Hatch helps fire Hatters to victory

How the Hatters rated

Kevin Pilkington: 6.5 – Didn't have much to do. Comfortable with his kicking and catching and one good save at the death.

Keith Keane: 7 – Started slowly, but made some important challenges and gave Town some real solidity at the back.

George Pilkington: 7 – Not his best performance and exposed once or twice, but a good foil for Kovacs.

Jonas Kovacs: 8 – Strong and commanding. Cleared his lines well and took confidence from his debut strike.

Freddie Murray: 7 – In and out of the game but provided some real quality at times in the second half.

Adam Newton: 7 – Missed a great chance to add a third but was busy all over the pitch.

Kevin Nicholls: 7 – Looked out of sorts at first, but seemed to be boosted by Hatch's introduction and played a much greater part in proceedings.

Asa Hall: 7 – Much more involved in the middle, played a full part and scored a great second goal for the Hatters.

Claude Gnakpa: 5 – Not at the races and didn't get into the game before he was forced off through injury.

Kevin Gallen: 6.5 – Linked up well enough and had his chances but didn't make the difference Hatch did.

Tom Craddock: 7.5 – One of his best games on the left. A constant menace and deserved a goal.

Matthew Barnes-Homer (sub): 8 – Pace and power made a real difference. All round fine performance. Tonight with him and Hatch we saw the future.

Liam Hatch (sub): 8 – How the Hatters have missed him. Brilliant in the air and a real handful for the opposition.

Jake Howells (sub): 6 – Not long on the pitch, but got involved playing in central midfield and helped see the game out.