Oct 14 2012 By Matt Lewis
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BLUE SQUARE SOUTH
Bath City 2
Hayes & Yeading 3
SUPER-SUB Kudus Oyenuga struck a late penalty to steal a victory for Hayes & Yeading against Bath City.
Oyenuga came off the bench to slot home two minutes from time in Somerset after United had twice been pegged back at Twerton Park.
Boss Nas Bashir dropped Oyenuga from the starting XI, along with the suspended Mark Bentley, and John Goddard and Manny Williams were given the chance to impress.
And Williams wasted little time to make his case for a regular first-team spot as he fired in the opening after just seven minutes following good work from the versatile Danny Wishart.
The lead lasted a little over five minutes as Adam Connolly rattled the woodwork with a ferocious volley and United keeper James Beasant was unable to beat Chris Allen to the rebound.
Bashir’s boys remained in the ascendancy and the pressure paid off on 33 minutes, Wishart again turning provider as a Luke Williams dummy freed space for Jerome Anderson to restore the away side’s advantage.
United looked in control and likely to be taking in a 2-1 lead at the break until a lapse in concentration moments before the interval allowed Joe Burnell to cross for Sean Canham to head home a second equaliser.
An injury to Goddard shortly before the hour-mark saw the introduction of Oyenuga and the former Tottenham Hotspur striker provided added threat to the Hayes & Yeading attack.
And just minutes before full-time Bath succumbed, giving away a penalty when City defender brought down Wishart in the area and the referee pointed to the spot – despite protests from the hosts.
Oyenuga sent Glyn Garner the wrong way from the spot to claim his ninth goal of the season and seal the three points for United.
Hayes & Yeading: Beasant, Butcher, Spence, Cox, Cadmore, Pele, Anderson (Joseph), M Williams (O’Toole), Goddard (Oyenuga), L Williams, Wishart.
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