DROITWICH Spa BG under 21s lost 4-2 in the Worcestershire FA Saturday Minor Cup semi-finals at home to FC Wickhamford.

A poor start led to Spa having a mountain to climb after going 2-0 down.

A goal just before half-time gave them hope but Wickhamford took the game away in the second period.

James Webster and Brad Knight scored for Spa who host Lichfield City on Saturday (10.30am).

Meanwhile, a sterile performance from Droitwich Spa men on a difficult surface led to the Saltmen dropping their first points of 2019 to a determined Wrens Nest side.

Both teams had been part of high-scoring games of late but chances were at a premium for most of this 1-1 draw in West Midlands League Division One with the visitors having the better opportunities overall.

Wrens Nest started the game better as the pacey Chris Perry gave the Spa back-line a hard time of it.

On 20 minutes the visitors should have taken the lead after a good run and low cross from Connor Lawrence down the left found Nathan Guest with most of the goal to aim at but he scooped his shot over the bar.

The Saltmen’s final ball was lacking but they came closest after a flowing move down the right culminated in a powerful 25-yard strike from Jack Allerton which whistled just the wrong side of the post.

Then some good work from Haydn Morris saw him cut inside from the left and his cross-shot just evaded both keeper and the incoming Bradley Burgess.

The second half was an even affair and debutant Spa keeper Connor Coombes, called up from the under 21s due to Matt Oliver’s suspension, was forced into a couple of routine saves.

But Wrens Nest took the lead 10 minutes into the half when Perry received a cross from the right and gave Coombes no chance from close range.

The goal seemed to spark Droitwich into life as Jack Davies, Morris, Dan Cottrill and Ben Tilbury all had half-chances.

They equalised on 66 minutes when Tilbury got the decisive touch in a goalmouth scramble.

There were further half-chances missed at both ends but in the final minute of injury-time Spa sub Cottrill was put in by Tilbury.

But one touch too many when one-on-one with keeper Callum Stokes allowed Josh Raden to nip in and clear as the referee blew for full-time.

Spa visit Old Wulfrunians on Saturday (3pm) and have the return match at Wrens Nest next Tuesday (7.45pm).