HAYES & Yeading United clung on to claim their first win of the year despite another stuttering performance at Church Road against Dorchester Town in the Blue Square Conference South last night (Tuesday 27/1).
The United defence was carved open far too easily by a 45-yard pass in only the 12th minute, Ryan Moss going on to lift the ball over Aaron Howe and put Dorchester in front, before the hosts stormed back within the next six minutes.
First Omari Coleman opened his account for the club with a tap in after James Mulley did the hard work and Ram Marwa added a second, charging down Roy O’Brien’s clearance and poking the ball beneath Gareth Stewart to turn the game on its head.
United’s lack of form and confidence was never far away though and they were on the back foot for almost the entire second half during which the Magpies created numerous half chances and then two good ones in the final moments.
Peter Collins scrambled away Mitch Nicholson’s follow-up attempt after Howe spilled Jamie Mudge’s bouncing effort and with Howe beaten Mark Jermyn saw his looping header from a corner come back off the bar, leaving United mightily relieved with a second 2-1 win over Dorchester this season.
The win moved H&Y up to seventh in the table and they are now two points behind fifth placed Welling United, who currently occupy the final play-off spot in the table.