A LAST-minute goal at Colwyn Bay gave Atherton Collieries a first league win in 10 matches.

A late flourish saw Michael Clegg's men score two goals in the last 11 minutes from Iain Howard and Ben Hardcastle to secure their first ever Evo-Stik League Division One North double.

The black and white stripes climbed a place to fourth bottom of the table after coming from behind in their first league game in Wales since April 1982.

New signings Vinny Bailey and Jack Kenny started with Danny Lafferty returning to the line-up.

The hosts took the lead in the 13th minute when Lafferty was adjudged to have deflected a shot wide with his hand and Astley Mulholland sent Greg Hartley the wrong way for his 13th league goal of the campaign.

Colls responded well and Kenny powerfully headed a teasing centre narrowly over.

Minutes later Kenny was stretchered off when he collided with a metal pole supporting the netting behind the goal and was left with a deep gash on his leg which required hospital treatment.

The Seagulls continued to dominate and Hartley made a smart save from a Las Mendes point-blank header.

Colwyn Bay were wasteful in front of goal and Colls had a similar trait when in possession.

The overworked Colls defence produced a determined performance and Hartley exuded confidence in goal.

The midfield and attack started to tick and with 11 minutes left Colls equalised.

A corner was only partially cleared to Hardcastle who drove the ball back into the crowded penalty box where Howard was on hand to poke home from a yard out.

Colwyn Bay, with play-off hopes still burning, saw another good chance go begging when an unmarked Elliott Rokka nodded wide from six yards out before Hartley brilliantly pushed away a Danny Andrews goalbound header.

A moment of brilliance won the game when Hardcastle took possession and rode a couple of tackles before smashing an unstoppable 25-yard rocket into the roof of the net.

Colls take their four-game unbeaten run into Saturday's home game against Mossley before hosting Bamber Bridge in the Integro League Challenge Cup two days later.