By Callum Petterson

A stoppage time penalty from Kayle Price sealed back-to-back victories for Golcar United in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division after a 1-0 win at Handsworth FC.

The game looked to be heading for a goalless draw deep into added time when the referee awarded Golcar a penalty for handball in the box.

Price stepped up to claim his 14th goal of the season with a 93rd minute smash-and-grab. Successive victories is a massive boost for the Weavers’ hopes of pulling away from relegation danger.

Golcar keeper Harry Stead pulled off at least three great saves in the first half. He turned a shot from Mitch Dunn around the post and then twice denied Jimmy Eyles.

The keeper also breathed a huge sigh of relief after a mix-up in defence saw a back header from Joe Skarz leave Stead stranded. With the goal gaping the ball missed the target by inches, sparing Golcar blushes.

If it was one-way traffic in favour of the Ambers in the first half, it was green for go for Golcar after the break.

The Weavers looked like a completely different team with Dan Naidole at the heart of everything. Despite their second half dominance Golcar were unable to make the breakthrough and it needed an assistant’s flag to signal a last-gasp penalty which Price despatched to lift Golcar up to 15th in the table.

Golcar’s next fixture is against 5th placed Penistone Church on Saturday December 10 at the Skye Direct Stadium (3.00).