Ebbsfleet Utd 2-2 Luton

Amari Morgan-Smith
Amari Morgan-Smith has now scored nine goals for the Hatters this season

Michael West's superb injury-time strike earned Ebbsfleet a hard-fought point against Luton.

Amari Morgan-Smith put the Hatters in front with a wonderful curling effort just before the interval.

James Dance looked to have made the points safe with an opportunist's finish from a throw-in.

West reduced the deficit with a low strike that caught out visiting keeper Mark Tyler at his near post before levelling with an unstoppable shot.


Ebbsfleet manager Liam Daish told BBC Radio Kent:

"At 2-0 down against a team like Luton, with the players they've got, if we'd have come off and lost, I'd have still been proud of the lads with the way we performed.

"Coming back from 2-0 and getting a point, that does feel a bit like a win I suppose.

"They've gone ahead with a great goal but I told the players there was no reason why we couldn't get back in the game, not to panic, keep the same game plan and believe in it.

"We kept believing and they were two great strikes from Westy (Michael West) to get us back into it."

Luton Town boss Gary Brabin told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I'm disappointed, we've gone two goals up and then conceded two goals from outside the box. I'm gutted.

"I don't want to make excuses but we were lacking in energy and we sat back too much.

"I know the fans haven't particularly taken to Paul (Carden) but I wanted to keep the same system we used against Kidderminster on Saturday."

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