TO Winsford United, this is a triumph that feels precious.

They progressed in the FA Vase, collecting prize money as a reward, on Saturday after winning their first game of the season following extra-time.

That Blues came from behind to do so only made the taste of victory even sweeter.

Manager Lee Duckworth hopes it can be a catalyst for a campaign that has delivered less than performances have promised.

They survived an earlier scare when the player-boss produced a spectacular goal-line clearance after Joe Walton had pinched the ball from goalkeeper Jack Cookson.

At the other end, Peter Watling’s attempt was blocked by a defender.

Liversedge, still smarting from a humiliating FA Cup exit seven days earlier during which they conceded 10 times, took the lead on 27 minutes when Rhys Davies drilled high into the net after a scramble inside the penalty area.

Cookson was then fortunate to escape with a caution after he brought down Walton on the edge of the box.

Sam Howell and Perry Bircumshaw both tried their luck at the other end without testing custodian Harrison Davison-Hale, and their side trailed at the interval.

Watling again hesitated when he had a sight of goal early in the second-half, while Michael Koral, Ryan Hopper and Jason Fowles all spurned chances to level.

Blues scored the equaliser their dominance deserved with 10 minutes left when Koral lashed a loose ball into the net after Davison-Hale failed to hold on to Sam Marshall’s powerful shot.

The Liversedge number one redeemed himself though when he denied Watling a winner with time running out.

There was reason for Winsford to be relieved when Davies’ volley crashed against the crossbar at the start of the added half-hour.

Momentum swung back towards the home team again when Watling drilled in what proved to be a decisive goal.

Fowles’ next attempt was cleared off the line before Cookson dived low to stop Davies’ drive from a free-kick.

Blues | Cookson (GK), Fowles, Bircumshaw, Howell (Newman 73), Lee Duckworth, Foster, Koral, Hopper, Watling, Marshall (Woolley 116), Collins (Cook 35) Sub not used Fisher Goals Koral 80, Watling 104 Booked Cookson, Bircumshaw, Marshall

Liversedge | Davison-Hale (GK), Tarangadzo (Fogarty 50), Brook, Kane (Windass 31), Jackson, Gibson, Bates (Bradley Davies 92), Hamilton (King 60), Walton, Rhys Davies, Lumb Sub not used Lawrence Goal Davies 27 Booked Davies, King, Windass

Referee Liam Corrigan (Liverpool)

Attendance 92

Additional reporting by Bob Astles