SAINTS B twice took the lead but down to ten men they were pegged back in the final moments to draw 2-2 with West Brom in the Premier League Cup.

Ramello Mitchell gave Dave Horseman’s side a lead late in the first-half but Dynel Simeu’s harsh straight red card meant they had to play over 40 minutes a man short.

Simeu was adjudged to leave a boot too high when he lunged for a tackle and Horseman himself was booked for frustrations that ensued.

Jamie Andrews then levelled the scores for the hosts, playing at the home of AFC Telford, from the spot 15 minutes later – but Kazeem Olaigbe restored that lead with a stunning volley.

However, the extra numbers told and Reyes Cleary equalised in the last minute meaning Saints have yet to register a win in the competition after four matches this campaign.

The first Saints B team of the year saw a few forced changes due to recent loan activity in the January transfer market.

Ollie Wright started between the sticks with Jack Bycroft now at Dorchester, whilst Caleb Watts has also departed for a loan in League Two with Crawley Town.

Thierry Small, Sime, Olaigbe and captain Kegs Chauke all kept their place in the side after recent first team matchday experiences in the Premier League and FA Cup respectively.

Watts’ departure gives further opportunity for 16-year-old Kamari Doyle to step up and show his talent, which he did so with a quality free-kick that just skimmed the crossbar after winning the foul himself.

Horseman’s side are next in action at home to Premier League 2 leaders Fulham at Snows Stadium on Monday, January 17.