MALVERN Town once more displayed plenty of battling qualities as they overcame a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 at Melksham Town.

The first sight of goal came for the home side on five minutes as Hendy fired wide.

Some positive play inside the area from Levi Francis at the other end saw the home side get numbers back to clear as he put the ball across the face of goal.

There was a great chance for the home side as Brooks broke through in the tenth minute only for Keiron Blackburn to deflect the ball wide.

Then Hopkins rattled the crossbar from distance as the home side saw plenty of the early ball.

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A probing ball into the area from Luke Payne picked out Jack Watts, whose effort was blocked.

It was the home side who took the lead in the 20th minute when a strike from outside the area from Henshall went in off the post.

Some neat play ended with Levi Francis getting in a powerful strike from distance that flashed inches wide before a free-kick from distance by Hendy hit the underside of the crossbar and bounced to safety.

In the first minute of stoppage time at the end of the opening period, Woods cut inside and curled home to double Melksham’s advantage.

The second period started with an inviting ball from Watts which picked out the head of Davies, whose effort landed on the roof of the net.

Then a free-kick in a promising position on the edge of the area was fired wide by Watts.

Just past the hour-mark and Blackburn did well to thwart Brooks, who broke through having seized upon a loose ball. And it was Brooks who had the next chance as he broke the offside trap but lifted the ball over.

Malvern were seeing plenty of the ball as Francis went close and then Turner saw a deft header go just over.

The goal the Hilldsiders had threatened came when Watts turned the ball home and then just two minutes later Francis fired home sweetly to level the scores.

As the clock ticked down, the home side threatened from a corner as Malvern scrambled clear under pressure.

Malvern finished the game strongly and in stoppage time, Turner was denied by a timely block in front of goal.