AN UNLUCKY own goal denied Basingstoke Town Ladies victory at Exeter City, as they drew 3-3 in the Women's Premier League South West Division One.

The visitors opened the scoring after 10 minutes, as Michelle Kimber played the ball through for Helen Ogle to run in on goal and score.

Exeter replied with a shot which hit the crossbar and then Town's Ogle had a shot saved.

After 25 minutes, Jenna Macbeth cut in from the left and had a shot the at the near post saved.

The Town Ladies doubled their advantage after 40 minutes, as Katie Randell was fouled on the left outside the area, Kimber struck the free-kick right into the far top corner.

Then just before the break, Randell had a chance saved as the visitors took a 2-0 in at the break.

Five minutes after the interval, Town's goalkeeper Erin Davis-Donne was called into action, before the home side pulled a goal back, which looked offside in the build-up.

Just after hour, Davis-Donne produced an outstanding save low to her left.

Then on 70 minutes, Ogle was fouled on the wing and 30 yards from goal Jasmine Meichle caught the goalkeeper out with her shot to make it 3-1.

Straight from kick off, the ball was stuck long for the right winger to score to make it 3-2.

Then 10 minutes left, Exeter had a lucky break as shot going wide struck Macbeth, which deceived Davis-Donne and trickled into the corner.

After this both sides had chances to win the game, with Sarah Wentworth struck a volley from the edge of the area.

Manager Rob Quilter said: "In the first half we were brilliant. The girls passed the ball well, created many chances and I felt we should we been more than two goals up.

"I think the second half was the result of four away games in 10 days as we lacked the energy we had in the first half and Exeter came at us intensely. It is still a valuable point and we still have to play them again to put it right."

The return encounter is their next home game at the Ark Cancer Charity Stadium on Sunday May 11 (2pm).

This weekend, the Ladies are away again at Keynsham.