Paul Benson scored twice as Luton thrashed Nuneaton to extend their lead in the Conference Premier to 11 points.

Benson gave the Hatters the lead when he struck home his 13th of the season from Andre Gray's through ball.

After the break, Gray added his ninth goal in four games from Luke Gutteridge's cross, before the latter finished off a fine team move for 3-0.

Benson headed in his second against a below-par Nuneaton side, before Jake Howells nodded in the fifth.

John Still's Luton have now gone 23 matches unbeaten, while the defeat Nuneaton left outside the play-off places on goal difference.

Luton manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It was a difficult game away from home. Conditions were very windy and it was a bobbly pitch but in the second half we mastered that and put in a first-class performance.

"We believe we can create chances and we have people that can score goals. That's what we've got to keep doing.

"Paul Benson is so much admired by the rest of the team because of his hard work, his enthusiasm, his hold up play and his movement to make space for other players is phenomenal.

"Eleven players are never going to win this league. You need a squad, you need support off the pitch, you need everyone doing their bit and at the moment we've found that."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Nuneaton Town

  • 19 Belshaw
  • 04 Cowan
  • 05 Dean
  • 24 Delfouneso (Hibbert - 74' )
  • 13 Sleath
  • 11 Streete
  • 06 Walker (Trainer - 81' )
  • 07 Armson
  • 16 York
  • 10 Brown
  • 17 Taylor (Moult - 56' )

Substitutes

  • 09 Moult
  • 26 Hibbert
  • 15 Gordon
  • 08 Adams
  • 20 Trainer

Luton Town

  • 01 Tyler
  • 12 Griffiths
  • 25 Henry
  • 05 McNulty
  • 43 Ruddock Mpanzu
  • 11 Howells
  • 02 Franks
  • 21 Guttridge (Robinson - 87' )
  • 19 McGeehan
  • 26 Benson (Shaw - 83' )
  • 27 Gray (Lawless - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 23 Robinson
  • 16 Justham
  • 07 Lawless
  • 09 Shaw
  • 06 Charles
Ref: Darren England
Att: 3,480

Match Stats

Shots

9 12

On target

1 9

Corners

0 0

Fouls

4 6

Live Text Commentary

+3:00 Full time

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

90:00 +1:59 Full time

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

88:25

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

87:46

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

86:45 Substitution

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

86:20

Foul by Phil Trainer (Nuneaton Town).

86:20

Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

85:28

Attempt blocked. Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

84:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Nuneaton Town 0, Luton Town 5. Jake Howells (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jon Shaw with a cross.

83:34 Substitution

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

83:28

Offside, Nuneaton Town. Andy Brown tries a through ball, but Andy Brown is caught offside.

82:28 Substitution

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

82:24

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

80:36 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Nuneaton Town 0, Luton Town 4. Paul Benson (Luton Town) header from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jake Howells with a cross.

80:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Phil Trainer replaces Adam Walker.

79:43

Foul by Scott Griffiths (Luton Town).

79:43

Theo Streete (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

79:10

Attempt saved. Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved.

78:30

Corner, Luton Town.

77:58

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

76:54

Attempt missed. Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Wes York with a cross.

73:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Dave Hibbert replaces Emmitt Delfouneso.

71:34

Attempt missed. Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Wes York with a cross.

69:58 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Nuneaton Town 0, Luton Town 3. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andre Gray.

66:41

Hand ball by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).

65:58

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

63:05 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Nuneaton Town 0, Luton Town 2. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luke Guttridge with a cross.

60:25

Foul by Scott Griffiths (Luton Town).

60:25

Wes York (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

55:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Louis Moult replaces Connor Taylor.

55:08

Foul by Wes York (Nuneaton Town).

55:08

Fraser Franks (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

53:10

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

52:40

Attempt missed. Wes York (Nuneaton Town) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Danny Sleath with a cross.

51:57

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

50:08

Attempt saved. Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

48:58

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

48:36

Attempt blocked. Gavin Cowan (Nuneaton Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Walker.

48:08

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

45:56

Foul by James Armson (Nuneaton Town).

45:56

Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

45:00

Second Half begins Nuneaton Town 0, Luton Town 1.

45:00 +1:35 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Nuneaton Town 0, Luton Town 1.

45:00 +0:59

Attempt missed. James Armson (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

42:07

Attempt missed. Gavin Cowan (Nuneaton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Armson.

41:42

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

40:18

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

38:51

Foul by Luke Guttridge (Luton Town).

38:51

James Armson (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

37:23

Foul by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).

37:23

Wes York (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

36:17

Foul by James Armson (Nuneaton Town).

36:17

Jake Howells (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

33:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Nuneaton Town 0, Luton Town 1. Paul Benson (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

22:34

Offside, Nuneaton Town. Wes York tries a through ball, but Wes York is caught offside.

20:17

Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ron Henry with a cross.

16:48

Corner, Luton Town.

16:16

Attempt saved. Jake Howells (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

15:14

Attempt blocked. Danny Sleath (Nuneaton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

14:27

Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

14:27

Emmitt Delfouneso (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

12:01

Attempt blocked. Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

11:16

Corner, Luton Town.

10:04

Attempt saved. Wes York (Nuneaton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

6:52

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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