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Luton Town 5-1 Plymouth Argyle

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

Match ends, Luton Town 5, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Full Time

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

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

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Matt Macey.

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

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

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.

Foul by Matty Pearson (Luton Town).

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

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

Foul by Stuart O'Keefe (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Kazenga LuaLua (Luton Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Aaron Jarvis replaces James Collins.

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

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Matt Macey.

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.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Kazenga LuaLua replaces Harry Cornick.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jorge Grant replaces Andrew Shinnie.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ruben Lameiras replaces Graham Carey.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 5, Plymouth Argyle 0. James Collins (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Elliot Lee.

Attempt saved. Harry Cornick (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town).

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Elliot Lee (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by James Shea.

Attempt saved. Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by James Collins (Luton Town).

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Elliot Lee (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Elliot Lee (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle).

Glen Rea (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth17115128141438
2Sunderland17106133141936
3Barnsley17104331141734
4Peterborough18104434231134
5Luton1895432201232
6Charlton178452620628
7Blackpool177732016428
8Doncaster188462725228
9Coventry188462019128
10Accrington187742121028
11Walsall187561924-526
12Fleetwood186662419524
13Burton177372322124
14Southend187292224-223
15Wycombe185762425-122
16Shrewsbury185671922-321
17Scunthorpe185672838-1021
18Rochdale185582434-1020
19Gillingham1853102630-418
20Oxford Utd184682127-618
21Bristol Rovers184591516-117
22Plymouth1834111934-1513
23Wimbledon1832131228-1611
24Bradford1832131332-1911
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