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Macclesfield Town 1-2 Luton Town

Andre Gray

A double from star striker Andre Gray saw Luton open a six-point gap at the top of the Conference Premier table.

It was the Hatters' 11th consecutive away game unbeaten, a club record, and their 21st league match without defeat.

Gray took just nine minutes to net his 18th of the campaign when he found the top corner from 12 yards.

The hosts levelled before the break when Danny Andrew let fly from 20 yards, but Gray grabbed his second with eight minutes remaining.

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Luton Town boss John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

John Still

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Post-match: Luton boss Still

"It was tough, it really was tough, but tough's great sometimes when your back's against the wall.

"Sometimes you've got to come away, dig in and work your socks off.

"You just need that winning mentality and when it got tough, the mentality was a winning mentality."

Line-ups

Macclesfield

  • 1R Taylor
  • 26Halls
  • 3Andrew
  • 12Williams
  • 2Connor
  • 23Whitaker
  • 25KaySubstituted forRoweat 87'minutes
  • 7Mackreth
  • 19BodenSubstituted forLewisat 77'minutes
  • 9Holroyd
  • 11WinnSubstituted forFairhurstat 65'minutesBooked at 79mins

Substitutes

  • 27Pilkington
  • 15Lewis
  • 24Rowe
  • 8Fairhurst
  • 6Turnbull

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 11Howells
  • 25Henry
  • 2Franks
  • 5McNulty
  • 43Ruddock Mpanzu
  • 12Griffiths
  • 19McGeehan
  • 21Guttridge
  • 27GraySubstituted forLawlessat 88'minutes
  • 26BensonBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 7Lawless
  • 13Cullen
  • 16Justham
  • 23Robinson
  • 6Charles
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
1,705

Match Stats

Home TeamMacclesfieldAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home19
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Luton Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Luton Town 2.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Booking

Paul Benson (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Luton Town.

Attempt saved. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Foul by Scott Griffiths (Luton Town).

Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Alex Lawless replaces Andre Gray.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Danny M. Rowe replaces Scott Kay.

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

Foul by Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town).

Ron Henry (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Luton Town 2. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town).

Ron Henry (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Paul Lewis replaces Scott Boden.

Attempt missed. Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Jake Howells (Luton Town).

Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Andre Gray (Luton Town).

Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town).

Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).

Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt blocked. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Waide Fairhurst (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Waide Fairhurst replaces Peter Winn because of an injury.

Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town).

Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town).

Scott Kay (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

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