Still delighted as Town make their point at Wanderers

John Still
John Still

Hatters boss John Still declared himself delighted with the point picked up at promotion rivals Wycombe Wanderers this afternoon.

Luton had trailed to an early Paris Cowan-Hall strike, but levelled before the 10-minute mark courtesy of Jonathan Smith’s superb volley.

Still said: “It was a good, what might be termed local derby, with two teams up the top in terrible conditions and I was delighted with our performance.

“Especially after going a goal down, I was delighted as I thought both teams went for it.

“It was a great cup tie atmosphere and you can’t ask for more than that.

“After a disappointing start, we fought back and it would have been unfair on anyone to get beat, as it was a proper keenly contested cup tie game.”

Hatters were undone by another set-piece as Cowan-Hall headed home from a corner, meaning Luton have conceded their last six goals from deadball situations.

Still continued: “(Andy) Drury puts his hands up. He’s lost his runner and we work so hard on it.

“We’ve got to keep doing it because they are match-winning things, they really are.

“We’ve always prided ourselves on it, so it was disappointing.”

Town’s equaliser was a wonderful strike from Smith though, who notched his first of the season as Still felt his side looked like their usual selves on the road once more, after consecutive league defeats at Morecambe and Burton.

He said: “It was terrific, I thought we rebounded from that really well.

“I always try to put things in context. As the away team, in a top of the table clash, in difficult conditions, we responded fantastically, we really did.

“We played like Luton. We know how we play, know what we need to put into games and everyone’s worked their absolute socks off and you can’t ask any more.

“It was hard work. We always like to win, but our last away game in the league was at Morecambe and compare that to this.

“We were back to being like Luton, which is so important. We’re going to lose sometimes, going to draw sometimes, but we’ve got to play like Luton all the time.”

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