BEWDLEY Town must have wished their match with runaway West Midland League leaders Haughmond had finished six minutes early.

Two goals from leading marksman Lewis Pountney had put them in the driving seat and 2-1 up after 84 minutes as Bewdley looked set to pick up a prized victory.

Haughmond had other ideas and hit back to score three times in final six minutes to remain nine points clear at the top.

Pountney had put Haughmond back on their heels when he scored straight from the opening kick-off.

Although Kevin Renshaw levelled before half time, Pountney put Bewdley back in front within five minutes of the second half with his 29th goal of the term and that's how the score looked likely to remain.

But Sam Prescott conceded a penalty which Steve Hole converted to level matters before Will Ward put a dangerous Matt Fletcher cross into his own goal.

Haughmond's great escape was completed when Bewdley goalkeeper Nathan Drew needlessly brought down Steve Hole in the last minute who got up to convert his second penalty of the game.

Bewdley spokesman Steve Godfrey admitted his players were completely deflated after the game and said: "It was a game we should have gone onto win because we were by far the better side.

"If Will Ward had let the ball go, it would have gone out for a goal kick, but there was a lack of communication.

"We had enough chances to go 3-1 up. Had we done that, I don't think Haughmond would have got back into the game."

Bewdley entertain relegation threatened Wellington Amateurs this Saturday while the Reserves visit Wolverhampton United in West Midlands Division Two.