A LATE leveller resulted in East Thurrock United having to settle for a 1-1 draw at Hungerford Town.

Rocks made the trip to Berkshire having already suffered relegation from the National League South, while Hungerford would also face the drop if they failed to pick up a positive result.

Although Shaun Batt put the visitors in front, Hungerford grabbed an injury time equaliser thanks to Noah Chesmain's thunderbolt.

And Rocks boss John Coventry admitted he was pleased to see the campaign come to an end.

"I'm pleased the season is over but it was frustrating to concede another late goal," said Coventry.

"We went there and played against a side that were looking to win to make sure they stayed up.

"We only had 12 players. Sam Higgins was my only substitute and he was only 50 per cent fit.

"I think we played well and everyone worked hard.

"It was nice to see Shaun score but he should have scored another just before half-time.

"We should have been further ahead and then they scored a worldie to get a draw."

East Thurrock took the lead midway through the first half as Batt found some space before sending an impressive strike into the back of the net.

Batt then saw an effort scrambled off the line on the stroke of half-time.

Rocks were reduced to 10 men with 72 minutes on the clock as Jon Nzengo was shown a straight red card.

And Hungerford profited as Chesmain sealed a share of the spoils in the dying moments.