Alex Wall's superb long-range effort late on earned Luton a win over Halifax to lift the Hatters up to fifth.

Halifax went ahead when Paul Marshall smashed in from 12 yards before Luke Guttridge's deflected shot levelled it.

Simon Ainge latched onto a free-kick to nod Halifax ahead, before Dan Gardner's 20-yard drive made it 3-1.

Luton's Paul Benson rifled home from close range before Andre Gray fired in from the edge of the area to level while Wall's shot won it from 25 yards.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Luton Town coach Hakan Hayrettin told BBC Three Counties Radio:

Post match: Luton coach Hayrettin

"We believed at 3-1 we still had a chance to get back in the game.

"I think the crowd have been absolutely amazing. At 3-1 they could have gone the other way against us. But they stuck with us and believed in what we could do and we got back in the game.

"Near the end of the game, if there was going to be a team that was going to win the game, it was going to be us.

"(On the winning goal) It was a great, great finish with pace and power and bend."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Luton Town

  • 01 Tyler
  • 25 Henry (Wall - 74' )
  • 12 Griffiths
  • 14 Parry
  • 05 McNulty
  • 30 Lacey
  • 07 Lawless (Robinson - 90' )
  • 21 Guttridge
  • 04 Smith
  • 26 Benson
  • 27 Gray

Substitutes

  • 16 Justham
  • 10 Wall
  • 23 Robinson
  • 11 Howells
  • 22 Whalley

FC Halifax Town

  • 01 Glennon
  • 03 McManus
  • 15 Roberts
  • 22 Ainge
  • 20 Maynard
  • 02 Toulson
  • 18 Marshall
  • 07 Smith (Lowe - 43' )
  • 17 McReady (Williams - 80' )
  • 10 Gardner
  • 11 Gregory Booked (Holsgrove - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 08 Williams
  • 16 Worthington
  • 12 Senior
  • 19 Holsgrove
  • 06 Lowe
Ref: Nick Kinseley
Att: 6,519

Match Stats

Shots

11 12

On target

4 5

Corners

0 0

Fouls

8 8

Live Text Commentary

+7:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Luton Town 4, FC Halifax Town 3.

90:00 +4:43 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Luton Town 4, FC Halifax Town 3.

90:00 +3:33

Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

90:00 +0:39

Attempt missed. Dan Gardner (FC Halifax Town) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.

89:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Luton Town. Matt Robinson replaces Alex Lawless.

88:52

Attempt missed. Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) header from the left side of the box misses to the right.

87:36

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

86:58

Foul by Ryan Toulson (FC Halifax Town).

86:58

Andre Gray (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

85:10

Foul by Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town).

85:10

Andrew Parry (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

82:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Luton Town 4, FC Halifax Town 3. Alex Wall (Luton Town).

81:33

Foul by Kevin Holsgrove (FC Halifax Town).

81:33

Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

81:04

Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

81:04

Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

80:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Sean Williams replaces John McReady.

74:23

Foul by Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town).

74:23

Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

73:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Luton Town. Alex Wall replaces Ron Henry.

71:50

Attempt missed. Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Toulson with a cross.

71:28

Foul by Andre Gray (Luton Town).

71:28

Ryan Toulson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

70:26

Kevin Holsgrove (FC Halifax Town) hits the woodwork with a left footed shot from outside the box.

69:55

Foul by Andre Gray (Luton Town).

69:55

Danny Lowe (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

68:07

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Dan Gardner tries a through ball, but Dan Gardner is caught offside.

67:25

Attempt missed. Alex Lacey (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Guttridge.

66:54

Corner, Luton Town.

65:59

Attempt missed. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alex Lawless with a cross.

65:20

Attempt saved. Dan Gardner (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

64:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Kevin Holsgrove replaces Lee Gregory.

64:11

Foul by Luke Guttridge (Luton Town).

64:11

Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

59:05

Foul by Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town).

59:05

Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

54:50

Attempt missed. Ron Henry (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

51:13

Attempt missed. Dan Gardner (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

50:21

Attempt missed. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) header from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Paul Benson with a cross.

45:00

Second Half begins Luton Town 3, FC Halifax Town 3.

45:00 +4:08 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Luton Town 3, FC Halifax Town 3.

44:50

Offside, Luton Town. Alex Lawless tries a through ball, but Alex Lawless is caught offside.

42:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Danny Lowe replaces Adam Smith.

38:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Luton Town 3, FC Halifax Town 3. Andre Gray (Luton Town).

35:19

Foul by Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town).

35:19

Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

32:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Luton Town 2, FC Halifax Town 3. Paul Benson (Luton Town).

30:56

Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

30:22

Foul by Andre Gray (Luton Town).

30:22

Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

29:40

Corner, Luton Town.

29:02 Booking

Booking Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

28:45

Foul by Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town).

28:45

Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

27:48

Corner, Luton Town.

25:01

Corner, Luton Town.

22:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Luton Town 1, FC Halifax Town 3. Dan Gardner (FC Halifax Town).

18:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Luton Town 1, FC Halifax Town 2. Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Marshall.

18:10

Foul by Luke Guttridge (Luton Town).

18:10

Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

15:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Luton Town 1, FC Halifax Town 1. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town).

15:27

Attempt missed. Dan Gardner (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

12:48

Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

11:14

Corner, Luton Town.

8:45

Foul by Andre Gray (Luton Town).

8:45

Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

4:39

Foul by Lee Gregory (FC Halifax Town).

4:39

Alex Lacey (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

2:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Luton Town 0, FC Halifax Town 1. Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town).

1:31

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

1:31

Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

0:57

Attempt saved. Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town) header from outside the box is saved.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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