Luton's Blue Square Bet Premier play-off hopes took another hit with defeat at Braintree.

The Iron went ahead when Adam Bailey-Dennis flicked Pat O'Connor's free-kick over Luton keeper Mark Tyler.

Andre Gray slotted in an equaliser soon afterwards with new manager Paul Buckle looking on from the stands.

Sean Marks' free header restored the lead, before Billy Gibson secured the points from the penalty spot after Marks was fouled by Curtis Osano.

Luton are without a win in six games and are three points behind fifth-placed Kidderminster, with two games in hand.

Braintree remain in 12th, six points below Cambridge and five points ahead of Barrow.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Braintree Town

  • 01 McDonald
  • 03 Thomas
  • 04 Bailey-Dennis Booked
  • 05 Paine
  • 16 O'Connor
  • 24 Wells
  • 06 Reason
  • 08 Davis
  • 18 Gibson
  • 09 Marks (Peters - 90' )
  • 10 Wright (Quinton - 88' )

Substitutes

  • 22 Haxell
  • 15 Quinton
  • 02 Peters
  • 20 Appoak-Kupi
  • 25 Pooley

Luton

  • 01 Tyler
  • 06 Pilkington
  • 12 Blackett
  • 15 Howells
  • 18 Osano Booked
  • 34 Kovacs
  • 04 Keane
  • 07 Lawless (Fleetwood - 76' )
  • 17 Boucaud (Poku - 66' )
  • 14 O'Connor (McAllister - 60' )
  • 27 Gray Booked

Substitutes

  • 20 Kissock
  • 25 Poku
  • 28 Watkins
  • 09 McAllister
  • 13 Fleetwood
Ref: Amey
Att: 1,703

Match Stats

Shots

16 7

On target

8 4

Corners

5 3

Fouls

12 19

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:49 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +4:26

Centre by Jake Howells.

90:00 +3:59

The ball is swung over by Curtis Osano, clearance by Pat O'Connor.

90:00 +2:10 Substitution

Substitution (Braintree Town) makes a substitution, with Ryan Peters coming on for Sean Marks.

90:00 +1:47

Sean Marks provided the assist for the goal.

90:00 +1:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Billy Gibson - Braintree 3 - 1 Luton Penalty taken right-footed by Billy Gibson and scored. Braintree Town 3-1 Luton.

89:33 Booking

Booking Curtis Osano receives a yellow card.

89:13

Curtis Osano gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Sean Marks.

88:27

Jake Howells takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Sean Marks.

88:05

Curtis Osano takes a shot. Save made by Nathan McDonald.

87:03

Free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

87:03 Substitution

Substitution Brad Quinton is brought on as a substitute for Ben Wright.

87:03

The official flags Sean Marks offside.

86:43

Ben Wright takes a shot from 20 yards. Save made by Mark Tyler.

86:24

A cross is delivered by Andre Gray, save by Nathan McDonald.

86:15

The ball is crossed by Stuart Fleetwood, blocked by Matthew Paine.

85:12

Billy Gibson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

84:46

Corner taken by Ben Wright from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Janos Kovacs.

82:40

The offside flag is raised against Jai Reason. Mark Tyler takes the free kick.

82:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Paine by Andre Gray. Free kick crossed right-footed by Billy Gibson.

79:40

The ball is crossed by Stuart Fleetwood.

77:13

Centre by Godfrey Poku, save made by Nathan McDonald.

75:48

Sean Marks takes a shot. Save by Mark Tyler.

75:19 Substitution

Substitution Alex Lawless goes off and Stuart Fleetwood comes on.

73:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Pat O'Connor by Craig McAllister. Direct free kick taken by Dean Wells.

72:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean Marks on George Pilkington. Mark Tyler takes the free kick.

71:14

Unfair challenge on Curtis Osano by Jai Reason results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

70:57

Ben Wright takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

70:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Wright on Curtis Osano. Curtis Osano takes the direct free kick.

69:31

Assist by Ben Wright.

69:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Sean Marks - Braintree 2 - 1 Luton Sean Marks finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Braintree Town 2-1 Luton.

68:58

Billy Gibson fouled by Godfrey Poku, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Wright produces a cross,

68:06

The ball is crossed by Curtis Osano, clearance by Matthew Paine.

67:07

A cross is delivered by Alex Lawless, blocked by Aswad Thomas. Alex Lawless takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Dean Wells makes a clearance.

66:32

Craig McAllister produces a cross, blocked by Dean Wells.

65:11 Substitution

Substitution Godfrey Poku replaces Andre Boucaud.

64:51

Effort on goal by Keith Keane from long distance goes over the crossbar.

64:23

Aswad Thomas fouled by Alex Lawless, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Aswad Thomas. The ball is sent over by Jai Reason, save made by Mark Tyler.

63:15

Corner taken right-footed by Ben Wright, clearance made by Curtis Osano.

63:09

Billy Gibson sends in a cross, blocked by George Pilkington.

61:50

Foul by Ben Wright on Curtis Osano, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

59:43

Matthew Paine fouled by Craig McAllister, the ref awards a free kick. Billy Gibson has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save made by Mark Tyler.

