Fairford 1

Longlevens 2

Callum Preece and manager Jody Bevan were both sent off on a frustrating night for Fairford Town which saw bottom club Longlevens come from behind to claim three points at Cinder Lane on Tuesday night.

After a goalless first half, Fairford took the lead three minutes into the second half when John Thomas burst through and struck past Ash Wintle.

Five minutes later, Longlevens were level. Jonty Welch's free kick was beaten away by Ben Mitchell but Dave Rich followed up and bundled in the rebound.

The turning point came eight minutes from time.

Preece, who was booked earlier in the game, and Rich went in for a 50/50 challenge and the referee deemed the challenge worthy of yellow card so Preece was off and Fairford were down to 10 men.

Two minutes later, Longlevens completed the turnaround when Jay Malshanskyj's shot was parried by Mitchell but Lewis Spurrier followed in to score.

There was further frustration for Fairford when they were awarded a free-kick instead of being allowed to play on when they had the advantage. It was a decision that Bevan disagreed with and the referee sent him off for airing his frustrations.

The result leaves Fairford in 12th place in the Hellenic Premier.

The Longlevens disappointment came three days after Fairford won at Flackwell Heath on Saturday.

Ben Lodge struck in the first half before Harvey Scholes scored a stunning free-kick in the second half.

Flackwell did pull one back but Fairford held on and secure three points.

Fairford take on Bishops Cleeve this weekend.