Luton Town missed out on the chance to take a decisive step towards promotion to the Championship after AFC Wimbledon’s late equaliser.

The League One leaders had been on course to win after James Collins restored their lead during the first half. The Hatters had struck early through Elliott Lee but had seen Joe Pigott equalise.

However, a stoppage time goal by Steve Seddon gave the struggling visitors a point towards their battle to stay in League One, and denied Luton the chance to move 7 points clear of Portsmouth.

As it stands, the gap between the table topping Hatters and 3rd place Pompey stands at 5 points, with Portsmouth having a game in hand, although much for the South Coast side’s position may depend on Saturday’s match between Portsmouth and Sunderland.

Luton took the lead inside the opening 10 minutes through Lee, who received and converted Jack Stacey’s cross.

The home side had their chances to extend the lead after, with Kazenga LuaLua and Lee both going close, but it was AFC Wimbledon who struck the game’s second goal, as Pigott headed in Anthony Wordsworth’s cross.

Luton came back after that and moments after Wordsworth had to make a clearance off the line to thwart Luke Berry, Collins restored Luton’s advantage when he headed in James Justin’s free-kick.

The home side had the bulk of pressure in the second half, with away goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale denying Lee, Justin and Berry over the course of the period, while Stacey also hit the bar.

It looked like one might be enough, but as AFC Wimbledon pressed late on, they found a breakthrough, as Seddon bundled a headed ball over the line to deny Luton victory.