Luton missed the chance to close ground in the race for a Blue Square Bet Premier play-off place after a goalless draw against Alfreton Town.

The result means they are three points behind fifth-placed York who drew 1-1 with struggling Newport.

Andre Gray had Luton's best first-half effort but his strike was well blocked by Alfreton keeper Jon Stewart.

Andre Boucaud had a latch chance for Luton but his stoppage-time header was well blocked by defender Theo Streete.

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Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law told BBC Radio Derby:

"A draw was a fair result. I think we more than held our own.

"In the second half we were possibly the better side, but I don't think it would have been fair on either side to have lost the game.

"We've come up against a big club with big players and budgets and, if I'm honest, I don't think there was much between the two teams."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Alfreton Town

  • 27 Stewart
  • 02 Law
  • 03 Franklin
  • 12 Franks Booked
  • 26 Kempson
  • 07 Brown
  • 17 Deverdics (Streete - 84' )
  • 22 Meadows Booked
  • 11 Arnold (Clayton - 63' )
  • 16 Jarman
  • 28 Cunnington (Wilson - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Streete
  • 29 Connelly
  • 19 Mullan
  • 09 Clayton
  • 15 Wilson

Luton

  • 01 Tyler
  • 06 Pilkington
  • 15 Howells
  • 18 Osano (Gleeson - 60' )
  • 34 Kovacs Booked
  • 04 Keane
  • 07 Lawless Booked
  • 11 Willmott (O'Connor - 60' )
  • 25 Poku Booked (Boucaud - 60' )
  • 13 Fleetwood
  • 27 Gray

Substitutes

  • 02 Gleeson
  • 12 Blackett
  • 17 Boucaud
  • 09 McAllister
  • 14 O'Connor
Ref: Ross Joyce
Att: 1,654

Match Stats

Shots

10 11

On target

3 4

Corners

4 7

Fouls

8 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:16 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +2:52

Outswinging corner taken by Aaron O'Connor from the right by-line.

90:00 +2:37

Andre Boucaud takes a shot. Theo Streete gets a block in.

90:00 +1:18 Booking

Booking Danny Meadows receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +1:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Keane by Danny Meadows. Alex Lawless takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:07 Booking

Booking Leigh Franks receives a yellow card for time wasting.

88:59

Foul by Alex Lawless on Theo Streete, free kick awarded. Jon Stewart takes the direct free kick.

87:49

Outswinging corner taken by Alex Lawless from the right by-line.

87:43

The ball is sent over by Andre Gray, clearance by Darran Kempson.

87:00

Unfair challenge on Darran Kempson by Andre Gray results in a free kick. Josh Law takes the free kick.

84:58

Leigh Franks concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron O'Connor. Free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

83:24 Substitution

Substitution Theo Streete joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nicky Deverdics.

83:24 Booking

Booking Alex Lawless is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

83:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Lawless on Danny Meadows. Nathan Jarman restarts play with the free kick.

81:32

Paul Clayton is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

80:55

A cross is delivered by Janos Kovacs.

79:15

Nicky Deverdics produces a cross.

78:42

Nicky Deverdics takes the direct free kick.

78:42 Booking

Booking Janos Kovacs is cautioned.

78:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicky Deverdics by Janos Kovacs.

77:14

Nathan Jarman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stuart Fleetwood. Free kick taken by Stuart Fleetwood.

76:27

The referee penalises Daniel Gleeson for handball. Connor Franklin restarts play with the free kick.

73:31

Nicky Deverdics produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

72:14

Andre Boucaud concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Deverdics. Josh Law takes the free kick.

71:28

Alex Lawless challenges Paul Clayton unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Nicky Deverdics, Alex Lawless manages to make a clearance.

70:21

The ball is swung over by Danny Meadows.

69:29

Effort from long distance by Danny Meadows goes wide right of the target.

69:05

Josh Law decides to take the corner short.

68:54

Nathan Jarman has a headed effort at goal from just inside the area that misses to the right of the target.

68:50

Nicky Deverdics produces a cross.

68:11

Foul by Janos Kovacs on Anthony Wilson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Deverdics.

66:56

Jake Howells gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Meadows. The ball is delivered by Josh Law, Nathan Jarman produces a header from deep inside the area and hits the post.

65:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron O'Connor by Darran Kempson. Direct free kick taken by George Pilkington.

62:20 Substitution

Substitution Adam Cunnington goes off and Anthony Wilson comes on.

