OSSETT Albion left it late to secure a vital three points with a 2-1 victory over Salford City at the Warehouse Systems Stadium on Saturday.
Andrew McManus was the hero with a last-minute winner to keep Albion’s top form going and edge them closer to escaping the Evo-Stik Division 1 North relegation zone.
Joe Fox had fired the hosts ahead six minutes before half-time but Adam Morning got City back on level terms just before the hour mark.
But McManus arrived just in time to give improving Albion a big win.
New manager Paul Lines got a taste of just how tough a task it will be to keep Wakefield FC in the division this season.
Lines took charge of the Bears last week but suffered a heavy 5-1 home defeat against fellow strugglers Harrogate Railway Athletic in his first game in charge.
Luke Durham scored twice inside the first 18 minutes to give Railway an early cushion before Daniel Sheriffe pulled a goal back for the Bears.
David Ward restored Harrogate’s lead before Paul Beesley netted from the spot and then Wayne Harratt completed the rout with a minute to go.
Ossett Town saw their scheduled game at Prescot Cables called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
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