Ini Umotong was denied by the woodwork AGAIN last night.

But Albion have moved another step towards FA WSL safety.

Defender Victoria Williams headed the 27th-minute goal which secured a 1-1 draw at bottom team Yeovil.

But they were inches from a late winner when Umotong, who had come off the bench, hit the post four minutes into added time after good work by Fliss Gibbons.

Umotong had already hit the bar in three recent games.

Her near miss left a sense of frustration for Hope Powell's team.

They had a lot of the ball and led for much of the contest.

But the result is enough to keep them nine points clear of Yeovil, who have five games left.

Williams’ goal, from Megan Connolly's cross, rewarded a period in which Albion were on top and saw both Ellie Brazil and Aileen Whelan go close.

Sophie Harris ensured they reached half-time in front when she saved one-handed from Alexander’s free-kick.

But Albion had chances to extend their lead in the opening stages of the second half.

Brazil headed narrowly wide after great play down the right by Kayleigh Green.

Then more good work from Green opened things up for Kate Natkiel, whose shot was saved.

Yeovil drew level on 64 minutes when Ellie Mason fired home from close range following a free-kick by Hannah Short.

Albion remain ninth in the 11-team league but are now only four points ahead of Everton, who had an impressive 1-0 win at West Ham.

The lead over Yeovil, however, is the one which really matters for Albion in their debut top-flight season.