National League
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Luton Town 5-0 Wrexham

Luton Town's Luke Guttridge

Three goals in the opening 17 minutes set Conference Premier leaders Luton Town on their way to a comfortable win over managerless Wrexham.

Luke Guttridge capitalised on poor marking to open the scoring.

Andre Gray's 12-yard strike was his 24th league goal of the season and Guttridge then netted his second from the edge of the box.

Paul Benson converted Ronnie Henry's cross, before Jake Howells scored from the penalty spot.

Howells sent Wrexham keeper Andy Coughlin the wrong way after he had been fouled by Mark Carrington

It completed a miserable evening for Wrexham in what was Billy Barr's first game in caretaker charge after Andy Morrell's departure.

Luton, whose manager John Still was celebrating a year in charge, extended their lead at the top of the table to 14 points.

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Luton boss John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"We're doing very well but we haven't won anything yet and it's really important we all recognise that.

"We played alright, but I don't think we were great in the first half. I know were four-nil up. but I thought we were better in the second half.

"My job is to make sure people concentrate on things that are important.

"We'll do some more work this week and look forward to Saturday."

Wrexham caretaker manager Billy Barr told BBC Radio Wales:

"[Luton are] the best team I've seen in the Conference in many, many years. John's [Still] got them absolutely buzzing. They deserve to go up as champions.

"I thought the lads showed courage to try and played, but the problem area is what it has been for us and that's the final third.

"We're going to have to come back in on Thursday, dust ourselves down and work on the final third."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 5McNulty
  • 2Franks
  • 25Henry
  • 43Ruddock Mpanzu
  • 12Griffiths
  • 11Howells
  • 21GuttridgeSubstituted forRobinsonat 76'minutes
  • 19McGeehan
  • 27GraySubstituted forLawlessat 72'minutes
  • 26BensonSubstituted forShawat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Charles
  • 23Robinson
  • 16Justham
  • 7Lawless
  • 9Shaw

Wrexham

  • 13Coughlin
  • 14Tomassen
  • 5Livesey
  • 3AshtonBooked at 90mins
  • 29Carrington
  • 21Evans
  • 6Clarke
  • 16HuntBooked at 59mins
  • 12KeatesSubstituted forAnyinsahat 66'minutes
  • 15OglebySubstituted forBishopat 72'minutes
  • 10Ormerod

Substitutes

  • 9Bishop
  • 28Artell
  • 26Anyinsah
  • 2Wright
  • 1Mayebi
Referee:
Justin Amey
Attendance:
7,526

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamWrexham
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Luton Town 5, Wrexham 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Luton Town 5, Wrexham 0.

  3. Booking

    Neil Ashton (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Neil Ashton (Wrexham).

  5. Post update

    Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Joe Clarke (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alex Lawless (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alex Lawless (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Lawless.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jon Shaw (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Rob Evans (Wrexham).

  14. Post update

    Matt Robinson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Matt Robinson replaces Luke Guttridge.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Andy Bishop replaces Robert Ogleby.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Alex Lawless replaces Andre Gray.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Luton Town 5, Wrexham 0. Jake Howells (Luton Town) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  19. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Mark Carrington (Wrexham) after a foul in the penalty area.

  20. Post update

    Penalty Luton Town. Jake Howells draws a foul in the penalty area.