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10 February 2018

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Town boss Nathan Jones was disappointed with the way his side conceded late on as they had to settle for a point at the Lamex Stadium this afternoon.

James Collins gave the Hatters the lead with five minutes of normal time to go, as he converted from the penalty spot having been brought down by Ronnie Henry moments earlier. The hosts responded three minutes later though when Danny Newton headed in from a Boro corner.

Jones said: "It probably was a fair result, I thought we were the better side in the first half, I thought we had more of the chances and we got to grips with the conditions a lot better. The conditions were awful, we knew it was going to be difficult, the wind was swirling.

"So it was very difficult for there to be any quality in the football game. I thought in the first half we showed more of it, they probably showed more of it in the second half.

"Once you get the goal after 85 minutes, you're kind of disappointed that you don't see the game out. That's the disappointing thing, but it's probably a fair result. I think they'll probably feel disappointed that they conceded the penalty, but overall it's a fair result. It was a game that lacked any real quality.

"We said we were going to get one or two opportunities and we need to take one of those, we did that and then you have got to see the game out and we didn't.

"It was symptomatic really – we gave a free-kick away on the halfway line, we allow them to get two headers in the box, then we give away a cheap corner and then we don't pick up and we concede."


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