Hillier on target to fire Nelson out of bottom two

Martyn Hillier
Martyn Hillier
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Nelson climbed out of the bottom two of the Hallmark Security North Wrst Counties League First Division for the first time this season on Tuesday night.

Steve Cunningham’s side won 1-0 at Birches Head Road against Abbey Hulton United courtesy of a last-minute strike from Martyn Hillier.

Nelson can’t be relegated, with a reorganisation of the league taking place in the summer, but boss Cunningham is determined to finish outside the bottom two.

The win came on the back of a 1-1 draw at Eccleshall on Saturday.

Nelson trailed to a fifth-minute goal from Thomas Wakefield, with Michael Hodson netting a leveller midway through the second half.

Tomorrow, Nelson entertain Whitchurch Alport, and, on Monday night, Atherton LR are the visitors for the last game of the season.