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Football: Flint Town United secure the points in late flurry at Penycae

FLINT Town United stole in at the death to rob early basement battlers Penycae of their first point of the campaign, winning 4-2.

Home side Penycae opened the scoring through Ben Jones, who side-footed home a close-range effort.

Without their talismanic striker, the Silkmen took time to regroup and mobilise a response.

When it came on the stroke of the hour, it was from the penalty spot.

Stewart Carroll whipped in a corner and as the ball reached the box, John Hill was pushed to the ground.

Carroll stepped up and slotted the ball past the Penycae keeper.

That goal provided the catalyst for Flint’s comeback and but it came right at the end of the match as Penycae began to believe they had finally earned themselves a point.

In the 86th minute, Matt Harvey crossed into the box and Phill Lloyd met it with deadly accuracy.

Penycae then stunned the Silkmen by equalising.

Flint keeper Leon Bimpson inexplicably raced 30 yards out of his goal to challenge for a ball he was never going to win, presenting Marc Gunther with an unmissable opportunity which he gladly took.

But the drama was not over yet.

In the final three minutes, the Silkmen grabbed all three points courtesy of a pure strike from Jordan Brierley and a memorable debut goal for 16-year-old Jamie Hayes as Flint finished 4-2 winners.