NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Lethal Lawless gets it spot-on as Eynesbury complete dramatic comeback
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Eynesbury left it late to claim a first Spartan South Midlands League success since September.
Hot-shot Dom Lawless coolly converted a stoppage-time penalty to complete a second-half comeback as Rovers earned a 2-1 win against Arlesey Town at Hall Road.
The opening period was blank, with top-scorer Jordan Brown twice going close for Rovers, but the game exploded into life on the hour as Dave Baker became the first Eynesbury man to be sin-binned since that punishment was introduced ahead of this season.
Baker was dismissed for 10 minutes for his protests after Rovers saw a strong penalty appeal for handball ignored and Arlesey quickly made the most of their numerical advantage to hit the front while he was off the pitch.
Eynesbury squandered a glorious chance to level within minutes as Jordan Jarrold's penalty was saved after Scott Sinclair was sent tumbling in the box.
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But they eventually restored parity with 11 minutes to go as Jordan Brown finished from close range after Sinclair headed a Jarrold free-kick into his path.
And Rovers completed a dramatic turnaround to end a run of four league matches without a victory when Lawless stepped up from the spot in the fourth of eight additional minutes after the referee spotted an infringement at a corner.
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Rovers climbed up to ninth place in the Premier Division standings ahead of a scheduled trip to London Colney tonight (Tuesday) which marks the start of a run of seven consecutive away games in all competitions
They don't have a fixture this Saturday. but are back in action next Tuesday when travelling to Leighton Town.