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Alfreton Town 0-5 Luton Town

Andre Gray

Andre Gray's brace helped Luton Town move to within a point of top spot with an impressive win at Alfreton Town.

Gray tapped in the opener from close range before Paul Benson coolly slotted home to double the visitors' lead.

Benson then turned provider for Gray to fire in his second before Luke Guttridge's neat finish made it 4-0 with only 18 minutes gone.

Alex Lawless completed the scoring with a second half strike that capped off a miserable day for the hosts.

Luton's victory sees them close the gap on leaders Cambridge, who have two games in hand on their closest challengers, to one point while Alfreton lie eighth.


Alfreton manager Nicky Law told BBC Radio Derby:

"I thought we started well for 10 minutes, but then we came up against a side which were good everywhere they needed to be and we were poor everywhere you don't need to be.

"They were strong in the middle of the pitch. Steve McNulty holds it together at the back, the two central midfielders had too much power and pace for us, and [strikers] Andre Gray and Paul Benson - we just couldn't handle them.

"You have to hold your hands up - they're a much better team than we are. They're the best that we've seen this year and the best we've come up against by a long, long way."

John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I think the combination of our play was above the level. I can only be delighted with what I saw.

"You can only do what you do yourself. We can't worry about the other teams. From my own point of view, Luton Town go out, play every week, give everything they've got, work as hard as they can, everyone does their bit, and I'm happy. The rest will take care of itself.

"I think the supporters are part of our team. The team isn't just the 11 on the pitch; the team is the people on the pitch, the substitutes, the supporters, the staff, the directors. The more people that are in and around our team, makes them stronger."



  • 1Atkins
  • 3Franklin
  • 2Wood
  • 5WyldeBooked at 34mins
  • 4Westwood
  • 12Meadows
  • 14TaylorSubstituted forKempsonat 20'minutes
  • 8ShawSubstituted forWishartat 71'minutes
  • 17McGrathBooked at 62mins
  • 18Akinde
  • 9ClaytonBooked at 42minsSubstituted forAkindeat 59'minutes


  • 11Hooper
  • 13Wishart
  • 22Akinde
  • 6Kempson


  • 1Tyler
  • 5McNulty
  • 15Ruddock
  • 25Henry
  • 12Griffiths
  • 24MawsonSubstituted forDavisat 46'minutes
  • 4Smith
  • 21Guttridge
  • 7Lawless
  • 26Benson
  • 27Gray


  • 11Howells
  • 23Robinson
  • 16Justham
  • 19Davis
  • 22Whalley
Simon Bennett

Match Stats

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    Match ends, Alfreton Town 0, Luton Town 5.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 0, Luton Town 5.

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    Corner, Alfreton Town.

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    Attempt blocked. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

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    Corner, Luton Town.

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    Attempt blocked. Alex Lawless (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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    Corner, Luton Town.

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    Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

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    Steve McNulty (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

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    Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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    Foul by Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town).

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    Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

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    Hand ball by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

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    Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

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    Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

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    Offside, Alfreton Town. John Akinde tries a through ball, but John Akinde is caught offside.

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    Foul by Luke Guttridge (Luton Town).

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    Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

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    Foul by Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town).

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    Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

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