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Gateshead 0-0 Luton Town

Luton stretched their unbeaten league run to nine matches with a hard-fought goalless draw against Gateshead.

Gateshead's Rob Ramshaw went closest to scoring but his glancing header ended up just wide, while Luke Guttridge was off target with Luton's best chance.

Lewis Sirrell embarked on a powerful run forward for Gateshead only to see his shot deflected over the crossbar.

Luton upped their intensity in the closing 10 minutes but struggled to test home goalkeeper Adam Bartlett.

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Luton Town manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Post-match: Luton manager Still

"[The conditions] were the worst I've known, and I'm 63. It was absolutely atrocious, but both teams stuck at it.

"I thought we had the best two chances of the game but I think it would have been unfair if we'd have got a winner today.

"In these conditions I've got to say I'm absolutely delighted with what we've done."

Line-ups

Gateshead

  • 1Bartlett
  • 5Curtis
  • 22Sirrell
  • 6Clark
  • 16Baxter
  • 4ChandlerSubstituted forMagnayat 75'minutes
  • 29Oster
  • 8Turnbull
  • 21RamshawSubstituted forBrownat 58'minutes
  • 9HatchSubstituted forBoyesat 67'minutes
  • 7Larkin

Substitutes

  • 11Cummins
  • 14Brown
  • 2Magnay
  • 17Walker
  • 12Boyes

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 12Griffiths
  • 5McNulty
  • 11HowellsSubstituted forWallat 83'minutes
  • 14Parry
  • 30Lacey
  • 25Henry
  • 21Guttridge
  • 4SmithBooked at 20mins
  • 26Benson
  • 27GraySubstituted forCullenat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 28Stevenson
  • 13Cullen
  • 16Justham
  • 8Taiwo
  • 10Wall
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
1,080

Match Stats

Home TeamGatesheadAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home5
Away3
Shots on Target
Home2
Away0
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home3
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Gateshead 0, Luton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gateshead 0, Luton Town 0.
Attempt saved. James Curtis (Gateshead) header from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by Colin Larkin.
Corner, Gateshead.
Foul by Alex Lacey (Luton Town).
James Brown (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Foul by Carl Magnay (Gateshead).
Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Hand ball by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Alex Wall replaces Jake Howells.
Attempt missed. John Oster (Gateshead) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Corner, Gateshead.
Offside, Luton Town. Paul Benson tries a through ball, but Paul Benson is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Carl Magnay replaces Jamie Chandler.
Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).
James Curtis (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Mark Cullen replaces Andre Gray.
Offside, Luton Town. Andre Gray tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Adam Boyes replaces Liam Hatch.
Offside, Luton Town. Paul Benson tries a through ball, but Paul Benson is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. James Brown replaces Robert Ramshaw.
Corner, Gateshead.
Attempt blocked. Lewis Sirrell (Gateshead) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Liam Hatch (Gateshead).
Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Luton Town.
Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).
John Oster (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Gateshead 0, Luton Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Gateshead 0, Luton Town 0.
Attempt missed. Robert Ramshaw (Gateshead) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Craig Baxter with a cross.
Foul by Ron Henry (Luton Town).
Liam Hatch (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Foul by Luke Guttridge (Luton Town).
Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Foul by Lewis Sirrell (Gateshead).
Andre Gray (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).
Ben Clark (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Liam Hatch (Gateshead) header from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by John Oster with a cross.
Offside, Luton Town. Jake Howells tries a through ball, but Jake Howells is caught offside.

Booking

Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).
James Curtis (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.
Foul by Andrew Parry (Luton Town).
Liam Hatch (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Offside, Luton Town. Andre Gray tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.
Corner, Luton Town.
Attempt blocked. Andrew Parry (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Kick Off

First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Cambridge1711511838
2Kidderminster1710251032
3Luton178721431
4Grimsby17935830
5Salisbury17935630
6Braintree17854929
7Barnet17773828
8Welling17845528
9Alfreton17917228
10Nuneaton17764027
11Gateshead17827426
12Halifax17746025
13Lincoln City17647022
14Macclesfield17647-122
15Forest Green17638121
16Southport17638-521
17Wrexham17548-319
18Dartford17539-1018
19Hereford17458-617
20Tamworth17458-917
21Woking17359-1014
22Chester17359-1314
23Aldershot17656213
24Hyde United170314-303
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