Luton and Forest Green both finished the game with 10 men as neither could force a win in a game between two of the division's promotion-chasing sides.

Andre Gray headed home David Martin's cross to give Luton an early lead, but Matt Taylor levelled with a glancing header from Yan Klukowski's free-kick.

Gray then fired a penalty over the bar after he was fouled by Eddie Oshodi.

Luton's Alex Lawless then received two yellow cards before Al Bangura was sent off for violent conduct soon after.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Buckle 'lost for words' over red

Luton manager Paul Buckle told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I'm lost for words where that's concerned [the sending off of Alex Lawless]. It was a shoulder to shoulder incident and he's given Alex a second yellow.

"If we win our games in hand we still have a chance (of automatic promotion).

"I'm very happy with the players but not with the result."

Forest Green Rovers manager Dave Hockaday told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"It's a point and it means that they don't get any nearer to us, which away from home at this stage of the season is vital.

Resilient Rovers delight Hockaday

"I think we deserved the point, we've had some poor decisions given against us but you expect that, and we've come through it.

"To a man, they stood up and they were counted. If any side was going to score a second goal it was us.

"We're a very young side but we looked really strong mentally and so when it comes to a battle, we now look as though we're resilient and we can handle the pressure."

Lineup, Bookings (9) & Substitutions (5)

Luton

  • 01 Tyler
  • 05 McNulty
  • 06 Kovacs
  • 11 Howells
  • 25 Henry
  • 07 Lawless Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 18 Martin (O'Donnell - 61' Booked )
  • 20 Neilson (Mendy - 60' Booked )
  • 24 Smith Booked
  • 09 Shaw
  • 27 Gray (Fleetwood - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Taylor
  • 14 Mendy
  • 17 O'Donnell
  • 10 Rendell
  • 13 Fleetwood

Forest Green

  • 23 Russell
  • 02 Hodgkiss Booked
  • 03 Stokes
  • 05 Turley
  • 15 Oshodi (Bennett - 74' Booked )
  • 22 Green
  • 04 Bangura Dismissed
  • 08 Klukowski Booked
  • 10 Vieira (Odubade - 70' )
  • 14 Taylor
  • 20 Norwood

Substitutes

  • 06 Bennett
  • 16 Asafu-Adjaye
  • 19 Rowe
  • 25 Saul Williams
  • 27 Odubade
Ref: Kinseley
Att: 6,374

Match Stats

Shots

6 6

On target

2 2

Corners

7 4

Fouls

10 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:10 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +2:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Janos Kovacs by Jamie Turley. Free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

90:00 +2:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve McNulty on James Norwood. Free kick crossed right-footed by Chris Stokes from left channel.

90:00 +1:09

Effort by Chris Stokes from a long way out goes over the target.

89:50

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

89:16

Corner taken by Jake Howells.

88:38

Paul Green challenges Jon Shaw unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jake Howells, James Norwood manages to make a clearance.

88:08

Shot from just outside the box by James Norwood goes over the bar.

86:58

Sam Russell takes the free kick.

86:58 Booking

Booking Booking for Jonathan Smith for unsporting behaviour.

86:53 Booking

Booking Dale Bennett shown a yellow card.

84:17

Sam Russell takes the free kick.

84:17 Booking

Booking Arnaud Mendy receives a caution.

84:06

Arnaud Mendy challenges Jared Hodgkiss unfairly and gives away a free kick.

82:01

Paul Green delivers the ball.

81:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Norwood by Ronnie Henry. Free kick crossed right-footed by Chris Stokes from left wing.

80:04

Ronnie Henry sends in a cross, save made by Sam Russell.

78:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Green on Stuart Fleetwood. Free kick taken by Jake Howells.

77:50 Booking

Booking Yan Klukowski receives a yellow card.

76:45 Substitution

Substitution (Luton) makes a substitution, with Stuart Fleetwood coming on for Andre Gray.

75:17

Jared Hodgkiss fouled by Jon Shaw, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Yan Klukowski from right wing.

73:55 Substitution

Substitution Dale Bennett joins the action as a substitute, replacing Eddie Oshodi.

72:32 Booking

Booking Jared Hodgkiss booked.

69:13 Substitution

Substitution Yemi Odubade joins the action as a substitute, replacing Magno Vieira.

68:24

Jake Howells takes a outswinging corner to the near post.

