Ten games into the new season and Luton are unbeaten and sitting on top of the table.
A 1-1 draw with Bath City, last night, coupled with other team`s failure to obtain maximum points lifted Gary Brabin`s side to the summit.
But this morning there is the feeling that it could well have been a case of two points lost rather than one won with Bath finishing the fixture with only nine men, courtesy of two players being red-carded for collecting two yellow cards each.
Brabin made two changes from the side that gained that late win over Lincoln, on Saturday. New signing Kovas came into the starting eleven as did Kissock.
On a rainy night the action finally took off when Bath were reduced to ten men with Charlie Clough being sent off after receiving his second yellow card, for a foul on Amari Morgan-Smith.
Luton took advantage of being a man to the good by opening the scoring courtesy of Morgan-Smith finding the bottom corner with his strike after a twenty-five yard free kick from Stuart Fleetwood had hit the post.
Bath 0 Luton 1 (Morgan-Smith 45 minutes)
Prior to the opening goal, Luton had come close through Morgan-Smith who fired wide early on.
Despite being reduced to ten men, Bath put up a lively resistance in the second half with Luton taking a cautious approach and dreams of all three points, and subsequently putting daylight between themselves and the chasing pack, were dented when Bath equalized.
The goal came after a teasing cross from Swallow was converted by Phillips.
Bath 1 Luton 1 (Phillips – 72 minutes)
Bath were, late on, reduced to nine men when Stonehouse also was shown a red card, once again for a second yellow card, but the home side hung on and the points were duly shared.
Next stop, York City on Saturday!
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