Scott Reynolds is hopeful that a change of fortune is just around the corner for his Winslow United side after they suffered a cruel late defeat at home to Edgware Town.
Winslow looked to have held the high-flyers to a hard-fought and deserved 1-1 draw, only for Fergus Moore to head home a dramatic late winner two minutes into stoppage time that inflicted a sixth straight defeat on United.
Reynolds, whose side remain second bottom with four points from nine games in SSML Division One, said afterwards: “I am so disappointed not to have any more points on the board after today.
“We were organised, hard-working, hard to break down and very good for at least a point if not all three.
“Edgware may feel they had an off day, but in truth we caused them lots of problems and made them work very hard for anything.
“I am really proud for the players and the club, it was a great day, but a sour taste left after a last minute goal to lose the game.
“Hopefully the huge amount of positives and a few players to return will now give us the platform to push on and get some vital wins in the coming weeks.
“We have had a torrid start in terms of fixtures all against the top sides. No game is easy, but we certainly look at upcoming fixtures as more winnable and therefore more important also.”
Saturday’s defeat was made harder to swallow by the fact Winslow had deservedly led at half-time when a shot from the edge of the box had been spilt into his own net by Edgware keeper Darren Bonfield.
United continued to hold their own after half-time as Ollie Golding and Brooks both had chances to double the home side’s lead, however the defining moment came 15 minutes from time when Brooks was shown a straight red card after a late challenge.
This changed the course of the game and galvanised Edgware, who immediately capitalised on their man advantage through Abdul Mansaray.
It seemed Winslow would hold on for a point as the game entered stoppage time, but Moore had other ideas and he was left unmarked in the box to deliver a devastating late blow and snatch a last-gasp victory for the promotion-chasing visitors.
Winslow are at Broadfields United this weekend.