BOWERS & Pitsea made it three Isthmian Premier League wins on the spin as they came from behind to seal a 3-1 victory over table-topping Folkestone Invicta.

Scott Heard gave the visitors the lead against the run of play at the Len Salmon Stadium.

But Rob Small’s Bowers triumphed thanks to captain Lewis Manor claiming a brace of goals and Ben Sartain adding a late third.

Despite dominating possession in the opening five minutes, Bowers fell behind early on.

Callum Leahy failed to deal with a looping pass and was dispossessed. Heard was then found in acres of space and the midfielder lashed beyond home goalkeeper Callum Chafer.

Bowers responded with a Manor header being cleared off the goal-line before Brad Warner nodded two Jamie Dicks crosses over the crossbar in quick succession.

And Bowers grabbed a deserved leveller with 24 minutes on the clock.

Warner worked himself a yard of space and struck the crossbar with a ferocious strike, but Manor was on hand to nod the rebound home.

Folkestone came within inches of restoring their lead when Ade Osifuwa’s attempted clearance inadvertently fell kindly for Ronnie Dolan and the midfielder curled wide.

Jerson dos Santos then fired wide as he turned beyond Tom Hine before the break, while Chafer made an impressive fingertip save to turn half-time substitute Samuel Hasler’s long range drive over the crossbar.

Folkestone’s former Canvey Island goalkeeper Henry Newcombe was then forced into action as he kept Dicks at bay after the midfielder had been found by Ben Sartain.

Heard, who had given the visitors a fifth minute lead earlier in the contest, was denied a brace of goals when Chafer made another fine stop leaping to his right.

Sartain then went in search of a place on the scoresheet but fired over the crossbar.

However, Bowers took a deserved lead after 73 minutes as Manor diverted Sartain’s dangerous free-kick into the back of the net.

Folkestone aimed to manufacture a quick response, but Ira Jackson fired high and wide of the target.

And Bowers were able to seal a fully deserved three points thanks to Sartain netting in the dying moments at the Len Salmon Stadium.