THE Blues showed once again that they can match the better teams in the league.
Indeed, Winsford dominated the second half and were let down by poor finishing.
Great Harwood tore into United and took the lead in the third minute.
Winsford couldn't get the ball clear and Brian Fogarty scored with a low shot.
The Blues recovered and their best chance came when Neil Harrison's cross was headed goalwards by Chris Melia, but goalkeeper Bobby Harris managed to turn it on to the post.
On 19 minutes, United drew level. Chris Hutchinson's cross from the right was headed back across goal by Harrison and Quinn met it with a waist-high volley.
The Blues suffered a blow on the stroke of half-time when Wilkinson went down with a serious injury.
The second half was all Winsford and with defender Danny Frost replacing Wilkinson, Stuart Wellstead was given a front role. He immediately made his presence felt with a shot that skimmed just wide of a post. There was a golden chance for Winsford to take the lead when a cross from the right was put over the bar by Frost from only five yards.
Melia and Wellstead went close to clinching it but, on 82 minutes, a foul on Harrison saw a melee involving several players and Jamie Williams was shown the red card along with James Dean from the visitors.
Blues might have thrown it away when Neil Zarac raced clear in the dying seconds, but Barry Crellin produced a fine save. UNITED: Crellin, Wilkinson (Frost 45), Well-stead, Chambers, Turner, Hutchinson (Boldsworth 66), Williams, Quinn. Att: 74 Star Man: Mark Quinn, great goal Next Best: Neil Harrison Team Rating: 3 Match Rating: 3