Elliot Parish admitted defeat was hard to take as the Reds returned from Luton empty handed.

The goalkeeper put in an eye catching display to keep the Hatters at bay for 75 minutes, making a number of fine saves.

But Cameron McGeehan was able to find the back of the net, with Stanley unable to muster a response despite Rommy Boco forcing a late stop from Christian Walton and the Luton custodian preventing an own goal.

“It’s obviously very frustrating to go home with nothing,” said Parish. “You try to contribute as best you can and when you do contribute better than you might have in other games then it’s nice to be rewarded with points. We’ve not come away with anything so it’s sickening.

“We played really well for half an hour but you know when teams are at home they’re going to have momentum and periods of the game where they go well and they just seemed to be getting a lot of crosses in and a lot of corners. You just have to see that out and we did in the first half.

“Then when you’re conceding that number of crosses and corners the weight of it is that you’ll concede a goal at some point. We let them have far too many opportunities.

“We’d done well for most of the first half so we were pleased at half time but then you have to deliver again in the second half and go one better. We seemed to be going backwards rather than forwards as a collective. That’s frustrating. It would have been a good point for us.”