Ossett United 2

Kendal Town 3

EMIL Jaaskelainen scored a stunning stoppage time winner as Kendal Town secured a dramatic 3-2 victory at BetVictor League relegation rivals Ossett United.

Jaaskelainen's incredible strike, which left home shot stopper Jacob Chapman stranded, completed a memorable but deserved victory for Steve Edmondson's men who climbed to 16th place in the table.

And it completed a remarkable comeback for the Mintcakes who, after leading at the break, had fallen 2-1 down.

But with time running out, Michael Hodgson prodded home from close range before loan man Jaaskelainen's long range strike clinched three priceless points for the visitors.

But in truth, it was no more than Town deserved after a fine display which offers plenty of optimism for the remainder of the campaign.

Kendal made a positive start and missed an early opportunity when debutant Chris Wraighte fired the ball into the side netting.

But Ossett created chances of their own most notably through Tom Clare who forced a good save from visiting shot stopper Morgan Bacon.

Kendal began to assert their authority and though Joseph Dickson’s goalbound effort was spectacularly saved by Chapman, they were not to be denied and went ahead two minutes before the break when Dickson’s effort was parried by Chapman into the path of Kieran Maguire who prodded home from close range.

Ossett were far from finished and after a spell of pressure, they equalised 15 minutes into the second half courtesy of Nick Guest's close range strike.

Buoyed by the equaliser, the home side continued to press and eight minutes later they went ahead following a good finish by Tom Greaves, who latched onto a mis-hit clearance and expertly lobbed the ball over Bacon.

But Kendal were determined to take something from the game and piled on the pressure.

Dickson should have equalised when he rounded the keeper only for the Ossett defence to clear, but the pressure finally told on 89 minutes when after a goalmouth scramble Hodgson knocked home the loose ball.

And Jaaskelainen sealed the win deep into stoppage time to spark wild celebrations among the visiting contingent.