Full-time - Dabbers Manager Dave Cooke and Ben Harrison celebrate victory over Buxton

Nantwich Town hit two late goals to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat at home to Buxton.

The Dabbers bagged a leveller on 86 minutes and then won all three points with a winner two minutes from time.

Dave Cooke’s side had trailed as early as the sixth minute.

They failed to clear a corner and the ball was slammed in from close range by James Hurst to give the away supporters an early lift.

Nantwich keeper Greg Hall was called on a couple of times as Buxton pressed, but the hosts also had chances before the break.

Prince Haywood went close, Callum Saunders dragged a shot wide and James Lawrie shot straight at the keeper in a promising position.

After the break, Nantwich stepped up a gear and dominated in their search for a leveller.

Luke Walsh’s effort was well saved, Heath blasted a good chance over the bar and Joel Stair’s header sailed over as chances came and went.

Second-half - first Nantwich goal - penalty - James Lawrie converts from the spot (1)

But they finally made the breakthrough when Nantwich were awarded a penalty in the 86th minute.

Lawrie stayed cool to slot the ball home from the spot to make it 1-1.

Nantwich piled forward again looking for the winner, and it would come just 120 seconds later.

A fine cross was whipped in to the box from out wide and Joel Stair rose above the defence to flick it powerfully past the keeper for 2-1.

The victory sees Nantwich in third place in Northern Premier League with seven points from their first three matches.

The Dabbers return to FA Cup action this weekend when they welcome Barwell to the Weaver stadium in the Second Qualifying Round.

(Images courtesy of Jonathan White)

Second-half - first Nantwich goal - penalty - James Lawrie celebrates (1)

Joel Stair rises to head in the winner against Buxton

Joel Stair rises to head in the winner against Buxton

Second-half - Matthew Devine on the attack (1)

First-half - tackle on Callum Saunders - no penalty given (1)

First-half – tackle on Callum Saunders

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