A DEPLETED Droitwich Spa side showed their battling qualities as they recovered from a 2-0 deficit to claim a hard-found draw at Coton Green on Saturday.
With several players missing after being hit with a virus, Spa made the trip to Tamworth low on numbers, but their spirit remained high.
It proved to be the hardest start of the season to date as Droitwich conceded two goals in the opening four minutes and were struggling to get to grips with the hosts.
However, as the half progressed, the visitors grew into the game and were rewarded with a goal on the 35th minute when James Lemon coolly finished.
This was a turning point in the match as Spa had further chances to equalise before the break only to find the Coton keeper in inspired form.
From the start of the second half onwards, Spa’s dominance was clear to see as they forced a number of fine saves before Macaulay Finch found a bullet header to level the scores.
Meanwhile, Fairfield Villa ended a run of five straight defeat with a 4-1 thrashing of local rivals Feckenham on Saturday.
James Ward bagged a brace, while there was also goals for Olly Booth and James Finn in a dominant display by Villa who moved up to tenth in Midland Football League Division Two.