BARNOLDSWICK Town drew 3-3 at home to Lower Breck on Saturday, in a remarkable rollercoaster North West Counties Football League Premier Division clash.

Two goals down after half-an-hour, Barlick hit back to take a 3-2 lead with just under 15 minutes to go, only for the visitors to snatch a last-gasp equaliser.

Breck went in front through Thomas McNamara after only seven minutes.

The home defence was wide open at the back and though Harry Moss made a good initial save, he could not prevent McNamara from finding the net with the rebound.

Barnoldswick captain Andrew Hill tried to drive his side on, creating some good chances after that, but instead McNamara doubled Breck’s lead on 28 minutes.

A slightly fortunate breakaway put the away side in and McNamara made no mistake with his finish, despite Moss’ best efforts.

A good run and finish from Jack Foster saw Barlick halve the deficit almost immediately, and the same player struck a shot just wide on the stroke of half-time after a fine team move.

Ben Ashton’s header early in the second half was goalbound, but Breck keeper Theo Roberts made a brilliant stop.

Roberts was powerless to prevent Barnoldswick’s equaliser on 56 minutes, George Chmiel bundling home Hill’s ball across.

Foster rounded the keeper midway through the second half, only for an untimely bobble to cause him to shoot wide.

He struck another effort just off-target moments later, after a fine burst forward from Bradley Ditch.

Roberts made a good save to keep out a Hill free-kick soon after, before Brandon Barski’s deflected effort went out for a corner.

Luke Stowe set up Foster on 77 minutes, who turned and fired the ball home to put Barnoldswick in front.

But after all that dominance, the home side switched off at the death, allowing Adam Pepper to equalise a minute into injury-time.

Breck almost snatched the game moments later, only for Barski’s brilliant block to ensure the spoils were shared.

Barlick are eighth in the table after that result, and host struggling AFC Liverpool in their next league game this Saturday.

Before that, they entertain Yorkshire Amateur in the West Riding County Cup first round tomorrow night.