Four stoppage-time goals produce most dramatic of finishes
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Bostik Premier: Folkestone Invicta 2 Wingate & Finchley 2
Wingate & Finchley and Folkestone Invicta were involved in a crazy game in the Bostik Premier on Saturday with FOUR goals scored after the 90 minutes were up.
In the end, the two teams had to settle for a share of the spoils, but anyone who left Cheriton Road early would have regretted it.
For long periods it seemed the 537 spectators would witness a goalless draw between one side going for the play-offs and another looking to avoid the drop.
However, everything changed when the clock hit 90 and six minutes of stoppage time was added on.
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Before this, the only real moment of note occurred in the 72nd minute when the Blues Ahmet Rifat was shown a red card.
As the game entered its final exchanges, the drama started with Invicta winning a 90th-minute spot-kick when Shane Gore was adjudged to have fouled Scott Heard.
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Ian Draycott finished it well to seemingly give the hosts all three points and the clash appeared wrapped up completely when Adam Yusuff fired home from 18-yards.
Wingate had other ideas, however, and new signing Anthony Mendy pulled one back to set up a potentially nervy finale and then Blues struck again.
Left-back Layne Eadie whipped a ball in which Sean Cronin flicked on and Alieu Njie was on hand to find the net.
Njie had struck a last-gasp equaliser against Whitehawk seven days earlier and he was at it again in Kent.
The full-time whistle finally followed moments later and Wingate and Folkestone were left to reflect on a crazy climax.