League One
LutonLuton Town5PlymouthPlymouth Argyle1

Striker James Collins netted a hat-trick as Luton hammered Plymouth at Kenilworth Road.

The Hatters were dominant from the word go, Matt Macey saving from Harry Cornick, while Matty Pearson's header flew wide.

Town led after 12 minutes, James Justin picking out Collins, who fired into the bottom corner.

Luton had their second 10 minutes later as Jack Stacey found Cornick inside the area and, when his low shot was parried by Macey, Elliot Lee tucked home the rebound.

It was 3-0 after 29 minutes, Cornick playing in Justin to toe-poke over the line, while Nathan Jones' side bagged a fourth on the stroke of half-time as Justin was fouled in the area and Collins slammed home the spot-kick.

In the second period, Sonny Bradley's header was tipped over by Macey but Plymouth went close when Ryan Taylor's close-range effort was saved by James Shea.

Collins completed his treble after 77 minutes as, after being found by Lee, he finished emphatically.

The sorry visitors did pull one back in the final minute, Joel Grant blasting home, but it was Luton and Collins' day.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Luton

  • 36Shea
  • 7Stacey
  • 5Bradley
  • 6Pearson
  • 2Justin
  • 16Rea
  • 14CornickSubstituted forLuaLuaat 80'minutes
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 11ShinnieSubstituted forGrantat 80'minutes
  • 19CollinsSubstituted forJarvisat 84'minutes
  • 10Lee

Substitutes

  • 1Stech
  • 3Potts
  • 4McCormack
  • 18Grant
  • 25LuaLua
  • 27Jarvis
  • 44Sheehan

Plymouth

  • 1Macey
  • 22Moore
  • 4Songo'o
  • 14Canavan
  • 23Smith-Brown
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 8Fox
  • 6NessSubstituted forTaylorat 36'minutes
  • 10CareyBooked at 73minsSubstituted forLameirasat 78'minutes
  • 19LadapoSubstituted forO'Keefeat 45'minutesBooked at 52mins
  • 16Grant

Substitutes

  • 9Taylor
  • 11Lameiras
  • 13O'Keefe
  • 20Wylde
  • 21Letheren
  • 24Grant
  • 33Law
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
10,004

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home24
Away7
Shots on Target
Home13
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Luton Town 5, Plymouth Argyle 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Luton Town 5, Plymouth Argyle 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aaron Jarvis (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Matt Macey.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Elliot Lee (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Luton Town 5, Plymouth Argyle 1. Joel Grant (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ruben Lameiras.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Matty Pearson (Luton Town).

  10. Post update

    Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Jorge Grant (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Stuart O'Keefe (Plymouth Argyle).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Kazenga LuaLua (Luton Town).

  14. Post update

    David Fox (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Aaron Jarvis replaces James Collins.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matty Pearson (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Matt Macey.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Kazenga LuaLua replaces Harry Cornick.

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