MELKSHAM TOWN manager Kieran Baggs says his side’s injury-time comeback was an ‘unbelievable achievement’ as Warren Maidment scored twice to secure a 2-1 win at home to Fleet Town.

Billy Oram had put the visitors in front at the infiLED arena after just 44 seconds before two headed goals from Maidment – in the 92nd and 95th minute – sent Melksham 4th at Christmas.

The result means Melksham have now won five of their last six – their only blemish being a 3-1 away defeat to Highworth Town – and Baggs believes they have hit form at just the right time as the race for promotion intensifies.

The player-manager was disappointed with his side’s performance on home soil but said that results are more important than performances at this time of year.

He said: “We’ve probably played better football and lost this season, but I said to the players before the game, it’s more important that we get a result today and get some points on the board during what is a busy Christmas period.

“The games are coming thick and fast at the moment and our squad has been very stretched.

“We’ve probably got six or seven on the injury table at the minute and we found ourselves in a real scrap today against a team that are desperate for points.

“They came here with a game plan to stick 11 men behind the ball and they’ve gone ahead with a well-taken goal after only a minute.

“It was one of those days where I thought the goal was never going to come, but we managed to score two goals in injury time and that’s something that we’ve done a few times this season.

“It showed great character from the boys and it also showed that our concentration levels and fitness levels are improving day by day.

“We’re getting to the point in the season where it’s the business end, so we were desperate to get that win today because we know how difficult the upcoming fixtures are going to be.

“It was fantastic scenes once Warren scored the second and a great way to sign off this calendar year with a home victory.”

Baggs’ side have only tasted defeat twice in the league all season and the player-manager said he would have settled for a narrow victory over strugglers Fleet with over half a dozen first team players out injured.

He said: “I know what the boys are capable of and we never ever give up. We’ve scored three or four times in added time this season and that’s picked up valuable points for us.

“To be 1-0 down going into added time and then to win it 2-1 is an unbelievable achievement and yes, the performance wasn’t great – we were never really in top gear – but in the circumstances with how we’ve been with the squad, I would’ve taken that result at the start of the day.”