THE Blues continued their mini revival with a hard-earned point at current form team Oldham Town.
With a little more luck and better finishing they might have taken all the points, as it was they needed a 90th minute penalty to gain a draw.
Winsford continued where they left off at Chadderton on Tuesday night with fine flowing football in the first period of the match and they were close to taking a first-minute lead when a scramble in the box saw a desperate home defence clear the ball off the line.
The visitors continued to press and they were rewarded in the 20th minute when Neil Harrison's shot took a wicked deflection that saw the ball loop over Oldham goalkeeper Gareth Jones, and although the ball was cleared it was adjudged to have crossed the line.
Ian Givin had a great chance with just the goalkeeper to beat, but Jones blocked his shot.
The second half saw Winsford kicking up the slope and against the wind but they still managed to go close on 48 minutes when converted left back Stuart Well-stead crossed the ball but Quinn's flying header saw the ball go just wide of the far post.
Curley was now posing a serious threat and Oldham levelled in the 52nd minute when he was sent down the right. His pinpoint cross was swept home by Wesley Cathcart.
Seven minutes later the Blues went behind when a free-kick on the right was headed home by defender Richard Graham.
Winsford continued to press and looked to have drawn level when Ian Wilkinson's lob looked to be going over Jones but the keeper just managed to get his fingertips to it and turned it round the post. A minute later Chris Melia was seemingly fouled in the penalty area but the referee waved play on.
It looked as if Winsford were going home pointless but three minutes into injury time Givin, with his back to the goal, was pushed over by Ryan Hewitt.
It was a rush of blood that cost his team two points as Quinn coolly stepped up to convert his eighth penalty of the season. UNITED: Crellin, Wilkinson, Wellstead, Boldsworth, Turner, Hutchinson, Melia, Quinn, Givin, Whitehurst, Harrison (Winsor, 80) Attendance: 58 Star Man: Stuart Wellstead - Performed well at left back. Next Best: Mark Quinn.
Team Rating: 3 Match Rating: 3
Chadderton 1 Winsford United 2 WINSFORD United got back to winning ways with a fine team performance last Tuesday night.
Boss Dave Twite had laid down the law before kick-off following a poor run of results and made several changes to the starting XI. Steve Rowland returned while Ross Cable made his debut and Stuart Well-stead moved to left-back.
Rowland, working the right flank tirelessly made things happen for Winsford. He created the opening goal with a good run and cross for Givin, who controlled smartly and side-footed home.
The second half saw the same dominance from Winsford, with Quinn, Wilkinson and Hutchinson in charge.
It took only 10 minutes after the restart for the Blues to double their lead.
Rowland volleyed Harrison's cross against the bar and Well-stead smashed the rebound home.
Cable and Melia came on in the closing minutes for Rowland and Harrison, who were both outstanding down the flanks.
Chadderton got a consolation deep into stoppage time when a cross from the left was headed home at the far post by Rhodes - but it was a Blue Moon in Chad-derton and a welcome three points. UNITED: Crellin, Wilkinson, Wellstead, Chambers, Turner, Hutchinson, Rowland (Melia 89), Quinn, Givin (Cable 90), White-hurst, Harrison (Holden 85). Star Man: Ian Givin - made the crucial breakthrough.
Next Best: Steve Rowland. Team Rating: 4 Match Rating: 4 Attendance: 58