‘Brilliant’ Waverley’s late show

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WAVERLEY gained a dramatic 2-1 victory at Stow thanks to a last-gasp goal from Scott Craig.

The hosts were first to do the business in opening the scoring midway through the first half with a Ryan Pritchard header.

Within seven minutes, however, Waverley were level.

A slide-rule pass from Grant Brownlee was latched onto by Darren Munro, and the Waverley striker duly produced a spot-on finish.

Both sides had their moments from here on, with Waverley in particular coming near to scoring.

Munro saw a shot cannon off the bar, while Craig hit the post with a header.

Ross McLeod was also out of luck in hitting a shot past the Stow keeper only for his effort to be cleared off the line.

Just when a sharing of the points looked a certainty, Waverley netted a minute into injury time.

Ryan Shepherd squared a pass into the path of Craig who fired home from close range.

Waverley manager Bruce Hughes was delighted with his side’s victory, and said: “It was a very pleasing win. We had to work hard for it, but we got there at the end, even if we left it a bit late.

“I thought all of our boys were brilliant, with Jamie Richardson and Grant Brownlee in particular being outstanding.

“It was great to get a win away from home as well, as this is good for confidence, because our away record has been poor.”