Luton Town moved up to second place in the Blue Square Bet Premier after coming from behind to beat Forest Green Rovers with a stoppage-time penalty.

The home side went ahead just after half-time when Luton's stand-in keeper Dean Brill fumbled a cross, leaving Yan Klukowski to jab in at the back post.

But Stuart Fleetwood curled in from the edge of the box to give Luton hope.

And Scott Rendell converted from the spot after Paul Green saw a second yellow for handling Andre Gray's cross.

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Forest Green manager Dave Hockaday told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

Hockaday hurting after Luton loss

"It hurts because we've gone ahead deservedly, and I thought we were in complete control and looked comfortable. We ended up losing 2-1 but we more than matched them.

"We dominated our territory and had better of the possession, we just lost it at a couple of key moments but we have to learn.

"It was a great game and a great advert for the league, but it hurts because we played well today.

"It's four league games we've lost in a row, but I'm not worried because you couldn't tell the two sides apart and we're still right up there."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (2)

Forest Green

  • 23 Russell
  • 03 Stokes
  • 05 Turley
  • 15 Oshodi
  • 21 Racine
  • 22 Green Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 04 Bangura Booked
  • 08 Klukowski
  • 09 Styche (Forbes - 87' )
  • 14 Taylor
  • 20 Norwood Booked

Substitutes

  • 16 Asafu-Adjaye
  • 11 Forbes
  • 28 Brogan
  • 07 Koroma
  • 10 Vieira

Luton

  • 33 Brill
  • 02 Rowe-Turner
  • 06 Kovacs
  • 11 Howells Booked
  • 12 Ainge
  • 25 Henry Booked
  • 14 Mendy
  • 09 Shaw
  • 10 Rendell
  • 13 Fleetwood (O'Donnell - 90' )
  • 27 Gray

Substitutes

  • 24 Essam
  • 17 O'Donnell
  • 23 Robinson
  • 22 Robinson
  • 29 Walker
Ref: Johnson
Att: 2,112

Match Stats

Shots

11 6

On target

5 3

Corners

5 3

Fouls

10 18

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:29 Full time

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

90:00 +2:57 Substitution

Substitution (Luton) makes a substitution, with JJ O'Donnell coming on for Stuart Fleetwood.

90:00 +1:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Scott Rendell - Forest Grn 1 - 2 Luton Scott Rendell scores a placed penalty. Forest Green 1-2 Luton.

90:00 +0:53 Dismissal

Dismissal Paul Green shown a red card for second bookable offence.

90:00 +0:46

Paul Green is penalised for handball and concedes a .

88:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Norwood by Lathaniel Rowe-Turner. Jamie Turley takes the direct free kick.

88:02

The ball is delivered by Stuart Fleetwood, clearance made by Kieron Forbes.

87:57

The ball is delivered by Jon Shaw, Chris Stokes makes a clearance.

86:33 Substitution

Substitution Reece Styche leaves the field to be replaced by Kieron Forbes.

84:54

Yan Klukowski is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Brill.

84:34

Centre by James Norwood, Simon Ainge manages to make a clearance.

83:52

Stuart Fleetwood has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

82:28

Arnaud Mendy challenges Al Bangura unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sam Russell takes the free kick.

80:53

Foul by Scott Rendell on Aarran Racine, free kick awarded. Sam Russell takes the free kick.

79:35

Reece Styche fouled by Simon Ainge, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Stokes delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Simon Ainge manages to make a clearance.

77:28

Shot from outside the area by Andre Gray misses to the left of the target.

76:36

Free kick taken by Dean Brill.

76:36 Booking

Booking Paul Green goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

76:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Green on Ronnie Henry.

75:46

Centre by Chris Stokes, Ronnie Henry gets a block in. The ball is sent over by Matt Taylor, Simon Ainge manages to make a clearance.

75:37

The ball is sent over by Yan Klukowski, Janos Kovacs makes a clearance.

74:00

Andre Gray provided the assist for the goal.

74:00 Goal scored

Goal! - Stuart Fleetwood - Forest Grn 1 - 1 Luton Goal scored by Stuart Fleetwood from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Forest Green 1-1 Luton.

73:44

Al Bangura challenges Andre Gray unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Rendell takes the free kick.

73:15

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Yan Klukowski played to the near post, Jake Howells makes a clearance.

73:00

Reece Styche takes a shot. Simon Ainge gets a block in.

70:50

Free kick crossed by Yan Klukowski, save made by Dean Brill.

70:50 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Ronnie Henry for unsporting behaviour.

70:43

Foul by Ronnie Henry on Chris Stokes, free kick awarded.

69:11

The ball is sent over by Stuart Fleetwood, clearance by Chris Stokes.

68:28

The ball is swung over by Stuart Fleetwood, Paul Green makes a clearance.

67:49 Booking

Booking James Norwood is shown a yellow card.

67:30

The ball is crossed by Ronnie Henry, clearance made by Paul Green.

66:51

Arnaud Mendy takes a shot. Sam Russell makes a comfortable save.

65:37

Foul by Stuart Fleetwood on Jamie Turley, free kick awarded. Sam Russell takes the indirect free kick.

64:28

James Norwood produces a left-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.

58:26

The assistant referee flags for offside against Andre Gray. Free kick taken by Sam Russell.

