National League
Nuneaton0Luton5

Nuneaton Town 0-5 Luton Town

Paul Benson scored twice as Luton thrashed Nuneaton to extend their lead in the Conference Premier to 11 points.

Benson gave the Hatters the lead when he struck home his 13th of the season from Andre Gray's through ball.

After the break, Gray added his ninth goal in four games from Luke Gutteridge's cross, before the latter finished off a fine team move for 3-0.

Benson headed in his second against a below-par Nuneaton side, before Jake Howells nodded in the fifth.

John Still's Luton have now gone 23 matches unbeaten, while the defeat Nuneaton left outside the play-off places on goal difference.

Luton manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It was a difficult game away from home. Conditions were very windy and it was a bobbly pitch but in the second half we mastered that and put in a first-class performance.

"We believe we can create chances and we have people that can score goals. That's what we've got to keep doing.

"Paul Benson is so much admired by the rest of the team because of his hard work, his enthusiasm, his hold up play and his movement to make space for other players is phenomenal.

"Eleven players are never going to win this league. You need a squad, you need support off the pitch, you need everyone doing their bit and at the moment we've found that."

Line-ups

Nuneaton

  • 19Belshaw
  • 4Cowan
  • 5Dean
  • 24DelfounesoSubstituted forHibbertat 74'minutes
  • 13Sleath
  • 11Streete
  • 6WalkerSubstituted forTrainerat 81'minutes
  • 7Armson
  • 16York
  • 10Brown
  • 17TaylorSubstituted forMoultat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Moult
  • 26Hibbert
  • 15Gordon
  • 8Adams
  • 20Trainer

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 12Griffiths
  • 25Henry
  • 5McNulty
  • 43Ruddock Mpanzu
  • 11Howells
  • 2Franks
  • 21GuttridgeSubstituted forRobinsonat 87'minutes
  • 19McGeehan
  • 26BensonSubstituted forShawat 83'minutes
  • 27GraySubstituted forLawlessat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 23Robinson
  • 16Justham
  • 7Lawless
  • 9Shaw
  • 6Charles
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
3,480

Match Stats

Home TeamNuneatonAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home1
Away9
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home4
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Nuneaton Town 0, Luton Town 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nuneaton Town 0, Luton Town 5.
Corner, Nuneaton Town.
Corner, Nuneaton Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Matt Robinson replaces Luke Guttridge.
Foul by Phil Trainer (Nuneaton Town).
Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt blocked. Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Nuneaton Town 0, Luton Town 5. Jake Howells (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jon Shaw with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Alex Lawless replaces Andre Gray.
Offside, Nuneaton Town. Andy Brown tries a through ball, but Andy Brown is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jon Shaw replaces Paul Benson.
Offside, Luton Town. Andre Gray tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Nuneaton Town 0, Luton Town 4. Paul Benson (Luton Town) header from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jake Howells with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Phil Trainer replaces Adam Walker.
Foul by Scott Griffiths (Luton Town).
Theo Streete (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved.
Corner, Luton Town.
Attempt saved. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Attempt missed. Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Wes York with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Dave Hibbert replaces Emmitt Delfouneso.
Attempt missed. Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Wes York with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Nuneaton Town 0, Luton Town 3. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andre Gray.
Hand ball by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).
Offside, Luton Town. Andre Gray tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Nuneaton Town 0, Luton Town 2. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luke Guttridge with a cross.
Foul by Scott Griffiths (Luton Town).
Wes York (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Louis Moult replaces Connor Taylor.
Foul by Wes York (Nuneaton Town).
Fraser Franks (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Offside, Luton Town. Andre Gray tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Wes York (Nuneaton Town) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Danny Sleath with a cross.
Offside, Luton Town. Paul Benson tries a through ball, but Paul Benson is caught offside.
Attempt saved. Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Corner, Nuneaton Town.
Attempt blocked. Gavin Cowan (Nuneaton Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Walker.
Corner, Nuneaton Town.
Foul by James Armson (Nuneaton Town).
Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Nuneaton Town 0, Luton Town 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Nuneaton Town 0, Luton Town 1.
Attempt missed. James Armson (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt missed. Gavin Cowan (Nuneaton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Armson.
Corner, Nuneaton Town.
Attempt missed. Paul Benson (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Foul by Luke Guttridge (Luton Town).
James Armson (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).
Wes York (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by James Armson (Nuneaton Town).
Jake Howells (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Nuneaton Town 0, Luton Town 1. Paul Benson (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.
Offside, Nuneaton Town. Wes York tries a through ball, but Wes York is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ron Henry with a cross.
Corner, Luton Town.
Attempt saved. Jake Howells (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Attempt blocked. Danny Sleath (Nuneaton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).
Emmitt Delfouneso (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Luton3120925069
2Cambridge30161042658
3Alfreton3318312057
4Barnet3315991054
5Salisbury3316512053
6Nuneaton3415811-453
7Gateshead3314910951
8Grimsby2814771449
9Halifax34139121048
10Kidderminster3114512247
11Forest Green29135111544
12Macclesfield3013512544
13Wrexham3212713543
14Welling31111010443
15Lincoln City34111013-443
16Woking3312615-942
17Braintree261169839
18Hereford3210913-1039
19Aldershot3111911532
20Chester3271114-1832
21Dartford339519-1932
22Southport328717-2131
23Tamworth317816-2029
24Hyde United341627-589
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