Jack Owen casts his eye over the 1874 Northwich 2-1 win at City of Liverpool in Northern Premier League West...

1874 Northwich had to wait 3 weeks until they faced the Purps in back-to-back games, but unlike the first meeting in the FA Trophy, it was 74 who came out on top in the most dramatic of circumstances.

Greens a number of enforced changes, the most notable being a change in shape which saw captain Matt Woolley drop into the back line and Jason Akiotu come in at left wing back.

1874 started brightly, the energetic midfield of Fenton Green, Lucas Weir and Sam Adetiloye were making all of the running, the latter with powerful drives at the back line of the hosts.

The game's opener came from a moment of magic by Weir. From a free kick around 25 yards out he struck a perfect shot which dipped over the wall and into the bottom left corner of the goal.

Northwich continued to control the first half and could have had a second, as Green slid a low effort which curled on to the post and deflected along the goal line until it was cleared away.

The second half was a different story, as the hosts brought the game to 74.

Ellis Allen had to react smartly with a neat save low down to deny Callum Schorah from inside the area.

The Purps were awarded a penalty, after Mullarkey tripped their winger. Schorah stepped up but Allen was equal, lunging down to his right to produce a great save to keep 74 ahead.

However, Jewad Jebrin did equalise for CoL with a neat finish from the edge of the area into the bottom right corner of Allen's goal.

It was all the hosts now with Allen in inspired form between the sticks keeping 74 in the tie and Matty Fenton producing some goal-saving blocks in the process.

A huge let-off came in the ninth minute of added time when Danny Mitchely somehow diverted a cross over the bar from six yards with the goal at his mercy.

However, there was to be one last twist to the game.

In the 100th minute, Jamal Crawford broke away down the right, he saw Weir ahead of him, a neat pass round the corner set the midfielder away, his cut-back was parried back into the box only as far as Eric Byrne, who showed composure way ahead of his years with a neat left footed finish into the bottom right corner to send the traveling fans into jubilation behind the goal.

The full-time whistle sounded, a proper away performance and a well-earned three points went home to Northwich, setting them up nicely for back-to-back home games this week starting with Mossley tonight, Tuesday.