Luton 2-2 Gillingham: Luke O’Neill free-kick earns draw
Last Updated: 16/03/19 6:04pm
Luke O'Neill's superb free-kick saw Gillingham hold leaders Luton to a 2-2 draw at Kenilworth Road.
With 11 minutes to go and his side trailing 2-1, the full-back arrowed a set-piece into the top corner to earn the Gills a welcome point.
A quiet first half saw Town threaten first, with James Collins testing Tomas Holy from 20 yards.
Gills striker Brandon Hanlan put a free header wide, the attacker also shooting straight at James Shea.
Andrew Shinnie's curler was inches wide, but Luton took the lead just before half-time when Callum Reilly's clearance fell into Danny Hylton's path and he prodded past Holy.
Gills were level in the 53rd minute, with Reilly dinking over a cross that Tom Eaves headed home.
The Hatters retook the lead in the 67th minute though, Shinnie's throughball finding the onrushing Jack Stacey, who beat Holy at his near post.
Shea made a brilliant reaction save to prevent Eaves deflecting in O'Neill's low effort, although he was powerless when O'Neill's free-kick flew past him.
Collins almost won it, heading Stacey's cross wide in stoppage time.