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Luton Town 3-0 Colchester United

Colchester's search for their first League Two win of the season continues after they were soundly beaten by Luton Town.

Olly Lee scored on the stroke of half-time with James Collins and Dan Potts sealing the win for the Hatters in the second half.

Colchester went close early on, Doug Loft's long range effort testing goalkeeper Marek Stech, while Luton striker Danny Hylton's header was parried away by Sam Walker.

Town midfielder Lee was denied by an excellent save from Walker and Andrew Shinnie then shot straight at the keeper from Jack Stacey's cross.

Hatters were ahead on the stroke of half time, though, Lee firing home at the second attempt when a corner was not cleared.

After the break, Alan McCormack's fierce shot was superbly tipped over by Walker, although he could do nothing but watch as Collins curled into the top corner in the 52nd minute.

Hatters keeper Stech produced an incredible save to keep out Sammie Szmodics' close-range header, while Luton almost got a third, with Hylton heading against the bar.

Alan Sheehan saw his volley hit the woodwork too before Potts made it 3-0 with seven minutes remaining after touching home Sheehan's free-kick.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Stech
  • 7Stacey
  • 16Rea
  • 44Sheehan
  • 3PottsBooked at 40mins
  • 4McCormackBooked at 35mins
  • 8Lee
  • 11ShinnieSubstituted forCookat 88'minutes
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 9HyltonSubstituted forLeeat 88'minutes
  • 19CollinsSubstituted forCornickat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Justin
  • 5Mullins
  • 10Cook
  • 14Cornick
  • 22Gambin
  • 36Shea
  • 38Lee

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 18Eastman
  • 6KentBooked at 73mins
  • 12KpekawaSubstituted forJohnstoneat 63'minutes
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 4LapslieSubstituted forMurrayat 54'minutes
  • 8Loft
  • 3KinsellaBooked at 61mins
  • 10Szmodics
  • 19Mandron
  • 7WrightSubstituted forIssaat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Johnstone
  • 16Murray
  • 23O'Sullivan
  • 29Gilmartin
  • 31Issa
  • 35James
  • 42McKeown
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
7,865

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 3, Colchester United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 3, Colchester United 0.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Dan Potts.

Attempt missed. Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Elliot Lee replaces Danny Hylton.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jordan Cook replaces Andrew Shinnie.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Harry Cornick replaces James Collins.

Attempt missed. Sean Murray (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Tariq Issa (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Luton Town).

Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 3, Colchester United 0. Dan Potts (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alan Sheehan with a cross following a set piece situation.

Jack Stacey (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tariq Issa (Colchester United).

James Collins (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Kinsella (Colchester United).

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Luton Town).

Tom Eastman (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Tariq Issa replaces Drey Wright.

Attempt missed. Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Olly Lee (Luton Town).

Lewis Kinsella (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town).

Sean Murray (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Kane Vincent-Young.

Attempt blocked. Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Frankie Kent (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Frankie Kent (Colchester United).

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Sean Murray.

Danny Hylton (Luton Town) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United).

Hand ball by Denny Johnstone (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Denny Johnstone replaces Cole Kpekawa.

Booking

Lewis Kinsella (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jack Stacey (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Kinsella (Colchester United).

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

Attempt blocked. Dan Potts (Luton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon32104227
2Exeter32103127
3Luton320111386
4Coventry32015146
5Carlisle32016336
6Accrington32017526
7Notts County32016516
8Stevenage31207525
9Newport31205415
10Crewe31204315
11Mansfield31115414
12Barnet31113304
13Morecambe31113304
14Wycombe311178-14
15Forest Green311167-14
16Port Vale310256-13
17Cambridge310223-13
18Grimsby310246-23
19Chesterfield310235-23
20Cheltenham310225-33
21Yeovil3102814-63
22Lincoln City302134-12
23Colchester301227-51
24Crawley300315-40
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