NORTHWICH Victoria achieved back-to-back wins for the first time this season, this week.

The 3-1 home success against Whitchurch Alport in the Midland Football League Premier Division on Wednesday came hot on the heels of the 2-0 FA Vase victory at Goole AFC.

Steve Pickup's side left it late to secure the three points though in a game full of incident, with lots of drama in the closing 20 minutes.

A booming headed goal from Anton Smith (88mins) and an edge-of-the-box strike from Sam Unwin (90+3) sealed Vics' second win of their league campaign, leaving them 13th in the table heading into Saturday's trip to winless Atherstone Town.

Unwin also netted The Trickies' opener in the 55th minute but his 43rd-minute penalty attempt was saved.

Alport substitute Elliot Jukes was sent off in the 76th minute, two minutes after entering the play, but with 10 men they equalised from the penalty spot through Alex Hughes in the 85th minute.

"I thought we were the better team throughout and created a load of chances early on," saud Unwin.

"We could have had two or three by half time, and I should have scored the penalty.

"When they went down to 10 men they had a bit of a spell for 15 minutes but then I thought we kicked on.

"We just need to keep the work levels up. The time they were getting on top I think that our workrate went down. We picked it back up and scored two goals.

"There's been three or four games this season where we should have taken three points after creating so many chances. We just need to put the ball in the back of the net."