Luton 1-1 Forest Green

Andre Gray

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.

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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.

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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."