Luton Town took the bonus point in their Checkatrade Trophy game with Barnet after winning a penalty shootout at Kenilworth Road.

After a 1-1 draw in normal time, the tie went to spot-kicks. David Tutonda saw his penalty saved for Barnet before Luton’s Luke Berry saw his own kick from 12 yards saved. But after Luton’s 5th penalty, Barnet’s fifth was fired over the top by Ricardo Santos to give the Hatters the bonus point.

The result means Luton now have 4 points from their opening 2 games in the tournament, having won the first game against the Spurs Academy side by the same method in August.

In normal time, a Luton side who made 11 changes fell behind in controversial fashion, as Barnet won a penalty that was converted by Jack Taylor. Home keeper James Shea was initially sent off for the challenge, but was later granted a reprieve and was booked instead.

A 20 yard strike from Olly Lee bought Nathan Jones’ side level fairly quickly, and with no winner forthcoming, the game was settled by spot-kicks.

Luton finished in the semi-finals of the tournament last season, and can confirm their place in the knockout round with a draw at AFC Wimbledon in the final game of the group stages next month.

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