Medlock strikes late to deny leaders Leatherhead

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Billy Medlock inspired a stunning comeback against promotion-chasing Leatherhead Town at the Saffrons on Wednesday night.

Two goals in the final minute kept manager Tony Reid’s unbeaten record in tact, although they didn’t get off to the best start.

The bells of the Eastbourne Clock Tower, were still ringing in the ear as Leatherhead took the lead through Kevin Terry after just 30-seconds .

It was one-way traffic as Town struggled with the visitors long-ball tactics and Tom Bradbrook nodded in at the far-post shortly afterwards to double the lead.

Other teams might have let their heads go down, but Town stuck to their guns , kept the ball down, and continued to assert themselves on the game.

They dominated the second-half but few chances were created, that was until the final minute.

Medlock jinked his way through the midfield and found Nathan Daly with a superb cross-field ball. He swung in a cross and Mensah leapt to head in to the far corner, a deserved goal for the impressive striker.

Town seized possession from the restart, Luke Martin produced another pin-point cross and Medlock volleyed in from close-range, sending the Saffrons into raptures. Much to the delight of assistant manager Sammy Donnelly.

“ I’m delighted, the spirit of the lads got us through the game. They deserve a lot of credit.”

Town: Nessling, Daly, Sutton, Pollard, Mbaye, Ibrahim (Vaughan), Medlock, Davidson, Battie(Greenfield), Mensah, Watson (Martin) A

Att: 212, Ref: M Desborough