Daniel Purdy goal earns Bendigo City FC a draw

BENDIGO City FC earned only its second point of the season, securing a 2-2 draw at home against Werribee City.

A goal from Daniel Purdy in the dying stages of the contest put the game on level terms after Bendigo City had trailed 2-1 at Epsom Huntly Recreation Reserve.

Earlier, Simon Rohan-Jones filled City with plenty of confidence by opening the scoring in the first half.

But a pair of goals to Djordje Aleksic and George Slefendorfas allowed Werribee City to seize the momentum.

That was until Rohan-Jones intervened to slot his first goal in his fourth senior game, helping City to share the points.

It was Bendigo City's second draw this season. It drew 1-1 with Richmond City SC back in round five.

City had one eye cast to the future with its line-up, with youngsters Tom Kay and Lachlan Priest earning a spot on the bench.

The result should fill Bendigo City with plenty of confidence for its last five matches of the season, starting with a showdown against ninth-placed Melbourne Victory.

Only one point separates the eighth-placed Bees and ninth-placed Victory on the NPL2 West premiership table.

The match will be played at Epsom Huntly Recreation Reserve this Saturday at 5pm.

Meanwhile, Bendigo City's youth under-20s team lost 2-1 to Werribee City.

Luke Burns was the scorer for City. He now has 10 goals for the season, placing him equal-sixth in the competition.

City remains without a win, but has three points - all from draws - to be within 10 points of ninth-placed Ballarat City with five games to play.

In junior matches, Bendigo City's under-18s lost 9-nil to Sunshine George Cross.