Luton Town extended their club record unbeaten run but failed to extend their winning streak as they drew 1-1 with Coventry.

Matty Pearson had put the home side in front, before Coventry’s Jordan Shipley equalised for the visitors, and neither side could find a second half winner.

The result means Luton drop points in the league for the first time since they drew with Sunderland in mid-January and ends a run of 6 straight wins, but they retain a run that has seen them go unbeaten since October.

With second place Barnsley drawing at Portsmouth on Saturday ahead of this match, Luton maintain a 5 point lead on Barnsley, although their gap to the play-offs was reduced to 7 points after Sunderland beat Bristol Rovers and leapfrogged Portsmouth.

Luton pressed early in the clash at Kenilworth Road, with James Collins firing over and Andrew Shinnie going close twice, before Pearson broke the deadlock.

The defender opened the scoring by getting free from his markers and heading in James Justin’s corner.

Coventry suffered an injury blow when Amadou Bakayoko left injured, but his replacement Shipley would score the equaliser. The sub was picked out by Jordy Hiwula’s cross, and was able to slot the ball beyond James Shea.

Luke Thomas nearly completed a quickfire turnaround, but the Coventry midfielder got his effort’s accuracy wrong.

Sonny Bradley came close to restoring Luton’s advantage after the break, with Liam Kelly in place to clear off the line.

Luton pressed afterwards, with Shinnie having an effort deflected wide and Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu coming close.

Coventry’s Dominic Hyam nearly nicked a goal for the Sky Blues when he headed over, while Elliot Lee and Collins both came close.

The best chance to win it came in stoppage time, when a deflected free-kick fell for Alan McCormack, but he could only hit his effort straight at the goalkeeper as neither side found themselves a winning goal.