Two goals in stoppage time ensured Corinthian-Casuals took all three points in a smash-and-grab raid at Chipstead in the Bostik League on Saturday.

Behind for most of the match, thanks to a 20th minute Leon Lalor-Dell penalty, Casuals bagged two goals in three minutes to keep the pressure on their promotion rivals and move within three points of Lewes in top spot.

Though looking unlikely to score for most of the match, Casuals lit up when Shaun Brown tapped in from close range in the 92nd minute. Not content with salvaging a point, Max Oldham’s last gasp strike left Chips in shock and Casuals fans in raptures.

Amongst the celebrations, Oldham removed his shirt and subsequently received a second yellow card and was dismissed for his over-exuberance.

But Manager James Bracken won’t be too bothered after seeing his side win vital points at the death.

“Those goals could be massive come the end of the season. It could be 100% the difference.” Said Bracken following the match.

“We were poor today. There’s no dressing that up. The pitch didn’t help but that’s no real excuse. From start to finish, we couldn’t put passes together.

“Don’t get me wrong, we’re happy we’ve won – you have to be when you score two late goals like that when you’re trying to push for promotion. But I don’t think I’ve ever changed player’s positions so much in one game, because nothing that we tried was working.

“But this is football. The pitch is a bog, we’ve got people shouting at the referee from the first minute for nonsense and it descends into what it is. Non-League football. Not everything can be beautiful. Today we just got the job done.

“The key point for us was the first goal. There was no relief when we’d scored it. We didn’t think we’d dodged a bullet and gained a point. It was very clear that there was two more points to get and one more goal gets us those.

"As we always do, we went for it. We weren’t content with nicking the draw… we’ve nicked the win. That comes from our positive attitude.

“It’s a feeling of relief more than anything and keeps us going. It’s only one defeat in fourteen matches now so we’re doing alright.

“I’m sure there’ll be more ugly wins this season. We haven’t had many easy wins all season.

And Bracken admitted that if Casuals did win the league, it would even surprise him.

“If we win this league or get automatic promotion, I’ll think of it as a bit of a miracle. We’re still not firing at our top level. The nice thing is, you know they’ve got it in their locker. These lads can step up a gear. They’re capable of getting to a level of performance that other sides can’t match.

“We’re doing what we have to do, to get the wins. Obviously today wasn’t the plan to do it.

"It would help to have one or two back, which we’ll hopefully have very soon. We’ve haven’t got a big injury list now but just a couple of key players returning will help the way we play. Then we can kick on.”

Casuals face Sittingbourne at King George’s Arena, Tolworth on Saturday.