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Luton Town 4-2 Gateshead

In-form Luton strolled to their seventh straight Conference Premier home win with a dominant victory over Gateshead.

Paul Benson nodded in Alex Lawless's cross to put the Hatters ahead before Lawless doubled the advantage with a left-foot finish from a tight angle.

Andre Gray fired in his 13th goal of the season on the half-hour and Lawless added a fourth after the ball was parried by Adam Bartlett.

John Oster and Liam Hatch pulled two late goals back but Luton held on.

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Post-match: Luton boss Still

Luton boss John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I'm really pleased with our performance. We conceded a couple in the second half; one I disappointed with, one I wasn't. But I'm delighted with the performance, and obviously delighted to win.

"The power of our play is fantastic at the moment, and I think it can grow as well. Looking at today, obviously I've got to be delighted.

"With Alex, with Paul and Andre; we have people that can score. Luke Gutteridge can score. And even not playing, we believe very strongly in Alex Wall and Mark Cullen, we've got lots of goals within the football club.

"We're never going to play at that tempo for 90 minutes, it's not possible. But you hope you can play it long enough to win the game. And obviously, in front at half time, we've got to be awful in the second half to not win it."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 12Griffiths
  • 19Davis
  • 25HenryBooked at 68mins
  • 5McNulty
  • 15Ruddock
  • 21GuttridgeSubstituted forRobinsonat 78'minutes
  • 4Smith
  • 7Lawless
  • 26Benson
  • 27GrayBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 16Justham
  • 11Howells
  • 13Cullen
  • 24Mawson
  • 23Robinson

Gateshead

  • 1Bartlett
  • 16Baxter
  • 5Curtis
  • 2Magnay
  • 22SirrellBooked at 45mins
  • 8TurnbullBooked at 36mins
  • 29Oster
  • 17WalkerSubstituted forCumminsat 77'minutes
  • 12BoyesSubstituted forMaddisonat 66'minutes
  • 9HatchBooked at 90mins
  • 7LarkinSubstituted forRamshawat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 21Ramshaw
  • 25Maddison
  • 11Cummins
  • 4Chandler
  • 13Baird
Referee:
Daniel Cook
Attendance:
6,913

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamGateshead
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home20
Away6
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 4, Gateshead 2.

Booking

Liam Hatch (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Liam Hatch (Gateshead).
Steve McNulty (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 4, Gateshead 2.

Booking

Andre Gray (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Andre Gray (Luton Town).
Lewis Sirrell (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Foul by Marcus Maddison (Gateshead).
Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by James Curtis (Gateshead).
Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Lewis Sirrell (Gateshead).
Andre Gray (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Luton Town.
Attempt blocked. Paul Benson (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Scott Griffiths (Luton Town).
Adam Bartlett (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Corner, Luton Town.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 4, Gateshead 2. Liam Hatch (Gateshead) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Phillip Turnbull with a cross.
Foul by Joe Davis (Luton Town).
Liam Hatch (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Matt Robinson replaces Luke Guttridge.
Attempt missed. Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Luton Town.
Attempt saved. Alex Lawless (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Michael Cummins replaces Josh Walker.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Robert Ramshaw replaces Colin Larkin.
Attempt missed. John Oster (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Corner, Gateshead.
Corner, Gateshead.
Attempt blocked. Paul Benson (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 4, Gateshead 1. John Oster (Gateshead) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Liam Hatch.

Booking

Ron Henry (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Ron Henry (Luton Town).
Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Marcus Maddison replaces Adam Boyes.
Attempt missed. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high.
Foul by Luke Guttridge (Luton Town).
Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Foul by Liam Hatch (Gateshead).
Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 4, Gateshead 0. Alex Lawless (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.
Attempt saved. Paul Benson (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Offside, Luton Town. Andre Gray tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.
Offside, Gateshead. Liam Hatch tries a through ball, but Liam Hatch is caught offside.
Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).
James Curtis (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Offside, Luton Town. Luke Guttridge tries a through ball, but Luke Guttridge is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Second Half

Second Half begins Luton Town 3, Gateshead 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Luton Town 3, Gateshead 0.

Booking

Lewis Sirrell (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Offside, Luton Town. Paul Benson tries a through ball, but Paul Benson is caught offside.
Attempt saved. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved.
Attempt missed. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Carl Magnay (Gateshead) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt missed. Liam Hatch (Gateshead) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lewis Sirrell with a cross.
Corner, Gateshead.
Foul by Scott Griffiths (Luton Town).
Liam Hatch (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
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