STYAL survived an early onslaught and Pilks missed chances to go ahead until in the 24th minute when Taylor’s power shot rocketed past the keeper.

Styal had not managed a shot on goal and with ten minutes left in the half they survived another penalty claim.

This time the referee blew for the penalty after Taylor was taken down but then bizarrely changed his mind a few seconds later!

With a few minutes of the half left Styal were let back in the game when a clearance bounced down to the forward who equalised.

The story of the second half was that Pilks continued to enjoy a lot of possession but were unable to find the cutting edge.

It was going to take mistakes from Pilks to let Styal in and they certainly obliged. On 68 minutes a poor back pass from Boylan allowed Styal in to take the lead.

Pilks pressed to find an equaliser and got their reward in the 89th minute when Sephton tapped the ball into an empty net.

As the game went into injury time disaster struck with the last kick. Young keeper Finney’s clearance from the edge of the box went straight to a Styal player who dispatched a looping ball over his head for the winner.