KENNY Taylor was the hero as Colne snatched all three points in the Pendle Clasico against rivals Nelson.

Steve Cunningham’s side came from behind to secure victory at the XLCR Stadium, and in the process moved above Nelson in the North West Counties League Premier Division.

Kevin Leadbetter lashed the visitors into a 68th-minute lead when he found the bottom corner of the net from 20 yards.

But the advantage for Mark Fell’s side lasted just seven minutes, with Spencer Jordan brought down in the area for Colne, and Danny Boyle converting the penalty.

It looked like the spoils were going to be shared in front of a crowd of 415, but in the final minute of injury time Taylor raced clear of the Nelson defence and his finish found the roof of the net.

“It was an emotional roller-coaster for 95 minutes,” said Cunningham.

“I’m over the moon, that’s one of our toughest games of the season, every team in the world has a local game that means a lot to them.

“When they scored I didn’t panic, I never thought we’d lose the game.

“It’s the best we’ve played in a while in terms of tempo, the lads have gone out and rolled their sleeves up and played with pride.

“Every time Kenny goes on he is immense. He’s so calm and collected, he’s won us some valuable points.”

Colne look to maintain the league’s only unbeaten record when they host AFC Liverpool tomorrow, while Nelson travel to Cammell Laird 1907.

Premier Division leaders Barnold-swick Town host Runcorn Town.