The Bees struck late through Amelia Hazard to snatch a point from a closely fought match at The Hive London.

Just like the Conti Cup encounter, there was a red card shown as Coombes was dismissed for a foul on Nikita Whinnett.

Both sides also had firm shouts for a penalty too but both were left frustrated by the ultimate decisions, in the end, a point apiece is what both sides deserved in a tight and cautious encounter.

In a game of few chances, the Bees saw speculative efforts from Merrick Will and Nicola Gibson dealt with by the Addicks keeper, meanwhile up the other end, Quantrill was alert to smother at the feet of Charlie Devlin.

Five minutes before the break we had controversy as Whinnett appeared to round Katie Statrup but was brought down by the ‘keeper, despite big appeals the shouts were waved away by the officials.

Into the second half and there were more penalty shouts, this time for the Addicks as Devlin was felled in the area, but like the first half, the shouts were ignored by the referee. Incidentally Devlin’s effort almost crept in, only for Georgia Robert to hack it off the goalline.

With 20 minutes gone in the half, the visitors were reduced to ten players, as Whinnett was sent through on goal only to be tugged back by Coombes, the referee made no hesitation in producing the red card.

Despite the numerical advantage, chances were at a premium for the Bees, Meg Alexander whipped a curling effort just wide in a spell of pressure from Lee Burch’s side.

Then came what looked to be the sucker punch goal as Charley Clifford powered home a header from a corner with only three minutes left of normal time.

But the Bees had other ideas as they almost immediately went up the other end and found an equaliser, as Hazard pounced from six yards out to touch home, sending the Bee Army into delight.

The relief was palpable come full time as the Bees secured what could be a precious point over their London rivals.

Up next for Burch’s side is the visit of table-toppers Aston Villa, as they visit the Hive London next Sunday for what is set to be a classic Championship encounter.

Bees: Quantrill, Wilson, Alexander, Robert, Horwood, Giddings, Gibson (Finburgh 90′), Whinnett, Gamby, Hazard, Will. 

Unused subs: Lynch, Brooks, Pickett, Dench.