DUDLEY Town and Dudley Sports fought out a derby day draw last Saturday.

Town's Daz Hand hit a brace at Hillcrest Avenue to earn his side's first league point since early October.

Sports found the back of the net through Romano Graham and Josh Harris-James as the derby clash ended all square.

It was Hand that struck first after just eight minutes before Sports hit back just a minute later through Graham.

Sports then took the lead when Harris-James fired home.

However, Hand bagged his second of the game during a busy first period before an even second half meant the clash ended 2-2.

Sports boss Tony Gore thinks his side had enough chances to take all three points.

He said: "We had the better chances and should really have had the game sewn up before half time. We have missed three or four golden chances after we've taken the lead.

"A draw is probably fair enough on the second half performance and the important thing is that it stops the rot a little and keeps that gap between us and them."

Town chairman Steve Austin said: "It was a little disappointing because on the balance of play I thought we maybe did enough to get the three points.

"On chances created though, perhaps a draw is fair enough.

"It was disappointing we couldn't hold our lead for longer in the first half."

The Robins don't have a game this weekend and are next in action at Nuneaton Griff in the midweek floodlit cup next Tuesday. They then go to AFC Bridgnorth on December 9.

Austin said the club's search for a manager is edging ever nearer and they hope to name the new boss before the Nuneaton clash.

Sports, meanwhile, were due to take on Atherstone in the midweek floodlit cup on Wednesday night before going to Hereford Lads Club this Saturday.

They have no major injury issues ahead of the weekend.