ST HELENS Town collected a hard earned point in a 2-2 draw from their trip to Prestwich Heys on Tuesday evening.

This came after a defeat by Cheadle Heath Nomads at the weekend.

A goalless first half saw the home side dominant in possession and Town resolute in defence.

There were chances at both ends with Neil Weaver having Town’s best chance when his curling shot from the edge of the box forced a fine save from the home stopper Jakovlevs while Baguley and Ayres went close for the home side.

Baguley opened the scoring for Heys on 57 mins when he volleyed home Rio’s cross and within three minutes the home side looked to have wrapped up the points when Holt headed home the rebound after Baguley headed against the crossbar.

Town had a great chance to reduce the arrears on 66 mins when Whelan spooned the ball over the bar for six yards. Four minutes later Town did get a foothold in the game when substitute Cain lobbed the advancing ‘keeper from 25 yards.

Having dominated proceedings the home side nerves started to show and Town produced a period of sustained pressure which led to an equaliser five minutes from time when Dom Whelan headed home from a Cain cross.

As the game entered in the final minute it looked as though Town had taken all three points when another excellent cross from Cain found substitute Diggle who headed past Jakovlevs. Unfortunately for the Town front man he was controversially adjudged to have fouled the home ‘keeper and the final whistle blew shortly afterwards.