THORNBURY Town recorded just their second away win of the season thanks to a stunning 2-1 victory at Sixways against play-off chasing Worcester Raiders in the Hellenic Premier.

Bailey Fuller had given the hosts the lead in just the 10th minute of the game but goals from Luke Franklin and Harry Brock gave Thornbury a vital victory in their bid to avoid relegation from Step 5.

Raiders goalkeeper Kieron Blackburn was the first to be tested early on, saving from Franklin's free-kick attempt.

At the other end, a first Raiders attack saw Fuller race clear down the right-hand side of the Thornbury box to break the deadlock and hand the home side an early advantage.

But back came Thornbury and an excellent forward move saw Jim Brock's lifted pass sit up nicely for the on-rushing Franklin, who touched the ball past Blackburn to draw the two teams level.

Thorns almost went in front when Harry Brock's burst down the right saw him slam a shot against the post but he was celebrating minutes later when another positive run forward into the box saw him fire Thornbury ahead.

Raiders had the opportunity to draw level shortly before the break but goalkeeper Adam Clark made a stunning save to keep out Jordan Murphy's sweetly struck free kick.

A stop-start second half saw little in the way of clear chances for both sides.

The best came the way of Thornbury when a cross from the right was headed towards goal by youngster Joe McLaughlin, but what looked destined to be a goal was denied by Blackburn's superb reactive stop.

Raiders attacks in search of a leveller failed to find the target with Murphy and Fuller both unable to test Clark.

With time running out, the hosts were reduced to ten men when striker Shay Willock was red carded for an off the ball incident.

And matters got worse for the home team when Dean Waldron's tackle on Jim Brock saw him dismissed for a second yellow card as Thornbury held on to bag all three points.