Three goals in the opening 17 minutes set Conference Premier leaders Luton Town on their way to a comfortable win over managerless Wrexham.

Luke Guttridge capitalised on poor marking to open the scoring.

Andre Gray's 12-yard strike was his 24th league goal of the season and Guttridge then netted his second from the edge of the box.

Paul Benson converted Ronnie Henry's cross, before Jake Howells scored from the penalty spot.

Howells sent Wrexham keeper Andy Coughlin the wrong way after he had been fouled by Mark Carrington

It completed a miserable evening for Wrexham in what was Billy Barr's first game in caretaker charge after Andy Morrell's departure.

Luton, whose manager John Still was celebrating a year in charge, extended their lead at the top of the table to 14 points.

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Luton boss John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"We're doing very well but we haven't won anything yet and it's really important we all recognise that.

"We played alright, but I don't think we were great in the first half. I know were four-nil up. but I thought we were better in the second half.

"My job is to make sure people concentrate on things that are important.

"We'll do some more work this week and look forward to Saturday."

Wrexham caretaker manager Billy Barr told BBC Radio Wales:

"[Luton are] the best team I've seen in the Conference in many, many years. John's [Still] got them absolutely buzzing. They deserve to go up as champions.

"I thought the lads showed courage to try and played, but the problem area is what it has been for us and that's the final third.

"We're going to have to come back in on Thursday, dust ourselves down and work on the final third."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Luton Town

  • 01 Tyler
  • 05 McNulty
  • 02 Franks
  • 25 Henry
  • 43 Ruddock Mpanzu
  • 12 Griffiths
  • 11 Howells
  • 21 Guttridge (Robinson - 76' )
  • 19 McGeehan
  • 27 Gray (Lawless - 72' )
  • 26 Benson (Shaw - 64' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Charles
  • 23 Robinson
  • 16 Justham
  • 07 Lawless
  • 09 Shaw

Wrexham

  • 13 Coughlin
  • 14 Tomassen
  • 05 Livesey
  • 03 Ashton Booked
  • 29 Carrington
  • 21 Evans
  • 06 Clarke
  • 16 Hunt Booked
  • 12 Keates (Anyinsah - 66' )
  • 15 Ogleby (Bishop - 72' )
  • 10 Ormerod

Substitutes

  • 09 Bishop
  • 28 Artell
  • 26 Anyinsah
  • 02 Wright
  • 01 Mayebi
Ref: Justin Amey
Att: 7,526

Match Stats

Shots

14 8

On target

7 2

Corners

0 0

Fouls

11 11

Live Text Commentary

+4:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Luton Town 5, Wrexham 0.

90:00 +3:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Luton Town 5, Wrexham 0.

90:00 +2:28 Booking

Booking Neil Ashton (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +2:23

Foul by Neil Ashton (Wrexham).

90:00 +2:23

Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

90:00 +1:04

Attempt saved. Joe Clarke (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

89:45

Attempt blocked. Alex Lawless (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

83:45

Corner, Luton Town.

82:28

Corner, Luton Town.

82:13

Attempt blocked. Alex Lawless (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Lawless.

81:29

Corner, Luton Town.

79:44

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

78:03

Foul by Rob Evans (Wrexham).

78:03

Matt Robinson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

75:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Luton Town. Matt Robinson replaces Luke Guttridge.

71:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wrexham. Andy Bishop replaces Robert Ogleby.

71:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Luton Town. Alex Lawless replaces Andre Gray.

69:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Luton Town 5, Wrexham 0. Jake Howells (Luton Town) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

69:04

Penalty conceded by Mark Carrington (Wrexham) after a foul in the penalty area.

69:04

Penalty Luton Town. Jake Howells draws a foul in the penalty area.

67:20

Foul by Jon Shaw (Luton Town).

67:20

Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

65:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wrexham. Joe Anyinsah replaces Dean Keates.

64:50

Offside, Wrexham. Brett Ormerod tries a through ball, but Brett Ormerod is caught offside.

64:08

Foul by Jon Shaw (Luton Town).

64:08

Danny Livesey (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

63:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Luton Town. Jon Shaw replaces Paul Benson.

63:05

Corner, Luton Town.

62:46

Attempt saved. Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Luke Guttridge.

61:55

Corner, Luton Town.

59:25

Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town).

59:25

Brett Ormerod (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

58:49 Booking

Booking Johnny Hunt (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

58:43

Foul by Johnny Hunt (Wrexham).

58:43

Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

52:27

Foul by Joe Clarke (Wrexham).

52:27

Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

50:40

Offside, Wrexham. Brett Ormerod tries a through ball, but Brett Ormerod is caught offside.

47:12

Corner, Luton Town.

45:00

Second Half begins Luton Town 4, Wrexham 0.

45:00 +2:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Luton Town 4, Wrexham 0.

45:00 +0:43

Attempt missed. Joe Clarke (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

45:00 +0:03

Foul by Robert Ogleby (Wrexham).

45:00 +0:03

Jake Howells (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

42:32

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

42:01

Attempt blocked. Fraser Franks (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

41:22

Corner, Luton Town.

40:40

Foul by Fraser Franks (Luton Town).

40:40

Brett Ormerod (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

39:05

Foul by Joe Clarke (Wrexham).

39:05

Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

37:58 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Luton Town 4, Wrexham 0. Paul Benson (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ron Henry with a cross.

37:00

Foul by Rob Evans (Wrexham).

37:00

Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

32:02

Foul by Robert Ogleby (Wrexham).

32:02

Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

31:40

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

29:52

Attempt blocked. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

28:56

Foul by Joe Clarke (Wrexham).

28:56

Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

28:31

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

27:27

Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

27:27

Rob Evans (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

25:37

Attempt blocked. Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

24:36

Foul by Luke Guttridge (Luton Town).

24:36

Rob Evans (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

21:30

Foul by Luke Guttridge (Luton Town).

21:30

Dean Keates (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

20:47

Joe Clarke (Wrexham) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

19:54

Foul by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).

19:54

Rob Evans (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

18:40

Attempt missed. Brett Ormerod (Wrexham) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

16:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Luton Town 3, Wrexham 0. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Benson.

15:36

Attempt missed. Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

14:45

Attempt saved. Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

13:55

Offside, Wrexham. Brett Ormerod tries a through ball, but Brett Ormerod is caught offside.

13:03

Attempt missed. Brett Ormerod (Wrexham) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.

12:44

Foul by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).

12:44

Johnny Hunt (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

12:09

Foul by Andre Gray (Luton Town).

12:09

Johnny Hunt (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

11:43

Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town).

11:43

Rob Evans (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

9:31

Foul by Joe Clarke (Wrexham).

9:31

Jake Howells (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

8:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Luton Town 2, Wrexham 0. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Fraser Franks.

4:32

Attempt saved. Rob Evans (Wrexham) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Brett Ormerod with a cross.

2:10 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Luton Town 1, Wrexham 0. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Paul Benson.

0:53

Corner, Wrexham.

0:32

Attempt missed. Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box. Assisted by Neil Ashton with a cross.

0:00

First Half begins.

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