Debutant James Collins scored a hat-trick as Luton Town began the season with a thumping 8-2 victory over Yeovil Town.

It couldn’t have started any worse for the Hatters when Otis Khan stroked a free-kick home inside seven minutes.

But they quickly turned things around as Olly Lee and Collins both found the back of the net before the 20 minute mark.

Alan McCormack gave Nathan Jones’ men some breathing space and Isaac Vassell then grabbed himself two as Luton stormed into a four goal lead.

And there was still more action to come before half-time as goalkeeper Marek Stech became the hero as he denied Khan from the penalty spot.

After the break, Collins ensured it would be an even more memorable debut for him as he scored again to get his third of the day before Francois Zoko made the scoreline a little less embarrassing for the Glovers.

But in the 10th minute of injury time the Hatters struck again as Lee crossed for his brother Elliot to complete the demolition.

The stunning result unsurprisingly means Luton lead the League Two table after the opening round of fixtures and it’s bound to give them bundles of confidence as they look to make up for May’s play-off disappointment.

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