Luton Town extended their unbeaten run to 16 games as first-half goals from Paul Benson and Alex Lawless helped them to win at 10-man Barnet.

Benson latched onto Andre Gray's pass for the opener before Lawless doubled their lead with a superb curling shot.

Barnet then had Jon Nurse sent off for a challenge that resulted in Jonathan Smith being stretchered off.

The hosts reduced the deficit after the break when Jake Hyde headed in Andy Yiadom's cross but Luton held on.

Smith now faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines, having suffered a suspected broken leg.

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Luton manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"Jon Nurse is one of my old players. He's not got a bad bone in his body. It was a late challenge, knowing Jon, with no intent what-so-ever. But it was a red card.

"The way I reacted to it was with a little bit of shock, I've got to be honest. I think the players probably felt the same.

"The game should have been over before they even scored, but it wasn't. But we can't ponder that. We've won away from home."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Barnet

  • 29 Stack
  • 06 Saville Booked
  • 03 Johnson
  • 30 Stephens
  • 08 Byrne
  • 15 Cadogan (Vilhete - 83' )
  • 04 Weston
  • 19 Villa López (Dani López - 55' Booked )
  • 02 Yiadom (Acheampong - 92' )
  • 09 Hyde
  • 28 Nurse Dismissed

Substitutes

  • 13 Jupp
  • 38 Dani López
  • 05 Acheampong
  • 20 Vilhete
  • 14 Abdullah

Luton Town

  • 01 Tyler
  • 25 Henry
  • 19 Davis
  • 15 Ruddock
  • 12 Griffiths
  • 05 McNulty Booked
  • 21 Guttridge
  • 07 Lawless
  • 04 Smith (Robinson - 48' )
  • 26 Benson
  • 27 Gray (Cullen - 91' )

Substitutes

  • 23 Robinson
  • 11 Howells
  • 16 Justham
  • 24 Mawson
  • 13 Cullen
Ref: Robert Whitton

Match Stats

Shots

9 13

On target

4 5

Corners

0 0

Fouls

14 8

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Barnet 1, Luton Town 2.

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Barnet 1, Luton Town 2.

90:00 +3:51

Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).

90:00 +3:51

Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

90:00 +1:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnet. Anthony Acheampong replaces Andy Yiadom.

90:00 +0:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Luton Town. Mark Cullen replaces Andre Gray.

89:36

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

87:50

Attempt missed. Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

87:17 Booking

Booking Dani López (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

87:15

Offside, Barnet. Dani López tries a through ball, but Dani López is caught offside.

86:42

Attempt saved. Dani López (Barnet) header from the centre of the box is saved.

85:56

Foul by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).

85:56

Mark Byrne (Barnet) wins a free kick.

84:21

Foul by Andy Yiadom (Barnet).

84:21

Alex Lawless (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

82:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnet. Mauro Vilhete replaces Kieron Cadogan.

81:24

Corner, Luton Town.

80:51 Booking

Booking Jack Saville (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

80:44

Foul by Jack Saville (Barnet).

80:44

Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

79:31

Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).

79:31

Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

77:26

Foul by Jack Saville (Barnet).

77:26

Steve McNulty (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

76:23

Corner, Barnet.

75:50

Corner, Barnet.

74:53

Attempt missed. Dani López (Barnet) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

72:23

Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).

72:23

Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

70:51

Attempt saved. Dani López (Barnet) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

70:04

Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

68:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Barnet 1, Luton Town 2. Jake Hyde (Barnet) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andy Yiadom with a cross.

66:21

Offside, Luton Town. Paul Benson tries a through ball, but Paul Benson is caught offside.

65:38

Attempt missed. Jake Hyde (Barnet) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

64:22

Corner, Barnet.

63:37

Corner, Barnet.

62:18

Attempt saved. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

60:38

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

59:32

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

58:24 Booking

Booking Steve McNulty (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

58:17

Foul by Joe Davis (Luton Town).

58:17

Jake Hyde (Barnet) wins a free kick.

56:17

Corner, Luton Town.

55:59

Foul by Jake Hyde (Barnet).

55:59

Ron Henry (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

54:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnet. Dani López replaces Luisma because of an injury.

54:23

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

52:43

Attempt missed. Jake Hyde (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

49:43

Foul by Matt Robinson (Luton Town).

49:43

Mark Byrne (Barnet) wins a free kick.

46:40

Offside, Barnet. Kieron Cadogan tries a through ball, but Kieron Cadogan is caught offside.

45:33

Foul by David Stephens (Barnet).

45:33

Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

45:00

Second Half begins Barnet 0, Luton Town 2.

45:00 +6:27 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Barnet 0, Luton Town 2.

45:00 +5:41

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

45:00 +5:10

Foul by Jake Hyde (Barnet).

45:00 +5:10

Joe Davis (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

45:00 +2:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Luton Town. Matt Robinson replaces Jonathan Smith because of an injury.

45:00 +1:57 Dismissal

Dismissal Jon Nurse (Barnet) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

43:53

Foul by Jon Nurse (Barnet).

43:53

Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

41:05

Offside, Barnet. Jake Hyde tries a through ball, but Jake Hyde is caught offside.

39:03

Foul by David Stephens (Barnet).

39:03

Andre Gray (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

37:54

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

34:33

Corner, Luton Town.

34:19

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

33:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Barnet 0, Luton Town 2. Alex Lawless (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jonathan Smith.

32:04

Hand ball by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).

28:25

Attempt missed. David Stephens (Barnet) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kieron Cadogan.

28:11

Corner, Barnet.

26:58

Foul by Luke Guttridge (Luton Town).

26:58

Jack Saville (Barnet) wins a free kick.

24:35

Foul by Alex Lawless (Luton Town).

24:35

Andy Yiadom (Barnet) wins a free kick.

21:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Barnet 0, Luton Town 1. Paul Benson (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andre Gray with a cross.

20:39

Offside, Barnet. Jake Hyde tries a through ball, but Jake Hyde is caught offside.

17:00

Offside, Luton Town. Paul Benson tries a through ball, but Paul Benson is caught offside.

15:56

Attempt missed. Joe Davis (Luton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box.

15:28

Foul by Kieron Cadogan (Barnet).

15:28

Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

14:51

Foul by Jon Nurse (Barnet).

14:51

Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

12:05

Corner, Luton Town.

9:59

Foul by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).

9:59

Kieron Cadogan (Barnet) wins a free kick.

9:40

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

6:43

Attempt missed. Jon Nurse (Barnet) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

4:26

Foul by Kieron Cadogan (Barnet).

4:26

Ron Henry (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

3:46

Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

3:46

Jack Saville (Barnet) wins a free kick.

2:49

Corner, Barnet.

2:33

Attempt saved. Luisma (Barnet) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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