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Luton Town 3-1 Newport County

Danny Hylton
Danny Hylton joined Luton from Oxford United in July, 2016

Danny Hylton's brace of first-half goals helped Luton comfortably see off Newport County in League Two.

The Hatters rose a place to fifth as The Exiles dropped two spots to 10th.

Alan Sheehan's left-footed free kick opened the hosts' scoring and Hylton struck from close range before adding his second from the penalty spot after Ben Tozer's handball.

Newport captain Joss Labadie's volley gave them hope, but the visitors made no further headway.

Newport manager Mike Flynn told BBC Radio Wales: "Luton were very good in the first-half and we were very poor and lucky to only get in three down.

"We looked hesitant and weren't on the front foot. Why that was I don't know.

"In the second-half credit to the boys they could have easily have felt sorry for themselves but they stuck together and put some pride back in the performance.

"That was more like us but it's quite easy to do when you are three nil down."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Stech
  • 7Stacey
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 44Sheehan
  • 3PottsBooked at 66mins
  • 16Rea
  • 14CornickSubstituted forJustinat 85'minutes
  • 22GambinSubstituted forCookat 72'minutes
  • 8Lee
  • 19CollinsBooked at 49mins
  • 9Hylton

Substitutes

  • 2Justin
  • 5Mullins
  • 10Cook
  • 27Jarvis
  • 36Shea
  • 38Lee
  • 39Famewo

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 2Pipe
  • 25O'BrienBooked at 68mins
  • 28Demetriou
  • 6WhiteBooked at 42mins
  • 7WillmottSubstituted forReynoldsat 72'minutes
  • 4LabadieSubstituted forMcCoulskyat 78'minutes
  • 12Tozer
  • 27Rigg
  • 9AmondSubstituted forQuigleyat 76'minutes
  • 10Nouble

Substitutes

  • 3Butler
  • 8Dolan
  • 11Reynolds
  • 15McCoulsky
  • 17Bennett
  • 29Quigley
  • 30Bittner
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
7,681

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home24
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 3, Newport County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 3, Newport County 1.

Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Quigley (Newport County).

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Mickey Demetriou.

Scott Cuthbert (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shawn McCoulsky (Newport County).

Attempt saved. Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Mickey Demetriou (Newport County).

Attempt blocked. James Collins (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Foul by Olly Lee (Luton Town).

Lamar Reynolds (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Jack Stacey (Luton Town) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. James Justin replaces Harry Cornick.

Attempt saved. Harry Cornick (Luton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Danny Hylton (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark O'Brien (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Shawn McCoulsky replaces Joss Labadie.

Attempt missed. Olly Lee (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Joe Quigley replaces Padraig Amond.

Foul by Jordan Cook (Luton Town).

Joss Labadie (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Lamar Reynolds replaces Robbie Willmott.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jordan Cook replaces Luke Gambin.

Attempt missed. Harry Cornick (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Booking

Mark O'Brien (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt blocked. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Dan Potts (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Dan Potts (Luton Town).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Olly Lee.

Danny Hylton (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ben White (Newport County).

Attempt saved. Mark O'Brien (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Dan Potts.

Attempt blocked. Luke Gambin (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Notts County1181221111025
2Exeter118122012825
3Accrington117222113823
4Coventry11713146822
5Luton1163221101121
6Stevenage116321912721
7Wycombe116322217521
8Mansfield115421813519
9Swindon116141614219
10Newport115331512318
11Lincoln City114431312116
12Cambridge115151111016
13Cheltenham114251413114
14Carlisle114251516-114
15Grimsby114251418-414
16Colchester113351618-212
17Yeovil113351724-712
18Barnet113261516-111
19Crewe113261218-611
20Crawley113171114-310
21Morecambe112451016-610
22Port Vale11128817-95
23Chesterfield11128923-145
24Forest Green111281026-165
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