North West Counties

Football League Division

One South

FC Oswestry Town 2

Stone Dominoes 1

By David Figg

FC OSWESTRY Town took their competitive unbeaten run in all competitions to five games with a 2-1 victory over Stone Dominoes.

The visitors took the lead early on when an own goal put them 1-0 ahead.

A goal from top scorer Dave Howarth on the stroke of half-time sent Town in level at the break, before James O’Reilly’s second half goal gave them the lead and eventually the victory.

The win means Town move into ninth place after inflicting Stone Dominoes 10th consecutive defeat.

Early chances were shared between the sides before the visitors went a goal up.

After 15 minutes of play, Alex Nwachukwu delivered a dangerous cross into the home side’s penalty area, which was diverted into the net by defender O’Reilly for an unfortunate own goal.

Town fought hard for an equaliser as the half went on and were rewarded for their efforts in the 44th minute when a good passing move culminated in a low cross delivered by Sam Spridgeon found the left foot of Howarth who was able to slot home to bring his side level before the break.

The hosts were the stronger side in the second period and began to expose their opponents, coming close with several chances.

O’Reilly was able to redeem himself for his first half own goal when he found the net at the other end of the field after the hour mark.

Mike O’Reilly’s inswinging corner from the right found the head of his brother who sent a powerful header into the centre of the goal to put Town 2-1 up.

They were able to hold on to the lead for the rest of the game, claiming three points from the afternoon.

The win sends Town into ninth place in a tight top half of the table.

FC Oswestry Town next face West Didsbury and Chorlton at home in the first round of the Macron Cup on Saturday.

They return to league action against Stone Old Alleynians next Tuesday.