FC United of Manchester earned their third win of the season on Sunday by beating sixth-placed Tamworth 3-1 in front of a crowd of 1,770 at Broadhurst Park.
The hosts needed a win and they started in positive mood. Zac Corbett went close with a long-range effort and then on 18 minutes they went ahead.
A cross from Joel Senior was headed past Lambs` keeper Shaun Rowley by Jason Gilchrist.
Five minutes before the break, FC United `keeper Lloyd Allinson was forced to punch off the line from Aman Verma.
But the home side deserved their interval lead.
However, 7 minutes into the second half, Tamworth pulled back on level terms when a well-worked free-kick was converted by Connor Taylor.
FC United almost restored their lead on 63 minutes when a good turn and shot from Gilchrist was well saved by Rowley.
But 2 minutes later, Gilchrist wasn`t to be denied as he made it 2-1 with a cross-cum-shot that deceived Rowley.
The temperature on the pitch began to heat up and the referee was busy with five bookings in quick succession.
The hosts` Senior then hit a post with a free-kick and then 3 minutes from time, the Reds were awarded a penalty when Rowley made a hash of a clearance and kicked Steve Irwin instead of the ball and Irwin made him pay from the spot to confirm victory.
That's the way to do it!
Great finish for the penalty, we've played well this game! 3 – 1 to @FCUnitedMcr
Main stand and SMRE loving it! pic.twitter.com/u1UbmCkLj9
— Greg Broadhurst (@GregBroadhurst) September 24, 2017