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DEV SQUAD HELD TO DRAW

2 September 2014

Town development squad draw with Barnet

A Hatters development squad squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Barnet in a friendly at Kenilworth Road on Tuesday afternoon.

The Town started brightly and took the lead inside 10 minutes when Kynan Isaac guided a header home following Ross Lafayette's flick-on.

The Hatters then doubled their lead when Alex Lacey, who captained the side, headed home unchallenged in the six-yard box.

In front and looking comfortable at half-time, the Town then allowed Barnet back into the game.

Half-time substitute Charlie Walker twice went close to making the game safe, once with a volley that flew narrowly over, but moments later the Bees pulled one goal back.

As the game entered the final 15 minutes, the visitors levelled in fine style with an acrobatic over-head kick from just inside the penalty area giving goalkeeper Elliot Justham no chance.

Both teams pressed for a winner in the final five minutes. Justham kept the Bees at bay before Walker just failed to connect with Lafayette's lay-off.

Town first team coach Hakan Hayrettin told lutontown.co.uk: "We have high standards at this club but the second half performance was not up to the standard that we expect. We were sloppy and that gave Barnet the impetus to go on and get some from a game.

"We got ourselves in a good position to lead 2-0 so it is very disappointing that we did not win the game."

Town dev: Justham; Williams, Onyemah, Lacey, Franks, Trialist (sub Walker 46), Trialist, Isaac, Ruddock Mpanzu; Wall, Lafayette.

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