Luton 4-1 Macclesfield

Jake Howells

Luton's Jake Howells scored within the first minute as Town beat Macclesfield.

Howells gave the Hatters the perfect start when he struck from close range, before his pinpoint cross was headed home by Andre Gray to make it 2-0.

Silkmen captain Nat Brown pulled one back shortly after the break when he headed Charlie Henry's free-kick in off the underside of the bar.

But the Hatters secured victory when Scott Rendell tapped home and Stuart Fleetwood struck from a tight angle.

Macclesfield had a number of opportunities to equalise with the score at 2-1, but could not find the net as Matthew Barnes-Homer hit the crossbar and Arnaud Mendy's effort flew just wide of the post.


Luton Town manager Paul Buckle told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"We've pushed on from the disappointment (of losing 1-0 to Telford) at home to get three points at Ebbsfleet on Monday.

"Another three today is a fantastic return and a great show of character from the players.

"We made a terrific start, which is what we need to do at home, and the fans got behind us.

"We had a little bit of a wobble in the second half but the fans stuck with us and it was a very good day for us."

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