DROITWICH Spa withstood a late push from fellow play-off hopefuls Cradley Town to hold on for a 3-2 victory in the Midland Football League Division One. 

Cory Rudd's opener was cancelled out by an own-goal in the opening 23 minutes, but Connor Collins' penalty and James Lemon's cool finish put the visitors 3-1 up heading into the final 10 minutes.

But it was a nervous one for those involved with Droitwich as Umaru Saho burst through the Spa defence to fire home with three minutes of normal time to play.

Replacement Archie Woodall was then sin-binned as the game entered stoppage time, leaving the away side down to 10 for what was left of the match.

Cradley pushed for a dramatic late equaliser but Droitwich held on for the three points to keep them safely in the play-off place in the MFL Division One table.

Having come so close to a massive win at third-place Ingles on Tuesday night, the 2-2 draw had meant that Cradley, sixth, closed the gap to Droitwich just outside the play-offs closed the gap, so Saturday's win was imperative. 

They return to action tomorrow evening when they host Allscot Heath, 7.45 pm kick-off.