PAUL Shanley has urged his side to take the initiative in matches after seeing them need yet another rescue act to earn a point.

Town gifted Oldland a two-goal advantage as Matt Huxley and Simon Dew both went through a static defence to fire past Lewis Porter.

But centre half Mark Gerrish started the fightback by nodding home Liam Milburn’s well-taken corner right on half time.

And Town grabbed the equaliser they deserved midway through the second half as Gavin Ayre’s superb curling cross was powerfully nodded in by defender Matt Cooper.

Shanley said: “I think a draw was about right in the end.

“But it would be nice for us to get into a position where we’re leading the game.

“At the moment it seems like it needs a goal from our opponents to get us going.

“We need to make sure we start well and then see where that takes us.”

Shanley’s men host Elmore in the league on Saturday and then welcome leaders Wells City in midweek.