WARRINGTON Rylands were denied victory at the death in their latest Northern Premier League fixture.

Clive Smith’s injury-time own goal allowed Bamber Bridge to escape with a 2-2 draw, which means’ Blues’ unbeaten away record in the NPL Premier Division continues and their run without defeat in the league now stretches to 12 matches.

Mo Touray’s goal on the stroke of half time had looked like giving Michael Clegg’s side another three points as he gave them the lead again after Adamah Sidibeh’s early opener had been cancelled out by Harry Benns.

Blues stay second in the table but runaway leaders Radcliffe stretched their lead over them to eight points.

And despite insisting his side could have put the game to bed in the second half, Clegg believed a draw was probably a fair result from the contest.

"In the first 20 minutes of the second half, we’ve missed three or four really good chances," he said.

"Once they were missed, though, I thought Bamber deserved their point. They were good tonight and moved the ball well.

"We’re guilty of missing chances tonight even though our two goals were really well worked.

"It’s a point on the road against last year’s play-off finalists. If you’d have told me at 1.30 on Saturday that we’d have four points from our two games this week, we’d have snapped your hand off.

"We’re not going to sulk – we’ll be rolling our sleeves up at Lancaster on Saturday.

"We’ve been working on getting joy from wide areas and it’s a great ball in from Ben Hardcastle for Adamah’s header.

"Then it’s a nice slipped ball in from Scott Bakkor for a great finish from Mo.

"The game could have been dead and buried in the second half, but it is what it is.

"We’ve been putting teams to bed in the 90th minute so we know how it feels, so fair play to Bamber. They’ve got a good side and we just have to dust ourselves down."