A DRAMATIC finish at the Millbank Stadium on Saturday saw Runcorn Linnets record their fourth straight victory.

Second-place Trafford had looked like leaving with all the points, but they did not reckon upon a Linnets fightback.

After Lewis McKinney equalised with five minutes to go, it momentarily looked as though Michael Ellison’s side had spurned their chance of victory when Louis Corrigan’s injury-time penalty was saved.

However, Corrigan slammed home the rebound to ensure Linnets were left celebrating.

Both teams were preferring attack to defence, with both goalkeepers earning their keep in the first half.

It took until the second half for the deadlock to be broken, however, and it was the visitors who made the breakthrough.

Trafford centre-half and captain Sam Egerton was left unmarked from a corner and he gleefully powered home a header.

Just as it looked like time was going to run out for Linnets, though, McKinney did well to turn inside the area and lash the ball into the left corner.

Then, the game took one final, dramatic twist.

A melee inside the area saw Connor McCarthy go down under the challenge of Joel Amado and the referee pointed to the spot.

Trafford’s protestations were long and vigorous and they cost striker Lewis Walters a straight red card, but Corrigan had to remain cool in the wait to take his spot kick.

Keeper Matt Cooper guessed right to keep out his initial effort, but the rebound fell kindly for Corrigan to smash in the winner.