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10:29 4th September 2001

Exeter City v Luton Town


Exeter City 2 Luton Town 2

Despite being forced to make a number of changes from the team that slumped against Scunthorpe a week earlier, this was a side that produced character, passion and a desire whilst wearing the red and white shirt.

Had City possessed a goalscorer on the day, then they would have won the game on the balance of play and pressure they put the Luton defence under in the second half.

Instead, City were left still seeking their first three point haul of the season as they had to be content with a 2-2 draw against another of the promotion favourites, Luton Town.

City started the game brightly and took the lead on the half hour when Steve Flack burst through on the left to plant the ball into the net for his first strike of the season.

Six minutes later, however, it was all square again as Matthew Taylor drilled a low shot into the corner of net through a crowded penalty area.

Luton were reduced to ten men in the 46th minute when Paul Hughes was dismissed for a second bookable offence.

But Luton took the lead in the 63rd minute when a break down the right ended with Taylor nodding home at the far post.

As the half wore on, City piled forward in an incessant wave of attacks and they got their reward when Emerson Boyce's attempted clearance struck Lee Mansell and rebounded into the net.

Just minutes earlier Flack had risen majestically to power a header against the Luton crossbar following a Christian Roberts cross.

City continued to attack until he final whistle and although they created a string of half chances and won a series of corners, they had to settle for a point when it could have so easily have been all three on another day.

Attendance: 3,088 (712 Luton supporters)
    Data provided by Press Association