FIGHTING back from two goals down with only 10 men deserved some reward.

But 1874 conceded twice more in the last 15 minutes and got nothing.

Although Mark Jones’ return to the side was a positive, a blow was dealt going into the game with Lee Jackson added to the growing list of injured players – but it soon got worse.

They went behind in the third minute when Adam Farrand shot from six yards.

And five minutes later 1874 were left rocking as Ashford Blake doubled the lead with a good effort from 10 yards.

Greg Hall came to his side’s rescue by saving another effort, but then disaster struck.

Paul Connor was shown a red for a tackle deemed reckless.

To their credit 1874 dug themselves out of the hole.

On the stroke of half-time Adam Whitlock scored a wonderful goal, cutting in from the left wing before unleashing an unstoppable drive.

1874 looked more lively after the break and on the hour mark Scott McGowan equalised with a strong shot from 12 yards through a crowded goalmouth.

Attacks switched from end to end but it was the hosts who conjured up the winning strikes.

Djey Bembo netted after a corner wasn’t cleared properly and substitute George Noon settled matters nine minutes from time.

Abbey Hey | McIlwaine (GK), Cook, Tinning (Wager 21), Wilshaw, Smith, Martin Parker, Bembo (Hampshire 79), Freakes, Watling (Noon 77), Farrand, Blake Subs not used Gibson, Swallow Goals Farrand 3, Blake 8, Bembo 74, Noon 81 Booked Freakes

1874 | Hall (GK), Connor, Woods (Haughton 78), Pritchard, Lever, Jones (Riley 83), Whitlock, Matthew Woolley, McGowan, Hind, Jake Parker (Kennerley 70) Subs not used Waite-Jackson, Mitchell Goals Whitlock 45 (+3), McGowan 60 Sent off Connor (foul)  

Referee Lewis Raper

Attendance 115