Luton striker Danny Hylton was left to reflect on another chance that went begging for the Hatters to make real inroads into the top three as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Plymouth Argyle on Saturday.
Victory for the hosts would have seen them reduce the deficit to the Pilgrims to five points, and go two behind third placed Carlisle United, who were beaten 3-0 at home by Plymouth.
However, after conceding late on against Doncaster in a 1-1 draw last weekend, Hatters couldn’t hold on to the lead given to them by Hylton, as he said: “I think it was another missed opportunity. I thought we were better than them. It was a game we should have won.
“We scored and sat back a little bit, waited for them to score, and then we came back out and played. We had a few chances, or half chances, and it was just unfortunate that we couldn’t get the second goal.”
Town were ahead through Hylton’s 19th of the season, but cruiually couldn’t add to their advantage and were pegged back by Craig Tanner’s close range strike midway through the half.
The Luton forward felt it had been factor in their play recently, saying: “That’s the frustrating thing. We go up, we sit back, or we don’t go up and we wait to get hit with the first goal and then we start playing.
I thought we were better than them. It was a game we should have won.Danny Hylton
“Against the better teams they’ll get back into the game and they make it difficult to get that second goal. It’s another missed opportunity, I think, but we’ve got to keep believing.
“We’ve got another game, a big game on Wednesday, a different game and then another game on Saturday that we’ll have to go and win.”
Full back James Justin, who was a late addition to the starting 11 after Stephen O’Donnell’s injury was of a similar opinion, adding: “Everyone’s disappointed and gutted.
“I thought we were all over them all game pretty much but we just couldn’t keep that clean sheet or score that extra goal, it’s disappointing.”