Luton Town’s pre-season wrapped up with a 1-1 draw against Premier League outfit West Ham thanks to a late Sonny Bradley equaliser.
In their final friendly before the start of the new EFL season, Luton picked up a draw after Bradley’s late strike against David Moyes’ side.
West Ham had taken the lead through Tomas Soucek, after the Czech international struck just before the half-hour mark.
Luton’s pre-season had previously seen them win all their games, recording victories over Hitchin Town, Slovenian side NK Bravo, Gillingham, Northampton Town, and Peterborough United, defeating the latter 2-0 on Wednesday night.
Clad in their new home strip for the first time, and in front of a large crowd, Luton pressed high early on to try and force a way through the visiting backline.
But West Ham stopped Luton from creating chances and duly struck after 27 minutes. Soucek received Aaron Cresswell’s cross, and flicked a header beyond the reach of new Hatters goalkeeper Ethan Horvath.
Horvath was forced to make two flying saves in the early stages of the second half, denying substitute Nikola Vlasic and then making an even bigger stop to deny Michail Antonio in a one-on-one situation.
An effort from Allan Campbell was Luton’s main change but despite huff and puff, it wasn’t until the late stages when Luton forced a big chance.
That would turn out to be the equaliser, as Dan Potts flicked on a short corner and Bradley forced the ball beyond Alphonse Areola to equalise for Nathan Jones’ side.
Luton begin their EFL campaign on Saturday July 30th, when the Hatters play Birmingham City at Kenilworth Road.