ILKLEY Town rescued a point by securing a 2-2 draw against title contenders Beeston St. Anthony's at Ben Rhydding on Saturday.

Ilkley came into the game off two wins to start the season, including a 6-2 win away to Huddersfield Amateurs last Wednesday.

Possession changed constantly throughout the first 20 minutes and Beeston were compact and difficult to play through, which resulted in a couple of half chances for both teams, who went into half-time at 0-0.

The second half saw an improvement from Town, and the opening goal came from a long ball upfield.

After Benji Claydon was pushed out the the Beeston centre half, the young forward then showed the composure to pick out the run of Harry Brown. Brown took a wonderful first touch past his marker before firing into the net at the near post, making 1-0.

From here Beeston committed more and more forward in search of an equaliser. Town conceded a corner in the 70th minute, and the ball was whipped in for the Beeston front man to head into the top corner,

Town goalkeeper James Hirst then tripped a Beeston player in the box, resulting in a penalty which was dispatched by the Beeston left back to make it 2-1.

Town then changed formation in an attempt to find an equaliser. The change paid off with five minutes on the clock as excellent work by new signing Joe Chilaka saw him beat his man on the right hand side before cutting the ball back to man-of-the-match Harry Brown.

Brown made no mistake from eight yards as his equaliser found the corner of the net.