BEWDLEY Town battled their way to a 2-2 draw with AFC Bridgnorth in the Severn Valley derby which was littered with red and yellow cards.

Unhappy Bewdley spokesman Steve Godfrey said: "I thought the referee lost control at times and some of the yellow cards resulted out of frustration.

"There were three reds and eight yellows issued - but there were only two bad challenges throughout the game that warranted cards in my opinion."

Simon Rudd fired Bewdley in front before Luke Morris levelled matters on the hour.

Bewdley's Dan Flowers was then dismissed with Bridgnorth's Liam Kirton after the pair clashed on 71 minutes.

Bridgnorth were then reduced to nine players on 86 minutes and from the resulting Russ Godfrey free kick, Luke Sidaway followed up to smash home.

But Bridgnorth had the last word when awarded a controversial penalty on 87 minutes, former Bewdley marksman Morris returning to haunt his former club by converting the resulting spot kick.

Bewdley stay seventh in the West Midlands Premier Division as a result of this draw but face a tough trip to second placed Black Country Rangers on Saturday.