DUDLEY Sports boss Tony Gore said his side deserved three points rather than one after being denied by a 94th minute equaliser.

Tom Watkins’ stunning 25-yard strike was cancelled out in stoppage time as Wellington made it 1-1.

Overall though Gore was please to get something from his side’s first competitive game since December 15.

“There were some tired legs at the end,” said Gore. “But it’s good to be back and we came through it pretty well.

“We maybe had a couple of chances to finish them off but they finished strongly in the last five minutes.

“If we can take that kind of performance into the rest of the season I’m sure we’ll win more games than we lose.”

Sports are still precariously placed above the West Midlands Premier relegation zone and Gore admitted: “The target is to start pulling away from the bottom - we don’t want to get dragged into it.

“A lot of the teams down there have played more games than us so when it has all evened out you’ll start to see a much clearer picture.”

Dudley are set to travel to Shawbury United this evening then on Saturday they have a tough clash at Wellington Amateurs in prospect. On Tuesday Bewdley Town will be the visitors.

Ben Manton will be available after having served his one-match suspension against Wellington.