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Luton Town 2 Leyton Orient 2

Luton Town 2 Leyton Orient 2

The honours were shared at Kenilworth Road on Good Friday.

Ahead of the game Leyton Orient were expected to be brushed aside by a Luton side looking to further their play-off credentials, however, with relegation staring them in the face Leyton Orient put up a fight to ensure they live for another day.

With over 8,000 inside Kenilworth Road, Orient had the firs decent chance of the game when a header from Victor Adeboyejo was just off target. The Hatters responded with a volley from Scott Cuthbert that was deflected over whilst Glen Rea saw his header saved by the Orient keeper Sam Sergeant.

But, in the 33rd minute Luton did take the lead when a pretty fine through ball from Olly lee saw Danny Hylton to seize the opportunity to score his 25th goal of the season. Luton increased the pressure as half-time approached and Sargeant was on hand to make two stops to deny Luke Gambin with Jack Marriott going close with a shot.

Luton didn`t start the second half so well and Orient were to level eight minutes into the half from the penalty spot. The penalty was awarded after Rea was adjudged to have handled a drive from Michael Collins. Liam Kelly made no mistake from the twelve-yard mark, levelling the score.

With a hush falling over Kenilworth Road, Orient were to take a shock lead just past the hour mark when Tristan Abrahams was on hand to slip the ball under Stuart Moore in the Luton goal. The Hatters now had it all to do to get anything out of the game.

But the Hatters were to level with seventeen minutes left when Isaac Vassell, on as a substitute, raced clear to score from a one-on-one with Sargeant.

Both sides went looking for a winner and Orient almost succeeded but a last-gasp tackle from James Justin ensured the spoils were shared.

The draw leaves Luton in fourth place with a play-off place looking more likely than an automatic promotion place.



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Writer:Mad Hatter
Date:Saturday April 15 2017
Time: 2:45PM

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# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Portsmouth 46 26 9 11 87 39
P Plymouth 46 26 9 11 87 25
P Doncaster 46 25 10 11 85 30
4 Luton 46 20 17 9 77 27
5 Exeter 46 21 8 17 71 19
6 Carlisle 46 18 17 11 71 1
7 Blackpool 46 18 16 12 70 23
8 Colchester 46 19 12 15 69 10
9 Wycombe 46 19 12 15 69 5
10 Stevenage 46 20 7 19 67 4
11 Cambridge 46 19 9 18 66 8
12 Mansfield 46 17 15 14 66 4
13 Accrington 46 17 14 15 65 3
14 Grimsby 46 17 11 18 62 -4
15 Barnet 46 14 15 17 57 -7
16 Notts County 46 16 8 22 56 -22
17 Crewe 46 14 13 19 55 -9
18 Morecambe 46 14 10 22 52 -20
19 Crawley 46 13 12 21 51 -18
20 Yeovil 46 11 17 18 50 -15
21 Cheltenham 46 12 14 20 50 -20
22 Newport 46 12 12 22 48 -22
R Hartlepool 46 11 13 22 46 -21
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