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Exeter City 1-1 Luton Town

John Still
Still has managed Luton since February 2013

Luton survived a second-half onslaught to earn a point at Exeter City and extend their unbeaten run in League Two to 10 games.

Scott Griffiths headed the Hatters in front from Andy Drury's corner.

City dominated after the break as Scot Bennett missed from close range when Graham Cummins' header was saved.

Exeter were rewarded for their pressure when Tom Nichols slotted in a penalty after Christian Ribeiro was fouled by Griffiths.

City could have easily won it in the second half as substitute Liam Sercombe just missed with a couple of long-range efforts, while Cummins and Nichols also missed excellent chances inside the last 15 minutes as Luton absorbed wave after wave of pressure.

Luton were the third side to come to Exeter while leading League Two this season and were the first to come away with any points.

In the last six weeks both Bury and Wycombe were beaten 2-1 by City at St James Park while on top of the table.

The point sees Luton drop to second in League Two behind Wycombe, after their victory at Oxford.

Luton Town manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Luton Town boss John Still on Exeter draw

"Would I have settled for a point before the game? No I wouldn't because I never do.

"We have worked really hard and we were fully aware that they've beaten the two previous teams here.

"On reflection on the game I can be delighted to take a point.

"We felt we would play deeper and play narrow so we could deal with crosses."

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 30Pym
  • 22Wheeler
  • 6Ribeiro
  • 2ButterfieldBooked at 83mins
  • 3Woodman
  • 8Oakley
  • 4Bennett
  • 14Grimes
  • 11DaviesSubstituted forNobleat 55'minutes
  • 10KeohaneSubstituted forSercombeat 56'minutes
  • 31CumminsSubstituted forNicholsat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Sercombe
  • 19Noble
  • 20Nichols
  • 21Hamon
  • 25Riley-Lowe
  • 26Tillson
  • 27Jay

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 22Harriman
  • 5McNulty
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 12GriffithsSubstituted forLaceyat 74'minutes
  • 8Drury
  • 26DoyleBooked at 85mins
  • 4Smith
  • 11HowellsSubstituted forGuttridgeat 63'minutes
  • 13CullenSubstituted forMillerat 81'minutes
  • 9Benson

Substitutes

  • 6Lacey
  • 15Rooney
  • 16Justham
  • 19Miller
  • 20Whalley
  • 21Guttridge
  • 28Stevenson
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
5,400

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home16
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 1, Luton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 1, Luton Town 1.

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City).

Ricky Miller (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Luke Wilkinson.

Booking

Nathan Doyle (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

David Wheeler (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Doyle (Luton Town).

Booking

Danny Butterfield (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Danny Butterfield (Exeter City).

Ricky Miller (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Ricky Miller (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Ricky Miller replaces Mark Cullen.

Attempt missed. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. David Wheeler (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Alex Lacey replaces Scott Griffiths.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 1, Luton Town 1. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Exeter City. Christian Ribeiro draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Tom Nichols replaces Graham Cummins.

Attempt missed. Graham Cummins (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. David Wheeler (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Luke Guttridge replaces Jake Howells.

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Christy Pym.

Attempt saved. Andy Drury (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Matt Oakley (Exeter City).

Mark Cullen (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Scott Bennett (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Graham Cummins (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Mark Cullen (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Liam Sercombe replaces Jimmy Keohane.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. David Noble replaces Arron Davies.

Attempt saved. Mark Cullen (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Mark Cullen (Luton Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe1695223121132
2Luton169431911831
3Shrewsbury1693425121330
4Bury169342617930
5Burton169252120129
6Plymouth16835189927
7Southend167451614225
8Newport166642016424
9Portsmouth166551816223
10Morecambe167271817123
11Exeter166551919023
12Accrington167272427-323
13Cheltenham166461518-322
14Cambridge166372620621
15Northampton166372523221
16Stevenage166372124-321
17Wimbledon165562225-320
18Mansfield165471419-519
19Oxford Utd164481823-516
20York162951420-615
21Dag & Red164391927-815
22Carlisle164392030-1015
23Tranmere162681522-712
24Hartlepool1633101227-1512
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