Concord stun Eastleigh with dramatic late winner

Echo: Delighted Concord boss - Dan Cowley Delighted Concord boss - Dan Cowley

CONCORD came from behind to snatch all three points from title-chasing Eastleigh in the dying seconds.

The Beach Boys came into the match full of confidence having won three games on the bounce but found themselves pinned back by Eastleigh in the early stages.

It took a moment of brilliance from Sam Collins to break the deadlock before the break, taking a touch and bending the ball into the top corner from 25 yards.

The visitors, who had been unlucky to go into half-time behind, equalised minutes into the second half when Ben Wright smashed a shot past Concord ‘keeper Jamie Butler.

Concord were given a boost after Spitfires’ striker Reece Connolly was sent off for a foul on Concord skipper Steve King but the visitors turned the game on its head with only 15 minutes to go.

Ben Strevens profited from a defensive mix-up between Leon Gordon and Butler to prod home from home range.

However, the game wasn’t finished and two Concord substitutes had the final say.

First Tony Stokes headed home and in the dying embers Steve Cawley sent a looping header beyond the lunge of away stopper Ross Flitney.

 

See Monday’s Echo for full story and reaction.

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