LUKE Duffy's late winner allowed Warrington Town to pinch a dramatic victory over 10-man Hyde United.

Yellows had struggled to break down a resolute Tigers side after substitute Harry Benns had been dismissed for a second yellow card midway through the second half.

However, Duffy's hooked finish broke their resistance as the game entered injury time.

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Luke Duffy's injury-time effort drops into the Hyde net. Picture by Lewis Tate

Listen to Yellows boss Paul Carden's post-match reaction here

Check out sports reporter Matt Turner's verdict below

JUST as things were looking bleak, along came Luke Duffy.

Rising from the bench to do exactly what Paul Carden would have wanted him to do – make an impact. And what an impact it was.

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The Yellows players set off in celebration amid a sea of dejected Hyde defenders. Picture by Lewis Tate

Before his hooked injury-time finish nestled into the bottom corner of Hyde goalkeeper Joe Green’s net, it looked like a semi-familiar story for Town.

Much like their last home game against Whitby, they were struggling to break down organised opponents and as time went on, their search for a winner got more frantic.

This was all the more heightened by Harry Benns’ red card for the visitors, which put the onus on Town to push the pace.

If anything, they looked more likely to break the Tigers down when they had 11 men on the field as when Benns was dismissed, the visitors’ organisation stepped up a notch.

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Top scorer Jordan Buckley had a couple of sniffs of goal but was kept largely quiet by the Hyde defence. Picture by Lewis Tate

That said, Yellows made it a little easy for them as they tried to force things too much.

Having already dropped far too many home points already, more going by the wayside in this one would have irked Carden no end.

With that in mind, Duffy’s late, late intervention could prove crucial especially as Matlock Town and South Shields – the division’s top two sides who were threatening to break away – both dropped points.

Of course, it is far too early to start worrying about tables yet but nevertheless, it remains important to at least stay on the coattails of those above them while teams below are threatening to close the gap too.

Town’s unbeaten run now sits at seven matches in all competitions, and one gets the sense that momentum is starting to build.

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Sean Williams was once again a key player for Town. Picture by Lewis Tate