Woodhouse United 3
Boundary Park 2
Rochdale Sunday League Division Two
WOODHOUSE gave manager Mathew Town the perfect birthday present with a victory which put them into fourth place in the league.
They leapfrogged their opponents although they have two games in hand over the home side.
The win was a great boost for Woodhouse as they build up for their league cup final on Easter Monday.
It did not start off well for them though as they conceded a goal to the well organised visitors, who had dominated the first 20 minutes.
But the home men fought back and the back in-form Joe Whitham was quick to latch on to a loose ball and put it away.
Left winger Terry Lowe then missed a golden opportunity to give the lead. But minutes later he made amends with a more difficult effort as he came across the box before firing home to give Woodhouse a 2 - 1 interval lead.
In the second half Whitham was on hand to fire in what turned out to be the winning goal.
Craig Vest was standing in for keeper Chris Halstead, who it is hoped will be fit for the final, but he had no chance with Park’s second goal, which set up a nerve-wracking last 10 minutes as Woodhouse held on.