LITTLETON were pegged back late on for the second time this season against AFC Bridgnorth as the points were shared with a 1-1 draw in tricky conditions.

The visitors started brightly up the slope in the first half and almost went ahead in the West Midlands League Premier Division clash.

Dominic Strevens' effort hit the post and deflected into the grateful arms of the keeper.

Bridgnorth created little and another Strevens strike was pushed wide by the keeper when maybe he should have squared the ball to his team-mates.

Littleton again came close in the dying minutes of the first half but Ben Billingham's strike was over the bar.

The villagers carried on the way they left off and took the lead on 50 minutes.

A cross from Haden Smith found its way to the lively Owen Osbourne who swept the ball home from the edge of the box.

It seemed Littleton would push on from this but in fact Bridgnorth played their way back into the game, finding joy down the flanks.

But the away defence, who had not conceded in their last three games, stood strong.

Chances were limited for both sides with both keepers relatively untroubled until the 85th minute.

A Bridgnorth free-kick was glanced into his own net by the otherwise solid Karl Gardner.

Littleton went for the win in the closing minutes which saw Osbourne fire wide and a Gardner header bounce off the bar but the game ended in a stalemate in tricky conditions.

Seventh-placed Littleton are back in action on Saturday as they welcome Worcester Raiders to Five Acres (3pm).

Elsewhere in the Premier Division, Dane Aldington and Sam Clark scored as Pershore Town slipped to a 3-2 defeat at Wednesfield in their first game under new manager Stewart Watkins.

Pershore forward James Baldwin has joined county rivals Raiders and ninth-placed Town welcome Wolverhampton Sporting Community on Saturday (3pm).

Les Jones has left his role as Town first-team boss to take up a new position as director of football in a managerial shake-up.

In the reshuffle Jones was replaced by ex-Malvern Town under 18s coach Watkins as the main man and assistant Derek Doyle has departed the club.

Jones has played an integral role for the club over the last 18 months as Pershore survived relegation in 2018-19 and then moved into mid-table while still in two cup competitions.

Chairman Paul Loader said: "It has been a role that Les has been working on behind the scenes for the last few months.

"We have kept it below radar so he can focus on it a bit more but now was the right time to announce it.

"We wanted the coaching team to have a bit more time together to learn a few more things so February was decided as a better time for all involved.

"Les has been an instrumental part of the side during his time here and that’s why we want him to stay and continue to do that from the new position he will be in."