Luke Nippard had a week to remember after playing his part in two crucial wins for National South promotion chasers Eastbourne Borough.
Nippard atoned for conceding a penalty against leaders Dorking Wanderers at Priory Lane on Tuesday by setting up Charley Kendall to win a spot-kick.
The Sports found themselves 2-0 behind after just 12 minutes against Wanderers with Alfie Rutherford and Darren Oldaker on target.
But Nippard started the comeback when his through ball found Kendall who was scythed down by Ed Harris, the striker drilling home the resultant penalty.
Second-half goals from Jaden Perez and Jake Elliott completed the turnaround for Eastbourne in front of a crowd of 1,027 in East Sussex.
Nippard made his 15th start as Eastbourne maintained their promotion challenge with a 3-2 win over Hungerford Town at Bulpit Lane on Saturday.
Charlie Walker’s goal after just 33 seconds was cancelled out when Duane Ofori-Acheampong and Ryan Seager netted within two minutes of each other.
However, Walker’s second and a goal from Greg Luer saw the Sports storm back to register a fourth successive league win with Nippard ever present in the run.
Christian Saydee came off the bench to make his 11th appearance for Burton Albion in their 2-0 defeat by Charlton Athletic at The Valley.
The Addicks led 2-0 thanks to first-half goals from Conor Washington and Corey Blackett-Taylor with Saydee replacing Joe Powell in the 65th minute.
Sam Sherring was an unused substitute as Cambridge United were beaten 1-0 by high-flying MK Dons at the Abbey Stadium with Warren O’Hora grabbing the only goal on the hour.
Zeno Ibsen Rossi looked on from the bench as Dundee went down 2-1 against title hopefuls Rangers at Dens Park on Sunday.
Christie Elliot’s opener for the Dark Blues was cancelled out by second-half goals from Aaron Ramsey and Connor Goldson.
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Ryan Glover went close to adding to his goal tally for Aldershot Town in their 3-0 defeat by King’s Lynn Town at the EBB Stadium.
Glover, who has netted twice for the Shots, was denied by some heroic defending after team-mates Colin Daniel and Harry Panayiotou had both seen efforts hit the crossbar.
The 21-year-old was in the thick of the action as Mark Molesley’s team created a series of presentable chances, only to be thwarted by the visitors.
Malachi Linton netted twice for the Linnets and also provided the assist for Gold Omotayo to complete the scoring in the final minute.
Glover, who made his 24th appearance for the Shots, was replaced by Alfie Whittingham after 74 minutes, while Connor Kurran-Browne, who returned from injury in King’s Lynn’s 3-2 defeat by Torquay last week, was an unused substitute.
Brennan Camp made his fifth appearance for injury-hit Eastleigh as they suffered a 5-3 defeat against Solihull Moors at Damson Park.
Joe Sbarra bagged a hat-trick for Moors with captain Callum Howe and substitute Danny Newton also on target for the hosts.
Former Cherries star Brett Pitman netted for the Spitfires and was joined on the scoresheet by Jake Hesketh and Danny Whitehall.
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Aaron Roberts and Owen Palmer both started as Wimborne Town suffered a 4-1 defeat at the hands of high-flying Hayes & Yeading United at New Cuthbury.
Roberts bagged his first goal for the Magpies to halve the deficit ten minutes into the second half after Moses Emmanuel had put the visitors 2-0 in front.
He ghosted into space to meet a long ball over the visitors’ defence before lifting the ball over goalkeeper Marcin Brzozowski who is on loan from Torquay.
It was Wimborne’s first goal in more than four hours but proved a mere consolation as Jordan Ngalo restored Hayes’s two-goal advantage before Emmanual completed his hat-trick late on.
Marcus Daws and Noa Boutin both featured as Poole Town registered a sixth successive home win after seeing off Hartley Wintney 2-1 at the BlackGold Stadium.
Daws went close to capping his first start for the Dolphins with a goal, the midfielder’s free kick saved by visiting goalkeeper Tom Williams in the second half.
Poole triumphed thanks to goals from Tony Lee and Corby Moore. Boutin replaced Luke Holmes in the 54th minute, while Will Fletcher came on for Daws seven minutes from time.
Owen Bevan and Matt Burgess both played a part as Truro City claimed a share of the points from a 0-0 draw against leaders Metropolitan Police at Imber Court.
Bevan made his tenth start for the White Tigers in Surrey, while Burgess replaced Dan Rooney midway through the second half.
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Ferdinand Okoh made a dream start to his work experience loan with Haringey Borough by scoring just five minutes into his debut against Margate.
But his early opener at Hartsdown Park was cancelled out by a Ken Feyi goal before Margate triumphed thanks to a Ben Greenhalgh penalty and a goal from Benas Vaivada.
Main picture courtesy of Eastbourne Borough.
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