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Two more late goals for Oaks as they push for Isthmian playoffs

Substitutes Josh Ogunseye and Freddie Parker came off the bench to score as Sevenoaks Town left it late to see off bottom club Faversham Town and stay on the fringes of the Pitching In Isthmian League South East play-offs.

They trailed for the fifth game running after Shola Ayoola headed the visitors in front after only nine minutes, threatening to gate crash Oaks boss Harry Hudson’s first anniversary in charge.

Ogunseye levelled with five minutes left, before Parker grabbed the winner to complete a third win of the week.

Hudson said: “We conceded a sloppy goal which seems to be a theme for us in the last few weeks which we must eradicate.

“We then seemed to lose our way at the start of the second half, but Josh came up trumps with the equaliser, that seemed to spark us on, we started to create chances again, and the second was a brilliant goal.

“We have to stop leaving it so late because it doesn’t do anybody’s blood pressure any good.”

A one-match touchline ban deemed he watched from behind the barrier, as Ayoola powered home a close-range header as Oaks failed to defend a corner.

Wide players Harvey Walker and David Kawa threatened as Oaks pressed for an equaliser, while Solomon Baugh missed out with a couple of free kicks.

Parker, back after two months out with an ankle injury made a scoring return off the bench in midweek at Three Bridges in Hudson’s 50th game in charge, was introduced 10 minutes after the break.

He almost made an immediate impact, just failing to connect with Ben Cheklit’s fierce cross from the right.

Ogunseye got the call in a double-change midway through the half and his pace quickly created problems.

He pulled Oaks level with five minutes left, beating two defenders before shooting inside the diving Bailey Vose’s near post.

Parker started and finished the move for the 89th minute winner. He put Kawa away down the left, and was perfectly placed to meet his low cross from six yards.

Kawa was named West Kent Sport & Wellbeing Man of the Match – a goal and two assists as Oaks completed a good week and move into sixth place.

David Kawa receiving his Man of the Match award from West Kent Sport & Wellbeing Editor Steve Rowley after his superb performance in Sevenoaks Town’s 2-1 win against Faversham Town.

Sevenoaks Town host Littlehampton Town tomorrow night (Wednesday 1st March) at 7.30pm and visit Corinthian on Saturday 4th March at 3.00pm.

Sevenoaks Town: Tyler McCarthy, Lexus Beeden, Karn Miller-Neave, Bentley Graham (Joshua Ogunseye 66 mins), Rian Bray (Will Hoare 66 mins), Antone Douglas, Harvey Walker (Freddie Parker 55 mins), Ben Cheklit, Kieron Cadogan, Solomon Baugh, David Kawa.

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