Ladies clinch late draw

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STOURPORT Ladies produced a battling display to come from two goals down to draw 3-3 at Doncaster in the National Conference North.

Returning from their mid-season break, Stourport found themselves trailing 2-0 at half-time.

But within five minutes of the interval, Holly Smith pulled a goal back to give the visitors hope.

Doncaster then extended their lead once more to make the score 3-1, before two goals in the final two minutes gave Stourport a dramatic share of the spoils.

Georgina Bathurst scored in the 69th minute before Lora Symonds converted a last-gasp equaliser.

Stourport entertain mid-table Kendal on Saturday (12pm start).

In the Midlands Division Two, the seconds were beaten 4-3 by Solihull Blossomfield.

After falling behind and going into half-time trailing 1-0, Stourport rallied after the break.

Fran Moss, Naomi Burgoyne and Olivia Laight all scored in the second half, but Solihull were also among the goals and managed to bag a late winner.

The thirds lost 4-1 to Worcestershire League Division One leaders Harborne, with Eleanor Johnson scoring Stourport’s only goal of the game.

In Division Two, Stourport fourths suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Bournville seconds.

After a goalless first half, the hosts fell behind before forcing an own goal to draw level. But the Birmingham side scored late on to steal the win.

Gemma Taylor-Robinson scored for the fifths in their 1-1 draw against Harborne fifths.

The sixths saw their home match against Old Hales seconds cancelled because the visitors were unable to put a side together.

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