Victory snatched at death

STL NORTHERN LEAGUE, DIVISION TWO

Thornaby...3

Alnwick Town...4

A DRAMATIC last-gasp goal snatched all three points for Alnwick Town in a topsy-turvy affair at Thornaby on Saturday.

In what has been an impressive start to life in Northern League Division Two, following promotion from the Northern Alliance last term, Town maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a thrilling 4-3 triumph.

The victory was their second of the campaign – coming on the back of a 1-0 home win over West Allotment Celtic on August 17 – and their first win on the road.

And Town edged this seven-goal thriller thanks to a 93rd minute winner from Dale Kennedy.

In what was a roller-coaster of a match, Alnwick opened the scoring through Neil MacFarlane, giving them a half-time lead.

But Thornaby hit back after the break with Chris Moore levelling on 51 minutes before Martin O’Riordan put the hosts in front six minutes later.

Town restored parity through Danny Lowes and then regained the lead soon afterwards thanks to Adam Shanks.

But Alnwick were once again pegged back as O’Riordan grabbed his second of the game to make it 3-3.

Just as it looked as though the teams would share the spoils, Kennedy popped up in the dying moments to bag all three points for the visitors.