A STUNNING solo strike from Steve McDonald in injury time saw Clitheroe gain a deserved share of the points in an entertaining encounter.

Having trailed twice, the Blues showed great battling qualities, as well as a touch of class when it mattered in front of goal.

Clitheroe made a strong start and forced a succession of corners in the opening few minutes but were unable to take advantage.

This was in stark contrast to their hosts, who were a constant threat from set plays. On 33 minutes, Woodley captain Mickey Ryan opened the scoring after Clitheroe failed to clear a free kick.

However, a well-worked free kick for the Blues levelled the scores on the stroke of half-time.

Gavin Cooper reacted quickly to release Adam Gardner and Neil Spencer headed his accurate cross home at the far post.

Despite starting to dominate in the second half, Clitheroe were again caught out by a set piece.

Steve McDonald, Neil Reynolds and Spencer all went close before Woodley scored again on 82 minutes.

Clitheroe failed to clear a corner and Ryan ran unchallenged through the penalty area to fire home.

With time running out, McDonald picked the ball up on the halfway line, ran down the right and beat two defenders before cutting inside and hitting a 25-yard shot over a stranded goalkeeper.