A SECOND-HALF fightback by AFC Wulfrunians cancelled out Lei Brown’s fourth-minute opener to condemn Highgate United to a 3-1 defeat in the Black Country.
The defeat means that Russell Dodd’s men have lost their last four matches in succession in Midland Football League Premier Division, keeping them near the bottom of the league in 17th.
Matters appeared to all be going in the Gate’s favour when taking an early lead at the CKW Stadium against the fellow strugglers, courtesy of Brown’s finish from a deep cross.
But while the visitors enjoyed greater possession, they were unable to turn their dominance into clear-cut chances, something which ultimately came back to haunt them.
Roles were reversed after half time, with Wulfs emerging a much more inspired side.
Their upturn in spirits was eventually rewarded 16 minutes into the second half when Chris Sterling turned home Ash Evans’ left-wing cross, before Jumaane Meggoe tapped home the go-ahead goal two minutes later.
Meggoe was on the scoresheet moments later for his second and AFC’s third to complete a six-minute triple salvo, deflating the Gate and ensuring a straightforward end to the game for the hosts.
Highgate return to action in the FA Vase on Saturday (3pm), when visiting Worcester City at Bromsgrove Sporting’s Victoria Ground home.