MELKSHAM Town had to make do with a point in Southern League Division One South last weekend as they shared a 1-1 draw away at Cinderford Town.

Jack Ball’s strike three minutes before half-time had put Richard Fey’s side ahead at the break in Gloucestershire.

However, Cinderford rallied in the second period and Craig Norman struck just after the hour mark to restore parity.

Neither side was able to muster a winning goal in the final half-hour and made do with a point apiece.

The result means Melksham remain on just two wins from eight league games this season, although they have been beaten just once in their last four.

Fey’s side were back on home turf at the InfiLED Arena on Tuesday night as they faced local rivals Frome Town in the Southern League Challenge Cup, although they bowed out of the competition following a 3-1 defeat.

Again, Melksham struck first in the match as Luke Ballinger broke the deadlock midway through the first half.

Parity was restored just before half-time as former Melksham player Jon Davies drew Frome back level.

The visitors, who have made a flying start to their league programme, went through the gears in the second half and two more goals sealed Melksham’s fate.

Martin Lenihan capitalised on a mix-up at the back to put Frome ahead 10 minutes after the restart before Davies sealed the win for his side with a second goal on the night with 20 minutes to go.

Melksham take a break from league action on Saturday when they turn their attentions to the FA Trophy as they host Southern League Division One Central side Wantage Town in the preliminary round.

The match at the InfiLED Arena has an earlier kick-off time of 1pm.