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Luton Town 4-1 Hyde

Andre Gray

Andre Gray's hat-trick helped Luton Town earn a comfortable victory over struggling Hyde and stretch their unbeaten run to seven matches.

Gray put Luton ahead but the visitors scored their first goal in seven games to level before the break when Steve McNulty headed into his own net.

But Luke Guttridge volleyed the hosts' second and a Gray volley made it 3-1.

Luke Ashworth was sent off on 68 minutes for felling Gray, who sealed his treble with a close-range strike.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Luton Town manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio

"Our second-half our performance we would have scored against most teams. It's good to score goals and we're scoring goals at the minute, which is a plus for me.

"Andre Gray is a young man finding his way and it's important that he gets support. He's looking at his combination together with Paul (Benson); the two of them together are electric.

"(Benson's) movement is first class. It is about combinations with forwards, and maybe we've found a good one."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 12Griffiths
  • 14ParrySubstituted forRobinsonat 81'minutes
  • 30Lacey
  • 25Henry
  • 5McNulty
  • 4Smith
  • 21GuttridgeSubstituted forWhalleyat 72'minutes
  • 7LawlessSubstituted forCullenat 87'minutes
  • 26Benson
  • 27Gray

Substitutes

  • 6Charles
  • 16Justham
  • 23Robinson
  • 22Whalley
  • 13Cullen

Hyde United

  • 1Carnell
  • 21Blakeman
  • 2Brizell
  • 5AshworthBooked at 68mins
  • 4Haining
  • 6Tomsett
  • 16Mainwaring
  • 7Poole
  • 18Almond
  • 26GrayBooked at 26minsSubstituted forDevaneyat 66'minutes
  • 10CollinsSubstituted forSpencerat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Hughes
  • 19McNiven
  • 20Dieseruvwe
  • 25Devaney
  • 9Spencer
Referee:
Dean Treleaven
Attendance:
7,081

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamHyde United
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Luton Town 4, Hyde FC 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Luton Town 4, Hyde FC 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Hyde FC. Louis Almond tries a through ball, but Louis Almond is caught offside.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Mark Cullen replaces Alex Lawless.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Matt Robinson (Luton Town).

  7. Post update

    Martin Devaney (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Matt Robinson replaces Andrew Parry.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Louis Almond (Hyde FC).

  10. Post update

    Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Luton Town 4, Hyde FC 1. Andre Gray (Luton Town).

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alex Lacey (Luton Town) header from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Shaun Whalley.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Martin Devaney (Hyde FC) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Josh Brizell.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Whalley (Luton Town).

  16. Post update

    Martin Devaney (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Shaun Whalley replaces Luke Guttridge.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Hyde FC.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Liam Tomsett (Hyde FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Blakeman.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Hyde FC.

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