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Luton Town 3-1 Dagenham & Redbridge

A Mark Cullen hat-trick gave Luton an easy win over Dagenham & Redbridge and their sixth consecutive league victory.

Cullen scored twice in quick succession just before the break, heading in Andy Drury's cross before providing a calm finish to Michael Harriman's neat pass.

Pelly Ruddock was the provider for Cullen's emphatic third, before Jonathan Smith was denied by the post.

Substitute Christian Doidge headed in a late consolation for the visitors, who drop to 20th place in League Two.

Luton Town manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

''I'm absolutely delighted with that. You've got to win in all conditions and all days, against all opposition. The games are tough every week and to have done that I'm obviously delighted.

''Mark Cullen is a terrific all-round player. He took his goals brilliantly. I'm so pleased for him because he works hard in training. It was the perfect performance tonight.

''I didn't really enjoy the game. You do your job, you're professional at your job. I watched Dagenham when I was 14, 15 years old. I've played for them, managed them a few times and I have lots of friends there.

''We've got enough in our locker to find results and at the moment we're doing that.''

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett told BBC London 94.9:

"We caused our own problems again. We are making individual errors and it is costing us. I am responsible for that.

"There is not a great deal I can say. I am the manager and the buck stops with me.

"The boys haven't stopped working, but I can't legislate for mistakes. It is incredibly frustrating because I know what these players are capable of."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 22Harriman
  • 5McNulty
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 12Griffiths
  • 17Ruddock Mpanzu
  • 4Smith
  • 26Doyle
  • 19MillerSubstituted forBensonat 54'minutes
  • 13CullenSubstituted forWalkerat 85'minutes
  • 8Drury

Substitutes

  • 6Lacey
  • 9Benson
  • 10Wall
  • 16Justham
  • 21Guttridge
  • 28Stevenson
  • 35Walker

Dag & Red

  • 30Cousins
  • 2Batt
  • 4Doe
  • 5Saah
  • 16Green
  • 21Partridge
  • 28BoucaudSubstituted forDoidgeat 62'minutes
  • 6Bingham
  • 27YusuffSubstituted forPorterat 52'minutes
  • 7Cureton
  • 10ChambersSubstituted forHemmingsat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1O'Brien
  • 3Connors
  • 12Doidge
  • 14Porter
  • 22Gayle
  • 23Hemmings
  • 29Raymond
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
7,746

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamDag & Red
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home20
Away11
Shots on Target
Home8
Away7
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Luton Town 3, Dagenham and Redbridge 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Luton Town 3, Dagenham and Redbridge 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Steve McNulty.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town).

  5. Post update

    Jamie Cureton (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

  7. Post update

    Damien Batt (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Scott Doe.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Luton Town 3, Dagenham and Redbridge 1. Christian Doidge (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by George Porter.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Charlie Walker replaces Mark Cullen.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

  13. Post update

    Scott Doe (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Brian Saah.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Mark Cousins.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nathan Doyle (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by George Porter.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Brian Saah.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Andy Drury (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Cullen (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.