Promotion rivals Luton and Wrexham claimed a point each in a tight encounter at Kenilworth Road.

Home goalkeeper Mark Tyler denied Wrexham debutant Andy Bishop a late winner as the visitors enjoyed the better chances in the second half.

The Dragons also carved opportunities for Johnny Hunt and Dean Keates, who missed the target.

Janos Kovacs wasted Luton's best chance when his close-range header whistled past the far post.

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Luton manager Paul Buckle told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It was a really tough game, our toughest game of the season so far.

"I think both teams will be thankful for a point because there were chances at both ends, first half and second half.

"Wrexham are a strong team. Last season they battered us in the league in many ways - 19 points, I think, was the difference between the two teams and we haven't had a great deal of time to try and bridge that gap.

"A clean sheet was something we needed to get especially after the disappointment last week."

Wrexham assistant manager Billy Barr told BBC Radio Wales:

"We'd have taken that before the game I think. But the lads are a little bit disappointed because second half we created some decent chances in the final third, just the final ball let us down.

"But overall, going away to Cambridge last week and today we would have taken four points definitely.

"You can't come to Luton like we did in the play-offs and be as open as we were back then, so the two wide lads dropping back in, the two full-backs getting tight, I think everybody did their jobs today.

"Andy Bishop has waited so long for his chance... I thought he did well. He's not match-fit yet, you can see that, but his touches and his chance the second half that he nearly got, maybe in a couple of weeks time it'll be touch out of your feet and strike."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Luton

  • 01 Tyler
  • 05 Beckwith
  • 06 Kovacs
  • 11 Howells (Rowe-Turner - 21' )
  • 25 Henry
  • 07 Lawless
  • 17 O'Donnell
  • 09 Shaw
  • 10 Rendell
  • 13 Fleetwood (Walker - 59' )
  • 27 Gray (Kasim - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Rowe-Turner
  • 24 Essam
  • 18 Kasim
  • 22 Robinson
  • 29 Walker

Wrexham

  • 01 Mayebi
  • 02 Wright
  • 03 Ashton
  • 06 Riley
  • 18 Walker
  • 07 Cieslewicz (Ormerod - 81' )
  • 08 Harris
  • 12 Keates Booked
  • 16 Hunt
  • 09 Wright (Ogleby - 81' )
  • 22 Bishop

Substitutes

  • 23 Westwood
  • 17 Little
  • 10 Ormerod
  • 11 Morrell
  • 15 Ogleby
Ref: Knowles
Att: 6,675

Match Stats

Shots

6 10

On target

1 5

Corners

7 4

Fouls

10 12

Live Text Commentary

94:24 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +3:53

The assistant referee flags for offside against Andy Bishop. Free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

90:00 +2:52

Scott Rendell produces a cross.

90:00 +1:36

The official flags Andy Bishop offside. Mark Tyler restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:17

Long distance shot from Jay Harris misses to the left of the target.

89:39

Unfair challenge on Martin Riley by Dan Walker results in a free kick. Joslain Mayebi takes the direct free kick.

89:10

Andy Bishop takes a shot. Save by Mark Tyler.

87:52

Janos Kovacs challenges Brett Ormerod unfairly and gives away a free kick. Johnny Hunt takes the direct free kick.

86:15

Shot from just outside the box by Jay Harris misses to the left of the target.

85:00

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Declan Walker played to the near post, Scott Rendell manages to make a clearance.

82:41

The ball is crossed by Alex Lawless, Lathaniel Rowe-Turner takes a shot. Stephen Wright gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by JJ O'Donnell.

81:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Beckwith by Robert Ogleby. Free kick taken by Dean Beckwith.

80:58 Substitution

Substitution Robert Ogleby is brought on as a substitute for Danny Wright.

80:30 Substitution

Substitution Brett Ormerod comes on in place of Adrian Cieslewicz.

79:00

Jon Shaw fouled by Declan Walker, the ref awards a free kick. Yaser Kasim crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

78:10

The ball is delivered by Dan Walker.

75:37

Joslain Mayebi takes the free kick.

75:37 Substitution

Substitution Andre Gray leaves the field to be replaced by Yaser Kasim.

75:37

Ron Henry sends in a cross, Martin Riley manages to make a clearance. JJ O'Donnell takes a inswinging corner. Free kick awarded for a foul by Janos Kovacs on Danny Wright.

74:53

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

73:06

Lathaniel Rowe-Turner has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

71:09

Centre by Lathaniel Rowe-Turner, save made by Joslain Mayebi.

