RYAN Ellison was the late hero as Ramsbottom United snatched victory with a last-minute winner as they beat Kendal 1-0 at home.

Tuesday night’s action started for the visitors in the opening three minutes when Mark Buchan’s shot hit the bar, before being claimed by Sam Ashton

Jamie Rother had the best chance of the half for the Rams just after the 15- minute mark when he blasted over from close range.

Kendal’s best chance of the half came when Scott Harries’ cross flashed across goal, with no Kendal player able to get on the end of it.

Rammy had the ball in the net on 37 minutes from a corner but it was chalked off for a foul on a Kendal defender.

Kendal tested keeper Ashton again early in the second half but he was equal to a shot from Martin Grundy.

Nine minutes into the second half, the hosts claimed for a penalty when Nathan Brown was downed in the box, but their appeals were waved away by referee Conor Brown.

And their frustration continued as, three minutes later, Jerome Wright had the best chance of the half, a close-range shot that was blocked by the keeper.

Brown tried his luck from 20 yards on 70 minutes but his shot flashed wide of the goal.

As the game headed towards added time, it was looking like the sides would collect a point each from a goalless draw.

But Kendal defender Ben Thomas made a poor attempt at a clearance, deflecting the ball out for a corner.

Wright took it and Ellison produced a fine finish into the top right-hand corner from 10 yards to give his side the win.

Rammy visit Leek Town this Saturday, 3pm kick off.