A LATE strike from Dwayne Spence kept alive Stone Dominoes' survival hopes on Saturday as they defeated visiting Silsden 3-2.
The Yarnfield strugglers chalked up only their third win of the season in the North West Counties premier to close the gap between them and safety to eight points.
And the Dominoes came from behind to take maximum points, despite opening strongly and taking a seventh-minute lead.
First threat came from Dominoes as Derrick Agbar's shot was well turned over by Silsden keeper Edward Hall.
Two minutes later Dominoes broke through when a long ball caught out the Silsden defence and defender Scott Hanson deflected a Spence shot into his own net.
Dominoes were playing some good football, but it was Silsden who brought the scores level
on 25 minutes when James Nanji-Ngoe added the finishing touch.
Silsden then grabbed the lead on 35 minutes when Kevin Ryan was allowed too much space and fired home.
Spence fired wide for the Dominoes, who responded well, and five minutes from the break Luke Robinson found the corner of the net with a tremendous free kick to level the scores again.
Both sides had chances to take the game in the second half and just ten minutes remained when Spence pounced for Dominoes' winner. He beat a defender before shooting inside the far post.
Silsden had a late chance to grab a point, but Jake Ratcliffe in the Stone goal pulled off a fine save to deny Josh McNulty.
On Tuesday night there was disappointment for Dominoes who slipped to a 3-0 defeat at sixth
place Winsford United. This Saturday, Dominoes visit Colne (3pm),
then travel to AFC Liverpool on Tuesday (7.45pm).