62:20 Substitution

Substitution Paul Clayton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nathan Arnold.

61:14

Corner taken by Alex Lawless.

61:04

The ball is crossed by Josh Law, Alex Lawless gets a block in.

59:09 Substitution

Substitution Aaron O'Connor is brought on as a substitute for Robbie Willmott.

59:09 Substitution

Substitution Godfrey Poku goes off and Andre Boucaud comes on.

59:09 Substitution

Substitution Daniel Gleeson on for Curtis Osano.

58:59

Nathan Jarman is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

57:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Meadows by Alex Lawless. Free kick taken by Leigh Franks.

55:51

Effort from inside the area by Danny Meadows misses to the right of the goal.

53:45

Shot from deep inside the area by Danny Meadows clears the bar.

51:48

Danny Meadows is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

48:51

Josh Law crosses the ball, Curtis Osano manages to make a clearance.

48:17

Josh Law produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

47:51

Nicky Deverdics takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Jake Howells.

46:03

Shot on goal by Godfrey Poku from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

45:48

Stuart Fleetwood takes a outswinging corner.

45:25

Corner taken by Robbie Willmott, clearance made by Nicky Deverdics.

45:21

Robbie Willmott crosses the ball.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +0:59 Half time

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

44:07

Robbie Willmott delivers the ball.

42:55

Robbie Willmott takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

41:40

Adam Cunnington concedes a free kick for a foul on George Pilkington. Godfrey Poku takes the direct free kick.

39:52

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Josh Law.

39:42

Alex Lawless takes a shot.

38:54 Booking

Booking Godfrey Poku is booked.

38:41

Godfrey Poku concedes a free kick for a foul on Connor Franklin. Nicky Deverdics takes the direct free kick.

37:20

The ball is delivered by Robbie Willmott.

35:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on George Pilkington by Adam Cunnington. George Pilkington takes the free kick.

35:03

Nicky Deverdics gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jake Howells. Free kick taken by Jake Howells.

33:59

Keith Keane crosses the ball.

31:47

The ball is delivered by Alex Lawless.

29:52

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Robbie Willmott, Adam Cunnington makes a clearance.

28:04

Shot by Andre Gray from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

27:14

Close range effort by Alex Lawless goes wide of the right-hand upright.

26:14

Corner taken right-footed by Robbie Willmott from the right by-line, clearance by Danny Meadows.

26:00

Andre Gray takes a shot. Jon Stewart gets a block in.

24:09

Unfair challenge on Nicky Deverdics by Godfrey Poku results in a free kick. Josh Law restarts play with the free kick.

23:14

Unfair challenge on Danny Meadows by Robbie Willmott results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Nicky Deverdics from the free kick, blocked by Mark Tyler.

22:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Godfrey Poku by Anton Brown. Jake Howells takes the free kick.

22:00

Robbie Willmott delivers the ball, clearance made by Darran Kempson.

20:02

Effort on goal by Curtis Osano from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

19:37

The ball is sent over by Curtis Osano, Danny Meadows manages to make a clearance.

18:07

Curtis Osano takes a shot. Save by Jon Stewart.

17:57

The ball is crossed by Curtis Osano, clearance made by Nathan Arnold.

17:33

Stuart Fleetwood takes a shot. Save by Jon Stewart.

16:21

Nathan Arnold is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Mark Tyler takes the direct free kick.

15:24

A cross is delivered by Josh Law, Mark Tyler manages to make a clearance.

11:32

Centre by Andre Gray, Leigh Franks makes a clearance.

11:17

Adam Cunnington takes a shot. Save made by Mark Tyler.

10:43

Stuart Fleetwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Jarman. Nicky Deverdics takes the free kick.

9:37

Shot by Stuart Fleetwood from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

8:44

The assistant referee signals for offside against Stuart Fleetwood. Jon Stewart takes the free kick.

7:04

Josh Law takes a shot. Mark Tyler makes a save.

5:27

George Pilkington crosses the ball, clearance by Leigh Franks.

2:57

Alex Lawless is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Josh Law crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Jake Howells makes a clearance.

2:03

Foul by Robbie Willmott on Leigh Franks, free kick awarded. Jon Stewart takes the free kick.

1:07

The ball is delivered by Curtis Osano, clearance by Leigh Franks.

0:44

A cross is delivered by Alex Lawless, Darran Kempson makes a clearance.

0:00

The game begins.

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