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Luton Town 3-0 Hartlepool United

Luton were too strong for struggling Hartlepool as they eased to a 3-0 victory at Kenilworth Road.

The Hatters led after just five minutes when Luke Gambin's clipped pass was controlled by Danny Hylton and he fired in his 18th of an impressive season.

Alan Sheehan was denied by goalkeeper Joe Fryer before the home side doubled their advantage after just 10 minutes, Gambin driving into the area and finding the bottom corner to score his first Luton goal.

It took Pools 30 minutes to register an attempt of note, defender Scott Harrison heading narrowly wide from a corner.

In the second half, Hartlepool winger Nathan Thomas fired wildly off target for the visitors, while Hylton should have doubled his tally only to fire wastefully over the top.

Isaac Vassell was denied by a good low stop from Fryer, before Pools almost had one back, Michael Woods firing inches over.

Town wrapped up the points late on as Ollie Palmer came off the bench and when the ball ricocheted back into his path, he beat Fryer to open his account for the Hatters.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Luton

  • 13Macey
  • 2O'Donnell
  • 5Mullins
  • 44Sheehan
  • 21Senior
  • 16ReaBooked at 60mins
  • 17Ruddock
  • 24D'AthSubstituted forSmithat 66'minutes
  • 22Gambin
  • 20VassellSubstituted forMarriottat 73'minutes
  • 9HyltonSubstituted forPalmerat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Moore
  • 4Smith
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 7Gray
  • 14Marriott
  • 28Palmer
  • 36Justin

Hartlepool

  • 42Fryer
  • 35RichardsonBooked at 45mins
  • 26Harrison
  • 6BatesSubstituted forAlessandraat 14'minutes
  • 39Kavanagh
  • 4Featherstone
  • 14WoodsBooked at 84mins
  • 8Walker
  • 22NelsonSubstituted forAmondat 61'minutes
  • 11Oates
  • 7ThomasBooked at 42mins

Substitutes

  • 9Amond
  • 13Bartlett
  • 15Alessandra
  • 18Hawkins
  • 28Rooney
  • 29Martin
  • 34Hawkes
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
6,965

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home17
Away11
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 3, Hartlepool United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 3, Hartlepool United 0.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Joe Fryer.

Attempt saved. Jack Marriott (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Glen Rea (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United).

Ollie Palmer (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by John Mullins.

Attempt blocked. Padraig Amond (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Luton Town).

Attempt saved. Ollie Palmer (Luton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Michael Woods (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michael Woods (Hartlepool United).

Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 3, Hartlepool United 0. Ollie Palmer (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United).

Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Matt Macey.

Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Glen Rea (Luton Town).

Attempt saved. Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Ollie Palmer replaces Danny Hylton.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jack Marriott replaces Isaac Vassell.

Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Isaac Vassell (Luton Town).

Lewis Alessandra (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Gambin (Luton Town).

Attempt blocked. Jack Senior (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Danny Hylton.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Lewis Alessandra (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jonathan Smith replaces Lawson D'Ath.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Pelly Ruddock.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Stephen O'Donnell.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster31196660372363
2Plymouth30193850331760
3Carlisle311413454441055
4Luton311410747291852
5Portsmouth30156944281651
6Exeter311541250341649
7Mansfield31121184134747
8Wycombe30137103837146
9Stevenage31143144948145
10Colchester30128104639744
11Barnet31111194042-244
12Blackpool301011943311241
13Grimsby31118123639-341
14Cambridge30117123735240
15Crawley30116133746-939
16Yeovil31911113338-538
17Morecambe29115133645-938
18Crewe31811123344-1135
19Hartlepool31710143755-1831
20Accrington2979133041-1130
21Notts County3186173456-2230
22Cheltenham31611143446-1229
23Leyton Orient3185183347-1429
24Newport30510153347-1425
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