69:13

Neil Ashton sends in a cross, clearance by Lathaniel Rowe-Turner. Corner taken by Johnny Hunt from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Scott Rendell.

66:19

Declan Walker takes the inswinging corner, Scott Rendell makes a clearance.

66:03

Adrian Cieslewicz takes a shot. Janos Kovacs gets a block in.

64:09

Corner taken by Declan Walker from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Scott Rendell.

61:19

A cross is delivered by Neil Ashton, Alex Lawless manages to make a clearance.

59:00 Substitution

Substitution Dan Walker on for Stuart Fleetwood.

58:00

Free kick crossed right-footed by Alex Lawless from right channel, save made by Joslain Mayebi.

58:00 Booking

Booking Dean Keates is shown a yellow card.

57:35

Andre Gray fouled by Dean Keates, the ref awards a free kick.

55:38

Shot on goal by Dean Keates from just inside the area goes over the target.

55:06

Johnny Hunt takes a shot. Janos Kovacs manages to make a clearance.

53:51

The ball is sent over by Ron Henry. The offside flag is raised against Jon Shaw. Free kick taken by Joslain Mayebi.

52:14

Jay Harris fouled by Lathaniel Rowe-Turner, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Declan Walker from right channel, Jon Shaw manages to make a clearance.

49:56

Effort on goal by Johnny Hunt from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

49:26

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jon Shaw. Joslain Mayebi takes the free kick.

49:15

A cross is delivered by Ron Henry.

47:28

Centre by Neil Ashton, save by Mark Tyler.

46:28

Janos Kovacs gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Wright. Direct free kick taken by Joslain Mayebi.

45:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andre Gray by Neil Ashton. Free kick crossed by JJ O'Donnell, clearance by Andy Bishop.

45:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on JJ O'Donnell by Jay Harris. Stuart Fleetwood takes the direct free kick.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:14 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +0:41

Neil Ashton challenges Alex Lawless unfairly and gives away a free kick. Janos Kovacs restarts play with the free kick.

44:24

The ball is swung over by Neil Ashton, clearance made by Alex Lawless.

43:14

Foul by Lathaniel Rowe-Turner on Declan Walker, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Declan Walker.

42:26

Stuart Fleetwood produces a cross, clearance made by Stephen Wright.

40:19

Janos Kovacs gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adrian Cieslewicz. Jay Harris crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Scott Rendell.

38:09

The ball is sent over by Ron Henry, Martin Riley manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by JJ O'Donnell played to the near post, save made by Joslain Mayebi.

34:02

The ball is delivered by Andre Gray, Stephen Wright gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by JJ O'Donnell from the right by-line.

30:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Beckwith on Andy Bishop. Declan Walker takes the free kick.

30:22

Andre Gray is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Joslain Mayebi takes the indirect free kick.

30:07

The ball is delivered by Alex Lawless.

29:25

Jay Harris gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on JJ O'Donnell. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Stuart Fleetwood from left channel.

26:54

Andy Bishop is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Dean Beckwith.

26:27

Andy Bishop concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Beckwith. Free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

24:49

The ball is crossed by Neil Ashton.

23:05

Andy Bishop challenges Stuart Fleetwood unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is sent over by JJ O'Donnell, Close range headed effort by Janos Kovacs goes wide of the left-hand post.

22:16

The ball is delivered by Andre Gray, Martin Riley gets a block in. JJ O'Donnell takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Andy Bishop manages to make a clearance.

20:03 Substitution

Substitution Lathaniel Rowe-Turner joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jake Howells.

17:08

Danny Wright delivers the ball, Johnny Hunt has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

16:29

Adrian Cieslewicz takes a shot. Save made by Mark Tyler.

15:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on JJ O'Donnell by Declan Walker. Jake Howells takes the free kick.

13:01

A cross is delivered by Jay Harris.

10:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Ashton by Andre Gray. Direct free kick taken by Joslain Mayebi.

7:44

JJ O'Donnell takes a long range shot clearing the bar.

7:02

Effort from a long way out by Andre Gray goes wide right of the goal.

3:45

Stephen Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon Shaw. Free kick taken by Andre Gray, JJ O'Donnell takes a shot. Blocked by Johnny Hunt. Stuart Fleetwood takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Stephen Wright.

3:25

Foul by Adrian Cieslewicz on Ron Henry, free kick awarded. Janos Kovacs takes the direct free kick.

2:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Ashton by Jon Shaw. Declan Walker restarts play with the free kick.

1:08

Inswinging corner taken by Jake Howells from the right by-line.

0:31

Andy Bishop takes a shot. Save by Mark Tyler.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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