Two goals in each half secure a much needed 4-3 victory for Beaconsfield's first win in eight games as The Rams edged out fellow strugglers Gosport Borough in the Southern League Premier Division.

The Rams' first serious chance came on eight minutes when a downward header from Brendan Matthew seemed destined for the bottom corner before Tony Lee, under pressure from Aaron Minhas, managed to hack the ball to safety from beneath his own bar.

It took until the 22nd minute for the game to spark into life again. Jordan Ajanlekoko won the ball in midfield and spread a crossfield ball to Jerome Ecclestone who fed Louis Stead. The busy wide man dropped his shoulder, cut in off his wing and headed towards goal, drawing and beating two defenders before his goal bound effort was blocked by a combination of Charlie Davis and Ben Harding.

Ecclestone gave Beaconsfield the lead on 24 minutes, lashing home as he was on hand to latch on to the loose ball and thrash it into the roof of the net.

Five minutes later it was two as Luke Neville nodded Wes Daly’s angled free kick back across goal and over O’Flaherty and into the far corner.

On the stroke of half-tIme, Tony Lee pulled one back for Gosport.

Just after the break, a mistake by Rams stopper Ravan Constable presented the ball to Pennery and he made it 2-2.

Matthew then made it 3-2 to Beaconsfield with a smart finish after good work by Charlie Losasso before Losasso himself seemed to have sealed the points for the home team.

Chasing a lost cause Brendan Matthew put pressure on O’Flaherty whose clearance was intercepted by Jerome Ecclestone. His intervention fell invitingly to Losasso 30 yards from goal and he struck a vicious dipping drive that flew into the top corner with O’Flaherty grabbing at thin air as the ball flashed past him.

However then came a turning point as Reece Yorke was a second yellow card for a foul and was duly sent off. Ajanlekoko dropped to centre half as The Rams sought to re-organise but as they were sorting themselves out a swift counter by Gosport resulted in Lee slotting home his second of the afternoon with two minutes plus stoppage time to play.

Gary Meakin introduced Alex Cathline for the remaining minute and the big forward ably assisted by the willing Matthew and Stead were able to account for the majority of the remaining eight minutes retaining possession and frustrating the visitors who were reduced to hurling in deep crosses which Constable was able to collect in his usual confident style.

Beaconsfield now face Dorchester Town away on Saturday (3pm).