NEILSTON Wasps battled from two goals down to overcome plucky Stamperland.

The Wasps had expected to swat aside the visitors, having beaten them 11-1 at the start of the month, but were made to work for the 5-3 victory.

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A Harvey Paxton strike cancelled out Stamperland’s early opener, only for the Wasps to find themselves 3-1 down against the run of play.

The youngsters dug in and were rewarded when Luca Hearton picked up Dylan Craig’s pass to reduce the deficit, before Craig netted himself to send the sides in level at the break.

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The Wasps laid siege to the visitors’ goal in the second half and took the lead for the first time when Hearton’s cross was forced home.

Sam Dock then jinked his way into the box and slotted past the keeper to seal the win.