Banbury United got back to winning ways with a 3-1 win at out-of-form Merthyr Town on Tuesday.
First half goals from Conor McDonagh and Luke Carnell and a Leam Howards strike four minutes from time brought United’s seven match winless streak to an end.
The Welsh hosts pulled a goal back on 82 minutes through Ryan Prosser – and the Martyrs had a goal disallowed for offside 60 seconds later.
But Howards finished off a fine Banbury counter attack moments later as Merthyr, now winless in six, threw bodies forward.
The win came after a run of four consecutive league draws, including a 2-2 tie at lowly St Ives Town on Saturday.
A McDonagh strike two minutes from time earned Banbury the point as they came from 2-0 down to snatch a point.
United fell behind within four minutes after goalie Jack Harding slipped when clearing the ball. Hurt and unable to get up, Rogan McGeorge fired the ball home from 30 yards into an empty net.
Harding carried on but was picking the ball out the net again on 25 minutes when Ollie Snaith headed home.
Jack Self fired a rebound into the net from six yards just before half time to get one back.
Banbury pushed in the second half and the point was rescued when McDonagh found the back of the net.
United (9th) welcome Royston Town (13th) on Saturday before playing away at Redditch United (10th) on Tuesday.