Chigwell come back from the dead
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Wadham Road, Wathamstow E17
Chigwell produced one of the results of the weekend, with Jon Raven, Craig Pearl, Brad Gayer and Ryan Cole on target in the 4-2 win over Harmen in Walthamstow.
Harmen forged into a 2-0 lead and it looked like the luck was against Chigwell who hit the bar twice and missed a penalty.
Raven started the comeback with 67 minutes on the clock, sliding home a corner, before Pearl levelled with an exquisite back-flick.
Gayer put Chigs in front from the penalty spot before Cole made it three goals in two games with a right-footed finish five minutes from time.
Harmen's goal came through Samuel Castle and Jon Morris.
Delighted Chigwell boss Richard Slater told JC Sport: "After a slow start and some early Harmen counter-attacks we settled into the game well, came out for the second half lively and it would have been a travesty had we not taken all three points.
"It was just a matter of time and we knew once we got the breakthrough Harmen would struggle. We showed brilliant spirit at 2-0 down to keep going. I'm proud of the boys."
Harmen joint-player-manager Sam Castle told JC Sport: "We are all very disappointed in the manner with which we threw away a two-goal lead. The boys became complacent after gaining the advantage.
"A brilliant second half penalty save by James Castle should have given us the lift to go on and secure all three points, but once we conceded the first goal it seemed like the tide had turned which we must guard against in the future.
"It was a long journey home from a wet Walthamstow for our young team, but hopefully we will all take a long hard look at ourselves and how we will be able to control the game from this position in the future."