English FA Cup

December 1, 2012


Luton Town

2 - 1

Dorchester Town

English FA Cup

15:00 +00:00, December 1, 2012

Kenilworth Road

Referee: C Berry

Hatters in the hat

Goals from Andre Gray and Alex Lawless were enough to book Luton's place in the FA Cup third round with a 2-1 triumph despite a late rally from Dorchester at Kenilworth Road.

The Blue Square Bet Premier side looked to be cruising after goals either side of half-time from Gray and Lawless against their Blue Square Bet South opponents.

However, Arran Pugh's 71st minute header rekindled the Magpies' hopes and Luton goalkeeper Mark Tyler needed to be at his best to ensure the home side's progression.

Dorchester's first chance came when Nathan Walker headed down for Mark Jermyn but the Magpies' skipper could only shoot over.

Scott Rendell curled a shot wide in the 15th minute and Lawless headed over at the back post 10 minutes later for Luton as the hosts began to assert themselves.

The Hatters took the lead after 29 minutes when Gray beat the off-side trap and raced clear before firing past Jason Matthews from 10 yards.

Luton extended their lead in the 68th minute when Lawless fired across goal and into the bottom corner.

However, Dorchester set up a grandstand finish when Arran Pugh headed in from a corner three minutes later to hand the Magpies a lifeline.

And Ben Watson, Sam Malsom and Jake Gosling were all denied by Luton goalkeeper Tyler as the visitors threatened to draw level.

Scoring Summary

Luton Town Dorchester Town
Andre Gray (30')Arren Pugh (71')
Alex Lawless (68') 


Luton Town Dorchester Town
Mark TylerJason Matthews
25 Ron Henry2 Nathan Walker
Dean BeckwithCharlie Clough
Janos Kovacs5 Arren Pugh
Lathanial Rowe-TurnerAshley Nicholls
11 Jake Howells10 Mark Jermyn
Alex Lawless6 Jamie Gleeson
24 Jonathan SmithNeil Martin
17 Jonathan O'DonnellBen Watson
10 Scott RendellJake Gosling
27 Andre Gray11 Jon Choper-Nagarcia
33 Dean BrillAlan Walker-Harris 25
16 Alex LaceyJake Smeeton 16
14 Arnaud MendyNick Crittenden 14
15 Adam WatkinsGeorge Colson 15
19 James DanceLewis Morgan 17
Jon ShawDanny Thomson 18
13 Stuart FleetwoodSam Malsom 12
Alex Lacey for Dean Beckwith (64)
Sam Malsom for Jon Choper-Nagarcia (46)
Stuart Fleetwood for Andre Gray (80)
Danny Thomson for Mark Jermyn (71)
Arnaud Mendy for Jonathan O'Donnell (89)
Yellow Cards
Ron Henry (23)
Nathan Walker (38)
Jonathan Smith (86)
Arren Pugh (72)
 Ashley Nicholls (77)
· Squads: Luton Town | Dorchester Town