Peter Tonge reports on Northwich Victoria’s dramatic 2-1 victory at Wythenshawe Town on Tuesday…

VICS saved their best performance for the penultimate match of the season, coming from behind to dent Town's play-off hopes with a dramatic last-minute winner.

A quiet start to the match with both teams feeling each other out, and it wasn't until the 10th minute that the first chance fell to Wythenshawe when Mike Thomas headed high and wide from a Steven Hewitt ball deep into the penalty area.

Matthew Dudley for Vics then had a glanced header easily saved by Morgan Baker in the Town goal and two minutes later, he was set up after good pressure from Liam Martin but he screwed his shot wide.

The game was rather scrappy with both sides working hard but creating very little in terms of goalmouth action with the Vics defence looking particularly solid.

Max Leonard for Town dragged a shot wide in the 27th minute and it wasn't until the 39th minute that Town actually had a shot on target as Hewitt tried one from 25 yards but Cheetham made a routine save. A quiet but compelling first half.

Vics opened up the second half well, with first Luke Sephton's header testing Bacon before Ash Dunn forced him into a good save from a shot from the edge of the area after a corner.

However, it was Town who went ahead in the 60th minute as they were awarded a penalty for handball against Bembo-Leta after a curling shot came in and struck his arm.

Deane Smalley made no mistake with the penalty kick as he smashed it into the top left corner, giving Cheetham no chance.

This seemingly inspired the Vics as they came storming back and equalised in the 67th minute.

A free kick from the left found its way to the marauding Brandon Barski on the right of the area, and he smashed it past Bacon for his third goal in three games.

A low cross from Sephton in the 76th minute caused mayhem in the Town box as Bacon failed to hold it, but they eventually cleared it.

Town were trying to push forward more and more now to try and grab that all important goal but Vics' tenacity was frustrating them and they were reduced to just playing hopeful balls upfield.

Indeed, Vics were looking the more dangerous and Dudley glanced a header against the crossbar in the 87th minute and then three minutes late,r he tried to catch Bacon out as he tried an audacious shot from 40 yards but it was straight at the keeper.

Town then had a late shout for a penalty as Darius Palma went down in the box, but he was quite rightly booked for diving.

Vics went close again in the first minute of injury time as Sephton flicked a header wide after a Joe Camozzi cross.

Then came the dramatic last minute winner as a long ball upfield by Vics was allowed to bounce by the Town defender, who then tried to head it back to his advancing keeper but Dudley was there to pounce as he acrobatically back-heeled flicked the ball up and over the keeper to give the Vics a deserved win.