Football: Barnston hit four to seal impressive comeback against Tiptree Jobserve

An impressive second half showing earned Barnston a confidence-boosting 4-2 victory over mid-table Tiptree Jobserve, on Saturday.

Boss Luke Nash bemoaned his team’s defensive mistakes which allowed Tiptree to take a two-goal lead into break. But he was a much happier man as his team hit four second half goals to take the points.

Nash said: “We were not that terrible in the first half but were punished for silly mistakes.

“I was very happy with the second half performance. We looked threatening and created more chances and at last have started to look a very useful side.

“We are managing to take points off teams around us in the division which is what we need to do. The comeback was the icing on the cake.”

The game started fairly even with neither team creating any chances of note.

Tiptree took the lead after 25 minutes and, after Barnston keeper Charlie Turner had made a fantastic save to keep it at one, scored a second.

Most Read

It was better after the break for Barnston, who pressed play a lot quicker and created a few half chances.

But it was two substitutions and a tactical change, on 55 minutes, that turned the game in their favour. The changes made an almost instant impact when Dan Norris volleyed home from a Tommy Hayes corner.

A stroke of luck got a leveler when a 50-yard free kick bounced in the box, over the Tiptree keeper and into the net.

It was now one-way traffic. The home side took the lead when Kieran Heap scored a cracking header direct from another corner and, with only a few minutes remaining, Gordon Wilson took gthe ball around the advancing keeper to cap the fantastic comeback.

Barnston take on unbeaten West Bergholt on Saturday.