Telford moved out of the Blue Square Bet Premier relegation zone following a hard-earned point against play-off chasing Luton.

Steve Leslie had the best chance of a cagey opening period, but his shot was well saved by keeper Mark Tyler.

Kinsella again came close for the home side after the break, drilling a powerful shot against the crossbar.

Greg Taylor went close for Luton late on, but both sides had to settle for a point.

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AFC Telford manager Andy Sinton told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"We have to be pleased - our performance was outstanding against a very good Luton side.

"We were rock solid at the back - we haven't kept enough clean sheets this season - and going forward we put Luton on the back foot.

"We played with urgency and energy, and we've got to go into every game like we're playing Luton, like it's a cup final.

"Everyone gave their all, but we have to build on that - and if we can play like that in the majority of the games we have left, then we'll be fine."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

AFC Telford United

  • 01 Young
  • 02 Salmon
  • 05 Preston
  • 22 Rose
  • 07 Rooney
  • 08 Trainer
  • 09 Kinsella
  • 18 Leslie
  • 19 Taylor
  • 10 Jones (Spray - 83' )
  • 15 Reid (St Aimie - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Collister
  • 24 Lamplough
  • 16 St Aimie
  • 21 Stokes
  • 17 Spray

Luton Town

  • 01 Tyler
  • 02 Rowe-Turner
  • 03 Taylor
  • 06 Kovacs
  • 25 Henry
  • 07 Lawless
  • 14 Mendy Booked
  • 20 Neilson (Howells - 75' )
  • 24 Smith
  • 09 Shaw
  • 27 Gray (Fleetwood - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 33 Brill
  • 11 Howells
  • 12 Ainge
  • 10 Rendell
  • 13 Fleetwood
Ref: Ford
Att: 1,606

Match Stats

Shots

8 6

On target

5 2

Corners

0 4

Fouls

9 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:21 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +2:47

The assistant referee flags for offside against Stuart Fleetwood. Ryan Young takes the indirect free kick.

89:05

The referee penalises Kieron St Aimie for handball. Direct free kick taken by Ronnie Henry.

85:05

Unfair challenge on Kieron St Aimie by Janos Kovacs results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Nathan Rooney.

83:11

Arnaud Mendy fouled by Phil Trainer, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Greg Taylor.

82:08 Substitution

Substitution (AFC Telford) makes a substitution, with James Spray coming on for Steve Jones.

81:44 Substitution

Substitution Stuart Fleetwood is brought on as a substitute for Andre Gray.

81:15

Long range effort from Greg Taylor misses to the left of the goal.

80:19

Jordan Rose gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andre Gray. Arnaud Mendy restarts play with the free kick.

78:54

Steve Jones takes a shot. Save by Mark Tyler.

77:59

The assistant referee signals for offside against Andre Gray. Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

76:08

Janos Kovacs concedes a free kick for a foul on Kieron St Aimie. Steven Leslie takes the direct free kick.

74:30 Substitution

Substitution Jake Howells comes on in place of Scott Neilson.

73:58 Substitution

Substitution Kieron St Aimie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jake Reid.

73:20

Ronnie Henry crosses the ball, Andre Gray takes a shot. Save by Ryan Young.

72:42

The ball is swung over by Alex Lawless, Will Salmon makes a clearance.

71:34

Alex Lawless takes a outswinging corner.

70:21

Jake Reid challenges Ronnie Henry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Tyler takes the direct free kick.

69:34

Arnaud Mendy takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

66:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Preston by Andre Gray. Ryan Young restarts play with the free kick.

63:18

Daniel Preston challenges Andre Gray unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Greg Taylor.

59:14

Corner taken by Alex Lawless played to the near post.

58:48

Andre Gray takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Young.

58:15

Scott Neilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Gerard Kinsella. Free kick taken by Gerard Kinsella.

57:36

Alex Lawless produces a cross.

56:11

Andre Gray produces a cross, Effort on goal by Jon Shaw from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

53:19

Andre Gray challenges Daniel Preston unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Young restarts play with the free kick.

51:39

Direct free kick taken by Nathan Rooney.

51:39 Booking

Booking Arnaud Mendy shown a yellow card.

51:23

Arnaud Mendy concedes a free kick for a foul on Will Salmon.

48:34

Daniel Preston gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andre Gray. Free kick taken by Greg Taylor.

47:19

Gerard Kinsella takes a shot.

46:34

Ronnie Henry concedes a free kick for a foul on Jake Reid. Free kick crossed by Nathan Rooney.

45:40

Gerard Kinsella challenges Alex Lawless unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alex Lawless restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +0:40 Half time

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

44:47

Unfair challenge on Ryan Young by Lathaniel Rowe-Turner results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

44:28

Corner taken right-footed by Alex Lawless.

43:56

Corner taken right-footed by Alex Lawless from the right by-line, Jordan Rose manages to make a clearance.

43:22

Unfair challenge on Arnaud Mendy by Nathan Rooney results in a free kick. Alex Lawless takes the free kick.

39:42

Ronnie Henry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jake Reid. Kris Taylor takes the free kick.

38:19

Foul by Janos Kovacs on Phil Trainer, free kick awarded. Nathan Rooney has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Mark Tyler makes a save.

37:42

Andre Gray is caught offside. Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

36:44

Jake Reid takes a shot. Blocked by Lathaniel Rowe-Turner.

32:29

Steven Leslie produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

30:34

Effort from the edge of the area by Steve Jones goes wide of the left-hand upright.

30:10

Jonathan Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Phil Trainer. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Young.

28:51

Janos Kovacs challenges Steven Leslie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nathan Rooney delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

22:25

Gerard Kinsella takes a shot. Save by Mark Tyler.

21:13

The official flags Jon Shaw offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Young.

20:50

Shot by Steven Leslie. Save by Mark Tyler.

19:51

Andre Gray is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ryan Young restarts play with the free kick.

19:18

Jake Reid is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

18:34

Unfair challenge on Daniel Preston by Andre Gray results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

15:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gerard Kinsella by Alex Lawless. Free kick crossed by Steven Leslie.

8:16

Greg Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gerard Kinsella. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Steven Leslie from right wing, clearance by Janos Kovacs.

7:55

Unfair challenge on Kris Taylor by Alex Lawless results in a free kick. Ryan Young takes the free kick.

5:10

Jonathan Smith takes a shot. Save by Ryan Young.

4:09

Foul by Kris Taylor on Alex Lawless, free kick awarded. Ronnie Henry restarts play with the free kick.

0:23

Jake Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ronnie Henry. Direct free kick taken by Ronnie Henry.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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