Luton Town lost their unbeaten streak after a 4-0 thumping by Port Vale.

The Hatters hadn’t lost in any of their previous 8 league matches before their trip to Staffordshire, but were beaten by the midtable Valiants.

The home side had entered the contest in good form of their own and took the lead when Dan Potts put the ball in his own net after deflecting a Ben Whitfield effort past Marek Stech.

Tom Pope then doubled the home side’s lead on the stroke of the hour mark when he received a through ball then beat the keeper.

Pope and Whitfield then combined again ten minutes later, with the latter teed up to tap in the home side’s third goal.

Port Vale’s 4th goal came late on, as Pope bundled the ball over the line to cap off a comprehensive victory for the home side and a miserable day for Luton.

The Hatters had been in free-scoring form, but offered very little in attack throughout the contest in Staffordshire as they slumped to a first defeat in League Two since late October, and their first away from home since August. Nevertheless, Nathan Jones’ side remain four points clear at the top of League Two after Notts County also lost.

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