Bideford Ladies earned a 1-1 draw against second-place Portishead Ladies in the South West Regional Women’s Football League Premier on Sunday.

Bideford Ladies v Portishead Ladies in the South West Regional Women's Football League Premier. Picture: Matt SmartBideford Ladies v Portishead Ladies in the South West Regional Women's Football League Premier. Picture: Matt Smart

Bideford enjoyed more of the possession in the opening exchanges at the Sports Ground and forced a couple of saves from the Portishead goalkeeper.

They took the lead after 28 minutes when a Kate McKane corner was forced home by Rohana Little and they took that advantage into the break.

Bideford pressed for a second goal after the break, but a change of formation for Portishead saw them stifle the Bideford attack and begin to take control.

Zoe Stock put in a solid performance in the Bideford goal and made some good saves when called into action.

Bideford Ladies v Portishead Ladies in the South West Regional Women's Football League Premier. Picture: Matt SmartBideford Ladies v Portishead Ladies in the South West Regional Women's Football League Premier. Picture: Matt Smart

Portishead continued to press and got their equaliser 10 minutes from time when a corner eventually fell for Ruby Lowe to put in the back of the net and keep the visitors unbeaten in the Premier.

Bideford travel to Torquay United Women this Sunday.

Bideford Ladies v Portishead Ladies in the South West Regional Women's Football League Premier. Picture: Matt SmartBideford Ladies v Portishead Ladies in the South West Regional Women's Football League Premier. Picture: Matt Smart