Luton Town returned to top spot in League Two as they beat Carlisle United 3-0 at Kenilworth Road.

Andrew Shinnie, Dan Potts and Harry Cornick were the three scorers, as the Hatters brushed aside the mid-table visitors.

With Notts County drawing 1-1 at Yeovil, the Hatters seized top space on goal difference. The league’s top scorers took their tally for the season so far to 46, as they added to the 7 they put past Cambridge on Saturday.

Carlisle had shown the greater attacking intent in the opening stages, but it was the home side who went in front after 19 minutes. They swept themselves ahead through Shinnie’s first Luton league goal, which came through a fine curling strike.

A diving header from Potts then put the home side 2-0 up on the half-hour mark, with the left-back registering his fifth of the season and his second in a week after scoring in the rout over Cambridge.

Cornick wrapped the game up in the second half, with the midfielder scoring moments after coming off the bench.

Luton could’ve picked up a further goal late on after they won a penalty for a shove on Danny Hylton, but visiting goalkeeper Jack Bonham saved the penalty.

Nevertheless, it was a productive evening for Nathan Jones’ side, as they return to the top of the League Two pile. They will look to maintain this position when they travel to face struggling Crewe on Saturday.

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