Ambergate FC won 6-3 at home to Punjab United on Saturday but were thankful to their forward line for getting them out of jail.
The game started off badly as they fell behind within the first couple of minutes.
Punjab continued to get in behind the Ambergate defence but were unable to take their chances. A golden opportunity for a 2-0 lead came but was put well wide.
Against the run of play, Ambergate managed to get an equaliser. A through ball from Matt Magill was flicked on by Scott Whittingham to Chris Dring who drilled the ball home.
This seemed to wake Ambergate up and they looked like going in front but it was Punjab who restored their lead from a free kick.
However, within a minute, Ambergate got their second equaliser from Dring.
Three minutes later, Ambergate led through Tom Smith’s first for the team.
The lead was doubled shortly after by Richard West.
The final goal of the half came from Scott Whittingham’s 25-yard half-volley.
The first 30 minutes of the second half was Ambergate’s best period of the game. The sixth goal came as Richard West battled his way free and crossed to Whittingham to head home without even having to jump.
The final goal of the game came as again the ball was not cleared in a defensive area and then a cross was tucked away inside the six yard box after poor marking.
There was a second victory on the day for the club as Ambergate Reserves ran out 4-0 winners at Woolley Moor United Reserves. Two goals from Andrew Briscoe, one from debutant Paul Robinson and a penalty from Ali Worth secured their first three points of the season.