Luton Town advanced to the FA Cup Third Round with a 5-0 win away at Gateshead.

The Hatters avoided being on the wrong end of a Cup shock with victory in the North East, although the game was overshadowed by a serious injury to home defender Scott Barrow.

The Gateshead player collided with his own goalkeeper Dan Hanford in the build-up to Luton’s opener, and required 15 minutes of on-pitch treatment before being taken by ambulance to hospital, although he was reported as conscious and talking when he reached the hospital.

Olly Lee scored the goal itself, which came in the final five minutes of normal time at the end of an even first half that had seen Gateshead come close after riding out some early pressure.

He was later joined on the scoresheet by second half strikes from Dan Potts, his brother Elliot, Danny Hylton and Luke Berry, as the visitors stepped things up after half-time.

Potts added a second just after the hour, and was joined on the scoresheet by Elliot Lee. The result meant a scoring trip north for the Lee brothers, who were watched by their father and former Newcastle midfielder Rob Lee.

Hylton and Berry then added further gloss to the visitor’s goals for column in added time. The result is the 4th time in all competitions this season that Luton have scored 5 or more in a single match.

The result means that Luton progress to the Third Round for the second straight season.

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