Striker Paul Benson scored twice for Luton as the Hatters edged a seven-goal thriller against Tamworth at the Lamb.

Duane Courtney's close-range effort put the hosts in front, but Luton went into the break 2-1 up after Jonathan Smith and Andy Parry struck from distance.

Benson headed in a third and latched onto Andre Gray's pass to make it four goals in 23 minutes for the visitors.

Lateef Elford-Alliyu's penalty and Courtney's second ensured a nervy finish but John Still's men held on.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Luton Town manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

Post-match: Luton boss Still

"I take my hat off to both teams. I give them every credit. They both played to their strengths. The atmosphere was a cup tie atmosphere - and we've come through it.

"We're not playing to defend, we're playing to attack, and sometimes when you play to attack you might concede goals.

"At the end of the day, I thought it was a cracking game."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Tamworth

  • 01 Belford
  • 06 Richards-Everton
  • 19 Capaldi
  • 15 Courtney
  • 08 Baker (Hildreth - 46' )
  • 07 Kerry
  • 27 Wright (Richards - 65' )
  • 20 Todd (Chadwick - 46' )
  • 25 Higgins
  • 26 Elford-Alliyu
  • 17 Peniket

Substitutes

  • 29 Hildreth
  • 09 Richards
  • 14 Regan
  • 18 Woolery
  • 28 Chadwick

Luton Town

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

Substitutes

  • 23 Robinson
  • 16 Justham
  • 13 Cullen
  • 07 Lawless
  • 06 Charles
Ref: Robert Whitton
Att: 2,066

Match Stats

Shots

16 9

On target

6 5

Corners

0 0

Fouls

9 10

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Tamworth 3, Luton Town 4.

90:00 +3:53 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Tamworth 3, Luton Town 4.

90:00 +3:06

Corner, Tamworth.

90:00 +2:41

Attempt blocked. Lateef Elford-Alliyu (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

86:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Luton Town. Anthony Charles replaces Andre Gray.

84:17

Attempt missed. Nick Chadwick (Tamworth) header from outside the box misses to the right.

82:27

Attempt missed. Nick Chadwick (Tamworth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ryan Higgins.

82:07

Corner, Tamworth.

81:36

Corner, Tamworth.

80:43

Hand ball by Andre Gray (Luton Town).

78:43

Foul by Andre Gray (Luton Town).

78:43

Tony Capaldi (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

77:32

Attempt missed. Duane Courtney (Tamworth) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

75:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tamworth 3, Luton Town 4. Duane Courtney (Tamworth).

75:18

Corner, Tamworth.

73:14

Attempt saved. Lee Hildreth (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

71:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Luton Town. Alex Lawless replaces Luke Guttridge.

68:59

Attempt missed. Lee Hildreth (Tamworth) header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Lloyd Kerry with a cross.

67:56

Foul by Luke Guttridge (Luton Town).

67:56

Justin Richards (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

67:31

Foul by Andre Gray (Luton Town).

67:31

Duane Courtney (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

66:12

Corner, Tamworth.

64:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tamworth. Justin Richards replaces Mark Wright.

63:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tamworth 2, Luton Town 4. Lateef Elford-Alliyu (Tamworth) converts the penalty with a.

62:38

Penalty conceded by Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

62:38

Penalty Tamworth. Lateef Elford-Alliyu draws a foul in the penalty area.

62:01

Corner, Luton Town.

61:42

Attempt saved. Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

61:10

Foul by Richard Peniket (Tamworth).

61:10

Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

58:12

Attempt saved. Richard Peniket (Tamworth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

57:03

Attempt missed. Nick Chadwick (Tamworth) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Tony Capaldi.

56:42

Corner, Tamworth.

53:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tamworth 1, Luton Town 4. Paul Benson (Luton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andre Gray.

48:13

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

47:39

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

45:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tamworth 1, Luton Town 3. Paul Benson (Luton Town).

45:16

Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth).

45:16

Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tamworth. Lee Hildreth replaces Richard Baker.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tamworth. Nick Chadwick replaces Andy Todd.

45:00

Second Half begins Tamworth 1, Luton Town 2.

45:00 +1:56 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Tamworth 1, Luton Town 2.

45:00 +1:00

Attempt blocked. Mark Wright (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45:00 +0:34

Attempt missed. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

44:39

Foul by Duane Courtney (Tamworth).

44:39

Andre Gray (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

43:11

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

40:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tamworth 1, Luton Town 2. Andrew Parry (Luton Town).

40:22

Foul by Richard Peniket (Tamworth).

40:22

Alex Lacey (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

38:42

Foul by Tony Capaldi (Tamworth).

38:42

Shaun Whalley (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

37:53

Attempt missed. Richard Baker (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

33:35

Corner, Luton Town.

32:34

Foul by Andrew Parry (Luton Town).

32:34

Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

30:57 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tamworth 1, Luton Town 1. Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

28:24

Attempt missed. Ryan Higgins (Tamworth) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

25:43

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

25:43

Richard Baker (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

25:17

Foul by Richard Peniket (Tamworth).

25:17

Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

24:44

Attempt missed. Shaun Whalley (Luton Town) right footed shot misses to the right.

22:53

Attempt saved. Richard Peniket (Tamworth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

21:02

Corner, Tamworth.

18:27

Corner, Tamworth.

18:14

Attempt blocked. Lateef Elford-Alliyu (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

16:17

Corner, Luton Town.

15:54

Foul by Andy Todd (Tamworth).

15:54

Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

14:09

Corner, Luton Town.

12:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tamworth 1, Luton Town 0. Duane Courtney (Tamworth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lloyd Kerry.

10:00

Foul by Alex Lacey (Luton Town).

10:00

Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

9:06

Foul by Ryan Higgins (Tamworth).

9:06

Andrew Parry (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

5:49

Foul by Steve McNulty (Luton Town).

5:49

Richard Peniket (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

4:15

Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth).

4:15

Andre Gray (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

2:48

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

2:48

Tony Capaldi (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

0:23

Corner, Tamworth.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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