THACKLEY have blown early leads in defeats to Bridlington Town and Maltby Main over the last fortnight.

But last night, the boot was on the other foot, as they came from behind late on to secure a fine 2-1 home win over previously unbeaten Hemsworth Miners Welfare in the Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

It was a quiet start to the first half, though Thackley's new signing Chris Lever felt he'd scored after 26 minutes, claiming the Miners stopper had made a save from his near post shot behind the line.

The referee and linesman disagreed and it was the visitors who took the lead on 38 minutes. Thackley failed to properly clear a free-kick, and Hemsworth's player-manager Luke Danville headed home.

Lewis Waddington missed a few good chances for the Dennyboys either side of the break, while new boy Will Alderton fired just wide from the edge of the box on the hour mark.

With 14 minutes to go, Thackley finally equalised. Ben Grech-Brooksbank fed the ball out wide to Jack Normanton, and he drove into the box and squared for Waddington to make it 1-1.

Alderton forced a great save out of the Hemsworth keeper moments later, but it didn't matter in the end, as the Dennyboys won the game with five minutes to go.

Lever played the ball out wide to Normanton, who whipped in a devilish cross for substitute James Rothel to head home at the back post.

With three minutes left, Thackley survived a real scare when Hemsworth broke their offside trap and had a shot which squirmed right across the face of goal.

But in the end, the Dennyboys held out, picking up their first win of the season in the process. They now sit 14th, with four points from four games.