Luton 2-2 Newport

Luton's Andre Gray and Newport's Christian Jolley both scored twice in a two-all draw at Kenilworth Road.

The Welsh team had to come from behind twice, and are yet to find out who they will face in the play-off semi-final next week.

Gray put the Hatters ahead after 11 minutes, but half-time substitute Jolley struck in the 52nd minute.

And he did it again with six minutes left after Gray scored with a thunderbolt from 18 yards.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales: "It was enjoyable, we both went for the win. It was an open game with some good football at times but we're disappointed not to win it to be honest.

"I was worried when they went 2-1 up, but as Christian [Jolley] has done all season he just popped up with an equaliser towards the end.

"I thought we were going to be on the end of a defeat we didn't deserve, but credit to the players they still kept going and went to the end tonight. I'm pleased with the result."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Luton

  • 33 Brill
  • 02 Rowe-Turner
  • 05 McNulty
  • 37 Griffiths
  • 07 Lawless (Howells - 65' Booked )
  • 18 Martin
  • 23 Robinson
  • 24 Smith
  • 31 Taiwo
  • 09 Shaw (Wall - 66' )
  • 27 Gray

Substitutes

  • 01 Tyler
  • 11 Howells
  • 30 Goodman
  • 26 Wall
  • 29 Walker

Newport County

  • 40 Pidgeley
  • 03 Hughes
  • 05 James
  • 21 Anthony
  • 02 Pipe
  • 08 Minshull
  • 13 Sandell
  • 24 Willmott
  • 26 Donnelly (Flynn - 69' )
  • 07 O'Connor (Jolley - 46' )
  • 25 Washington (Crow - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Julian
  • 17 Flynn
  • 23 Jolley
  • 34 Evans
  • 09 Crow
Ref: Bull
Att: 5,125

Match Stats

Shots

11 14

On target

6 8

Corners

6 9

Fouls

14 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +2:33

Foul by Steve McNulty on Danny Crow, free kick awarded. Andy Sandell takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +2:09

Matt Robinson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

90:00 +1:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Byron Anthony on Jake Howells. Free kick taken by Scott Griffiths.

90:00 +0:56

Shot from just outside the box by Michael Flynn goes over the bar.

89:19

Solomon Taiwo concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Flynn. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Michael Flynn.

88:35

Andy Sandell sends in a cross, Steve McNulty makes a clearance.

87:57

A cross is delivered by David Martin, Tony James manages to make a clearance.

83:45

Assist by Robbie Willmott.

83:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Christian Jolley - Luton 2 - 2 Newport Christian Jolley finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Luton 2-2 Newport County.

83:09

Unfair challenge on Christian Jolley by David Martin results in a free kick. Christian Jolley crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Dean Brill makes a save.

82:42

A cross is delivered by Christian Jolley, clearance made by Steve McNulty.

82:01

Andy Sandell takes the inswinging corner, Alex Wall makes a clearance.

80:35

Strike comes in from Robbie Willmott from the free kick, Dean Brill makes a save.

80:35 Booking

Booking Jake Howells booked for unsporting behaviour.

80:33

Foul by Jake Howells on Michael Flynn, free kick awarded.

79:54

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by David Martin, save made by Lenny Pidgeley.

79:38

Alex Wall takes a shot. Lenny Pidgeley makes a save.

78:01

Assist by Alex Wall.

78:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Andre Gray - Luton 2 - 1 Newport Andre Gray scores a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Luton 2-1 Newport County.

77:14

Alex Wall challenges Tony James unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.

76:57

Lee Minshull challenges Scott Griffiths unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Brill takes the free kick.

75:06

Michael Flynn takes a shot. Dean Brill makes a save.

74:54

The ball is swung over by David Pipe.

73:52

Lee Minshull produces a cross.

72:27

Corner from the left by-line taken by Robbie Willmott, save made by Dean Brill.

71:41 Substitution

Substitution Danny Crow comes on in place of Conor Washington.

71:05

The assistant referee flags for offside against Andre Gray. Lenny Pidgeley takes the free kick.

70:32

Unfair challenge on David Martin by Andy Sandell results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Solomon Taiwo.

69:25

The ball is delivered by Robbie Willmott, Jonathan Smith manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Michael Flynn from the left by-line to the near post, Jake Howells makes a clearance.

68:08 Substitution

Substitution Michael Flynn on for Scott Donnelly.

68:08

Centre by Andre Gray, Solomon Taiwo takes a shot. Save made by Lenny Pidgeley.

67:31

The ball is delivered by David Martin, save made by Lenny Pidgeley.

64:46 Substitution

Substitution Alex Wall is brought on as a substitute for Jon Shaw.

64:46 Substitution

Substitution Alex Lawless leaves the field to be replaced by Jake Howells.

63:34

David Martin takes the inswinging corner, Steve McNulty challenges Lenny Pidgeley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.

63:09

Andre Gray takes a shot. Blocked by Tony James.

62:12

The offside flag is raised against Conor Washington. Dean Brill takes the free kick.