67:03 Booking

Booking JJ O'Donnell goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

66:47 Dismissal

Dismissal Al Bangura dismissed for violent conduct.

64:36

Paul Green challenges Jon Shaw unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Jake Howells from right wing, Al Bangura manages to make a clearance.

63:13

The ball is crossed by Chris Stokes, save made by Mark Tyler.

62:41

Foul by Ronnie Henry on James Norwood, free kick awarded. Chris Stokes takes the direct free kick.

59:36 Substitution

Substitution JJ O'Donnell joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Martin.

59:36 Substitution

Substitution Arnaud Mendy comes on in place of Scott Neilson.

59:13

The ball is swung over by Chris Stokes.

58:08

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Jake Howells from the left by-line to the near post, Yan Klukowski manages to make a clearance.

53:51

Yan Klukowski takes the direct free kick.

53:51 Dismissal

Dismissal Alex Lawless is shown a red card for second bookable offence.

53:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Lawless on Chris Stokes.

52:54

Yan Klukowski takes the direct free kick.

52:54 Booking

Booking Alex Lawless is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

52:50

Alex Lawless gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Norwood.

51:56

David Martin crosses the ball, Effort on goal by Scott Neilson from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

50:04

The ball is crossed by Andre Gray.

48:29

Corner taken by Yan Klukowski from the left by-line to the near post.

47:08

Corner taken by Yan Klukowski.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:10 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

44:52

Al Bangura sends in a cross.

43:38

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Yan Klukowski, clearance by Jon Shaw.

43:17

Janos Kovacs concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Taylor. Yan Klukowski takes the free kick.

41:18

James Norwood sends in a cross, clearance made by Steve McNulty.

40:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andre Gray by Eddie Oshodi. Alex Lawless crosses the ball in from the free kick, Chris Stokes manages to make a clearance.

39:43

Matt Taylor is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

38:45

The ball is delivered by Jake Howells.

37:52

The ball is swung over by James Norwood, Yan Klukowski takes a shot. Save made by Mark Tyler.

35:06 Penalty

Penalty missed by Andre Gray.

35:06

Unfair challenge on Andre Gray by Jamie Turley results in a Penalty.

32:02

Centre by David Martin, Eddie Oshodi manages to make a clearance.

29:09

A cross is delivered by Scott Neilson, Jon Shaw takes a shot. Corner taken by Jake Howells from the right by-line.

28:34

The assistant referee signals for offside against Magno Vieira. Mark Tyler restarts play with the free kick.

27:02

James Norwood produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

25:37

Matt Taylor challenges Steve McNulty unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Tyler restarts play with the free kick.

24:23

Andre Gray is ruled offside. Sam Russell takes the free kick.

23:12

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

21:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Janos Kovacs by Matt Taylor. Direct free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

21:43

A cross is delivered by David Martin, Sam Russell makes a save.

19:13

Corner taken by Yan Klukowski from the right by-line to the near post, Jamie Turley has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

17:22

Jon Shaw fouled by Al Bangura, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is crossed by Alex Lawless, Steve McNulty takes a shot. Save by Sam Russell.

16:53

A cross is delivered by Magno Vieira, save by Mark Tyler.

16:08

The ball is swung over by David Martin, save by Sam Russell.

13:18

Yan Klukowski provided the assist for the goal.

13:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Matt Taylor - Luton 1 - 1 Forest Grn Matt Taylor finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Luton 1-1 Forest Green.

12:53

Jon Shaw challenges James Norwood unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is crossed by Yan Klukowski,

9:23

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jake Howells, Shot on goal by Jon Shaw from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

9:15

A cross is delivered by Jon Shaw.

4:17

Assist by David Martin.

4:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Andre Gray - Luton 1 - 0 Forest Grn Andre Gray grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Luton 1-0 Forest Green.

4:15

The ball is swung over by David Martin,

3:43

Foul by Paul Green on Jonathan Smith, free kick awarded. Jake Howells takes the direct free kick.

3:07

The ball is crossed by David Martin, Andre Gray produces a header from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

2:34

The assistant referee signals for offside against Magno Vieira. Mark Tyler restarts play with the free kick.

2:09

David Martin delivers the ball, save by Sam Russell.

1:19

The ball is sent over by James Norwood.

0:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Green by Jon Shaw. Sam Russell restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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