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Accrington Stanley 2-2 Luton Town

James Gray

Accrington squandered a two-goal lead as Luton fought back to earn a draw.

All four goals were scored in the first half, with the opener coming from the hosts' James Gray, who slid in.

Stanley captain Luke Joyce doubled the lead as his header bounced in off the post before the Hatters pulled one back through Luke Rooney's curling shot.

Luton levelled as Jake Howells' deflected free-kick wrong-footed the keeper and despite an open second half neither side could find a winner.

The draw for James Beattie's Accrington was their first point of the season, while Luton's first season back in the Football League since 2009 has seen them pick up five points from four games.

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Luton manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I felt that our general play in the second half meant we deserved to win the game, but I think we were quite rightly behind.

"We battled back well, but it's not good enough. I think the players are aware it wasn't good enough. Our approach to the game wasn't as disciplined or professional as we usually are and I'll have to look into that.

"Luke Rooney can come up with the unpredictable sometimes and I like that in a player, particularly attacking players, but his all-round game wasn't that consistent.

"We want to win. But we won't win by giving goals away, and we're not a team that gives goals away."

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 19Lynch
  • 2Buxton
  • 5Aldred
  • 25Atkinson
  • 28Mustoe
  • 11Naismith
  • 4Joyce
  • 16HuntBooked at 82minsSubstituted forCarverat 89'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 15Mingoia
  • 44BowermanSubstituted forWindassat 67'minutes
  • 9Gray

Substitutes

  • 6Winnard
  • 7McCartan
  • 8Windass
  • 10Hatfield
  • 14Carver
  • 23Alabi
  • 26Lumley

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 29Connolly
  • 5McNulty
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 11Howells
  • 23Robinson
  • 6LaceySubstituted forGuttridgeat 22'minutes
  • 8Drury
  • 15Rooney
  • 9Benson
  • 13CullenSubstituted forWallat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Franks
  • 10Wall
  • 16Justham
  • 17Ruddock
  • 18Lafayette
  • 21Guttridge
  • 28Stevenson
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
1,562

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home14
Away14
Shots on Target
Home7
Away8
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Luton Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Luton Town 2.

Attempt blocked. Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Mark Tyler.

Attempt saved. James Gray (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Robert Atkinson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Wall (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Marcus Carver replaces Nicky Hunt.

Attempt missed. Matt Robinson (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Jordan Mustoe (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley).

Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

Jordan Mustoe (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town).

Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Paul Connolly (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Alex Wall replaces Mark Cullen.

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

Attempt missed. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Andy Drury.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Mark Tyler.

Attempt saved. James Gray (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Paul Benson (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Andy Drury (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Mustoe (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Robert Atkinson.

Attempt saved. Luke Rooney (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Jake Howells (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Josh Windass replaces George Bowerman.

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

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Adam Buxton.

Attempt missed. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jake Howells.

Attempt saved. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Morecambe440093612
2Portsmouth431062410
3Cheltenham431063310
4Burton431052310
5Wycombe43018449
6Shrewsbury42209458
7Bury42115327
8Southend42114227
9Wimbledon42115417
10Dag & Red42025506
11Mansfield420234-16
12Luton41214405
13Northampton412134-15
14Plymouth41125414
15Tranmere41126604
16York40405504
17Cambridge411256-14
18Stevenage411236-34
19Hartlepool410326-43
20Carlisle402225-32
21Exeter402226-42
22Newport401337-41
23Accrington401339-61
24Oxford Utd400415-40
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