National League
Luton5Wrexham0

Luton Town 5-0 Wrexham

Three goals in the opening 17 minutes set Conference Premier leaders Luton Town on their way to a comfortable win over managerless Wrexham.

Luke Guttridge capitalised on poor marking to open the scoring.

Andre Gray's 12-yard strike was his 24th league goal of the season and Guttridge then netted his second from the edge of the box.

Paul Benson converted Ronnie Henry's cross, before Jake Howells scored from the penalty spot.

Howells sent Wrexham keeper Andy Coughlin the wrong way after he had been fouled by Mark Carrington

It completed a miserable evening for Wrexham in what was Billy Barr's first game in caretaker charge after Andy Morrell's departure.

Luton, whose manager John Still was celebrating a year in charge, extended their lead at the top of the table to 14 points.

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Luton boss John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Luton 'played alright', says Still

"We're doing very well but we haven't won anything yet and it's really important we all recognise that.

"We played alright, but I don't think we were great in the first half. I know were four-nil up. but I thought we were better in the second half.

"My job is to make sure people concentrate on things that are important.

"We'll do some more work this week and look forward to Saturday."

Wrexham caretaker manager Billy Barr told BBC Radio Wales:

"[Luton are] the best team I've seen in the Conference in many, many years. John's [Still] got them absolutely buzzing. They deserve to go up as champions.

"I thought the lads showed courage to try and played, but the problem area is what it has been for us and that's the final third.

"We're going to have to come back in on Thursday, dust ourselves down and work on the final third."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 5McNulty
  • 2Franks
  • 25Henry
  • 43Ruddock Mpanzu
  • 12Griffiths
  • 11Howells
  • 21GuttridgeSubstituted forRobinsonat 76'minutes
  • 19McGeehan
  • 27GraySubstituted forLawlessat 72'minutes
  • 26BensonSubstituted forShawat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Charles
  • 23Robinson
  • 16Justham
  • 7Lawless
  • 9Shaw

Wrexham

  • 13Coughlin
  • 14Tomassen
  • 5Livesey
  • 3AshtonBooked at 90mins
  • 29Carrington
  • 21Evans
  • 6Clarke
  • 16HuntBooked at 59mins
  • 12KeatesSubstituted forAnyinsahat 66'minutes
  • 15OglebySubstituted forBishopat 72'minutes
  • 10Ormerod

Substitutes

  • 9Bishop
  • 28Artell
  • 26Anyinsah
  • 2Wright
  • 1Mayebi
Referee:
Justin Amey
Attendance:
7,526

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamWrexham
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 5, Wrexham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 5, Wrexham 0.

Booking

Neil Ashton (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Neil Ashton (Wrexham).
Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Joe Clarke (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Attempt blocked. Alex Lawless (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Corner, Luton Town.
Corner, Luton Town.
Attempt blocked. Alex Lawless (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Lawless.
Corner, Luton Town.
Attempt missed. Jon Shaw (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.
Foul by Rob Evans (Wrexham).
Matt Robinson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Matt Robinson replaces Luke Guttridge.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Andy Bishop replaces Robert Ogleby.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Alex Lawless replaces Andre Gray.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 5, Wrexham 0. Jake Howells (Luton Town) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.
Penalty conceded by Mark Carrington (Wrexham) after a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty Luton Town. Jake Howells draws a foul in the penalty area.
Foul by Jon Shaw (Luton Town).
Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Joe Anyinsah replaces Dean Keates.
Offside, Wrexham. Brett Ormerod tries a through ball, but Brett Ormerod is caught offside.
Foul by Jon Shaw (Luton Town).
Danny Livesey (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jon Shaw replaces Paul Benson.
Corner, Luton Town.
Attempt saved. Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Luke Guttridge.
Corner, Luton Town.
Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town).
Brett Ormerod (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Booking

Johnny Hunt (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Johnny Hunt (Wrexham).
Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Joe Clarke (Wrexham).
Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Offside, Wrexham. Brett Ormerod tries a through ball, but Brett Ormerod is caught offside.
Corner, Luton Town.

Second Half

Second Half begins Luton Town 4, Wrexham 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Luton Town 4, Wrexham 0.
Attempt missed. Joe Clarke (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Foul by Robert Ogleby (Wrexham).
Jake Howells (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Offside, Luton Town. Paul Benson tries a through ball, but Paul Benson is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Fraser Franks (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Corner, Luton Town.
Foul by Fraser Franks (Luton Town).
Brett Ormerod (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Foul by Joe Clarke (Wrexham).
Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 4, Wrexham 0. Paul Benson (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ron Henry with a cross.
Foul by Rob Evans (Wrexham).
Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Robert Ogleby (Wrexham).
Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Offside, Luton Town. Paul Benson tries a through ball, but Paul Benson is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Joe Clarke (Wrexham).
Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt blocked. Andre Gray (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Luton3221925572
2Cambridge31161052558
3Barnet3416991157
4Alfreton3318312057
5Salisbury3316512053
6Nuneaton3415811-453
7Gateshead3414911751
8Kidderminster3215512450
9Grimsby2914781349
10Halifax34139121048
11Macclesfield3114512647
12Welling32121010646
13Forest Green30135121444
14Wrexham3312714043
15Lincoln City34111013-443
16Braintree271269942
17Woking3412616-1142
18Hereford3310914-1139
19Chester3381114-1735
20Southport339717-2034
21Aldershot32111011533
22Dartford349619-1933
23Tamworth327817-2129
24Hyde United341627-589
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