DUDLEY Town edged closer to West Midland Premier League survival with a point against promotion-chasing Tividale.

The Robins went 2-0 ahead early in the first half thanks to a penalty from Stourbridge youngster Alex Cameron and a free-kick from Ryan Bridgwater.

However, their task was made harder when skipper Nathan Owen received his marching orders between the two Town goals.

Tivi eventually hit back to set-up a close finish but Town held on to share the spoils and move six points ahead of second-from-bottom rivals Dudley Sports.

Boss Dean Whitehouse was pleased to take another important point but thought it could have been even more.

He said: "We did really well when we had 11 men and were well placed to win it.

"I thought the sending off was very harsh and spoilt the game.

"In the end we battled and got a point, which also showed a different side to us. The way we dug in was also good to see. If you'd have offered me a point before kick-off, I'd have taken it.

"I think two more wins should be enough to keep us up. We just need to stay focused and not look too far ahead."

Town will now welcome Smethwick to the Dell this Saturday (3pm kick-off) as they head into their final four games.