WORCESTER City's perfect away record in the Hellenic Premier came to an end on Tuesday as Jamal Lawrence's late equaliser rescued a point for hosts Fairford Town.

Kyle Belmonte had given City a first-half lead but the league leaders dropped points away from home for the first time in the 2023/24 campaign when Lawrence found the back of the net in the closing stages.

The former City player struck six minutes from time to rescue a late point for the home side and Worcester had to settle for a point that takes them three clear at the top.

Chris Cornes' men still have two games in hand over second-placed Corsham but this result will act as a boost for the chasers, who will look to close the gap further when the pair meet next Saturday (December 23).

It was a tight opening 45 minutes and chances were at a premium, with the only real opportunities falling to Belmonte and Jamie Insall in the opening half-hour.

But City did make the breakthrough Belmonte slammed the ball home from close-range after several shots were blocked in the Fairford box to give the visitors the lead.

In the second-half, Elliot Keightley had a header tipped onto the bar and Belmonte watched on agonisingly as his deflected shot was just kept out by the keeper.

It looked as if the visitors had done enough for the three points but they were dealt a late blow when Lawrence scored in the 85th minute of the game to pinch a point and take two off the league leaders.