JOSH Burns scored in the 88th minute as Ledbury Town rescued a point at home to New Dales Vale in their second game of the season. 

After their opening-day win over Clee Hill, Ledbury were at home for a second game running when New Dales Vale, new to the league this year, came to New Street.

The visitors took an early lead through Connor Grant but Dean Lee's brilliant volley pulled the hosts level in the 23rd minute.

Yuri Quintas re-established the lead only three minutes later, and it remained 2-1 until the closing minutes when substitute Burns fired home the equaliser. 

Ledbury started unusually poorly and within seven minutes of kick-off, the visitors took the lead when Grant finished from close range into the far corner after a ball was played into the Ledbury box.

It took the home side another quarter of an hour to settle and, when they did, they started to apply some pressure.

The equaliser came in the 22nd minute and it was worth the wait. A Town corner was cleared to the edge of the box and Lee struck a brilliant volley with the outside of his boot and it looped high over the Vale keeper and into the goal.

The noise from the crowd of 110 was quickly silenced though, as within minutes the visitors regained the lead. Quintas reacted fastest to a good initial save from Alex Goode when one-on-one with the striker, to tap home on the rebound.

In the second half, Ledbury took greater control. After an hour, Burns came off the bench as Ledbury started to chase the game.

He picked up the ball on the right and flashed a cross across the goal which was just out of reach of Ben Miller. At the other end, Ledbury had a major let-off when The Vale striker was played through on goal, and looked certain to kill the game, but his finish went past the post.

The game then reached a pulsating climax. The referee waved away loud appeals for a Ledbury penalty before Vale broke up the other end and Goode made another outstanding save to keep Ledbury in it.

Town kept up the pressure and, finally, in the last minute they were rewarded.

Burns picked up the ball on the edge of the box before turning, composing himself, and finishing beautifully into the bottom left corner.