MALVERN Town fought back from two goals down to take a point at fellow high-flyers Brimscombe & Thrupp in a 2-2 draw last weekend.

Jack Smith turned the ball home early on before a rather fortuitous deflected goal from Harlie Price doubled the lead before the half-hour mark.

The Hillsiders hit back just before the break as Harry Clark added the finishing touch to Matt Turner's flick on and then they secured a point in the second-half when Turner stayed calm in front of goal to slot home.

The result means Brimscombe stay in second place in the Hellenic League Premier Division, with Town a place behind them in third.

The hosts started brightly and despite Malvern threatening on a couple of occasions, the hosts took the lead with 17 minutes on the clock when a corner was cleared off the line by Lewis Platt but as the attack stayed alive, Smith prodded home.

Price was then denied by a fantastic reaction save from Malvern's Kieron Blackburn a few minutes later as Brimscombe chased a second.

And it eventually came after 30 minutes of play as another corner caused problems in the Malvern box and the ball hit Price and wrong footed Blackburn before trickling over the line.

With half-time approaching, James Timmins headed a corner just over and then at the other end, Blackburn had to be alert with another good stop.

Malvern did pull one back with the half-time whistle approaching when a free-kick was flicked on by Turner and Clark was on hand to find the net from close range.

Buoyed by the late goal, The Hillsiders started the second period in lively fashion as some quick feet from Clark almost saw him create an opening and then Joe Bates had an effort that was deflected just inches wide of the target.

An effort from Bates dipped just over as Town saw plenty of the ball in the opening exchanges of the half.

On the hour, Dave Reynolds rattled the crossbar from a free-kick before Bates fired the rebound wide from the edge of the area.

The deserved equaliser that was being threatened eventually arrived when Clark’s determined play out wide saw him feed Turner and he made no mistake in front of goal.

Conceding the goal seemed to revive the hosts as they create a couple of openings in quick succession which required some resolute defending.

Brimscombe almost opened Malvern up with ten minutes to go as James Campbell fired wide, before Nathan Chowns Higgs saw a strike well pushed around the post as the game came to a close.