THERE is a reason they call him 'Killer'.

And it's not just because his surname is Kilifin.

When predatory instincts are required, he's your man - or, more to the point, this season he's Vics' man.

He proved it on Saturday.

As injury time arrived, Northwich Victoria were heading out of the FA Cup at the preliminary round stage.

Visitors to Wincham Park, Prescot Cables, led 1-0 thanks to a penalty from James Edgar in the 81st minute.

But then came the final push from Steve Wilkes' men.

Vics earned a corner which was played in beautifully by Ryan Winder and went across the face of goal with nobody getting a vital touch.

But it was a sign Northwich were getting closer and that the pressure was mounting.

As the 90 minutes were up, a ball into the area was won by John Connolly and his header was spilled by Ollie Taylor in the Cables' net.

The ball was gleefully turned into the net by Tom Kilifin, who joined Vics in the summer after previous spells with Lancaster City, Kendal Town and Clitheroe.

Two minutes later, and the turnaround was complete.

A long free kick from Michael Wilson wasn't dealt with by Cables, Connolly headed it across goal and that man Kilifin stooped to head the ball home to send the Vics' fans wild.

It was a moment of high drama for which the FA Cup is known.

Earlier, there were chances that Vics couldn't execute.

The first 15 minutes were quiet, with both sides content to test each other out in midfield, and very little creative play up front.

Vics, after 17 minutes, finally produced a moment of note when Matty Clarke fed a delightful through ball to Jamie Reed but his effort was just wide of the post.

Four minutes later Vics came close again as Joe Camozzi and Kilifin teamed up well, with Reed just not being able to get on the end of Kilifin's angled ball across the box.

Then Camozzi set Rob Doran free down the right. He fed the ball across the box but Kilifin's volley was well blocked.

Prescot's best chance came after 29 minutes when a quick counter found Lloyd Dean on the edge of the area, but his shot was high and wide when well placed.

Vics earned a free kick on the edge of the area on 33 minutes but Fleming's effort, though beating the wall, was well blocked and cleared to safety.

The second half began with a bit more purpose, and Winder came close as he fired a half volley just wide as he came in from the right.

Two minutes later, it was Doran's turn to come close, after good work by Reed, as he tried a overhead effort which went just wide.

Then Prescot whipped a free kick into the box, and James Cooper glazed a header just wide of the left post.

Ten minutes later, a last-gasp interception from the Prescot centre half denied Doran as he was running onto a through ball with just the keeper to beat.

After 71 minutes, determined play by Reed saw him win the ball in a tackle, and he quickly played the ball towards substitute Joel Brownhill in the box but the striker was just unable to get a decisive touch.

The game looked destined to be a goalless draw until Jack Fleming was adjudged to have hauled down Lloyd Dean in the area as he threatened to bear down on goal.

Up stepped Edgar to send keeper Joel Thompson the wrong way, and give Cables a late lead that ended up being killed off.

Vics: Thompson, Henry (Grundy 75'), Wilson, Kenny, Fleming, Camozzi, Clarke (Connolly 86'), Winder , Reed, Doran (Brownhill 64'), Kilifin. Unused subs: Barski, FitzGerald, Pilkington, Toner.