Two goals in the dying stages of the game saw Salford City turn around a possible shock defeat to Bromley at The Peninsula Stadium to win 2-1.
Lois Maynard’s 88th minute equaliser cancelled out JJ Hooper’s penalty, scored just four minutes earlier after a foul by Maynard, before Nathan Pond headed in a Tom Walker corner to snatch a deserved three points.
Salford dominated the majority of the possession and the game without finding a way through an organised Bromley defence, but when it mattered chances were taken.
Results elsewhere mean that Salford move up to second and a point behind leaders Leyton Orient, and Graham Alexander was overjoyed with his side’s attitude.
“That’s one hell of a way to win a game of football, and I know we deserved it!
“I thought we were the team that wanted to win from the first minute, but Bromley were a team that were very stubborn, very professional away from home, sat deep on us, had the counter attack threat…
“To get that hammer blow when they got the penalty, it could have been a devastating moment for us and one we couldn’t have come back from, but the players showed unbelievable spirit and ambition to get back into the game, and even after we got the equaliser you could see the boys were after a winner.
“To win in that fashion, it’s probably the first time this season we’ve done that and to come round at such a vital stage of the season, and after the run we’ve been on, is every credit to the squad of players.
“It was great scenes at the end of the game.”
Maynard’s second goal of the season came as he headed in Scott Wiseman’s cross from the right, and the midfielder – who has featured throughout March’s unbeaten run – says that they felt the goals were coming.
“You can imagine the feeling in the changing rooms, to win like that is probably better than winning comfortably!
“Obviously I was the person that give the penalty away so it was nice to react and contribute to the team.
“I think it was a fair result, we were the team that from minute one who went out wanting to win the game, they wanted to make it a little bit ugly, second ball type of game, but we were pushing for the goals and they come in the end.”