59:03 Substitution

Substitution Craig McAllister on for Aaron O'Connor.

57:40

Aaron O'Connor concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Bailey-Dennis. Nathan McDonald takes the direct free kick.

56:54

The referee blows for offside. Nathan McDonald takes the free kick.

56:22

Matthew Paine challenges Jake Howells unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Andre Boucaud.

55:38

The ball is delivered by Curtis Osano, clearance by Pat O'Connor.

54:31

Sean Marks takes a shot. Save by Mark Tyler.

53:44

Andre Boucaud challenges Kenny Davis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Wright takes the free kick.

52:44

Aswad Thomas delivers the ball, clearance by Curtis Osano.

50:57

Alex Lawless decides to take a short corner, Andre Boucaud has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

50:43

Aaron O'Connor takes a shot. Save made by Nathan McDonald.

50:03

Shane Blackett fouled by Sean Marks, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Tyler restarts play with the free kick.

49:18

Foul by George Pilkington on Sean Marks, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Wright from right channel.

46:59

Sean Marks is caught offside. Free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

45:42

Matthew Paine has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

45:35

The ball is swung over by Aswad Thomas, clearance made by Janos Kovacs.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +1:06 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +0:34

Corner taken by Ben Wright from the right by-line, Curtis Osano makes a clearance.

45:00 +0:29

The ball is crossed by Sean Marks, Shane Blackett manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +0:04

Unfair challenge on Matthew Paine by Andre Boucaud results in a free kick. Dean Wells takes the direct free kick.

42:39

Aswad Thomas produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

41:34

Shot from outside the penalty box by Kenny Davis goes wide right of the goal.

41:27

Pat O'Connor sends in a cross, Alex Lawless manages to make a clearance.

41:12

Pat O'Connor sends in a cross, Janos Kovacs makes a clearance.

39:39

Aaron O'Connor produces a cross, Adam Bailey-Dennis makes a clearance.

38:07 Booking

Booking Adam Bailey-Dennis is given a yellow card.

38:02 Booking

Booking Andre Gray receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

36:11

Pat O'Connor fouled by Andre Gray, the ref awards a free kick. Nathan McDonald restarts play with the free kick.

31:45

Aaron O'Connor challenges Aswad Thomas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

31:33

The ball is swung over by Billy Gibson, blocked by Shane Blackett.

29:18

Unfair challenge on Aswad Thomas by Andre Boucaud results in a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Ben Wright from the free kick, blocked by Andre Boucaud. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Billy Gibson from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Keith Keane.

28:56

Sean Marks fouled by George Pilkington, the ref awards a free kick. Kenny Davis restarts play with the free kick.

26:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Paine by Jake Howells. Nathan McDonald restarts play with the free kick.

24:34

The referee penalises Jai Reason for handball. Keith Keane takes the direct free kick.

22:53

A cross is delivered by Jake Howells, save by Nathan McDonald.

21:55

Andre Boucaud challenges Billy Gibson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dean Wells.

21:16

Adam Bailey-Dennis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andre Gray. Keith Keane crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Sean Marks.

18:57

A cross is delivered by Ben Wright, free kick awarded for a foul by Sean Marks on George Pilkington. Free kick taken by Mark Tyler. Aaron O'Connor takes a shot. Save by Nathan McDonald.

17:55

Billy Gibson takes a shot. Blocked by Andre Boucaud. Effort on goal by Ben Wright from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

16:41

Dean Wells gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andre Gray. The ball is sent over by Alex Lawless, Aaron O'Connor has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

15:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron O'Connor by Aswad Thomas. Mark Tyler takes the free kick.

14:42

Corner taken by Ben Wright from the right by-line to the near post, George Pilkington makes a clearance.

13:51

The ball is delivered by Billy Gibson, blocked by Alex Lawless. Effort from inside the area by Sean Marks misses to the right of the target.

12:40

Andre Boucaud gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jai Reason. Billy Gibson delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

11:28

The ball is swung over by Billy Gibson, Header by Sean Marks from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

11:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy Gibson by Shane Blackett. Pat O'Connor takes the free kick.

10:01

A cross is delivered by Jai Reason, Janos Kovacs gets a block in.

8:12

Pat O'Connor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shane Blackett. Free kick crossed left-footed by Jake Howells, clearance by Kenny Davis.

7:40

The ball is swung over by Jake Howells, Aswad Thomas makes a clearance.

6:07

Aaron O'Connor provided the assist for the goal.

6:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Andre Gray - Braintree 1 - 1 Luton Andre Gray finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Braintree Town 1-1 Luton.

4:28

Assist by Pat O'Connor.

4:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam Bailey-Dennis - Braintree 1 - 0 Luton Adam Bailey-Dennis finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Braintree Town 1-0 Luton.

4:07

Dean Wells fouled by Andre Gray, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dean Wells. The ball is crossed by Pat O'Connor,

1:46

The official flags Aaron O'Connor offside. Nathan McDonald restarts play with the free kick.

1:18

Unfair challenge on Andre Boucaud by Jai Reason results in a free kick. Mark Tyler takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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