An 85th-minute John Lund strike not only gave RYCOB a 3-2 victory over Foxdale on Tuesday, but it also put the Union Mills’ title-winning Champagne on ice.

From the offset, Youthie looked more purposeful in possession and went close when Daniel Callow fired a low shot narrowly wide.

Just before half-time, northern goalkeeper Nick White pulled off a superb save to deny Jack Smith from a well-taken free-kick as the first half finished goal-less.

It was during the second half that the real drama unfolded. On 49 minutes, Dale prized the door open when Andrew Berry’s throw-in was launched into the mixer and a defensive looping header dropped to Smith who smashed a low shot through a forest of players and into the net.

Six minutes later, the Miners doubled the lead when Ricky Newsham’s corner eluded everyone except for Berry at the far post who converted home a low shot.

The biggest cheer came from the travelling Union Mills contingent knowing even a draw would suffice for them to clinch the title.

But Youthie launched their comeback after 65 minutes when Jason Craine’s cross from the right picked out Tony Corlett who headed his effort into the top right to make it 2-1.

Less than two minutes later, they levelled the scores with a goal of the highest class. Steven Grose’s cross-field pass found Corlett who smashed an unstoppable first-time volley into the bottom left corner.

With drama at both ends of the pitch, it was RYCOB that found a winner in the closing stages.

Nick Hurt instigated a move following some short passes on the edge of the hosts’ penalty area and Lund smashed home his effort before running up to the Millers’ supporters gathered under one of the shelters, sliding on the grass and celebrating the winning goal.