Non-League nomads FC United climbed to fifth in Evo-Stik Premier with a thrilling 5-2 victory over old foes Bradford Park Avenue at Curzon Ashton's Tameside Stadium - their seventh "home" in as many seasons.
But it needed a late brace by substitute Steve Torpey plus a Michael Carr thunderbolt to secure the Rebels their second high-scoring triumph of the Bank Holiday weekend after they'd twice allowed the visitors to fight back from a goal down.
First Lee Neville (24 mins) and then Adam Jones (45) headed FC in front, only for Bradford to reply through Michael Duckworth and Richard Marshall.
Torpey finally netted the winner when he coolly converted a 79th minute penalty after skipper Mike Norton had been upended before he and Carr added further gloss to the result.
Garry Flitcroft's Chorley stay top despite suffering their first defeat in sinking 2-1 to visiting Marine, while Northwich move up to second following a 3-1 home win over Ashton United.
Altrincham's stuttering start in Blue Square Bet North under Lee Sinnott continued as they surrendered a two-goal advantage in being held 2-2 by Guiseley at Moss Lane.
But it could have been worse for Alty, who led 2-0 through Damian Reeves (seven mins) and Shaun Densmore (26) only to see the visitors draw level by the break, as they had to see out the final 25 minutes with only 10 men following Anthony Danylyk's dismissal for a second bookable offence.
Curzon Ashton leapfrogged Lancaster to the top of Evo-Stik North while sending neighbours Mossley sliding to the foot of the table with Kristian Dennis's hat-trick helping them to a sixth successive victory in a 4-0 romp at Seel Park.
Woodley were comfortable 3-0 winners at Radcliffe and Salford drew 1-1 at Prescot, but Trafford lost 3-2 to Witton Albion at Shawe View.
Ally Pickering's New Mills maintained their two-point lead at the Evo-Stik South summit with Ashley Stott scoring twice as they came from behind to beat Stamford 2-1 at Church Lane.
August 30, 2011