Michael Folivi scored his 18th goal of the campaign for Watford Under-18s on Saturday but local rivals Luton Town came from two goals behind to salvage a 3-3 draw.

Folivi’s strike and a Dennon Lewis double resulted in the Hornets going into the break 3-1 ahead at London Colney but the visitors were able to earn a share of the spoils and could have won it.

The Golden Boys took the lead a quarter of an hour into the contest when Lewis’ impressive pressing allowed Kunle Otudeko to cross for Folivi, who smashed the ball into the bottom corner.

Luton equalised not long after when Il Myeong Choi was dispossessed on the edge of his area and Leeroy Maguraushe was able to level.

But the frantic nature of the contest was never more evident than when Lewis scored twice in a matter of minutes to put Watford 3-1 in front.

Lewis beat two players wide left on his way to scoring from outside the area and then a minute later, Folivi’s rabona pass released the striker and he clipped the ball over Luton goalkeeper Craig King.

Luton used a more attacking formation in the second half and equalised just before the hour mark when Mahlondo Martin was adjudged to have brought down an opponent and Nathan Gartside was unable to get a strong enough hand to Maguraushe’s powerful penalty.

Town then equalised when Frankie Musonda was able to nod home a free-kick at the far post.

Both sides had the chance to win the Youth Alliance South East fixture late on, as Lewis was denied a hat-trick in the final moments when King tipped over his header.

Watford: Gartside; Eleftheriou (Stevens 82), Young, Rowan, Martin; Choi, Cook (Makaka 69), Stewart, Otudeko; Folivi, Lewis.