Chance of a point squan­dered by Town

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - SPORT -

ASH­FORD Town squan­dered what looked a likely point at Home­lands on Tues­day night con­ced­ing a late win­ner to old ri­vals Hast­ings.

The win took Hast­ings to the top of the di­vi­sion but Town will be dis­ap­pointed they did not hold on af­ter get­ting back to 2-2 and the vis­i­tors re­duced to 10 men af­ter cap­tain Sean Ray was sent off 10 min­utes into the sec­ond half.

Town made a great start with an opportunist goal from Walid Matata af­ter just 14 min­utes..

Sheer per­se­ver­ance forced a mis­take by goal­keeper Lee Wor­gan and it broke kindly for the lively front man to tap home.

Seven min­utes later Hast­ings were back on terms Ade Olorunda show­ing a ter­rific first touch to ri­fle home the equaliser and the vis­i­tors led on the stroke of half-time.

Lee Carey’s cor­ner cross was headed home through a crowded area by Tim Olorunda.

The vis­i­tors looked to be on top but were rocked when Ray picked up two yel­low cards in as many min­utes.

And the Hast­ings sup­port went quiet as Town got back to 2-2 on 62 min­utes when Kevin Lott’s cor­ner cross flashed right across the box to reach Marc Cum­ber­batch to equalise from two yards.

But a fan­tas­tic turn and shot from 20 yards by Sam Adams won it for Hast­ings 10 min­utes from the end. Ash­ford Town: Whin­cup, Adling­ton (All­man 45), McGowan, Glover, Cum­ber­batch, Hitch­ings, Lott (Eal­ham 77), Ka­mara, Matata, Ross (Jar­rett-El­liott 60). Man of the match: Si­mon Glover At­ten­dance: 294

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