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Accrington Stanley 1-1 Luton Town

Jonathan Smith scored a fortunate injury-time equaliser for Luton at Accrington to rescue a point on the opening day of League Two.

Hatters debutant Craig Mackail-Smith's shot cannoned off Smith's back and into the net.

Smith had earlier conceded a penalty for a foul on Josh Windass, who stepped up to put Accrington ahead in the 61st minute.

Luton's Paul Benson could have scored a winner, but saw his shot blocked.

Luton Town manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Still on Accrington v Luton

"You've got to stay on your feet in the box, we preach it, we preach it, we really do.

"Were we good? No. Were we bad? No. We were ordinary.

"I just went for a little bit more aerial power today away from home.

"You got to try and win, we tried to win, but we gave ourselves too much to do."

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 33Mooney
  • 2Pearson
  • 3Winnard
  • 5Davies
  • 22BuxtonSubstituted forWrightat 88'minutes
  • 14CrooksBooked at 48mins
  • 28Conneely
  • 7Mingoia
  • 8WindassSubstituted forBarryat 74'minutes
  • 11McConvilleSubstituted forKeeat 65'minutes
  • 10Gornell

Substitutes

  • 1Etheridge
  • 4Barry
  • 6Proctor
  • 9Morgan
  • 15Wright
  • 21Bruna
  • 29Kee

Luton

  • 16Justham
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 5McNulty
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 12Griffiths
  • 11GreenSubstituted forMarriottat 76'minutes
  • 26Doyle
  • 4Smith
  • 15McCourtSubstituted forRuddockat 61'minutes
  • 22Mackail-Smith
  • 23McQuoidSubstituted forBensonat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Tyler
  • 3Potts
  • 8McGeehan
  • 9Benson
  • 14Marriott
  • 17Ruddock
  • 21Guttridge
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
2,359

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Luton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Luton Town 1.

Attempt missed. Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Paul Benson (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Luton Town 1. Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Mackail-Smith.

Attempt saved. Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley).

Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Joe Wright replaces Adam Buxton.

Foul by Scott Cuthbert (Luton Town).

Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Davies (Accrington Stanley).

Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jack Marriott (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jack Marriott replaces Danny Green.

Attempt saved. Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Antony Barry replaces Josh Windass.

Attempt missed. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Paul Benson replaces Josh McQuoid.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Billy Kee replaces Sean McConville.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Luke Wilkinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Pelly Ruddock replaces Paddy McCourt.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Luton Town 0. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Accrington Stanley. Josh Windass draws a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Terry Gornell.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Adam Buxton.

Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town).

Attempt missed. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Craig Mackail-Smith (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town) header from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

goal

As It Stood

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2Portsmouth11003033
3Wycombe11003033
4Hartlepool11002023
5Leyton Orient11002023
6Notts County11002023
7Plymouth11002023
8Exeter11003213
9Northampton11001013
10Accrington10101101
11Carlisle10101101
12Crawley10101101
13Luton10101101
14Mansfield10101101
15Oxford Utd10101101
16Yeovil100123-10
17Bristol Rovers100101-10
18Wimbledon100102-20
19Barnet100102-20
20Morecambe100102-20
21Stevenage100102-20
22Dag & Red100103-30
23Newport100103-30
24York100103-30
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