WILL STEEL grabbed a late winner as Dursley Town completed a league double over Gala Wilton the hard way.

Town lost a 2-0 half-time lead but, not for the first time this season, pulled something special out of the bag late on.

Dursley manager Chris Dolbear said: “We could easily have won by several goals, but the injury at the start of the second half threw us out of our stride and it was a relief to get the win in the end.”

Gala gifted the hosts their 15th-minute opener when goalkeeper Ashley Fowles missed his kick as he raced out of his penalty area to deal with a long ball and Karl Nash made the most of the open goal.

Town made it 2-0 on the half hour when Aaron Booth’s cross from the right was headed in by Martin Booth for his first goal since rejoining the club.

Dursley could quite easily have been out of sight by half-time as Steel struck the post and had a header saved by Fowles, while Martin Booth dragged a shot wide.

However, the home side lost all their momentum when centre-back Rich Crowcombe went off injured early in the second half.

Nevertheless, Gala only mounted their comeback after Steel smashed another shot off the post just after the hour mark.

The visitors pulled a goal back midway through the second half when Chris Wilkins handled in the area and the resultant spot kick was converted via a post.

Gala grew in confidence and scored a fine equaliser ten minutes from time when a low right-wing cross was finished off at the near post.

Dursley looked down and out at that stage, but they won the game two minutes from time.

Phil Miles burst forward from right-back to play in Martin Booth and, when his shot was only half-stopped by Fowles, Steel fired the loose ball into the empty net.

There was still time for Martin Booth to shoot wide of an open goal after Fowles mis-kicked once again, but Town had done enough for victory.

Dursley: K Watson, P Miles, C Wilkins, R Crowcombe (A Nash 50), C Lindsay, M Booth, L Thomas, A Booth, S Bennett, W Steel, K Nash (S Miles 80).

Goals: K Nash (15), M Booth (30), Steel (88).