Malvern Town 3, Dudley Town 3.

MALVERN Town are 16th in the West Midlands League Premier Division after a last-gasp strike cost them all three points against Dudley Town.

After 10 minutes, Malvern’s Oliver Endacott neatly turned in the box and played the ball across goal but no-one was able to get a touch on it.

Anthony Cox missed a tap-in for Dudley Town with 25 minutes gone.

Five minutes later, Joe Endacott received a ball from the right and headed it onto Dave Reynolds, who kicked it over his shoulder but wide of the goal. Dudley played the ball up the right and the cross was played by Anthony Smith, whose touch was heading for the bottom corner but goalkeeper Ian Hill dived full-length to push the ball wide.

On his return to the side after a three-week absence, a heavy fall resulted in Malvern defender Dale Humphries having to be stretchered off with a knee injury.

Five minutes into the second-half, Dudley earned a corner and crossed the ball where Richard Langford headed the ball down and into the net.

Reynolds suffered a head injury and came off the pitch to have his head bandaged. Within a few minutes of returning, Reynolds grabbed the equaliser when he fired into the net from a tight angle.

A corner fired in by John Pykett was headed home by Reynolds to give Malvern the lead.

But 10 minutes later, Dudley grabbed an equaliser, when a ball played over from the left was headed in by Ben Store.

In an entertaining second-half, the Langland Stadium side regained the lead in the 86th minute when the ball was played down the right, knocked on by Lee Hooper, who fed Pykett who subsequently found Oliver Endacott to fire home.

Three minutes into injury-time Dudley earned another corner and the ball was played into the area for Ross Love to head his side’s third equaliser.

Appeals were made for offside by the hosts and, following a comment made to the assistant referee, a red card who shown to Joe Endacott.