Petersfield Town manager Connor Hoare and assistant manager Callum Glen were delighted with their side after the Rams scored a dramatic 96th-minute winner to beat Laverstock & Ford 2-1 in the Wessex League Premier Division on Tuesday night.

The Rams took the lead in the 40th minute at Love Lane when Tommy Tierney applied the finishing touch to a free-flowing move, but Laverstock hit straight back from the kick-off and equalised on 41 minutes through Justin Bennett’s fine strike into the bottom corner.

It looked like the points would be shared at Love Lane, but the Rams won a penalty in the 96th minute and Charlie Bell kept his composure to score from the spot and give Petersfield the three points.

"We’re pleased with the win but more so the performance,” said Glen.

"We're really happy with the lads' application.

"We had a little bit of adversity scoring then conceding straight away.

"After Saturday it could have been a potential moment for them to put their heads down but they rolled their sleeves up and carried on.

"Overall we just about shaded it so I think we deserved the three points.

"Our pressing was really good. We do spend a lot of time on that, especially trying to win the ball back as high as possible.

"Even when they did break the press we were getting back in as quickly as possible, working hard and putting the hard yards in.

"At any level you don't get anything if you don't put everything in and I can't fault the lads.

"We spoke a lot before the game about adversity you're going to face at this level.

"We probably deserved to be a couple of goals ahead in the first half and we got the goal eventually.

"We gave a goal straight back within a minute but it didn't really effect us.

"We got our reward in the end. I do believe we deserved to win the game."

Rams boss Hoare was particularly happy to see his side keep pushing for a late winner before eventually getting their reward.

"You only get late goals and rewards if you're able to continually put pressure on all the time and I think we deserved that, especially for how hard we ran the whole game," said Hoare.

Next up for Petersfield is a home game against Baffins Milton Rovers in the Wessex League Premier Division on Saturday afternoon (3pm).