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Luton Town 2-1 Welling United

Andre Gray

Luton Town remain third in the Conference Premier with two Andre Gray goals defeating mid table Welling.

His eighth of the season came as he took a Paul Benson nod-down to curl a shot inside the far post, while the ninth saw him convert a square ball.

Between the goals, Ron Henry conceded a penalty for a foul on Joe Healy and although Ross Lafayette's spot kick was saved, Alex Dyer netted the rebound.

Welling's Fraser Franks was also dismissed for dissent in injury time.

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Luton Town assistant Terry Harris told BBC 3CR:

"I think it's the the sign of a good side, hopefully, that sometimes you don't play too well and you pick up the points - and that result today keeps us ticking over.

"We know what Welling do. I thought they were probably the better side and on top.

"We started as a 4-4-2 but the shape that they played started to cause us problems and we couldn't come to grips with it."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 30Lacey
  • 5McNulty
  • 25Henry
  • 12Griffiths
  • 14Parry
  • 7Lawless
  • 28StevensonSubstituted forRobinsonat 63'minutes
  • 22WhalleySubstituted forGuttridgeat 53'minutes
  • 26BensonBooked at 88mins
  • 27Gray

Substitutes

  • 11Howells
  • 16Justham
  • 21Guttridge
  • 13Cullen
  • 23Robinson

Welling

  • 18Butcher
  • 5FranksBooked at 90mins
  • 14HudsonBooked at 20mins
  • 26Cargill
  • 4Gallagher
  • 15Dyer
  • 8Clarke
  • 2FazackerleySubstituted forHughes-Masonat 80'minutes
  • 33Healy
  • 10Lafayette
  • 9Guthrie

Substitutes

  • 7Hughes-Mason
  • 13Turner
  • 29Ekim
  • 17Webb
  • 20Come
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
6,592

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamWelling
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Luton Town 2, Welling United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, Welling United 1.

  3. Dismissal

    Fraser Franks (Welling United) is shown the red card for dissent.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Fraser Franks (Welling United).

  5. Post update

    Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Luton Town. Matt Robinson tries a through ball, but Matt Robinson is caught offside.

  7. Booking

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Scott Griffiths (Luton Town).

  9. Post update

    Kurtis Guthrie (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

  11. Post update

    Fraser Franks (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Ross Lafayette (Welling United).

  13. Post update

    Ron Henry (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Benson (Luton Town) header from the right side of the box misses to the right.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Luton Town) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Welling United. Kiernan Hughes-Mason replaces Loui Fazackerley.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Luton Town 2, Welling United 1. Andre Gray (Luton Town).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Alex Lawless (Luton Town).

  19. Post update

    Kurtis Guthrie (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Welling United.