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Newbury fall after fight-back

Three-goal deficit wiped out before late winner

Malcolm Howe

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NEWBURY were undone by a last-gasp goal as they went down 4-3 at home to Woodcote Stoke Row at Faraday Road in the Thames Valley Premier League on Wednesday night.

They looked set for a hefty defeat as they trailed 3-0 in the first period with the home defence in a tangle.

Tommy Chapman put Woodcote ahead in the third minute and Andy Bullett and James Hancock scored twice in quick succession with goalkeeper Freddie Gee caught out each time.

Newbury had their chances with Leroy Clarke missing a sitter in front of goal and Carl Self flashing a shot wide before player-manager Carl Jenner headed one back prior to the interval.

But Newbury surged back after the re-start to level the scores with 20 minutes to go, Self and Clarke striking in the space of three minutes.

That looked like being it until the 89th minute when substitute Jonny Summers netted the winner.

Newbury make it three in a row at home on Saturday when Highmoor Ibis reserves are the visitors.

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