CHARLTON were held to a 2-2 Valley draw by non-league Luton Town this afternoon.

Luton started brightly and only the finger tips of keeper Rob Elliot kept out Andy Drury's fourth minute free-kick at the expense of a corner.

But it was Charlton who took the lead two minutes later with their first attack of the game.

Kyel Reid swung in a perfect delivery from the left and a completely unmarked Joe Anyinsah got on the end of the cross to head home.

Matthew Barnes-Homer came agonisingly close to getting the Hatters back on terms on the quarter hour with a stunning 35 yard drive which hit the post, while Danny Crow tried to curl a shot past Elliot from the edge of the area one minute later.

Andy Drury played Jake Howells through on goal in the 18th minute but he blazed his shot wildly over the bar.

Crow tried to round Elliot midway through the first half and his second attempt was blocked by the Addicks keeper.

But Luton were handed a lifeline on the half hour when Simon Francis was adjudged to have tripped Amari Morgan-Smith and the referee pointed to the spot.

Drury's penalty was saved by Elliot but the Luton player was ideally placed to head home the loose ball and deservedly draw his side level.

Claude Gnakpa had the ball in the net two minutes later but his effort was ruled out for offside as Luton continued to ask all the questions.

Despite this, it was Charlton who restored their advantage in the 34th minute when Wagstaff's shot from Francis' cross was pushed out by keeper Mark Tyler only as far as Johnnie Jackson, whose header flew in to the back of the net.

Reid saw a 25 yard drive blocked and Anyinsah fired wide as the home side tried to open up an unlikely two-goal cushion before the break, one they ultimately were unable to establish.

Paul Benson volleyed over from Jackson's corner two minutes after the restart and Miguel Llera tamely headed at Tyler moments later as the hosts made a promising start to the second period.

Benson should have done better when Reid picked him out in the area but he tamely fell over before getting in a shot.

Reid created some space for himself in the area in the 65th minute but his eventual cross was blocked by Drury at the expense of a corner.

Luton should have been level when Morgan-Smith headed Barnes-Homer's 69th minute cross just wide, while Elliot was relieved to see the danger cleared after he spilled Drury's cross shortly afterwards.

Racon fired straight at Tyler on 74 minutes after good work by Jackson had created the opening.

Luton were back on terms for the second time eight minutes from the end when Drury curled a shot past Elliot from 25 yards.

Substitute Akpo Sodje almost restored the home side's lead immediately after getting on the end of Benson's flick on but he dragged his shot wide of the far post.

Francis' 89th minute free-kick was headed straight at Tyler by Benson but Charlton had a lucky escape at the other end when Jackson was adjudged not to have fouled Gnakpa in the area.

The replay will take place at Kenilworth Road on December 7.

Charlton: Elliot, Francis, Llera, Fortune, Jackson, Wagstaff, Racon, McCormack, Reid, Anyinsah (Sodje 76), Benson. Subs not used: Worner, Abbott, Mambo, Harriott, Warren, Cousins. Att: 8,682.