Hatters Rated v Middlesbrough

Luton Town snatched a late equaliser through James Collins to draw 3-3 against Middlesbrough in their opening Championship fixture of the season on Friday night.

Monday, 5th August 2019, 2:29 pm
Luton players applaud their supporters after a 3-3 draw against Middlesbrough

Sonny Bradley, Martin Cranie were also on target for the Hatters and below is how the Luton players rated during the evening.

Went from hero to villain in the first half, one jaw-dropping save followed by a glaring error to gift Boro a leveller. Got over it though and made some excellent stops in the second period to keep the Hatters in it.
First goal in just under five years saw the Hatters take a 2-1 lead as he rose highest from a corner. Defender got up and down well on the right, and although foul for the penalty looked outside the area, the challenge was slightly rash.
Chance to re-establish himself with Justin moving on and had a solid evenings work. Big part in the leveller with his shot deflected and hopefully shoulder injury is nothing serious.
Off the mark for Town in some style, his quite fantastic volley bringing the house down. Handled Boros strikeforce okay for the majority too despite Luton conceding three on the night.
Centre half did well aerially against some imposing centre forwards as Hatters made the step up in class. Made some brave blocks in the second period to keep his side in contention.
One of the unsung heroes of the night as he was constantly harrying the Boro midfielders for the entire 90 minutes. Some real class on the ball saw Town switch play impressively as well.
Might have closed down Johnson quicker for the first. Slightly hit and miss as was caught in possession a few times, but showed real bravery to keep on demanding it back, driving forward and finding his team-mates.
Wouldnt have been happy with Boros second, as a heavy touch saw the visitors go through to level the scores. Displayed some lovely touches and swung in some good corners though, one leading to Cranies header.
Couldnt ever really get into the game as he would have liked, well marshalled by the Boro back-line. Replaced on the hour mark by new signing Butterfield.
Very dangerous on the right hand side in his 69 minutes on the pitch, always eager to run at his man. Appears to have struck up an excellent understanding with Collins already too, delivering some testing crosses.
Right man in the right spot to tuck home Towns deserved equaliser with five to go. Battled hard all night and thought he had won it at the death but for the reflexes of visiting keeper Randolph.
His arrival allowed Tunnicliffe to move further forward. Kept disciplined, while was neat and tidy in possession too.
Pace and direct running definitely unnerved Middlesbrough in the closing stages. Didnt snatch at his big moment either, looking up well to find Potts for Towns equaliser.
Buzzed around in his late cameo and a jinking dart into the box saw Town almost claim all three points, until Collins was denied by Randolph.