CIRENCESTER Town conceded an 87th-minute equaliser from AFC Dunstable's Arnold Matshazi as the home side were twice pegged back in Saturday's entertaining 2-2 draw.

The Centurions led inside two minutes when Felix Miles' low shot found the bottom corner, but the away side responded 10 minutes later through Kyle Brooks' tidy finish inside the Cirencester box.

Home keeper Stuart Nelson had to be on his toes throughout as Dunstable threatened on numerous occasions. Both Matshazi and Callum Nicolson were denied from close-range as the away side pushed to go ahead.

Despite being on the back foot, the hosts had a golden opportunity to re-take the lead as the game entered the final quarter. Willem Pooley's cross from the byline was blocked by a Dunstable arm and a penalty was awarded. But captain Jake Lee's kick cannoned off the foot of the post.

But it was not long before their disappointment turned into joy as Reegan Messenger leaped highest to find the back of the net via a back-post header

Harry Burns went close to finishing the game off but his effort went wide of the post.

Dunstable were not done yet and sent a warning to Cirencester when Ben Weyman almost capped off a 70-yard run with a finish to match. But back they came and with three minutes left on the clock, they pinched a deserved point when Matshazi diverted a cross past Nelson.

The result sees Cirencester drop out of the Southern League Division One Central play-off places, with Ware taking their place in fifth thanks to a 1-0 victory over Waltham Abbey.