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Luton Town 2-1 Barnet

Andre Gray

Luton remain top of the Conference Premier after defeating Barnet.

Andre Gray gave Luton an early lead, racing onto Luke Guttridge's pass to beat keeper Graham Stack from 12 yards.

Stack then saved well from Matt Robinson before Barnet's keeper went off injured to be replaced by Nick Jupp - who was then beaten from close range by Paul Benson on the half hour.

Barnet later pulled one back through Jake Hyde after he converted Keanu Marsh-Brown's cross from close range.

The result sees Luton move four points clear at the top of the Conference Premier table, with Cambridge's game at Braintree postponed.

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Luton Town manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Post-match: Luton manager Still

"Kick it as far as you can and run after it - that's what it was. It was really difficult for both teams, but the conditions were the conditions, and it's no good moaning about them afterwards. We had to play.

"I made my feelings clear before the game. I didn't think it was playable. If you play it, make sure we finish it. I don't want to be 2-0 up and you stop the game.

"The ball never ran true from minute one. And that's why I found it a bit strange that he might want to stop it, because the ball never ran for 90 minutes."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 5McNulty
  • 11Howells
  • 25Henry
  • 19Davis
  • 12Griffiths
  • 7Lawless
  • 21Guttridge
  • 23Robinson
  • 27Gray
  • 26Benson

Substitutes

  • 13Cullen
  • 10Wall
  • 16Justham
  • 24Mawson
  • 22Whalley

Barnet

  • 29StackSubstituted forJuppat 23'minutes
  • 6Saville
  • 3Johnson
  • 30Stephens
  • 7Marsh-Brown
  • 2Yiadom
  • 8Byrne
  • 4Weston
  • 19Villa LópezSubstituted forCadoganat 75'minutes
  • 9Hyde
  • 38Dani LópezSubstituted forCrawfordat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Crawford
  • 14Abdullah
  • 15Cadogan
  • 13Jupp
  • 5Acheampong
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
7,543

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 2, Barnet 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, Barnet 1.

Foul by Kieron Cadogan (Barnet).

Ron Henry (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Scott Griffiths (Luton Town).

Keanu Marsh-Brown (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Jake Howells (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved.

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

Offside, Luton Town. Jake Howells tries a through ball, but Jake Howells is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Kieron Cadogan replaces Luisma.

Corner, Luton Town.

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

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 2, Barnet 1. Jake Hyde (Barnet) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Keanu Marsh-Brown with a cross.

Corner, Luton Town.

Corner, Barnet.

Corner, Luton Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Harry Crawford replaces Dani López.

Foul by Luisma (Barnet).

Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Luton Town.

Foul by Alex Lawless (Luton Town).

Dani López (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Foul by Luke Guttridge (Luton Town).

Andy Yiadom (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Luton Town 2, Barnet 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Luton Town 2, Barnet 0.

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

Corner, Luton Town.

Offside, Barnet. Jake Hyde tries a through ball, but Jake Hyde is caught offside.

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

Foul by Luke Guttridge (Luton Town).

Mark Byrne (Barnet) wins a free kick.

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

Corner, Barnet.

Attempt missed. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Barnet) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Matt Robinson (Luton Town).

Elliot Johnson (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Foul by Luisma (Barnet).

Alex Lawless (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

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