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Tamworth 3-4 Luton Town

Paul Benson

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:

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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."

Line-ups

Tamworth

  • 1Belford
  • 6Richards-Everton
  • 19Capaldi
  • 15Courtney
  • 8BakerSubstituted forHildrethat 46'minutes
  • 7Kerry
  • 27WrightSubstituted forRichardsat 65'minutes
  • 20ToddSubstituted forChadwickat 46'minutes
  • 25Higgins
  • 26Elford-Alliyu
  • 17Peniket

Substitutes

  • 29Hildreth
  • 9Richards
  • 14Regan
  • 18Woolery
  • 28Chadwick

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 14Parry
  • 25Henry
  • 12Griffiths
  • 30Lacey
  • 5McNulty
  • 22Whalley
  • 21GuttridgeSubstituted forLawlessat 72'minutes
  • 4Smith
  • 26Benson
  • 27GraySubstituted forCharlesat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 23Robinson
  • 16Justham
  • 13Cullen
  • 7Lawless
  • 6Charles
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
2,066

Match Stats

Home TeamTamworthAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Tamworth 3, Luton Town 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tamworth 3, Luton Town 4.

Corner, Tamworth.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Anthony Charles replaces Andre Gray.

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

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

Corner, Tamworth.

Corner, Tamworth.

Hand ball by Andre Gray (Luton Town).

Foul by Andre Gray (Luton Town).

Tony Capaldi (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

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

Goal!

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

Corner, Tamworth.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Alex Lawless replaces Luke Guttridge.

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

Foul by Luke Guttridge (Luton Town).

Justin Richards (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

Foul by Andre Gray (Luton Town).

Duane Courtney (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

Corner, Tamworth.

Substitution

Substitution, Tamworth. Justin Richards replaces Mark Wright.

Goal!

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

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

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

Corner, Luton Town.

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

Foul by Richard Peniket (Tamworth).

Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

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

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

Corner, Tamworth.

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.

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

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

Goal!

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

Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth).

Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

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