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Luton Town 1-1 Bury

Pelly Ruddock came off the bench to strike a dramatic injury-time equaliser and snatch Luton Town a draw against Bury.

The visitors came closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half when Andrew Tutte narrowly shot wide.

Danny Rose hit his second goal of the season to put Bury in the lead when he scored from close range.

But Ruddock notched the leveller in injury time when he rifled a powerful shot past Bury keeper Rob Lainton.

Luton Town boss John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"We've played against a strong team tonight and we've finished strong.

"In the first half I thought they had the edge, second half I thought we had the edge.

"When we got the goal I wished there was another five or 10 minutes left because I thought we could go again.

"All leagues are marathons; it's not the person who comes out of the block fastest, it's the person who maintains their form over the 40-odd games."

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We dominated and dictated play, forced them onto the back foot and asked questions of them, but not really the questions that I really wanted.

"I wanted a bit more cutting edge and precision in our forward play, and we didn't quite get it.

"The first half was a time to carve them up - we needed to score a second goal and then you kill off that surge that you're expecting for the last 10 minutes."

Line-ups

Luton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1TylerBooked at 65mins
  • 2Franks
  • 5McNulty
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 12GriffithsSubstituted forHowellsat 76'minutes
  • 15RooneyBooked at 52mins
  • 21GuttridgeSubstituted forRuddockat 61'minutes
  • 23Robinson
  • 8Drury
  • 9BensonSubstituted forLafayetteat 77'minutes
  • 13Cullen

Substitutes

  • 6Lacey
  • 10Wall
  • 11Howells
  • 16Justham
  • 17Ruddock
  • 18Lafayette
  • 28Stevenson

Bury

Formation 3-5-2

  • 26Lainton
  • 27Cameron
  • 34MillsBooked at 59mins
  • 3McNulty
  • 19Soares
  • 4TutteBooked at 86mins
  • 8AdamsSubstituted forSedgwickat 73'minutes
  • 6Etuhu
  • 10MayorBooked at 71minsSubstituted forWiddowsonat 77'minutes
  • 9RoseBooked at 66minsSubstituted forPooleat 69'minutes
  • 15Lowe

Substitutes

  • 1Jalal
  • 11Hussey
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 16O'Brien
  • 17Nardiello
  • 21Widdowson
  • 30Poole
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
7,890

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamBury
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Luton Town 1, Bury 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Luton Town 1, Bury 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Ross Lafayette (Luton Town).

  4. Post update

    Jimmy McNulty (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Luton Town 1, Bury 1. Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Mark Cullen.

  7. Post update

    Ross Lafayette (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Pablo Mills (Bury).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Sedgwick (Bury) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Mark Tyler.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andrew Tutte (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  12. Booking

    Andrew Tutte (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Jake Howells (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Tutte (Bury).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town).

  16. Post update

    Chris Sedgwick (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Matt Robinson (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Matt Robinson (Luton Town).

  20. Post update

    James Poole (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.