REDDITCH United boss Paul Smith has challenged his side to end to the season with an unbeaten run.

Reds struck late to draw 3-3 against play-off chasing Biggleswade Town last Saturday.

They had led twice in the contest but then found themselves behind as the hosts fought back to lead in the closing stages.

However, Harry Franklin converted a corner in the second minute of added time to secure a share of the spoils.

It means United have lost just once in their last eight games and head into the final four fixtures with a trip to St Ives Town this Saturday.

Smith believes his side's recent form shows just how far they have come this campaign.

He said: "I've lost count of the amount of times we've nicked a goal at the death in games and we've done that again.

"It shows the sort of character we have in the squad now and the desire they have to try and find a way.

"We've played some really good sides recently that are up near the play-off places and have plenty to play for but we have matched them.

"It shows exactly how far we have come.

"It's taken us a while to find consistency but now we don't want the season to finish.

"We need to keep going now. There is plenty for us still to play for and we have to end the season as strongly as we can.

"We're not mathematically safe from the drop yet so that is our first goal.

"I also want us to go unbeaten until the end of the season and I know that's something we are very capable of doing."

On the Biggleswade draw, he added: "It was a bit of a rollercoaster of a game and I've certainly got a few more grey hairs after it. But it was a really enjoyable game to be involved with and I think the fans and neutrals will have really enjoyed it as well.

"The ref did well and let it flow and it was just two good sides going hammer and tongs to try and get the win.

"Looking back, I think I'd have been devastated not to have got something out of it and I think a draw was probably a fair result."

Smith has now injury worries again this weekend.