NORTHWICH Victoria were left to rue their missed chances at home against Hanley Town on Saturday.

When they finally managed to find the net of a game in which they dominated - three minutes from the end of normal time - the visitors to Wincham Park managed to bag themselves an equaliser two minutes later.

Tom Kilifin met a long ball and slid the ball past the keep to break the deadlock, before Neil Cope volleyed home the leveller after a scramble in the box.

"We played well. We were much the better team and passed them off the park at times," said Vics assistant manager Steve Pickup.

"It's probably the best we've played for some time.

"We created 11 or 12 good chances, not half chances, and you have to convert five or six of them.

"We converted one in the last four minutes and that's not acceptable.

"That game should have been out of sight at half time, we should have been three or four goals up."

Vics had new loan signing Kieran Nolan, 22, in the line-up and a first start in goal was handed to Scott Reed, younger brother of striker Jamie.

Scott was previously on Swansea City's books and has represented Wales at youth level.

"I thought Scott did very well," said Pickup.

"He's come into a dressing room with a new set of lads, he pulled off a couple of half-decent saves, he came out and caught stuff, his kicking was good, his talk was good, so he's come in and done very well."