ISAAC Cooper scored a late winner at Abbey Hulton United to secure their place in the next round of qualifying in the FA Vase.

Agter a goalless first-half, Jordan Stoddart put the visitors into the lead but the hosts drew themselves level mid-way through the second half. 

With the game heading towards the 90-minute mark, Cooper was on hand to steer Raiders into the next round and ensure Karl Gormley's men warmed up for the mid-week derby with Worcester City with a win. 

Raiders are now back to winning ways after a difficult week in which they were knocked out of the FA Cup and drew 1-1 with Tuffley Rovers in the Hellenic League Premier on Tuesday night.  

Focus is now all on Wednesday night's match with City in the first ever competitive Worcester Derby.