Luton Town drew 2-2 with Leyton Orient at Kenilworth Road in a result that does little to assist either side’s ambitions.

The Hatters would’ve closed the gap on Portsmouth with a win after the side 3rd in League Two drew against Plymouth in the day’s early kick-off. They took the lead through Danny Hylton just after the half hour mark when he received Olly Lee’s through ball and beat visiting keeper Sam Sargeant.

Leyton Orient began the day bottom of League 2 and knowing a defeat coupled with results elsewhere would demote them out of the Football League for the first time in the club’s history. But in the second half, the visitors began to fight back and were ahead just after the hour.

The visitors equalised from the penalty spot when Glen Rea handled in the box, and Liam Kelly beat Stuart Moore from 12 yards. Seven minutes later, Tristan Abrahams headed in a looped cross to give League Two’s bottom club the lead.

Luton would ultimately preserve a point when substitute Isaac Vassell dispatched a through ball beyond Sargeant. But they couldn’t force a winner, and had to settle for a point.

The result means Luton remain 8 points behind Portsmouth with four games left to play. They remain 6 points clear of Blackpool and Colchester outside the play-offs, with both sides drawing. Luton’s next opponents are Mansfield on Easter Monday, and the Stags moved level with the sides from Lancashire and Essex with a 1-0 win at Wycombe.

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