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Luton Town 1-1 Bury

Pelly Ruddock came off the bench to strike a dramatic injury-time equaliser and snatch Luton Town a draw against Bury.

The visitors came closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half when Andrew Tutte narrowly shot wide.

Danny Rose hit his second goal of the season to put Bury in the lead when he scored from close range.

But Ruddock notched the leveller in injury time when he rifled a powerful shot past Bury keeper Rob Lainton.

Luton Town boss John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Still on Luton Town v Bury

"We've played against a strong team tonight and we've finished strong.

"In the first half I thought they had the edge, second half I thought we had the edge.

"When we got the goal I wished there was another five or 10 minutes left because I thought we could go again.

"All leagues are marathons; it's not the person who comes out of the block fastest, it's the person who maintains their form over the 40-odd games."

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Flitcroft on Luton v Bury

"We dominated and dictated play, forced them onto the back foot and asked questions of them, but not really the questions that I really wanted.

"I wanted a bit more cutting edge and precision in our forward play, and we didn't quite get it.

"The first half was a time to carve them up - we needed to score a second goal and then you kill off that surge that you're expecting for the last 10 minutes."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1TylerBooked at 65mins
  • 2Franks
  • 5McNulty
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 12GriffithsSubstituted forHowellsat 76'minutes
  • 15RooneyBooked at 52mins
  • 21GuttridgeSubstituted forRuddockat 61'minutes
  • 23Robinson
  • 8Drury
  • 9BensonSubstituted forLafayetteat 77'minutes
  • 13Cullen

Substitutes

  • 6Lacey
  • 10Wall
  • 11Howells
  • 16Justham
  • 17Ruddock
  • 18Lafayette
  • 28Stevenson

Bury

  • 26Lainton
  • 27Cameron
  • 34MillsBooked at 59mins
  • 3McNulty
  • 19Soares
  • 4TutteBooked at 86mins
  • 8AdamsSubstituted forSedgwickat 73'minutes
  • 6Etuhu
  • 10MayorBooked at 71minsSubstituted forWiddowsonat 77'minutes
  • 9RoseBooked at 66minsSubstituted forPooleat 69'minutes
  • 15Lowe

Substitutes

  • 1Jalal
  • 11Hussey
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 16O'Brien
  • 17Nardiello
  • 21Widdowson
  • 30Poole
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
7,890

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamBury
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 1, Bury 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 1, Bury 1.
Foul by Ross Lafayette (Luton Town).
Jimmy McNulty (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Ross Lafayette (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 1, Bury 1. Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Mark Cullen.
Ross Lafayette (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Pablo Mills (Bury).
Attempt missed. Chris Sedgwick (Bury) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Corner, Bury. Conceded by Mark Tyler.
Attempt saved. Andrew Tutte (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Andrew Tutte (Bury) is shown the yellow card.
Jake Howells (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Andrew Tutte (Bury).
Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town).
Chris Sedgwick (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Matt Robinson (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).
Foul by Matt Robinson (Luton Town).
James Poole (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Ryan Lowe (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town).
Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by James Poole (Bury).
Luke Rooney (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Joe Widdowson replaces Danny Mayor.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Ross Lafayette replaces Paul Benson.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jake Howells replaces Scott Griffiths.
Mark Cullen (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Andrew Tutte (Bury).
Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Pablo Mills.
Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Danny Mayor.
Steve McNulty (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ryan Lowe (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Chris Sedgwick replaces Nicky Adams.

Booking

Danny Mayor (Bury) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Danny Mayor (Bury).
Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. James Poole replaces Danny Rose.
Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town).
Danny Rose (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Danny Rose (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Mark Tyler (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Matt Robinson (Luton Town).
Tom Soares (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 0, Bury 1. Danny Rose (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Lowe.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Pelly Ruddock replaces Luke Guttridge.
Attempt missed. Mark Cullen (Luton Town) header from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt blocked. Matt Robinson (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Pablo Mills (Bury) is shown the yellow card.
Luke Rooney (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Pablo Mills (Bury).
Foul by Steve McNulty (Luton Town).
Danny Rose (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Luke Rooney (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

Booking

Luke Rooney (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.
Luke Rooney (Luton Town) has gone down, but that's a dive.
Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Morecambe330059
2Burton330039
3Shrewsbury321057
4Portsmouth321037
5Wimbledon321027
6Cheltenham321027
7Wycombe320126
8Southend320126
9Mansfield320116
10Plymouth311124
11Tranmere311114
12Bury311114
13Cambridge311104
14Luton311104
15Northampton3111-14
16Stevenage3111-14
17York303003
18Dag & Red3102-23
19Carlisle3012-31
20Exeter3012-41
21Oxford Utd3003-30
22Newport3003-40
23Hartlepool3003-50
24Accrington3003-60
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