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Luton Town 4-1 Hyde

Andre Gray's hat-trick helped Luton Town earn a comfortable victory over struggling Hyde and stretch their unbeaten run to seven matches.

Gray put Luton ahead but the visitors scored their first goal in seven games to level before the break when Steve McNulty headed into his own net.

But Luke Guttridge volleyed the hosts' second and a Gray volley made it 3-1.

Luke Ashworth was sent off on 68 minutes for felling Gray, who sealed his treble with a close-range strike.

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Luton Town manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio

"Our second-half our performance we would have scored against most teams. It's good to score goals and we're scoring goals at the minute, which is a plus for me.

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Luton Town boss John Still on Hyde win

"Andre Gray is a young man finding his way and it's important that he gets support. He's looking at his combination together with Paul (Benson); the two of them together are electric.

"(Benson's) movement is first class. It is about combinations with forwards, and maybe we've found a good one."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 12Griffiths
  • 14ParrySubstituted forRobinsonat 81'minutes
  • 30Lacey
  • 25Henry
  • 5McNulty
  • 4Smith
  • 21GuttridgeSubstituted forWhalleyat 72'minutes
  • 7LawlessSubstituted forCullenat 87'minutes
  • 26Benson
  • 27Gray

Substitutes

  • 6Charles
  • 16Justham
  • 23Robinson
  • 22Whalley
  • 13Cullen

Hyde United

  • 1Carnell
  • 21Blakeman
  • 2Brizell
  • 5AshworthBooked at 68mins
  • 4Haining
  • 6Tomsett
  • 16Mainwaring
  • 7Poole
  • 18Almond
  • 26GrayBooked at 26minsSubstituted forDevaneyat 66'minutes
  • 10CollinsSubstituted forSpencerat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Hughes
  • 19McNiven
  • 20Dieseruvwe
  • 25Devaney
  • 9Spencer
Referee:
Dean Treleaven
Attendance:
7,081

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamHyde United
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 4, Hyde FC 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 4, Hyde FC 1.
Corner, Luton Town.
Offside, Hyde FC. Louis Almond tries a through ball, but Louis Almond is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Mark Cullen replaces Alex Lawless.
Foul by Matt Robinson (Luton Town).
Martin Devaney (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Matt Robinson replaces Andrew Parry.
Foul by Louis Almond (Hyde FC).
Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 4, Hyde FC 1. Andre Gray (Luton Town).
Attempt blocked. Alex Lacey (Luton Town) header from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Shaun Whalley.
Corner, Luton Town.
Attempt missed. Martin Devaney (Hyde FC) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Josh Brizell.
Foul by Shaun Whalley (Luton Town).
Martin Devaney (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Shaun Whalley replaces Luke Guttridge.
Corner, Hyde FC.
Attempt blocked. Liam Tomsett (Hyde FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Blakeman.
Corner, Hyde FC.
Corner, Luton Town.
Attempt blocked. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Dismissal

Luke Ashworth (Hyde FC) is shown the red card for a bad foul.
Foul by Luke Ashworth (Hyde FC).
Andre Gray (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Hyde FC. Martin Devaney replaces Reece Gray.

Substitution

Substitution, Hyde FC. Scott Spencer replaces Tom Collins.
Offside, Luton Town. Paul Benson tries a through ball, but Paul Benson is caught offside.
Offside, Luton Town. Andre Gray tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.
Offside, Hyde FC. Adam Blakeman tries a through ball, but Adam Blakeman is caught offside.
Offside, Luton Town. Paul Benson tries a through ball, but Paul Benson is caught offside.
Attempt saved. Alex Lacey (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Luke Guttridge.
Corner, Luton Town.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 3, Hyde FC 1. Andre Gray (Luton Town).
Offside, Hyde FC. Louis Almond tries a through ball, but Louis Almond is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 2, Hyde FC 1. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.
Foul by Alex Lawless (Luton Town).
Adam Blakeman (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ron Henry with a cross.
Attempt saved. Andre Gray (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
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