Andre Gray's hat-trick helped Luton Town earn a comfortable victory over struggling Hyde and stretch their unbeaten run to seven matches.

Gray put Luton ahead but the visitors scored their first goal in seven games to level before the break when Steve McNulty headed into his own net.

But Luke Guttridge volleyed the hosts' second and a Gray volley made it 3-1.

Luke Ashworth was sent off on 68 minutes for felling Gray, who sealed his treble with a close-range strike.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Luton Town manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio

"Our second-half our performance we would have scored against most teams. It's good to score goals and we're scoring goals at the minute, which is a plus for me.

"Andre Gray is a young man finding his way and it's important that he gets support. He's looking at his combination together with Paul (Benson); the two of them together are electric.

"(Benson's) movement is first class. It is about combinations with forwards, and maybe we've found a good one."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Luton Town

  • 01 Tyler
  • 12 Griffiths
  • 14 Parry (Robinson - 81' )
  • 30 Lacey
  • 25 Henry
  • 05 McNulty
  • 04 Smith
  • 21 Guttridge (Whalley - 72' )
  • 07 Lawless (Cullen - 87' )
  • 26 Benson
  • 27 Gray

Substitutes

  • 06 Charles
  • 16 Justham
  • 23 Robinson
  • 22 Whalley
  • 13 Cullen

Hyde

  • 01 Carnell
  • 21 Blakeman
  • 02 Brizell
  • 05 Ashworth Dismissed
  • 04 Haining
  • 06 Tomsett
  • 16 Mainwaring
  • 07 Poole
  • 18 Almond
  • 26 Gray Booked (Devaney - 66' )
  • 10 Collins (Spencer - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 11 Hughes
  • 19 McNiven
  • 20 Dieseruvwe
  • 25 Devaney
  • 09 Spencer
Ref: Dean Treleaven
Att: 7,081

Match Stats

Shots

14 9

On target

7 2

Corners

0 0

Fouls

8 4

Live Text Commentary

+8:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Luton Town 4, Hyde FC 1.

90:00 +4:55 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Luton Town 4, Hyde FC 1.

90:00 +3:58

Corner, Luton Town.

90:00 +0:41

Offside, Hyde FC. Louis Almond tries a through ball, but Louis Almond is caught offside.

86:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Luton Town. Mark Cullen replaces Alex Lawless.

82:15

Foul by Matt Robinson (Luton Town).

82:15

Martin Devaney (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

80:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Luton Town. Matt Robinson replaces Andrew Parry.

80:00

Foul by Louis Almond (Hyde FC).

80:00

Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

78:05 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Luton Town 4, Hyde FC 1. Andre Gray (Luton Town).

77:55

Attempt blocked. Alex Lacey (Luton Town) header from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Shaun Whalley.

77:22

Corner, Luton Town.

74:52

Attempt missed. Martin Devaney (Hyde FC) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Josh Brizell.

72:54

Foul by Shaun Whalley (Luton Town).

72:54

Martin Devaney (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

71:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Luton Town. Shaun Whalley replaces Luke Guttridge.

71:37

Corner, Hyde FC.

71:28

Attempt blocked. Liam Tomsett (Hyde FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Blakeman.

70:54

Corner, Hyde FC.

68:28

Corner, Luton Town.

68:21

Attempt blocked. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

67:05 Dismissal

Dismissal Luke Ashworth (Hyde FC) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

67:01

Foul by Luke Ashworth (Hyde FC).

67:01

Andre Gray (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

65:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hyde FC. Martin Devaney replaces Reece Gray.

65:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hyde FC. Scott Spencer replaces Tom Collins.

65:08

Offside, Luton Town. Paul Benson tries a through ball, but Paul Benson is caught offside.

63:51

Offside, Luton Town. Andre Gray tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.

62:58

Offside, Hyde FC. Adam Blakeman tries a through ball, but Adam Blakeman is caught offside.

56:44

Offside, Luton Town. Paul Benson tries a through ball, but Paul Benson is caught offside.

56:31

Attempt saved. Alex Lacey (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Luke Guttridge.

56:03

Corner, Luton Town.

54:48 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Luton Town 3, Hyde FC 1. Andre Gray (Luton Town).

54:16

Offside, Hyde FC. Louis Almond tries a through ball, but Louis Almond is caught offside.

50:39 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Luton Town 2, Hyde FC 1. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

48:52

Foul by Alex Lawless (Luton Town).

48:52

Adam Blakeman (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

46:38

Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ron Henry with a cross.

46:10

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

45:21

Offside, Luton Town. Andre Gray tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.

45:00

Second Half begins Luton Town 1, Hyde FC 1.

45:00 +1:24 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Luton Town 1, Hyde FC 1.

45:00 +0:49

Attempt missed. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

44:08 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Steve McNulty, Luton Town. Luton Town 1, Hyde FC 1.

42:13

Attempt missed. William Haining (Hyde FC) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by David Poole.

41:52

Corner, Hyde FC.

41:26

Corner, Hyde FC.

39:11

Foul by Alex Lacey (Luton Town).

39:11

Louis Almond (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

37:06

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

36:43

Foul by Tom Collins (Hyde FC).

36:43

Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

36:13

Attempt missed. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

35:36

Attempt blocked. Adam Blakeman (Hyde FC) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

34:45

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

34:45

Louis Almond (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

32:19

Attempt missed. Liam Tomsett (Hyde FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

31:43

Corner, Hyde FC.

29:53

Offside, Luton Town. Andre Gray tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.

29:25

Attempt missed. Josh Brizell (Hyde FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

26:52

Attempt missed. Steve McNulty (Luton Town) header from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Luke Guttridge with a cross.

25:52 Booking

Booking Reece Gray (Hyde FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

25:25

Foul by Reece Gray (Hyde FC).

25:25

Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

24:18

Attempt missed. Luke Ashworth (Hyde FC) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by David Poole.

23:52

Corner, Hyde FC.

23:39

Attempt saved. Josh Brizell (Hyde FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

20:59

Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

20:59

Liam Tomsett (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

18:36

Hand ball by Alex Lawless (Luton Town).

15:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Luton Town 1, Hyde FC 0. Andre Gray (Luton Town).

13:54

Corner, Hyde FC.

13:40

Attempt saved. Reece Gray (Hyde FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

13:19

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

13:19

Reece Gray (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

11:29

Offside, Hyde FC. Louis Almond tries a through ball, but Louis Almond is caught offside.

8:52

Attempt saved. Andre Gray (Luton Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

6:42

Corner, Luton Town.

6:07

Corner, Luton Town.

4:21

Offside, Luton Town. Paul Benson tries a through ball, but Paul Benson is caught offside.

1:44

Offside, Luton Town. Andre Gray tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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