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The Verdict: Luton 2 United 2

17 August 2015

Michael Appleton reflects on the draw at Kenilworth Road

Head Coach Michael Appleton was delighted with the team spirit as his side came back from 2-0 down to claim a point with a 2-2 draw at Luton Town on Saturday. Strikes from Kemar Roofe and Patrick Hoban in the final eight minutes of the game earned the U’s their second draw of the season and Michael told Yellow Player:

“The spirit, the endeavour and the willingness to keep going right to the end is fantastic. The last time we lost a game was in March and that says all that needs to be said.”

“We changed things after the first fifteen minutes or so with Danny Rose dropping deeper and that let Liam Sercombe get forward a bit more. The only thing that let us down a little bit was the final ball in the first half. There were three occasions where we had three on two and the final ball wasn’t right which you don’t really expect from our lads.

“We had some good chances before the first goal, and then you have to be in the right place like Pat was at the end to get the second. To lose would have been frustrating; we just conceded a couple of poor goals at poor times in the game which gave us a bit of a mountain to climb.”

Michael was quick to praise Patrick Hoban, whose goal deep into injury time sealed the comeback:

“He is a goalscorer and will score goals for the club. We just have to make sure we pick him at the right time but I am sure that over the length of the season he will get his fair share of goals for us.”

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