A 1-1 draw away at Mansfield was enough to end Luton Town’s automatic promotion hopes, with the Hatters no longer able to catch Portsmouth or Plymouth.

While the 2 sides from the South Coast booked their place in next season’s League One with victories over Newport and Notts County, the Hatters picked up a second draw out of two over the Easter weekend.

The home side took the lead through Alfie Potter after 23 minutes, with the midfielder’s strike from just inside the box beating Stuart Moore to put the Stags ahead.

Luton equalised five minutes after half-time through a penalty by Danny Hylton, with the club’s top scorer striking after a handball offence.

Nathan Jones’ side applied pressure to grab a second and complete the comeback, but their closest attempts were wide from Hylton and Luton had to settle for a point.

With 3 games left of the League Two season, Luton now sit 10 points behind 3rd place Pompey. They are also just four points ahead of 8th place Carlisle, and have games against Notts County, Accrington Stanley and Morecambe left to secure a play-off position.

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