WINSFORD Saxons were defeated 3-2 at home by newly crowned Chester and Wirral League Championship B title winners Black Horse, who scored a late winner.

Goals from Steven Hughes and Jaymie Roberts, from the penalty spot, pegged back Horse's first-half leads.

"We can be proud of our performance and the questions we asked of our runaway league leaders," said Saxons manager Gary Lee Jamieson, whose side complete their season today against Orange Athletic.

"We kept at them, with a real desire to end the season on a high. Just tired legs and a touch more composure we probably would have put the game to bed."

"But, football always shows us that all it takes is one chance, and Black Horse took their chance at the death to snatch a late win.

"Our performance deserved a hell of a lot more, but it shows we need to keep going until that final whistle blows."

Saxons did better than on their last meeting with the champions.

"We were much improved from our last encounter against them, and we immediately got a foothold of the game, testing their backbone and goalkeeper more times in those opening minutes than we did in the entire game a month ago," said Jamieson.

Black Horse took the lead however from a dubious penalty.

"That didn't knock our resilience and we immediately hit back, Steven Hughes making his first start all season finished off a well worked team goal," said Jamieson.

Black horse scored again through a well worked free kick.

When the ever impressive Steven Hughes was fouled by the Horse goalkeeper, Jaymie Roberts dispatched the equalising penalty goal.