PHOENIX Ladies were expecting a tight game when they visited Birmingham Athletic, as both sides are looking to claim third place in Division 1 South of the West Midlands Ladies League, and that was how it turned out, both sides conceding the lead in a 2-2 draw.

The first half was a scrappy affair, with each side scoring a bizarre goal as the players struggled to overcome tricky conditions.

Lisa Wooles, under no pressure from the home side, inexplicably turned the ball into her own net to give Birmingham the lead. The home keeper dropped a weak shot from Emily Gilbert, and Leya Latham's follow up was helped home by a defender.

The second half was better with Laura Davies producing a sweet drive to put Phoenix in front, but the home side claimed a deserved equaliser as the visitors sat back on their lead. It could have been worse as the home side missed a twice-taken penalty and Phoenix keeper Lisa Francis made a superb late save.

Leominster Town Ladies produced a fine second half rally to take the Kidderminster League points with a 3-2 win at home against Malvern Town.

After a lack-lustre first half performance, which saw them trailing 1-0 at the break, Town came out a different side after the break. They gradually took control as a team to create the chances for Katie Evans to claim a hat-trick.

Her third was the pick of the bunch, a well-struck free kick from outside the box which stretched the lethal markswoman's tally to double figures in her last three games.

Another striker in rich form was Larnie Williams, she netted two goals in each half to lead Leominster Girls into the semi final of the Herefordshire Girls' League Under-14 Cup with a 4-3 home win over Hinton.

The home side looked to be cruising at the interval, 2-0 up, but Hinton pushed them all the way after the break.