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Luton Town 2-2 Gillingham

Luke O'Neill's superb free-kick saw Gillingham hold League One leaders Luton Town to a draw at Kenilworth Road.

With 11 minutes to go and his side trailing 2-1, the full-back arrowed a set-piece into the top corner to earn the Gills a welcome point.

A quiet first half saw Town threaten first, with James Collins testing Tomas Holy from 20 yards.

Gills striker Brandon Hanlan put a free header wide, the attacker also shooting straight at James Shea.

Andrew Shinnie's curler was inches wide, but Luton took the lead just before half-time when Callum Reilly's clearance fell into Danny Hylton's path and he prodded past Holy.

Gills were level in the 53rd minute, with Reilly dinking over a cross that Tom Eaves headed home.

The Hatters retook the lead in the 67th minute, though, Shinnie's through ball finding the onrushing Jack Stacey, who beat Holy at his near post.

Shea made a brilliant reaction save to prevent Eaves deflecting in O'Neill's low effort, although he was powerless when O'Neill's free-kick flew past him.

Collins almost won it, heading Stacey's cross wide in stoppage time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Luton

  • 36Shea
  • 7Stacey
  • 6Pearson
  • 5Bradley
  • 2Justin
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 11Shinnie
  • 8BerrySubstituted forPottsat 66'minutes
  • 10LeeSubstituted forLuaLuaat 80'minutes
  • 9HyltonSubstituted forCornickat 90+2'minutes
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 3Potts
  • 12Baptiste
  • 14Cornick
  • 20Moncur
  • 24Thorne
  • 25LuaLua
  • 40Isted

Gillingham

  • 1Holy
  • 2O'Neill
  • 5Ehmer
  • 34Ogilvie
  • 12Fuller
  • 33Byrne
  • 17Da Silva LopesSubstituted forReesat 87'minutes
  • 13Reilly
  • 10Burke
  • 7HanlanBooked at 90mins
  • 9Eaves

Substitutes

  • 3Garmston
  • 11Charles-Cook
  • 14Campbell
  • 15List
  • 21King
  • 24Rees
  • 30Hadler
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
9,963

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home2
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 2, Gillingham 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, Gillingham 2.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Dan Potts.

Attempt missed. James Collins (Luton Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Harry Cornick replaces Danny Hylton.

Booking

Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Matty Pearson (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham).

Attempt blocked. James Collins (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Brandon Hanlan.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Luke O'Neill.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Josh Rees replaces Leonardo Da Silva Lopes because of an injury.

Delay in match Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Gillingham) because of an injury.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Tomas Holy.

Attempt saved. Kazenga LuaLua (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Tom Eaves.

James Justin (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Kazenga LuaLua replaces Elliot Lee.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 2, Gillingham 2. Luke O'Neill (Gillingham) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Foul by Elliot Lee (Luton Town).

Mark Byrne (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Elliot Lee (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

Attempt saved. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Luke O'Neill (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 2, Gillingham 1. Jack Stacey (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andrew Shinnie.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Dan Potts replaces Luke Berry.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Attempt blocked. Matty Pearson (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

James Collins (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum Reilly (Gillingham).

Foul by Matty Pearson (Luton Town).

Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Graham Burke (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Eaves (Gillingham).

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 1, Gillingham 1. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Callum Reilly with a cross.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton382311472314180
2Barnsley382112564283675
3Sunderland371916264343073
4Portsmouth382011766412571
5Charlton381910955371867
6Doncaster3715121061461557
7Coventry38168144342156
8Peterborough381510135854455
9Blackpool381314113940-153
10Fleetwood381410144941852
11Burton381311144844450
12Plymouth38129174759-1245
13Bristol Rovers371111153737044
14Wycombe381111164758-1144
15Accrington361111143849-1144
16Gillingham38128184961-1244
17Scunthorpe38128184664-1844
18Shrewsbury381013154250-843
19Oxford Utd381013154454-1043
20Southend38126204755-842
21Walsall38119184260-1842
22Wimbledon38116213253-2139
23Rochdale37108194475-3138
24Bradford38106224263-2136
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