REECE Flanagan’s injury-time penalty helped Redditch United claim a dramatic come-from-behind 2-1 victory away at 10-man Berkhamsted.
Flanagan kept his cool from the spot to complete the turnaround four minutes into time added on after Alex Cameron equalised for the Reds earlier in the half at the Glencar Community Stadium.
That came after Kyal Williams put Berkhamsted ahead on the hour mark only for Nathan Frater to see red for an elbow just three minutes later.
And the result means Redditch sit fourth in the Southern League Premier Central table.
After a goalless first period, the home side took the lead on 60 minutes when Williams’ free-kick from just outside the left edge of the penalty area went all the way in through a crowd of bodies.
However, Berkhamsted striker Frater received a red card minutes later for an elbow on Callum Rowe to hand Redditch a lifeline.
And the Reds made the most of the man advantage to draw level on 68 minutes as Cameron fired home from inside the box after Ryan Wollacott nodded Flanagan’s corner into the scorer’s path.
In the dying moments, AJ George drew a foul in the box after beating Thomas Silford to a loose ball as Flanagan showed nerves of steel to send the keeper the wrong way from the resulting penalty.
The Reds comfortably saw out the remaining minutes to secure a fourth successive victory in all competitions.
Redditch are next in action at home to Nuneaton Borough on Saturday, October 21 with kick-off at 3pm at the Valley Stadium.