Hutton’s late show stuns Old Boys

Old Southendian 1-2 Hutton

RELEGATION-HAUNTED Old Southendian were left stunned as Hutton staged a last-gasp fightback to snatch all three ProKit UK Essex Olympian League Premier Division points at Garon Park.

Steve Sharpe’s dismissal gave the Old Boys a mountain to climb. However, they grabbed the lead when Nick Nenesy profited after Stuart Paton’s initial effort had been rebuffed.

And the ten men look set to record only their fifth victory of the campaign until Hutton’s late recovery. James Gardiner and George Nash netted in the dying moments to break Old Boys hearts and leave manager, Connor Lane, somewhat despondent.

“I’m absolutely gutted for the players today,” he told Yellow Sport.

“We fought until the end. I thought we deserved to win, but we missed chances to kill the game, even though we were a man short for seventy minutes.

“We played them off the park but didn’t capitalise – that has cost us. They bombarded us at the end, scoring two very late goals which I believe were both avoidable.”

Old Southendian are currently next to bottom in the Premier Division. Next Saturday, January 18 they face a huge test with a visit to top of the table Sungate (2pm).

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Brian Jeeves

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