Captain Allen heads late winner for Offwell Reserves in seven goal thriller

PUBLISHED: 20:35 01 April 2013 | UPDATED: 20:35 01 April 2013

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Offwell Rangers Reserves 4, Folly Gate & Inwardleigh 3

Having seen off the visitors 12-0 in the earlier season meeting, Rangers were shocked to fall a goal down in the early exchanges.

Once they had found their feet they deservedly levelled thanks to a clinical chip from James Henley.

There were a trio of penalties awarded by the match official in the first 45 minutes. The first one saw Offwell gloves man Dan Thompkinson make a fine save.

The second was slotted by Offwell skipper Karl Allen, and, shortly before half-time, Follygate levelled from the penalty spot to send the teams into the break at 2-2.

The second half was end-to-end action. Follygate got their noses in front only for Vullnet Guri to restore parity at 3-3.

In added time Allen headed the ball beyond the visiting keeper to give his side all three points.

Rangers boss Dane Spiller awarded the Man of the Match jointly to Matt Frost for his superb work rate and Karl Allen for his brace of goals.

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