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14 April 2017

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The assistant boss gives his verdict on the draw with the O's

Town assistant-manager Paul Hart was left frustrated as the Hatters couldn’t carry on their first half dominance into the second period as they drew 2-2 with Leyton Orient this afternoon.

Striker Danny Hylton gave the Town the lead with his 25th goal of the season after a superb pass from Olly Lee, before Orient took the lead with two goals in six second-half minutes, with the score brought level by substitute Isaac Vassell.

The result leaves Town in fourth, eight points short of third-placed Portsmouth and eight points clear of Blackpool in eighth.

Hart said: “I thought we dominated the first half. I think overall we needed another goal in that first half to cement the dominance.

“But Leyton Orient did extremely well, with a young side, and I think we contributed to our own downfall in the second half. We didn’t start brightly enough and we paid a price for it.

“The previous two games we have kept clean sheets and we are feeling more and more confident of keeping a clean sheet. But we always felt we could have done with another one.

“I don’t think we could have been begrudged a second goal in that first half dominance. But, the game is 90 minutes and plus and so you have to perform for that length of time, and I don’t suppose we did.”

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