Andre Gray struck his 26th goal of the season to help Luton Town get back to winning ways as they comfortably overcame struggling Chester.

In a heated first half, Paul Benson and Ron Henry came closest to breaking the deadlock for the home side.

Matt Robinson put Luton ahead after his cross beat Chester goalkeeper Aaron Chapman and went into the top corner.

Chester found it difficult to counter and the hosts snatched three points when Gray and Paul Benson fired home.

Luton now go 14 points clear at the top of the Conference Premier, while Chester are two points clear of the relegation zone.

Post-match: Luton manager Still

Luton Town boss John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"We've come to the stage of the season where everybody has something to play for. We knew they'd be resolute, strong and slow the game down and not allow the game to get a tempo, which frustrated us if I'm honest.

"Second half, we got a fortunate goal. Not just a fortunate goal, I just think we upped our tempo in the second half, and I think a goal was always possible.

"As I always say, the harder you work, the luckier you get - we worked hard, and got a little bit of luck.

"The other night we played, we got beat [1-0 against Woking], did we deserve to win? No we didn't. I had no complaints about being beat. Today we deserved to win the game."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (3)

Luton Town

  • 01 Tyler
  • 43 Ruddock Mpanzu (Rooney - 81' )
  • 11 Howells (Cullen - 62' )
  • 25 Henry
  • 05 McNulty
  • 02 Franks
  • 12 Griffiths
  • 14 Parry (Robinson - 67' )
  • 07 Lawless Booked
  • 26 Benson
  • 27 Gray Booked

Substitutes

  • 13 Cullen
  • 23 Robinson
  • 15 Rooney
  • 16 Justham
  • 09 Shaw

Chester

  • 31 Chapman
  • 03 Heath Booked
  • 12 Turner
  • 02 Kay Booked
  • 05 Linwood
  • 08 Jarrett
  • 24 Rooney Booked
  • 34 Menagh Booked
  • 15 Turner
  • 16 Bond Booked
  • 07 Hobson

Substitutes

  • 35 Blake
  • 26 Carlton
  • 01 Danby
  • 23 Peers
  • 11 Lindfield
Ref: Robert Whitton
Att: 8,475

Match Stats

Shots

12 17

On target

8 4

Corners

0 0

Fouls

8 17

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Luton Town 3, Chester FC 0.

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Luton Town 3, Chester FC 0.

90:00 +1:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Luton Town 3, Chester FC 0. Paul Benson (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ron Henry with a cross.

90:00 +0:20

Foul by Jason Jarrett (Chester FC).

90:00 +0:20

Matt Robinson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

88:09

Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).

88:09

Alex Lawless (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

82:53

Foul by Paul Linwood (Chester FC).

82:53

Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

81:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Luton Town 2, Chester FC 0. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mark Cullen.

80:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Luton Town. Luke Rooney replaces Pelly Ruddock.

80:19

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

78:46 Booking

Booking Alex Lawless (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

78:41

Foul by Alex Lawless (Luton Town).

78:41

Lewis Turner (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

78:07

Attempt blocked. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

77:01

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

76:48

Attempt blocked. Andrew Bond (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

75:32

Attempt missed. John Rooney (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

73:58

Attempt missed. Craig Hobson (Chester FC) header from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Joe Heath with a cross.

72:54

Attempt saved. Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved.

72:28

Attempt saved. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

72:05

Foul by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).

72:05

Andrew Bond (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

69:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Luton Town 1, Chester FC 0. Matt Robinson (Luton Town) right footed shot from long range on the left to the top right corner.

67:43

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

66:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Luton Town. Matt Robinson replaces Andrew Parry.

65:39

Attempt missed. Lewis Turner (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

64:52

Foul by Steve McNulty (Luton Town).

64:52

Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

62:46

Foul by Paul Linwood (Chester FC).

62:46

Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

61:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Luton Town. Mark Cullen replaces Jake Howells.

59:58

Attempt missed. Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Jake Howells.

59:45

Corner, Luton Town.

59:29

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

59:07

Attempt saved. Nathan Turner (Chester FC) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

56:56

Foul by Paul Linwood (Chester FC).

56:56

Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

55:19

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

53:39

Corner, Luton Town.

53:10

Attempt missed. Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Ron Henry with a cross.

51:31

Offside, Chester FC. Craig Hobson tries a through ball, but Craig Hobson is caught offside.

49:00

Corner, Chester FC.

48:31

Attempt saved. Paul Linwood (Chester FC) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by John Rooney.

48:15

Corner, Chester FC.

48:07

Attempt blocked. Craig Hobson (Chester FC) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by John Rooney.

47:38

Corner, Chester FC.

46:50

Corner, Chester FC.

46:08

Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).

46:08

Steve McNulty (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

45:00

Second Half begins Luton Town 0, Chester FC 0.

45:00 +3:59 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Luton Town 0, Chester FC 0.

45:00 +2:54

Attempt missed. Alex Lawless (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jake Howells.

45:00 +2:38

Corner, Luton Town.

45:00 +1:25

Foul by Paul Linwood (Chester FC).

45:00 +1:25

Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

43:13

Attempt missed. John Rooney (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

42:03 Booking

Booking Andre Gray (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

41:45

Foul by Andre Gray (Luton Town).

41:45

Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

40:57

Attempt missed. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

40:18

Attempt missed. Paul Linwood (Chester FC) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by John Rooney.

39:49

Corner, Chester FC.

39:26

Attempt blocked. Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

38:20

Foul by Jason Jarrett (Chester FC).

38:20

Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

34:27

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

32:43 Booking

Booking Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

32:38 Booking

Booking Andrew Bond (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

32:09

Foul by Jamie Menagh (Chester FC).

32:09

Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

31:17

Foul by Andrew Parry (Luton Town).

31:17

Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

29:50

Corner, Luton Town.

28:35 Booking

Booking John Rooney (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

28:08

Foul by Andrew Parry (Luton Town).

28:08

Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

27:13

Attempt missed. Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

26:17

Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

26:17

Andrew Bond (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

25:22

Corner, Chester FC.

24:47

Foul by Fraser Franks (Luton Town).

24:47

Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

23:09 Booking

Booking Michael Kay (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

22:50

Foul by Michael Kay (Chester FC).

22:50

Andre Gray (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

22:01

Attempt saved. Paul Benson (Luton Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Jake Howells with a cross.

21:27 Booking

Booking Joe Heath (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

21:07

Foul by Joe Heath (Chester FC).

21:07

Andre Gray (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

19:19

Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).

19:19

Steve McNulty (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

15:47

Foul by Michael Kay (Chester FC).

15:47

Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

13:56

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

11:38

Foul by Paul Linwood (Chester FC).

11:38

Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

9:34

Attempt missed. Andrew Bond (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

7:41

Attempt missed. Nathan Turner (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

5:31

Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).

5:31

Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

4:29

Foul by Paul Linwood (Chester FC).

4:29

Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

1:02

Foul by Jason Jarrett (Chester FC).

1:02

Jake Howells (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

0:31

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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