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Luton Town 2-2 Leyton Orient

Leyton Orient staved off relegation from the Football League for another few days at least but they were denied a much-needed victory as Isaac Vassell's 73rd-minute goal helped Luton seal a 2-2 draw.

Orient remain 10 points adrift of safety in League Two despite a battling display at Kenilworth Road, where Liam Kelly's penalty and Tristan Abrahams cancelled out Danny Hylton's opener, only for Vassell to grab a share of the spoils for the Hatters.

The visitors had the best opportunity in the opening 15 minutes when Victor Adeboyejo directed his header off target.

At the other end, Luton captain Scott Cuthbert saw his volley deflected over, with Glen Rea's header saved by O's goalkeeper Sam Sargeant.

But the hosts were rewarded for the endeavour in the 33rd minute when Olly Lee's wonderful through ball allowed Hylton to notch his 25th goal of the season.

Sargeant made two smart stops from substitute Luke Gambin, while Jack Marriott was inches away from a second before half-time.

Orient started the second half well and were level within eight minutes of the restart, Kelly rifling home his spot-kick after Rea had handled Michael Collins' powerful drive.

And the strugglers took a shock lead just after the hour mark as half-time substitute Abrahams slipped the ball under Luton custodian Stuart Moore.

Town, though, equalised when Vassell scored seven minutes after his introduction from the bench, racing clear to beat Sargeant.

They could not find a winner, though, and sit eight points behind third-placed Portsmouth while Orient could see their fate decided on Easter Monday, when they take on relegation rivals Hartlepool.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Luton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Moore
  • 36Justin
  • 6CuthbertBooked at 81mins
  • 16ReaBooked at 54mins
  • 44Sheehan
  • 24D'Ath
  • 19Lee
  • 10CookSubstituted forGambinat 24'minutesBooked at 44mins
  • 17RuddockSubstituted forGrayat 85'minutes
  • 9Hylton
  • 14MarriottSubstituted forVassellat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2O'Donnell
  • 3Potts
  • 4Smith
  • 7Gray
  • 20Vassell
  • 22Gambin
  • 31King

Leyton Orient

Formation 4-4-2

  • 24SargeantBooked at 73mins
  • 34Clark
  • 25Pollock
  • 19Mezague
  • 22Semedo
  • 7Collins
  • 4Kelly
  • 31AlzateSubstituted forKoromaat 80'minutes
  • 32OchiengBooked at 67minsSubstituted forMoncurat 88'minutes
  • 30DalbySubstituted forAbrahamsat 45'minutes
  • 26Adeboyejo

Substitutes

  • 12Grainger
  • 20Liburd
  • 23Moncur
  • 28Koroma
  • 35Abrahams
  • 36Alderson
  • 38Happe
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
8,601

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home20
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Luton Town 2, Leyton Orient 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, Leyton Orient 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Kelly (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Luke Gambin (Luton Town).

  5. Post update

    Liam Kelly (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Collins (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by James Justin.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Teddy Mezague.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lawson D'Ath (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Glen Rea (Luton Town).

  13. Post update

    Victor Adeboyejo (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Freddy Moncur replaces Henry Ochieng.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Isaac Vassell (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Jake Gray replaces Pelly Ruddock.

  17. Post update

    Isaac Vassell (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Teddy Mezague (Leyton Orient).

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Michael Collins (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  20. Booking

    Scott Cuthbert (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster422510782473585
2Plymouth422471162431979
3Portsmouth422291167373075
4Luton421716960392167
5Exeter421981567501765
6Stevenage42205176557865
7Carlisle421615116061-163
8Blackpool4215161162441861
9Colchester421710156155661
10Mansfield421613135046461
11Cambridge42179165447760
12Accrington421514135451359
13Wycombe421611155251159
14Grimsby421610165255-358
15Notts County42158195069-1953
16Barnet421215155157-651
17Morecambe42148204965-1650
18Crewe421213175061-1149
19Crawley421310194863-1549
20Yeovil421016164357-1446
21Cheltenham421014184559-1444
22Hartlepool421013195169-1843
23Newport421012204664-1842
24Leyton Orient4296274377-3433
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