GLENN RULE scored deep into injury to extend Vauxhall Motors’ winning streak into double figures as the side claimed their tenth straight victory.

But the Motormen were made to work for it as two key decisions went against Wythenshawe Amateurs after they took a surprise lead against their in-form visitors midway through the first half.

The home side went ahead when winger Ryan Briddy cut inside from the right-hand side to square the ball across goal for Dan Egan to fire home a first-time effort from ten yards out.

But their lead was short-lived as Vauxhall Motors found an equaliser ten minutes before the break when Michael Burkey found enough space just inside the area to curl an effort beyond Kyle Haslam in the home goal.

In a dramatic end to the first half, the referee waved away Wythenshawe’s strong appeals for a penalty meaning the sides went into the interval level at 1-1.

Another decision went against the home team soon after the restart when Wythenshawe were preparing to celebrate a second goal only to see the linesman’s flag raised and the goal ruled out for offside.

Vauxhall improved after those warning signs, though, as they began increasing the pressure on the hosts in their own half.

A number of set pieces came to nothing for the visitors in the remaining minutes, but just as it seemed as though they’d have to settle for a point, Glenn Rule found himself in the right place at the right time to poke home a winner.

With seconds to go in the fourth minute of injury time, Vauxhall skipper Tom Mitchell headed a corner back across goal for Rule to turn home from close range and snatch all three points for his side.

Following their tenth successive victory, and their 16th success in their last 17 games dating back to last season, Vauxhall Motors now find themselves just seven points behind league leaders FC Oswestry Town with five games in hand.

Vauxhall now turn their attentions to Tuesday’s trip to Manchester to face Wythenshawe Town before travelling to Derbyshire on Saturday to take on New Mills.