61:55

Lee Minshull takes a shot. Save made by Dean Brill.

59:03

Christian Jolley sends in a cross, blocked by Steve McNulty. Corner taken by Scott Donnelly, Solomon Taiwo makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Andy Sandell.

58:11

Jon Shaw concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Minshull. Direct free kick taken by Lenny Pidgeley.

57:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Smith by Conor Washington. Dean Brill takes the direct free kick.

56:41

David Pipe delivers the ball, blocked by Scott Griffiths. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andy Sandell from the right by-line to the near post, Alex Lawless makes a clearance.

55:50

Robbie Willmott produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

55:17

Corner taken by Scott Donnelly from the left by-line played to the near post, Alex Lawless makes a clearance.

53:47

Andre Gray delivers the ball, Lenny Pidgeley makes a save.

53:00

The ball is crossed by David Martin, Scott Donnelly gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Alex Lawless from the left by-line played to the near post, save by Lenny Pidgeley.

52:29

The offside flag is raised against Conor Washington. Dean Brill takes the free kick.

51:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Christian Jolley - Luton 1 - 1 Newport Christian Jolley finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Luton 1-1 Newport County.

50:14

Close range headed effort by Christian Jolley misses to the right of the goal.

49:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Martin on Tony James. Free kick taken by Andy Sandell.

48:50

The assistant referee signals for offside against Andre Gray. Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.

48:00

Andy Sandell takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Alex Lawless.

47:30

Andre Gray challenges Andy Sandell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lenny Pidgeley.

45:21

A cross is delivered by David Martin, David Pipe gets a block in. Corner taken by Alex Lawless.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Christian Jolley on for Aaron O'Connor.

45:00 +1:02 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

43:50

The ball is crossed by Alex Lawless, clearance by Lee Minshull. Corner taken by David Martin from the right by-line, save by Lenny Pidgeley. Solomon Taiwo produces a cross, Lenny Pidgeley makes a save.

42:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andre Gray by Andrew Hughes. Free kick taken by David Martin.

41:02

Jon Shaw is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Lenny Pidgeley restarts play with the free kick.

39:18

Conor Washington is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Dean Brill takes the indirect free kick.

37:47

Conor Washington takes a shot. Save by Dean Brill.

36:52

Byron Anthony challenges Jon Shaw unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alex Lawless takes the free kick.

36:25

Andy Sandell produces a cross, Steve McNulty manages to make a clearance.

35:13

Jon Shaw takes a shot.

34:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve McNulty on Conor Washington. Direct free kick taken by Andy Sandell.

33:01

The ball is delivered by Conor Washington, clearance made by Scott Griffiths.

32:18

Effort on goal by Andre Gray from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

31:42

David Martin sends in a cross, save by Lenny Pidgeley.

28:52

Jon Shaw challenges Andrew Hughes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lenny Pidgeley takes the free kick.

27:19

Aaron O'Connor takes a shot. Save by Dean Brill.

26:49

Foul by Andre Gray on Andy Sandell, free kick awarded. Lenny Pidgeley takes the direct free kick.

26:25

David Pipe sends in a cross, save by Dean Brill.

25:39

The ball is crossed by Robbie Willmott.

23:34

Matt Robinson takes a shot. Lenny Pidgeley makes a save.

23:06

David Martin produces a cross, save by Lenny Pidgeley.

21:04

Robbie Willmott takes a corner.

20:33

The referee blows for offside. Lenny Pidgeley takes the free kick.

19:18

Alex Lawless produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

18:27

The ball is delivered by Aaron O'Connor, clearance made by Steve McNulty.

16:41

Conor Washington takes a shot. Lathaniel Rowe-Turner manages to make a clearance.

16:04

Handball decision goes against Lee Minshull. Direct free kick taken by Matt Robinson.

15:47

The ball is sent over by David Martin, Tony James manages to make a clearance.

13:10

The ball is swung over by Andy Sandell, Lathaniel Rowe-Turner manages to make a clearance. Solomon Taiwo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Minshull. Andy Sandell restarts play with the free kick.

12:21

The ball is crossed by Scott Griffiths.

12:03

Andrew Hughes challenges Jon Shaw unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Solomon Taiwo.

11:05

Assist on the goal came from David Martin.

11:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Andre Gray - Luton 1 - 0 Newport Andre Gray finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Luton 1-0 Newport County.

10:35

Short corner worked by David Martin.

8:56

David Martin concedes a free kick for a foul on Byron Anthony. Lenny Pidgeley takes the free kick.

8:37

Effort from the edge of the area by Aaron O'Connor goes wide of the right-hand post.

7:54

Scott Donnelly produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

5:50

David Martin produces a cross, clearance made by Tony James.

5:02

The ball is delivered by Robbie Willmott, save by Dean Brill.

3:34

Effort from deep inside the area by Alex Lawless misses to the right of the target.

2:10

Jonathan Smith sends in a cross.

1:33

A cross is delivered by Andre Gray, blocked by Byron Anthony.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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