PRESTWICH FC kept up the pressure on the top two in Division One of the Lancashire Amateur League after twice coming from behind to win 3-2 at home to Bolton Wyresdale.

A first-half goal from Dave Thompson and two midway through the second period from substitute Aldair Victorano and full-back Andy Davies sealed a 12th win of the campaign.

With three matches to play, Prestwich have an outside chance of breaking into the promotion places.

But while they are only four points behind leaders Oldham Hulmeians and one behind second-placed Blackrod Town, the two front-runners have four and three games in hand, respectively.

Mike Kosub’s men cannot do much more to stake a claim for promotion after extending their unbeaten league run to 12 matches.

They are struggling for bodies, however, with a number of the squad hanging up their boots for the season to play for the club’s cricket team.

Chief among the absentees is keeper Mike Hudson, who was replaced by understudy Carl Stabler. Stabler endured a few nervy moments but the team was boosted by the return of Darren Buckley and Conor Hart from injury.

Wyresdale went ahead on the half hour after Prestwich struggled to clear a corner and while Thompson prodded home a miscued Chris Hopkins shot the visitors went back in front before the break.

But Prestwich equalised on 62 minutes following a neat turn and shot from Victorano and Davies followed up a Buckley effort to head home the rebound 10 minutes later.