Enfield Borough recorded a hard-fought 2-1 victory away at Bedford in the Spartan South Midlands League Division One on Saturday.

Tyrelle McLeod Bentley gave Bedford the lead in the second half but a late brace from Alie Bangura completed the turnaround for Borough to move them up to fourth in the table.

Borough dominated the games in terms of possession early on but had little to show for their efforts. The closest they came to scoring was when Guy Kiangebeni got his toes to Elliot Harris’ ball in, but the covering defender managed to deflect the ball onto the post.

At the other end, Borough keeper Jamill Shallo produced an excellent double save to firstly keep out McLeod-Bentley and then the follow up from Steve Burford.

The second half was a different story though, with Bedford gaining the upper hand and striking the crossbar within minutes of the restart.

Following that narrow escape for Borough, Bedford then took the lead. The referee played the advantage after a foul by Jamiah Lawrence-Plentie, but an audible whistle from elsewhere caused some of the Borough players to stop. Play continued though and Burford managed to get past Kiangebeni before squaring for McLeod-Bentley to tap in, despite Shallo getting both hands to the ball.

With 20 minutes to play, Borough managed to get themselves level when substitute Ruben Carvalho managed to nod the ball into the path of Bangura and he clipped the ball past the onrushing keeper.

The game appeared to be heading for a draw, but deep into stoppage time Carvalho and Hamza Semakula combined to set Bangura away, and he raced in behind the Bedford defence before lofting over the goalkeeper to steal all three points at the death.

Next up for Borough is the local derby against Enfield 1893, the new club formed from the folding of the original Enfield FC, in the FA Vase second qualifying round this Saturday.