LUDLOW Colts Reserves came from 2-0 down at half-time to claim a point as their first home league game of the season produced a six-goal thriller against Dore Valley.

Having started well and dominated possession in the early stages, Ludlow paid the price for a couple of defensive mistakes to trail at the interval but they were by far the better team after the break.

Aided by a change in formation that increased their attacking threat, Colts quickly halved the deficit as Jack Marston was fouled in the box and Jack Mear dispatched the penalty.

Marston then drilled home a rocket of a free-kick to pull Ludlow level and the hosts went ahead when Mear tucked home after good work from Josh Williams and Cameron Fanning down the left.

The only blot on the second-half copybook was an error at the back that led to a penalty for Dore Valley, who converted to ensure the honours were shared.

Elsewhere, Ludlow Colts’ first team’s Herefordshire Challenge Cup second round visit to Kingstone Rovers was rained off, as was Woofferton’s trip to Credenhill Harriers in Herefordshire Division Two.