Blackburn Rovers Women scored a late equaliser to rescue a point in a 2-2 draw against Durham Women.

Lucy Sheppard brought Simon Parker's side level 10 minutes from time in a topsy-turvy match where they took the lead before coming from behind.

Rovers struck first on the stroke of half-time with Danielle Maxwell firing into the net from 20 yards to give them the perfect tonic before the interval. Maxwell then struck the bar after the break which would've given Rovers a commanding lead in the contest.

However, Durham responded after a barrage of Rovers pressure, with Beth Hepple curling the ball into the top corner just before the hour-mark.

Three minutes later, the game had been completely flipped on its head with Hannah Silcock inadvertently turning a cross into her own net.

Both teams then pushed for a decisive fourth goal. Durham almost doubled their advantage through Sarah Wilson but she nodded wide.

Rovers then got the point that their performance deserved with Sheppard finishing off a counter-attack to ensure a share of the spoils. 

Megan Hornby could have won it for Rovers but she was denied by goalkeeper Naoisa McAloon at point-blank range before sending the rebound wide.

Next up for Parker's side is a home match against Lewes on Monday, March 11, kick-off at 7pm.