WIMBORNE Town came from behind to defeat Larkhall Athletic 2-1 at New Cuthbury on Tuesday night.

After the away side had taken a first-half lead through Dawid Regula, two goals in three second-half minutes turned the game on its head, Jack Lovell restoring parity shortly after the hour mark before Sam Jackson found what proved to be the winner moments later.

Magpies were unchanged from the side that defeated Willand Rovers 4-2 on Saturday, with top goalscorer Harry Baker remaining on the bench after Lovell’s hat-trick heroics.

The two sides were evenly matched in the first period, the opening goal falling to Larkhall.

Regula’s initial effort took a deflection that left Ross Flitney in the Wimborne goal powerless.

Before the break Wimborne would go close, Connor Cocklin having an effort cleared off the line, whilst Lovell had a potential equaliser ruled out for offside.

But Lovell would level scores in the second period, heading home on 61 minutes.

And two minutes later, another header would give Wimborne the lead, as Jackson powered home Matty Neale’s corner.

Wimborne now move three points clear at the summit of the Southern League Division One South, although second-placed Cribbs enjoy two games in hand over the Magpies.

Magpies: Flitney, Hanger, Roberts, Cocklin (Satterley, 83), Jackson, Griffin, Morgan, Beale (Bedford, 88), Munn (Scorey, 71), Neale, Lovell.

Unused subs: Walker, Baker.