National League
Luton3Nuneaton0

Luton Town 3-0 Nuneaton Town

Andre Gray

Andre Gray struck a hat-trick as Luton defeated Nuneaton to retain top spot in the Conference Premier.

Top scorer Gray opened the scoring when he fired through the legs of Nuneaton goalkeeper James Belshaw.

Gray then flicked home the Hatters' second from close range when he met a Scott Griffiths cross.

He added his third on the day and his 17th of the season when latching on to a Steve McNulty through ball and slotting home from outside the box.

The game had been stopped at 1-0 for 10 minutes early in the second half due to a hail and lightning storm.

But the win means Luton are now unbeaten in 20 league matches and lead the division by three points.

Nuneaton have now lost three of their last four and drop to ninth.

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Post-match: Luton boss Still

Luton boss John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"Maybe there was a bit of rustiness, but conditions weren't good. I thought coming out at second half, we understood a bit more about the conditions, and played the conditions.

"Some of our movement in the second half was very very good. Our passing in difficult conditions was very good.

"The combination of those two [Andre Gray and Paul Benson] is very very good. I also felt the contribution from the two new lads [Ryan Inniss and Cameron McGeehan] was top quality.

"I hope there's attention [for Gray] because that means we're doing something right. But no-one leaving at the moment, not in this window."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 25Henry
  • 12Griffiths
  • 15Inniss
  • 5McNulty
  • 11HowellsSubstituted forMartinat 84'minutes
  • 21Guttridge
  • 19McGeehan
  • 23Robinson
  • 27Gray
  • 26BensonSubstituted forCullenat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Justham
  • 13Cullen
  • 2Franks
  • 18Martin
  • 29Ferdinand

Nuneaton

  • 19Belshaw
  • 5Dean
  • 4Cowan
  • 13Sleath
  • 8AdamsSubstituted forArmsonat 65'minutes
  • 6WalkerSubstituted forTrainerat 79'minutes
  • 11Streete
  • 9Moult
  • 16York
  • 10Brown
  • 26HibbertSubstituted forTaylorat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Gordon
  • 7Armson
  • 24Delfouneso
  • 17Taylor
  • 20Trainer
Referee:
Adam Bromley
Attendance:
7,310

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamNuneaton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home4
Away2

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 3, Nuneaton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 3, Nuneaton Town 0.

Attempt missed. Dave Martin (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Gareth Dean (Nuneaton Town) header from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by James Armson.

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

Corner, Luton Town.

Corner, Luton Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Dave Martin replaces Jake Howells because of an injury.

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

Attempt saved. Mark Cullen (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Attempt missed. James Armson (Nuneaton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Luton Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Mark Cullen replaces Paul Benson.

Substitution

Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Phil Trainer replaces Adam Walker.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 3, Nuneaton Town 0. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Steve McNulty.

Attempt missed. Paul Benson (Luton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

Corner, Luton Town.

Attempt missed. Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Connor Taylor replaces Dave Hibbert.

Substitution

Substitution, Nuneaton Town. James Armson replaces Jon Adams.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 2, Nuneaton Town 0. Andre Gray (Luton Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Griffiths with a cross.

Corner, Luton Town.

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

Corner, Luton Town.

Foul by Adam Walker (Nuneaton Town).

Andre Gray (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Andre Gray (Luton Town).

Danny Sleath (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 1, Nuneaton Town 0. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Paul Benson with a headed pass.

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

Offside, Nuneaton Town. Dave Hibbert tries a through ball, but Dave Hibbert is caught offside.

Second Half

Second Half begins Luton Town 0, Nuneaton Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Luton Town 0, Nuneaton Town 0.

Attempt missed. Adam Walker (Nuneaton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Hand ball by Scott Griffiths (Luton Town).

Attempt missed. Paul Benson (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Jake Howells with a cross.

Corner, Luton Town.

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

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