Fight­back earns vic­tory

West Lothian Courier - - Sports - Dun­bar United ........ 3 Fauld­house Utd ...... 4

Fauld­house United kept their grip on a Pre­mier League pro­mo­tion place with a thrilling come from be­hind win away at Dun­bar United.

The visitors had the bet­ter of the early stages and could al­ready have been in front when Jamie McLeod turned home a Sammy Wat­son cross in the sixth minute.

Dean Cur­rie had ear­lier seen his header cleared off the line as the Hoose showed they meant busi­ness.

Matthew Ben­nett tapped the ball into the empty net on 19 min­utes af­ter Dun­bar goalie John Johnstone saw his at­tempted clear­ance blocked.

At that point it ap­peared to be an easy three points for the visitors but Dun­bar upped their game and were able to re­duce the gap on 26 min­utes as Chris King slot­ted home from the spot.

The goal had been com­ing as JC Hutchi­son in the Fauld­house goal had pro­duced a cou­ple of smart saves.

He was called into ac­tion on a reg­u­lar ba­sis for the rest of the match and his ef­forts en­sured the Hoose were in a po­si­tion to seal their late vic­tory.

De­spite a fine dis­play, he could do noth­ing about Dean Bal­lan­tyne’s lev­eller just be­fore the break while Dar­ren Han­dling’s pow­er­ful header gave the hosts the lead early in the sec­ond half.

Their lead would only last seven min­utes as Jon Con­nolly’s men drew level through David Dunn be­fore Kevin Mo­tion was dis­missed for the Seasiders.

That gave Fauld­house all of the mo­men­tum head­ing into the fi­nal stages and they made it count as Dean Ar­rol stroked home a dra­matic win­ner in in­jury-time.

Lead­ing the way Hoose boss Jon Con­nolly

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