LAVERSTOCK & Ford boss Liam McConnell hailed the spirit of his side and added: “The comebacks have been unreal.”

The manager was speaking after his team came from two goals down to beat high-flying Folland Sports 3-2 in Wessex One.

McConnell told Journal Sport: "The past two home games have left us all absolutely drained. The comebacks have been unreal.

“Everyone comments about the spirit we have here and it was there on show for all 186 who attended. They never know when they are beaten.”

Things could not have started better for visitors Folland, within the opening two minutes they took the lead from an early corner, a free header leaving Lavvy keeper George Baxter with no chance.

And it was not long before Folland doubled their lead, another header was put away, with the home side hardly stepping foot into the opposing half.

On 26 minutes, with their first attack, the hosts rallied. Jake Rawkins drove through the centre of the pitch before releasing Russ Jones, who tucked home for his 19th goal of the season.

The goal certainly woke the hosts up, more attacks followed and when Chae Sykes was fouled on the edge of the box it was teed up for Archie Lovegrove.

His effort was blocked but the rebound fell to the midfielder, who brilliantly drove his volley through a crowd into the bottom corner for 2-2.

Following the break, Sykes was first denied by an excellent stop before Jones was played through two minutes later only to see an even better save deny him.

Lavvy continued to press and when Rawkins’s corner was knocked down, the ball was smashed home by the unlikely goalscorer Lewis Barr, sending the Dell boys into delirium.

“At 2-0 down they all stepped up, proud of all of them for that character,” added the Lavvy Boss.

“A special mention to Archie Lovegrove, it was his 200th appearance and to get a goal as special as that shows just how important he is to us. He deserves his plaudits. As do the rest of them.”