57:37

Reece Styche concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Ainge. Lathaniel Rowe-Turner restarts play with the free kick.

56:28

Shot from 20 yards from Reece Styche. Simon Ainge gets a block in.

55:54

Arnaud Mendy concedes a free kick for a foul on Al Bangura. Sam Russell takes the free kick.

54:24

Stuart Fleetwood sends in a cross, Eddie Oshodi makes a clearance.

54:16

The ball is delivered by Arnaud Mendy, Jamie Turley makes a clearance.

53:26

A cross is delivered by James Norwood. The assistant referee flags for offside against Yan Klukowski. Dean Brill takes the direct free kick.

48:05

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jake Howells from the right by-line, Janos Kovacs challenges Jamie Turley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sam Russell restarts play with the free kick.

47:58

Andre Gray sends in a cross, blocked by Paul Green.

47:51

Centre by Jon Shaw, Paul Green makes a clearance.

46:04

Assist by James Norwood.

46:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Yan Klukowski - Forest Grn 1 - 0 Luton Goal scored by Yan Klukowski from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Forest Green 1-0 Luton.

45:56

A cross is delivered by James Norwood,

45:21

Foul by Ronnie Henry on James Norwood, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Sam Russell.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:41 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +1:10

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Yan Klukowski, Jake Howells manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +0:59

The ball is swung over by Jamie Turley, Simon Ainge gets a block in.

45:00 +0:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Al Bangura by Andre Gray. Chris Stokes takes the direct free kick.

44:33

Centre by Jamie Turley, Dean Brill makes a save.

42:56

Ronnie Henry crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Aarran Racine.

42:56 Booking

Booking Booking for Al Bangura for unsporting behaviour.

42:32

Al Bangura concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon Shaw.

41:48

The assistant referee signals for offside against James Norwood. Dean Brill takes the direct free kick.

40:50

Stuart Fleetwood produces a cross, blocked by Jamie Turley. Corner taken right-footed by Stuart Fleetwood from the left by-line, free kick awarded for a foul by Janos Kovacs on Eddie Oshodi. Sam Russell takes the free kick.

40:20

The ball is delivered by James Norwood, Simon Ainge manages to make a clearance.

39:37

Reece Styche has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

38:44

Unfair challenge on Reece Styche by Janos Kovacs results in a free kick. Chris Stokes takes the direct free kick.

37:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Shaw by Chris Stokes. Ronnie Henry takes the direct free kick.

36:41

Chris Stokes produces a cross.

32:37

Arnaud Mendy fouled by Al Bangura, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Janos Kovacs.

31:50

James Norwood has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

31:38

Scott Rendell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Green. Direct free kick taken by Chris Stokes.

30:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Janos Kovacs by Reece Styche. Ronnie Henry takes the direct free kick.

29:17

Long distance effort on goal by Reece Styche goes wide left of the target.

28:04

Foul by Jamie Turley on Stuart Fleetwood, free kick awarded. Jake Howells crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Eddie Oshodi makes a clearance.

27:48

Reece Styche takes a shot. Save made by Dean Brill.

26:49

The ball is delivered by Lathaniel Rowe-Turner, Aarran Racine makes a clearance.

26:10

The ball is crossed by Stuart Fleetwood, save by Sam Russell.

24:04

Centre by Jamie Turley, clearance made by Janos Kovacs.

22:02

Centre by Paul Green, Simon Ainge manages to make a clearance.

21:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Reece Styche by Janos Kovacs. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Yan Klukowski, clearance made by Simon Ainge.

20:39

Centre by Andre Gray, Shot by Stuart Fleetwood from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

19:22

Shot from outside the area by Al Bangura misses to the left of the goal.

18:22

Arnaud Mendy has an effort at goal from 30 yards. Paul Green gets a block in. Reece Styche crosses the ball, blocked by Janos Kovacs. Corner taken by Yan Klukowski played to the near post, clearance made by Scott Rendell.

15:18

Al Bangura takes a shot from 30 yards. Save by Dean Brill.

14:18

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Yan Klukowski, Foul by Aarran Racine on Janos Kovacs, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Dean Brill.

14:10

The ball is crossed by Chris Stokes, clearance made by Simon Ainge.

13:28

Unfair challenge on Reece Styche by Janos Kovacs results in a free kick. Yan Klukowski delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Janos Kovacs manages to make a clearance.

12:35

Foul by Jake Howells on Yan Klukowski, free kick awarded. Eddie Oshodi takes the direct free kick.

8:44

Yan Klukowski has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

8:44 Booking

Booking Jake Howells is shown a yellow card.

8:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jake Howells on Reece Styche.

6:55

Reece Styche fouled by Janos Kovacs, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Stokes delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance made by Simon Ainge.

3:55

Stuart Fleetwood takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Aarran Racine.

3:46

The ball is sent over by Stuart Fleetwood, Paul Green gets a block in.

2:52

Andre Gray crosses the ball.

1:35

Eddie Oshodi challenges Andre Gray unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Brill takes the free kick.

1:20

Chris Stokes delivers the ball, Janos Kovacs manages to make a clearance.

0:31

Corner taken right-footed by Yan Klukowski to the near post, Ronnie Henry makes a clearance.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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