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Luton Town 3-0 Chester

Andre Gray struck his 26th goal of the season to help Luton Town get back to winning ways as they comfortably overcame struggling Chester.

In a heated first half, Paul Benson and Ron Henry came closest to breaking the deadlock for the home side.

Matt Robinson put Luton ahead after his cross beat Chester goalkeeper Aaron Chapman and went into the top corner.

Chester found it difficult to counter and the hosts snatched three points when Gray and Paul Benson fired home.

Luton now go 14 points clear at the top of the Conference Premier, while Chester are two points clear of the relegation zone.

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Post-match: Luton manager Still

Luton Town boss John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"We've come to the stage of the season where everybody has something to play for. We knew they'd be resolute, strong and slow the game down and not allow the game to get a tempo, which frustrated us if I'm honest.

"Second half, we got a fortunate goal. Not just a fortunate goal, I just think we upped our tempo in the second half, and I think a goal was always possible.

"As I always say, the harder you work, the luckier you get - we worked hard, and got a little bit of luck.

"The other night we played, we got beat [1-0 against Woking], did we deserve to win? No we didn't. I had no complaints about being beat. Today we deserved to win the game."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 43Ruddock MpanzuSubstituted forRooneyat 81'minutes
  • 11HowellsSubstituted forCullenat 62'minutes
  • 25Henry
  • 5McNulty
  • 2Franks
  • 12Griffiths
  • 14ParrySubstituted forRobinsonat 67'minutes
  • 7LawlessBooked at 79mins
  • 26Benson
  • 27GrayBooked at 43mins

Substitutes

  • 13Cullen
  • 23Robinson
  • 15Rooney
  • 16Justham
  • 9Shaw

Chester

  • 31Chapman
  • 3HeathBooked at 22mins
  • 12Turner
  • 2KayBooked at 24mins
  • 5Linwood
  • 8Jarrett
  • 24RooneyBooked at 29mins
  • 34MenaghBooked at 33mins
  • 15Turner
  • 16BondBooked at 33mins
  • 7Hobson

Substitutes

  • 35Blake
  • 26Carlton
  • 1Danby
  • 23Peers
  • 11Lindfield
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
8,475

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamChester
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home12
Away17
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 3, Chester FC 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 3, Chester FC 0.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 3, Chester FC 0. Paul Benson (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ron Henry with a cross.
Foul by Jason Jarrett (Chester FC).
Matt Robinson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).
Alex Lawless (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Paul Linwood (Chester FC).
Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 2, Chester FC 0. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mark Cullen.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Luke Rooney replaces Pelly Ruddock.
Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box.

Booking

Alex Lawless (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Alex Lawless (Luton Town).
Lewis Turner (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Attempt blocked. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Offside, Luton Town. Andre Gray tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Andrew Bond (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. John Rooney (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Craig Hobson (Chester FC) header from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Joe Heath with a cross.
Attempt saved. Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved.
Attempt saved. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Foul by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).
Andrew Bond (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 1, Chester FC 0. Matt Robinson (Luton Town) right footed shot from long range on the left to the top right corner.
Attempt saved. Paul Benson (Luton Town) header from the left side of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Matt Robinson replaces Andrew Parry.
Attempt missed. Lewis Turner (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by Steve McNulty (Luton Town).
Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Foul by Paul Linwood (Chester FC).
Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Mark Cullen replaces Jake Howells.
Attempt missed. Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Jake Howells.
Corner, Luton Town.
Attempt saved. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved.
Attempt saved. Nathan Turner (Chester FC) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.
Foul by Paul Linwood (Chester FC).
Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Offside, Luton Town. Alex Lawless tries a through ball, but Alex Lawless is caught offside.
Corner, Luton Town.
Attempt missed. Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Ron Henry with a cross.
Offside, Chester FC. Craig Hobson tries a through ball, but Craig Hobson is caught offside.
Corner, Chester FC.
Attempt saved. Paul Linwood (Chester FC) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by John Rooney.
Corner, Chester FC.
Attempt blocked. Craig Hobson (Chester FC) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by John Rooney.
Corner, Chester FC.
Corner, Chester FC.
Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).
Steve McNulty (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Luton Town 0, Chester FC 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Luton Town 0, Chester FC 0.
Attempt missed. Alex Lawless (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jake Howells.
Corner, Luton Town.
Foul by Paul Linwood (Chester FC).
Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. John Rooney (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Andre Gray (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Andre Gray (Luton Town).
Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Luton37231136080
2Cambridge36181262966
3Alfreton3821413364
4Nuneaton39171012-261
5Grimsby3517991760
6Barnet3917913760
7Gateshead381611111059
8Kidderminster3817813259
9Forest Green37177131958
10Halifax37169121757
11Salisbury3816814-656
12Braintree34167111255
13Macclesfield3716615454
14Welling38141113453
15Lincoln City40141115-253
16Wrexham3914916-151
17Woking3715616-651
18Southport3811918-1642
19Hereford39101217-1742
20Chester3991317-2240
21Aldershot38121214438
22Dartford3810721-2137
23Tamworth388822-2732
24Hyde United391731-6810
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