TWO late goals helped in-form Downton secure a hard-fought 2-1 win over Hythe and Dibden at Wick Lane.

The visitors were first to strike midway through the first half when ex-Robin Daniel Gain headed a dangerous set piece past Charlie Aldridge.

After the break, Downton brought on attackers Declan McGregor and Ross Bentall, and it made a real difference.

In the 80th minute, the hosts mustered a leveller as player/assistant manager Ben Smith headed home a Dan Telfer corner.

And four minutes later, they grabbed a winner when Craig Tyson's cross was met by Bentall.

"We made hard work of that but credit goes to Hythe, they were hard to break down and, with their height, they were dangerous at all set pieces," said boss Rae Hughes.

"We changed things around early in the second half and it was the difference."

"Confidence is high at the moment so we keep going. Two to go!"

Downton, who have won three on the bounce, travel to Folland Sports on Easter Saturday before finishing the season at home to Andover New Street on Saturday, April 22.