OTLEY secured three points with a late goal in a 2-1 win against relegation-threatened Salts made Otley on Saturday.

In the opening minutes Otley were in the ascendancy and made it count when Andy Howland played in Mark McGee with a lovely pass behind the home back four and the powerful striker made no mistake with an angled shot from close range.

This setback stung Salts and they should have equalised when, too easily, they broke through the Otley rearguard and could simply have walked the ball into the net. Instead their number 9 made extra unnecessary pass to a man in an offside position and the goal was chalked off.

Relieved, back came Otley with Richard Marshall striking the bar and then a peach of a goal by McGee, who was played in by Harry Hawkins. But the striker was ruled offside.

Howland almost stole in but had the ball taken off his toes from Jack Richmond’s great cross.

In the second half, Salts took the initiative and forced Otley into one error after another as they had trouble with their control and passing.

Howland had chance when he struggled to control Richmond’s miss-hit shot but the tide was turning in this match and Salts equalised on 60 minutes.

Just when it looked like the decisive second goal was beyond them, on 80 minutes Otley substitute Connor Wilson came up with the goods with a goal typical of him. His decisive shot into the corner of the net was an exceptional finish.

Salts fashioned one last chance with the last kick of the game but Otley hung on to secure three valuable points.

Full back Ben Driffield was Otley’s Man of the Match.

Town host both Featherstone Colliery on Saturday and Pool on Wednesday as they look to maintain their push for promotion.