United) left footed shot from outside the box.

46:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Luton Town 1, Welling United 1. Alex Dyer (Welling United).

46:08

Penalty saved! (Welling United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, saved.

45:54

Penalty conceded by Ron Henry (Luton Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

45:54

Penalty Welling United. Joe Healy draws a foul in the penalty area.

45:00

Second Half begins Luton Town 1, Welling United 0.

45:00 +2:08 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Luton Town 1, Welling United 0.

45:00 +1:39

Foul by Shaun Whalley (Luton Town).

45:00 +1:39

Alex Dyer (Welling United) wins a free kick.

42:16

Attempt missed. Shaun Whalley (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

39:19

Corner, Luton Town.

38:59

Attempt saved. Jim Stevenson (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved.

36:07

Foul by Shaun Whalley (Luton Town).

36:07

Kurtis Guthrie (Welling United) wins a free kick.

34:26

Attempt missed. Ron Henry (Luton Town) header from the left side of the box misses to the right.

30:17

Attempt missed. Lee Clarke (Welling United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left.

29:27

Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

29:27

Kurtis Guthrie (Welling United) wins a free kick.

28:36

Offside, Luton Town. Alex Lawless tries a through ball, but Alex Lawless is caught offside.

27:39

Foul by Scott Griffiths (Luton Town).

27:39

Kurtis Guthrie (Welling United) wins a free kick.

26:31

Offside, Luton Town. Andre Gray tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.

25:39

Attempt missed. Paul Benson (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

19:53

Attempt missed. Shaun Whalley (Luton Town) right footed shot from long range on the right misses to the right.

19:04 Booking

Booking Blaine Hudson (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

19:00

Foul by Blaine Hudson (Welling United).

19:00

Andre Gray (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

18:10

Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

18:10

Fraser Franks (Welling United) wins a free kick.

17:34

Corner, Welling United.

16:24 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Luton Town 1, Welling United 0. Andre Gray (Luton Town).

13:52

Attempt missed. Shaun Whalley (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

13:05

Foul by Joe Healy (Welling United).

13:05

Shaun Whalley (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

12:53

Attempt blocked. Alex Dyer (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

12:38

Foul by Alex Lawless (Luton Town).

12:38

Alex Dyer (Welling United) wins a free kick.

9:39

Foul by Loui Fazackerley (Welling United).

9:39

Shaun Whalley (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

8:43

Attempt missed. Ross Lafayette (Welling United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

2:00

Foul by Alex Lawless (Luton Town).

2:00

Kurtis Guthrie (Welling United) wins a free kick.

1:11

Corner, Welling United.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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