Goalkeeper Gary Hudson’s penalty save helped guide Bawtry Town to victory in a five-goal thriller against New Bohemians.
Despite the end result, Bawtry admittedly had a first half to forget in the County Senior League encounter as Leigh Wells’ pass was intercepted and Hudson was rounded for the opener.
Town, who play Kingstone United tonight (7.15pm) at the Keepmoat, struggled to get into their stride as Bohemians broke with ease and Hudson was tested throughout.
A tactical reshuffle saw Town edge the final 15 minutes of the half but chances were fired wide of the mark.
Bohemians then won a penalty on 44 minutes following Dan Swain’s challenge. However, Hudson guessed the right way to save superbly.
Stern words at half time saw Bawtry come out a different team and take the game to the hosts. The equaliser came when a Simon Minshall delivery was met by a goalbound Dan Harper header and Jermaine Green poked the ball home for 1-1.
Green bundled in a second as Town enjoyed a 25-minute spell with good chances falling to Harper, Phil Colton and Sean Thornton.
Bohemians equalised from a quick counter - their fourth attempt on goal eventually beating Hudson and Minshall who had blocked three shots.
However, right at the death Wells’ cross found Thornton who volleyed home to spark wild celebrations for Town.