Bay beat Gloucester

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Bay fought back from 1-2 down to win 3-2 away to Gloucester City in the Skrill North on Tuesday night to secure their third away win of the season.

The visitors took the lead when Cameron Darkwah was brought down as a run took him into the penalty area. Jonathan Royle saw his spot kick saved by the keeper, but rammed the rebound into the roof of the net on 31 minutes.gaz-evans

Gloucester equalised two minutes before half-time with a great finish by Connor Walden, curling a shot into the top corner of the net from 25 yards, and they took the lead two minutes into the second half with a header by Walden after Gloucester broke quickly from a Darkwah free kick.

The Seagulls looked to be on the rack then, but Rob Hopley equalised with an overhead kick on 61 minutes and Gaz Evans (pictured) scored with a belter from 25 yards on 76 minutes to put his side in front after Gloucester only half cleared a corner.

The Bay had to defend heroically in the closing minutes, but held on to take three very precious points.

“We had to dig deep in what was a very tough game,” Frank Sinclair told Tim Channon.

“The boys were tired after three long away trips in eight days, with all the travelling stuff, and having to work very hard in all three games, but we showed great character and team spirit and I can’t ask more than that.”

Read more on Tim’s blog