Battling Bewdley Town twice fought back from behind to claim a Banks's Brewery League Division One point from a 2-2 draw at Hinton.

But it could have been so different as Bewdley had two great early chances to go ahead in a goal-less first half.

First, Matt Allsopp fired a penalty wide and then Grant Gibbs raced clear only to miss the target.

And Hinton punished their promotion-chasing opponents early in the second half although it was an own goal that gave them the lead.

Neil Turford, defending inside his own six-yard box, inadvertently directed the ball past his own keeper Steve Jones.

However, Bewdley soon bounced back with the best goal of the match when Steve Mares combined with Allsopp to fire in from an acute angle.

Bewdley kept the pressure on but again it was Hinton who went ahead when a forward bent a shot in from the edge of the area.

But the visitors equalised when Mares scored direct from a free-kick for his 16th goal of the season.

Michael Gallagher-Kennett was outstanding in an unaccustomed left-back role.

The result leaves third-placed Bewdley six points behind Brintons but with five games in hand.

Fixture, Saturday: Bewdley Town v Malvern Reserves (League, kick-off 3pm, players to meet at ground at 1.45pm).