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Chester 1-1 Luton Town

Andre Gray

Luton ended a run of six successive away games with a draw against Chester at the Deva Stadium.

The Hatters' preparation was not ideal as their team coach got stuck in traffic, forcing kick-off to be delayed by around 15 minutes.

However, they did not let it affect them and went in front thanks to Andre Gray's clever turn and powerful strike.

The hosts equalised through Gareth Seddon's long-range effort and despite pressing for a winner Luton held on.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Luton boss John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

John Still

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Luton Town boss John Still on Chester draw

"I'm delighted. We've had a difficult day against a team that was really up for it.

"I think as long as everyone gives everything that they've got, I'm always going to be happy.

"I'm really pleased with what we've put in to the game, I'm really pleased with our effort, I'm really pleased with our determination, but more important than anything, I'm really pleased that we just didn't stop going.

"I have to give the other team credit, they've worked their socks off today. I just spoke to one of their lads and he said that's the best they've played."

Line-ups

Chester

  • 1Danby
  • 17Higginbotham
  • 27Killock
  • 12Turner
  • 8Jarrett
  • 21MahonSubstituted forHeathat 90+3'minutes
  • 16WilliamsSubstituted forKayat 90+1'minutes
  • 14McIntyre
  • 32Lester
  • 11Lindfield
  • 19Seddon

Substitutes

  • 5Linwood
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 2Kay
  • 3Heath
  • 7Reed

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 25Henry
  • 12Griffiths
  • 5McNulty
  • 30Lacey
  • 14Parry
  • 7LawlessSubstituted forWhalleyat 82'minutes
  • 4SmithBooked at 30mins
  • 21GuttridgeSubstituted forHowellsat 71'minutes
  • 27Gray
  • 26BensonSubstituted forCullenat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 22Whalley
  • 11Howells
  • 16Justham
  • 28Stevenson
  • 13Cullen
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
3,291

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home5
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Chester FC 1, Luton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chester FC 1, Luton Town 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Joe Heath replaces Craig Mahon.
Foul by Shaun Whalley (Luton Town).
Danny Higginbotham (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Michael Kay replaces Ashley Williams.
Attempt missed. Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Corner, Luton Town.
Foul by Shaun Whalley (Luton Town).
Ashley Williams (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Corner, Luton Town.
Foul by Ashley Williams (Chester FC).
Jake Howells (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Shaun Whalley replaces Alex Lawless.
Attempt blocked. Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Luton Town.
Foul by Mark Cullen (Luton Town).
Danny Higginbotham (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Corner, Luton Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jake Howells replaces Luke Guttridge.
Offside, Luton Town. Alex Lawless tries a through ball, but Alex Lawless is caught offside.
Foul by Luke Guttridge (Luton Town).
Gareth Seddon (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Mark Cullen replaces Paul Benson.
Attempt missed. Alex Lawless (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Corner, Chester FC.
Attempt missed. Jason Jarrett (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Lewis Turner.
Corner, Chester FC.
Foul by Ashley Williams (Chester FC).
Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Paul Benson (Luton Town) header from outside the box is saved.
Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).
Danny Higginbotham (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Hand ball by Jason Jarrett (Chester FC).
Offside, Luton Town. Alex Lawless tries a through ball, but Alex Lawless is caught offside.

Second Half

Second Half begins Chester FC 1, Luton Town 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Chester FC 1, Luton Town 1.
Attempt missed. Lewis Turner (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).
Danny Higginbotham (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Craig Mahon (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).
Lewis Turner (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Andrew Parry (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Foul by Andre Gray (Luton Town).
Ross Killock (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Foul by Ron Henry (Luton Town).
Craig Mahon (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Foul by Jason Jarrett (Chester FC).
Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Chester FC.
Corner, Chester FC.

Booking

Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).
Danny Higginbotham (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Offside, Chester FC. Gareth Seddon tries a through ball, but Gareth Seddon is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 1, Luton Town 1. Gareth Seddon (Chester FC).
Foul by Ron Henry (Luton Town).
Craig Mahon (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Foul by Gareth Seddon (Chester FC).
Alex Lacey (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
goal

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