MALVERN Town Women let slip a 2-0 lead in the second-half as league leaders Hereford Pegasus Ladies held on to top spot in the Midwest Counties League One.

Jess kenny put Malvern ahead in the 65th minute and that lead was immediately doubled when Millie Meadows fired home.

But the league leaders wrestled their way back into the contest and Ella Bowen's brilliant free-kick halved the deficit. 

And then with five minutes left, the home side's pressure paid off as Kaye Haggett slotted home after beating the offside trap to secure the draw and keep Pegasus at the top of the table. 

Malvern remain in second, just three points behind Hereford, but only one ahead of Redditch Borough having played two games more. 

Despite the disappointment of dropping points, manager Mark Taylor admits he takes comfort from the now high standards his side have set.

"It was a great game for the neutral," said Taylor.

"Both sides went for it; they showed a real willingness and determination, not to mention bags of quality and some good goals.

"Ultimately, a draw may have been a fair result although we go away a little deflated that we didn’t take the win after getting ourselves into such a strong position going into the last quarter. Credit though to Pegasus for the character shown in pegging us back.

"Both sets of players put in a great shift; we were excellent and it’s a testament to how far we’ve come in the last 12-18 months that we come away disappointed with a draw at Pegasus!"