Colne consolidate fourth place after hectic week

Brandon Barski scored a late winner for Colne against Abbey Hey on Saturday
Brandon Barski scored a late winner for Colne against Abbey Hey on Saturday
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Colne cemented fourth place in the NWC Premier Division after a hectic week.

On Saturday, the Reds enjoyed a 1-0 win at home to Abbey Hey, before going down to a rare defeat on Monday night, losing 2-0 at Maine Road.

Colne bounced back on Wednesday night with a well-deserved win in a thrilling end-to-end encounter against Winsford United at the XLCR Stadium.

The Reds went ahead after 15 minutes, as Spencer Jordan was flattened by the visiting keeper as he burst into the penalty area, and captain Marc Young stepped up to fire home the spot kick.

Colne created a number of chances to add to their lead, with top-scorer Danny Boyle frustrated twice before the break.

Nathan Bond also went close, while Colne keeper Chris Thompson made good stops from Alex Byrne and Matthew Tierney in a cliff-hanger of a game.

At Maine Road, Colne lost 2-0 but deserved a point on the balance of play.

Maine Road took the lead after 21 minutes from a corner, as Callum Broady fired home at the near post through a crowd of defenders.

The hosts sealed the points deep in injury time when a deflection gave Matthew Morgan the chance of a simple tap-in.

And on Saturday, Colne beat Abbey Hey 1-0 at home, as substitute striker Brandon Barski settled a closely-fought contest with a late strike.

Colne got their reward with five minutes left when a corner was half cleared and Barski fired home from close range.

Tomorrow Colne are at Home to Alsager Town. before and host Runcorn Linnets on Tuesday.