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Luton Town 1-1 Crewe Alexandra

Crewe fought back from a goal down to earn a deserved point at fellow promotion hopefuls Luton.

The visitors went close in the opening minute, Charlie Kirk's low effort flying into the side-netting, before Chris Dagnall's shot from close range was parried by goalkeeper Christian Walton, who also turned aside Billy Bingham's daisy-cutter.

Cameron McGeehan tested Ben Garratt from distance midway through the first period before Luton went ahead just before half-time when Pelly Ruddock released Jake Gray and his volley was turned home by Danny Hylton.

In the second period, Tom Lowery dragged wide for the visitors and Bingham's half-volley from distance flew narrowly past the post, with Geroge Cooper's free-kick landing on the roof of the net.

The visitors were deservedly level in the 64th minute when Cooper's exquisite cross was headed beyond Walton by Alex's top scorer Ryan Lowe.

Alan Sheehan sent a free-kick harmlessly over the top for the hosts, with Hylton also stabbing off target from Scott Cuthbert's header, while sub Josh McQuoid could not keep his ambitious effort down as Luton had to settle for a third straight draw in the league.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Walton
  • 36Justin
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 44Sheehan
  • 3Potts
  • 19LeeBooked at 27minsSubstituted forMcQuoidat 80'minutes
  • 17RuddockBooked at 59minsSubstituted forGillieadat 62'minutes
  • 7Gray
  • 8McGeehan
  • 14MarriottSubstituted forReaat 80'minutes
  • 9Hylton

Substitutes

  • 2O'Donnell
  • 4Smith
  • 15Gilliead
  • 16Rea
  • 20Vassell
  • 23McQuoid
  • 31King

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 4Davis
  • 3Guthrie
  • 14BakayogoBooked at 74mins
  • 20KirkSubstituted forLoweryat 45'minutes
  • 18Bingham
  • 15Hollands
  • 11Cooper
  • 9Dagnall
  • 7Lowe

Substitutes

  • 6Nugent
  • 13Richards
  • 17Udoh
  • 21Wintle
  • 23Ng
  • 25Ainley
  • 36Lowery
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
7,716

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Alex Gilliead (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt missed. Josh McQuoid (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from long range on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Jake Gray (Luton Town).

Tom Lowery (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Josh McQuoid replaces Olly Lee.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Glen Rea replaces Jack Marriott.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

Attempt blocked. Jake Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Oliver Turton.

Attempt blocked. Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Dan Potts (Luton Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Justin (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt saved. Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Jack Marriott (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Hollands (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt blocked. Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 1. Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by George Cooper with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Alex Gilliead replaces Pelly Ruddock.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Attempt missed. George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).

Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

(Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

James Justin (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt missed. Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Scott Cuthbert (Luton Town) because of an injury.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Attempt blocked. Tom Lowery (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth129121991028
2Doncaster127232516923
3Carlisle125701911822
4Portsmouth126241912720
5Luton125432113819
6Crawley125431414019
7Crewe124621616018
8Notts County115241817117
9Mansfield124531211117
10Grimsby125251717017
11Accrington124441616016
12Colchester124441616016
13Hartlepool123721819-116
14Morecambe115151621-516
15Blackpool123541613314
16Wycombe124261316-314
17Cambridge123451116-513
18Yeovil124171219-713
19Barnet112631215-312
20Leyton Orient123361215-312
21Stevenage113261519-411
22Cheltenham121741316-310
23Exeter12318816-810
24Newport101451015-57
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