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A goal­keep­ing gaffe by Rochester’s Joe Ha­gan gifted Ash­ford United an 89th-minute win­ner to pre­serve their 100% start to the South­ern Coun­ties East League sea­son at Rede Court Road on Tues­day, writes An­drew Gi­d­ley. The game look des­tined for a draw, when Lee Win­field swung in a cross which Ha­gan looked to have it cov­ered, only to al­low the ball to slip un­der him into the net. The goal was a sec­ond blow for the home side, fol­low­ing the 49th minute dis­missal of cen­tral de­fender Tom Carr. He was shown a straight red for kick­ing out at an op­po­nent, an in­ci­dent not seen by many spec­ta­tors. Sub­sti­tute Tom Scorer put Ash­ford ahead six min­utes later. He shrugged off sev­eral chal­lenges, be­fore cut­ting in­side and fir­ing past Ha­gan. The lead lasted only six min­utes, the visi­tors fail­ing to deal with a free­kick, al­low­ing Ricky Gundry to pounce. Scorer hit the bar soon af­ter and Kieran Byrne and James Everitt then had ef­forts blocked be­fore Ha­gan pushed away an­other ef­fort. Andy Irvine re­placed Everitt but only lasted three min­utes, suf­fer­ing a re­cur­rence of the ham­string in­jury.

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