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Stevenage 1-1 Luton Town

Danny Newton's header with two minutes remaining earned Stevenage a draw with League Two leaders Luton.

Boro lost the reverse fixture 7-1 and appeared to be heading for another defeat when James Collins scored from the spot with five minutes left.

But Newton quickly headed in from Ben Kennedy's corner to earn their first point in three games.

It was an entertaining end to a game that had looked destined to end in a bore draw after a sterile first half.

But the visitors took the lead in the 85th minute as Ronnie Henry hauled down Collins, who stepped up and sent goalkeeper Tom King the wrong way from the spot.

Just three minutes later, Stevenage earned a point as substitute Newton headed home.

Kennedy then thought he had won it after a blistering counter-attack but the effort was ruled out for offside.

Luton's lead at the top is down to six points, with second-placed Accrington having played a game fewer.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13King
  • 25HenryBooked at 84mins
  • 4KingSubstituted forFranksat 41'minutes
  • 33WilmotBooked at 89mins
  • 20Vancooten
  • 14AmosSubstituted forKennedyat 73'minutes
  • 2Smith
  • 30McKee
  • 24GoddenSubstituted forNewtonat 82'minutes
  • 9Revell
  • 11Goddard

Substitutes

  • 1Fryer
  • 5Franks
  • 6Wilkinson
  • 10Kennedy
  • 18Conlon
  • 19Newton
  • 22Bowditch

Luton

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Stech
  • 7Stacey
  • 16Rea
  • 44Sheehan
  • 3PottsBooked at 90mins
  • 18BerrySubstituted forD'Athat 79'minutes
  • 20DownesSubstituted forMpanzuat 75'minutes
  • 8Lee
  • 14Cornick
  • 19CollinsBooked at 86mins
  • 15JervisSubstituted forShinnieat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Justin
  • 11Shinnie
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 22Gambin
  • 24D'Ath
  • 28Jones
  • 36Shea
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
4,365

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 1, Luton Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Luton Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Glen Rea.

  4. Booking

    Jack Stacey (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Dan Potts (Luton Town).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Goddard (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  8. Post update

    Hand ball by Jack Stacey (Luton Town).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Collins (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  10. Booking

    Ben Wilmot (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Ben Wilmot (Stevenage).

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Stevenage 1, Luton Town 1. Danny Newton (Stevenage) header from the right side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Kennedy following a corner.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Lawson D'Ath.

  15. Post update

    Foul by James Collins (Luton Town).

  16. Post update

    Jonathan Smith (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Booking

    James Collins (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Stevenage 0, Luton Town 1. James Collins (Luton Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  19. Booking

    Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Penalty Luton Town. James Collins draws a foul in the penalty area.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton32197668313764
2Accrington31184955371858
3Wycombe31168760441656
4Notts County31159752341854
5Swindon32173124944554
6Mansfield311411646341253
7Exeter30164104135652
8Lincoln City311311743301350
9Coventry311551135251050
10Crawley32146123736148
11Colchester32121194338547
12Newport31121094138346
13Carlisle31119114342142
14Cheltenham32109134647-139
15Stevenage32109134145-439
16Cambridge31109122841-1339
17Grimsby3399152947-1836
18Yeovil3198144350-735
19Port Vale3297163546-1134
20Morecambe31710142941-1231
21Crewe3193193553-1830
22Forest Green3185183354-2129
23Chesterfield3176183155-2427
24Barnet3167183046-1625
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