WINNINGTON Avenue 94 Reserves will enter 2022 with their 100 per cent league record intact.

They had to achieve it the hard way, though, coming from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at league leaders Egerton Reserves in their final league game of the year.

It means Gary Lee Jamieson’s men have eight wins from as many games in the Cheshire Football League’s Reserve League Two, leaving them second in the table having played significantly fewer games than all of their rivals.

Maintaining their record did look to be an uphill task when they trailed 2-0 inside the first 20 minutes, as Jamieson explained.

“It was all one-way traffic, the finishing left much to be desired however,” he said.

“It felt like it was going to be one of those days.

“In the latter stages of the first half we really found a rhythm but we went into the break 2-0 down, scratching our heads as to how.”

The comeback started in the early stages of the second half when Craig Humphries missed a penalty he had won but was on hand to tap home the rebound.

Chris Latham then equalised from a well-worked free kick before the winner came with 20 minutes remaining as Humphries ran onto Will Bentley’s knockdown and lashed into the top corner.

Jamieson’s side host neighbours Middlewich Town Reserves at Moss Farm in the Mid-Cheshire FA Cup on Saturday.