Danny White scored directly from a corner to give Prestwich Heys an ultimately deserved 1-0 win over Congleton Town at Adie Moran Park on Tuesday night.

The victory rounded off a successful few days for Heys following Saturday’s stunning 4-3 win at Ashton Athletic, where Jack Coop scored all four goals.

On Tuesday, Matt Barnes’ side delivered arguably their most complete performance of the season to overcome the highflying ‘Bears’, who started the game third in the table.

Always a threat in attack and defensively resolute, this was Heys’ second win on the bounce and their fifth in the last seven games - a run which has moved them from the bottom of the table them up to 11th.

Both sides had chances in the first half but the best opportunity fell to the visitors just before the break when they were awarded a penalty - but Tom Pope skied his spot kick over the bar.

Heys were the better side in the second period and their persistence finally brought its rewards in the 83rd minute when Danny White whipped in a viciously inswinging corner that left Parton grasping at thin air as it hurtled into the far top corner.

There was still work for Heys to do as Congleton launched a late rally but as they had done all night, they stood firm to record arguably their most eye catching result of the campaign.

On Saturday, Coop scored four - including a dramatic last-gasp winner - as Heys fought back from 3-1 down to beat Ashton Athletic 4-3.

After a strong opening, Heys took the lead in the 13th minute when Coop jinked past the Ashton centre half and shot bottom right past keeper Martin Pearson.

The home side levelled in the 29th minute when Lewis Boyd converted a free kick from the edge of the box.

Heys responded immediately however as Coop scored his second.

The goal signalled an intense spell of Heys pressure with Brad Sixsmith going close before Coop completed his hat-trick with a sublime 30-yard finish on the stroke of half-time.

Ashton made a strong start to the second half and reduced the arrears in the 51st minute through Joshua Nicholson before Ethan Beckford burst through to level for the hosts in the 82nd minute.

Beckford went close again shortly after as Ashton threatened to take all three points but in the dying moments of the game Ryan Shenton broke down the right for Heys before squaring the ball for Coop to fire home the winner from the edge of the area.

Heys turn their attention to the FA Vase on Saturday when they host Northern Counties East First Division leaders Brigg Town in the 2nd Qualifying Round (3pm) before travelling to Padiham next Tuesday night in the League (7.45pm).