Luton Town 2 Charlton Athletic 2
That must have been an enjoyable walk through the allotments on the way out!? Absolutely fantastic to see us come back like that in injury time. In a crazy four minutes we hit the bar twice, had one of the line, and could have won a penalty. All before Chris Solly crashed a volley low into the net through a crowd of players.
It must have been brilliant to have been in that away end as the players celebrated wildly next to them, in front of the Luton fans (photo), giving it large after they failed to give us the ball back for the preceeding corner. Ah, football eh?
Luton under Nathan Jones are a good side, and get goals. With only four home league defeats since March 2017, Kenilworth has also been a safe house during their recent success. Bowyer is right, that was a very good point.
But, for a long time we led through the returning Fosu’s penalty. Fosu, preferred from the spot over Lyle Taylor. Then, at least from the radio commentary, we had the upper hand for much of the first period of the 2nd half. However, for sure, Luton were very much on the up when they equalized, and had their tails up to get ahead in the final 10 minutes.
I thought we’d blown it, thrown it away. Five minutes were added, which gave me a lift, and then on the bell we sounded as if we laid siege to their goal, the ball being sucked towards the net by noisy Addicks.
Pearce and Sarr both hit the bar, but then came Cullen’s corner. Luton’s clearance was then hammered home by the 5ft 3in Chris Solly. His first goal for 6 years. Small but perfectly formed.
Addicks at Kenilworth Road:
Bow: “We definitely didn’t deserve to lose the game. I think a draw was a fair result. They’re a good side and they tested us at times.”
Elsewhere: Pompey went back top after winning 3-1 at Rochdale. Peterborough were held by the inform Blackpool. Barnsley had a very good win at Fleetwood, and almost 5,000 Sunderland fans saw them draw 1-1 at Coventry. Donny held on to win at Plymouth 3-2. Argyle stay bottom with Oxford ahead of them after losing at Wimbledon.
Photo credit: @K_AndrewsPhoto