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Accrington Stanley 2-2 Luton Town

James Gray

Accrington squandered a two-goal lead as Luton fought back to earn a draw.

All four goals were scored in the first half, with the opener coming from the hosts' James Gray, who slid in.

Stanley captain Luke Joyce doubled the lead as his header bounced in off the post before the Hatters pulled one back through Luke Rooney's curling shot.

Luton levelled as Jake Howells' deflected free-kick wrong-footed the keeper and despite an open second half neither side could find a winner.

The draw for James Beattie's Accrington was their first point of the season, while Luton's first season back in the Football League since 2009 has seen them pick up five points from four games.

Luton manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I felt that our general play in the second half meant we deserved to win the game, but I think we were quite rightly behind.

"We battled back well, but it's not good enough. I think the players are aware it wasn't good enough. Our approach to the game wasn't as disciplined or professional as we usually are and I'll have to look into that.

"Luke Rooney can come up with the unpredictable sometimes and I like that in a player, particularly attacking players, but his all-round game wasn't that consistent.

"We want to win. But we won't win by giving goals away, and we're not a team that gives goals away."

Line-ups

Accrington

Formation 4-4-2

  • 19Lynch
  • 2Buxton
  • 5Aldred
  • 25Atkinson
  • 28Mustoe
  • 11Naismith
  • 4Joyce
  • 16HuntBooked at 82minsSubstituted forCarverat 89'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 15Mingoia
  • 44BowermanSubstituted forWindassat 67'minutes
  • 9Gray

Substitutes

  • 6Winnard
  • 7McCartan
  • 8Windass
  • 10Hatfield
  • 14Carver
  • 23Alabi
  • 26Lumley

Luton

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Tyler
  • 29Connolly
  • 5McNulty
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 11Howells
  • 23Robinson
  • 6LaceySubstituted forGuttridgeat 22'minutes
  • 8Drury
  • 15Rooney
  • 9Benson
  • 13CullenSubstituted forWallat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Franks
  • 10Wall
  • 16Justham
  • 17Ruddock
  • 18Lafayette
  • 21Guttridge
  • 28Stevenson
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
1,562

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home14
Away14
Shots on Target
Home7
Away8
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Luton Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Luton Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Mark Tyler.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Gray (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

  6. Post update

    Robert Atkinson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Alex Wall (Luton Town).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Marcus Carver replaces Nicky Hunt.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Robinson (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jordan Mustoe (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Booking

    Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

  16. Post update

    Jordan Mustoe (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town).

  19. Post update

    Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Paul Connolly (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.