TOUGH conditions played their part in a cagey contest which ended all square at Stourton Park.

Huddersfield were the visitors for a clash with Stourbridge, with both teams looking for National League Two (North) points.

The northern side kicked off with a strong wind at their backs and were ahead after four minutes following a break by their impressive full back Tom Hodson which was stopped by a high tackle.

The resulting penalty was tapped into touch and the lineout ball was spun wide right where Fran Entressengle was on hand to score the try, which was converted by Will Milner.

Stour fought back but despite plenty of pressure were unable to score and were eventually pushed back into defence.

With the wind assisting probing kicks Huddersfield were in the ascendancy but also unable to cross the line and were finally made to pay the price.

On 34 minutes Stour's Mark Harrison released try machine Dan Rundle who sprinted in under the posts from inside his own half and Sam Wilson levelled with the conversion.

The last action of the first half belonged to the visitors who capitalised on a lineout in the corner and Hodson crossed the whitewash after a cross-field pass.

Milner converted to make the half time score 7-14.

The second half began with both sides making a series of handling errors as Stour, now playing with the breeze in their favour, probed Huddersfield's defence without reward.

The hosts began to look unsettled by their failure to score but nerves were calmed when Joe Heatley took advantage of a break through the middle, his try was converted by Chris Scott.

Stour looked odds on to win but were pegged back and on 73 minutes seemed to have handed the game to Huddersfield.

Hodson ran clear on the right with a teammate in support and just one player to beat.

Inexplicably he chose to play a grubber kick forward which was intercepted and played into touch.

The chance was gone and the game fizzled out for a 14-14 draw at full time.