Tooting and Mitcham 2, Lowestoft Town 1

A breakaway goal from the final kick of the game condemned Lowestoft Town to their first Ryman League Premier Division defeat since September.

The Blues looked to be heading for a hard-earned point after a late penalty leveller from substitute Matt Nolan but it was the Londoners who had the final say as Sol Pinnock scored his second goal of the game with seconds remaining.

After an enterprising opening from both sides, the first real threat on goal came from a 25-yard effort from Scott Mitchell, which was deflected just wide.

Joe Francis then moved inside but his effort from just outside the box was inches too high while at the other end a quick break ended with Andy Reynolds foiling Carl Beckford.

Tooting and Mitcham took the lead against the run of play after 56 minutes when Pinnock burst through the middle before slipping the ball past Reynolds.


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A cross from Aaron Goode saw Rob Haworth send a header just over as the hosts looked to build on their lead but they were pegged back in the 83rd minute when Nolan was brought down in the area and picked himself up to convert from the spot.

Just as it seemed as though a point was in the bag Tooting popped up with a last-gasp winner.

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Reynolds saved from Howarth but the ball fell kindly for Pinnock who slotted into an unguarded net to settle the issue.

The defeat leaves The Trawlerboys 13 points behind leaders Sutton United, who beat AFC Hornchurch 3-0 last night, but with four games in hand.

• Lowestoft: Reynolds, Gaughran (Godbold 75), Ainsley, Fisk, Crane, Halliday, Mitchell, Cockrill, Frew, Forbes (Nolan 60), Francis (Forshaw 80). Not used; Jefford.

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