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27 January 2015

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Hatters progress in Beds Senior Cup after five goals at Stotfold

Midfielder Luke Guttridge scored and came through 90 minutes as the Town booked their place in the semi-final of the Beds Senior Cup with a 5-0 win at Stotfold on Tuesday night.

The experienced former Northampton, Southend and Cambridge was last involved for the Hatters in the 1-0 defeat at Burton in League 2 in November following a recurrence to the foot injury sustained last season.

And the 32-year-old oozed class against South Midlands League Stotfold as the Hatters cruised to victory at a cold Roker Park.

Boss John Still watched on as the Hatters led 4-0 at the break. Alex Wall fired the Town in front from the penalty spot after 21 minutes and 12 minutes later the striker crossed for Charlie Walker to double the lead.

Walker was then brave to lob home on 44 minutes to make it 3-0 before Mark Onyemah scored from close range moments later to make it 4-0 and put the Town well in command at the break.

In the second half Guttridge and Walker were denied by the Stotfold goalkeeper but Guttridge got the goal his performance deserved when curling home a lovely finish to make it 5-0.

Stotfold barely threatened the Town all night and Guttridge came mighty close to scoring a second late on, only to see his effort from long range come back off the post.

Town dev: Justham, Lacey (sub Trotman), Gardener, Franks, Onyemah, Ngwala (sub Allman), Robinson, Guttridge, Isaac (sub Maguraushe), Wall, Walker. Subs not used: Gooch, Musonda.

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