Luton and Blackburn performed out an absorbing 1-1 draw at Kenilworth Road.
Luke Berry had given Luton the lead halfway by means of the second half, however Sam Gallagher replied inside minutes.
A high-octane opening 10 minutes noticed house defender Rhys Norrington-Davies’ low cross nicely gathered by keeper Thomas Kaminski, who was virtually crushed by the full-back’s low shot that went inches broad from outdoors the field.
Elliot Lee’s fierce drive was nicely blocked by a masking defender, with the rebound additionally deflected away, whereas George Moncur unable to beat the guests back-line along with his instinctive blast.
The division’s main scorer Adam Armstrong thought he had opened the scoring on 20 minutes, changing the rebound after Simon Sluga had saved Scott Wharton’s close-range header, solely to be flagged offside.
Hatters defender Matty Pearson was unable to maintain his header down from Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall’s nook, with the centre-half then virtually glancing Harvey Elliott’s free kick on to the roof of his personal internet on the different finish, Darragh Lenihan nodding the ensuing nook into the empty stands.
Harry Cornick’s bouncing effort was straightforward for Kaminski as neither aspect may break the impasse earlier than the break.
In the second interval, Moncur went shut for the Hatters, his highly effective effort batted away by Kaminski at his close to submit, with the keeper then simply gathering Dewsbury-Hall’s weak try from vary.
Rovers had a high-quality alternative on 56 minutes, when Wharton lined up an effort from 20 yards, however he couldn’t maintain it down.
Luton boss Nathan Jones threw on prime scorer James Collins earlier than the hour-mark in a bid to pep up his aspect’s attacking threats.
Joe Rothwell took purpose from 25 yards as his swerving effort pressured Sluga into a superb cease, twisting to dive and acquire the ball.
Town’s subs virtually mixed for the opener, James Bree crossing for Collins who couldn’t maintain his effort down on the far submit.
Armstrong put a good likelihood over, when he ought to have examined Sluga, earlier than Luton led on 69 minutes as Collins’ bold cross shot noticed Berry steal in to toe poke previous Kaminski.
Rovers weren’t behind for lengthy, although, stage simply three minutes later as Armstrong leapt highest to go throughout purpose the place sub Sam Gallagher stole in to stab into the online.
With 10 minute to go, Luton went shut to creating it 2-1, Glen Rea’s header requiring a high-quality cease from Kaminski.
In the closing levels, Town stopper Sluga made a sprawling save from Rothwell, as though Blackburn completed the sport a lot the stronger, they may not seize a winner.