BRIMSCOMBE relinquished a 3-1 lead at Tuffley Rovers to share the spoils on Bank Holiday Monday.

Sam Prior’s side were coasting as Jack Smith opened the scoring for the Lilywhites at Glevum Park.

Warren Mann saw his second-minute penalty saved by Brimscombe keeper Ash Gale in a high-octane opening.

Jonty Welch lashed home two sumptuous free-kick for the visitors either sided of an own goal to give Rovers a chance after the break.

Rovers turned up the heat after the break – and snatched parity in the dying embers of the game through Adam Bloomfield and Jack Beardsell.

Boss Prior said: "To draw a game that we were totally in control of, with three minutes left is a big kick in the teeth.

"Our performance as a whole was poor, our ball retention and decision making was as bad as it’s been this season.

"To score three goals away from home and not win is an indication of where we’re at as a side at the moment. We enjoyed some brilliant results last year and wonderful league campaign. Three games deep and we’re certainly not where we want to be, but this is now time for big characters and personalities to stand up and be counted. We’ve some tough games to come, but games that may suit us in terms of having to perform to our best."

Brimscombe lost their FA Cup preliminary round tie 3-1 at home to Aylesbury on Saturday.

Earlier, Ed Major gave the Lilywhites the lead on 46 minutes, but the Ducks responded through Ollie Hogg on the hour and as the game looked set for a replay, Hogg struck a second with six minutes to go and Ken Feyi added a third in stoppage-time.