A STUNNING goal by Jack Dorney two minutes into stoppage time earned Trafford a 1-0 win against a hard-working and well organised Ossett Albion outfit at the First Point Shawe View Stadium on Saturday.

There were few clear-cut chances in a disappointing first half of the Evo-Stik North encounter with Trafford’s Michael Monaghan firing over in the 15th minute and Declan Rydings glancing a shot into the side-netting shortly afterwards.

Keil O’Brien superbly cut out a low cross by Ossett danger man Aidan Chippendale and ex-Trafford left winger Scott Metcalfe saw his angled drive deflected just wide of the upright.

And it was Metcalfe who came closest to breaking the deadlock on the stroke of half time when his wickedly curling free kick from the right was parried by Grant Shenton and his defence scrambled the ball clear.

The visitors were on top at the start of the second half without threatening the home goal and Trafford manager Tom Baker introduced substitutes Andy Keogh and the returning James Dean in an attempt to gain a grip on the game.

Steve Mason headed a Dorney corner just wide of the far post, Josh Amis headed a Lee Neville cross high and wide and in the 75th minute a weak punch by Ossett keeper Brett Souter fell to Dean but he was slightly off balance and unable to get any power into his shot.

O’Brien then saw his header cleared off the line as Trafford turned the screw but with the seconds ticking away a draw seemed inevitable.

However, in the 92nd minute Neville launched a high ball to the edge of the Ossett penalty area, Dean neatly chested the ball down and Dorney arrived to curl a wonderful shot into the top corner from 20 yards.

Moments later the final whistle signalled a third successive 1-0 victory for the hosts who now sit in sixth place.

Baker’s side will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run to six games on Saturday when they travel to Glossop North End for a 3pm kick off.