Ludlow Town Reserves 4 Oswestry Lions 4

LUDLOW Town Reserves fought back from three goals down to claim a point against visitors Oswestry in a freescoring clash played in blustery conditions on the SBS Stadium’s synthetic pitch.

Town took the lead after just three minutes when Martyn Jones latched on to a Ricky Simkiss header before slotting past the Oswestry goalkeeper.

The visitors equalised within minutes however when the Oswestry striker found the net from a flick on.

Keiron Dovey and Simon Morris had chances to retake the lead for Town but they found themselves a goal down after a defensive mix-up.

Another mistake in defence gifted Oswestry a third goal, giving them a two-goal advantage at the interval.

Despite some stern words at half time from manager Geoff Simkiss, Town found themselves 4-1 down within minutes of the re-start when an Oswestry free-kick caught the wind and flew into the net.

Town showed plenty of resolve however to pull a goal back through Jason Mynett whose long-range effort flew into the net.

The goal proved to be the catalyst that Town needed and it wasn’t long before Carl Mynett, brother of Jason, fired in Ludlow’s third goal of the match.

With Town in control, they snatched a late equaliser through Jack Wilson after the Oswestry goalkeeper had fumbled Dean Harding’s cross.

Manager Simkiss was full of praise for his players.

He said: “I can’t give the players enough credit, a lot of lads would have given up but the will to play for each other was immense.”

Ludlow Town Reserves will hopeful of taking all three points from this Saturday’s encounter at home to struggling Wrockwardine Wood Juniors.