Luton Town 1 Exeter City 1
Exeter City stayed in the play-off places as they picked up a well-earned point at Luton Town.
The Grecians had opened the scoring midway through the half with a well-worked move that was finished off by Jake Taylor, but Danny Hylton levelled the scores with a close-range header. In truth, it was a backs-to-walls display, at times, for City as they defended superbly but they had moments of quality on the break and had the visitors made more of the few chances they created at the start of the second half they could have come away with all three points.
City manager Paul Tisdale made one change from the side that beat Cheltenham Town 2-0 at home last time out as Ollie Watkins came in for Jordan Tillson.
However, City were forced into an early change as Jack Marriott clashed into Jordan Moore-Taylor in the box. The referee, Trevor Kettle, allowed the play to continue, with Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu having a shot blocked, before Moore-Taylor received lengthy treatment for a head injury. Luke Croll was brought on as his replacement.
From that moment on Luton had the better of the first half, with David Wheeler getting a crucial header and Troy Brown a great sliding block which denied Hylton a couple of telling attempts at goal.
Reuben Reid had a chance for City on 18 minutes, but having muscled his way into the box he was denied by home keeper Matt Macey. That was City's only shot on target in the opening 45 minutes as Luton continued to have the majority of the play going forward.
However, chances were few and far between with Jack Senior curling a free-kick wide and then Jack Marriott forcing Olejnik into a superb one-handed stop with a glancing header.
Other than those two moments the Grecians defended well and saw out the half without trouble to go into the break on level terms.
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