Wrexham missed a chance to reclaim top spot in the Blue Square Bet Premier as they were held to a 0-0 draw at the Racecourse Ground by Luton Town.

Wrexham had two first-half efforts from Dele Adebola and Martin Riley cleared off the line, while Luton keeper Mark Tyler also saved from Brett Ormerod.

Tyler then again denied Adebola from long range in the 66th minute.

Stephen Wright almost stole it for the Welsh side with 10 minutes left but he headed wide from six yards out.

Mansfield took over from Wrexham on top when they won 2-1 at Forest Green on Friday.

But Wrexham and Mansfield are now due to meet on Tuesday in a top of the table battle at the Racecourse Ground.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Wrexham player-manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

Still plans to tinker with Luton squad

"I think there was only one team that was going to try and win it. We just didn't have that guile in the final third to create a good opportunity to score. We had a few set-pieces in the first half cleared off the line.

"In the final third we didn't have the movement and the fluency of previous games but it was difficult.

"They made it hard for us. [It's] another point to where we want to be but obviously we could have done with three."

Luton manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

Still plans to tinker with Luton squad

"It's small steps and when you tinker with things sometimes it doesn't go how you'd like it to.

"But it's important for me to see all the players because at the end of this season there are decisions to make.

"Today I thought we were very controlled, very disciplined, very competitive and I thought a draw was a fair result."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Wrexham

  • 24 Maxwell
  • 02 Wright
  • 06 Riley
  • 23 Westwood
  • 08 Harris
  • 14 Clarke (Cieslewicz - 79' )
  • 16 Hunt
  • 29 Thornton
  • 09 Wright
  • 10 Ormerod (Little - 73' )
  • 31 Adebola

Substitutes

  • 18 Walker
  • 07 Cieslewicz
  • 17 Little
  • 11 Morrell
  • 15 Ogleby

Luton

  • 01 Tyler
  • 02 Rowe-Turner
  • 05 McNulty
  • 11 Howells
  • 12 Ainge Booked
  • 30 Goodman
  • 14 Mendy Booked
  • 18 Martin
  • 24 Smith
  • 10 Rendell Booked (Taiwo - 63' )
  • 26 Wall (Walker - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 33 Brill
  • 22 Thomas
  • 31 Taiwo
  • 09 Shaw
  • 29 Walker
Ref: Ross Joyce
Att: 3,907

Match Stats

Shots

9 3

On target

5 3

Corners

5 4

Fouls

6 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:02 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +1:07

Dan Walker takes a shot. Save made by Chris Maxwell.

89:08

Martin Riley is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

84:33

Kevin Thornton takes the inswinging corner, Jake Goodman makes a clearance.

83:04

Jake Howells takes a shot. Save by Chris Maxwell.

81:49

Effort on goal by Kevin Thornton from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

81:11

Glen Little takes the free kick.

81:11 Booking

Booking Simon Ainge is given a yellow card.

81:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adrian Cieslewicz by Simon Ainge.

79:43

Close range headed effort by Stephen Wright misses to the right of the target.

79:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Thornton by David Martin. Chris Maxwell takes the free kick.

78:00

Johnny Hunt takes the direct free kick.

78:00 Substitution

Substitution Adrian Cieslewicz comes on in place of Joe Clarke.

78:00

Solomon Taiwo challenges Jay Harris unfairly and gives away a free kick.

75:46

Steve McNulty handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Johnny Hunt.

73:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Wright on David Martin. Solomon Taiwo restarts play with the free kick.

72:25 Substitution

Substitution Brett Ormerod leaves the field to be replaced by Glen Little.

72:19

The referee blows for offside. Chris Maxwell takes the indirect free kick.

71:10

Foul by Dan Walker on Johnny Hunt, free kick awarded. Johnny Hunt takes the direct free kick.

66:43

Dele Adebola challenges Jake Goodman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Tyler takes the direct free kick.

65:12

Dele Adebola takes a shot. Save by Mark Tyler.

62:46 Substitution

Substitution Alex Wall leaves the field to be replaced by Dan Walker.

62:29 Substitution

Substitution Solomon Taiwo replaces Scott Rendell.

62:07

Header from close range by Danny Wright misses to the right of the target.

60:27

Header on goal by Stephen Wright from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

59:38

Free kick taken by Joe Clarke.

59:38 Booking

Booking Arnaud Mendy receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

59:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Thornton by Arnaud Mendy.

54:27

The assistant referee flags for offside against Alex Wall. Chris Maxwell takes the indirect free kick.

53:43

Danny Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on Jake Goodman. Free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

53:13

Unfair challenge on Stephen Wright by David Martin results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Maxwell.

49:56

Alex Wall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Westwood. Direct free kick taken by Chris Maxwell.

47:50

Scott Rendell fouled by Joe Clarke, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Tyler restarts play with the free kick.

46:15

Joe Clarke challenges Alex Wall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Simon Ainge takes the direct free kick.

45:17

Kevin Thornton fouled by Jonathan Smith, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Clarke.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +0:53 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

44:31

Kevin Thornton takes a shot. Save made by Mark Tyler.

40:26

Corner taken right-footed by Joe Clarke from the left by-line, Steve McNulty makes a clearance.

39:51

Lathaniel Rowe-Turner concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay Harris. Free kick taken by Jay Harris.

37:01

Outswinging corner taken by David Martin, save made by Chris Maxwell.

35:27

Corner taken left-footed by Kevin Thornton from the right by-line, Martin Riley takes a shot. Simon Ainge makes a clearance.

34:26

Brett Ormerod takes a shot. Save made by Mark Tyler.

30:21

Dele Adebola is ruled offside. Mark Tyler takes the free kick.

27:36

Inswinging corner taken by Joe Clarke from the left by-line, clearance made by Steve McNulty.

26:14

Joe Clarke takes the direct free kick.

26:14 Booking

Booking Booking for Scott Rendell for unsporting behaviour.

26:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Rendell on Johnny Hunt.

19:12

Corner taken by Joe Clarke, clearance made by Scott Rendell.

16:51

Danny Wright takes a shot. Save by Mark Tyler.

14:59

Foul by David Martin on Jay Harris, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Chris Maxwell.

9:26

Martin Riley challenges Steve McNulty unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Tyler takes the free kick.

8:50

Foul by Jonathan Smith on Jay Harris, free kick awarded. Chris Maxwell restarts play with the free kick.

8:04

Foul by Scott Rendell on Martin Riley, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Chris Maxwell.

7:39

David Martin takes the outswinging corner, Danny Wright manages to make a clearance.

6:27

David Martin takes the outswinging corner, Simon Ainge takes a shot. Johnny Hunt makes a clearance.

4:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Wall on Johnny Hunt. Chris Maxwell takes the free kick.

2:47

Jake Howells takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Joe Clarke.

1:25

Unfair challenge on Kevin Thornton by Arnaud Mendy results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kevin Thornton.

0:11

Chris Westwood fouled by Scott Rendell, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Maxwell restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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