While Femi Akinwande’s late goal led to rapturous scenes on the pitch and around the Braintree Town terraces, Iron manager Glen Driver was measured in his response to his team’s remarkable win against Dorking Wanderers.

With the Bank Holiday Monday game locked at 2-2 after 90 minutes – with Iron goals from Jason Banton and Tyler Christian-Law - Akinwande struck deep into time added-on at the end.

It was a fourth goal in as many Vanarama National League South games for the powerful former Colchester United striker and earned Braintree a 3-2 victory that lifted them to 12th in the table.

But having seen his team fail to get what he felt they deserved when losing 2-1 at Dartford on Saturday, Driver had some sympathy with Dorking and his Wanderers counterpart Marc White at the final whistle.

He said: “I feel a bit for Dorking because on Saturday we deserved to get something at Dartford and didn’t and it was reversed in this game.

“We were on the wrong end at Dartford, but on the right end of it this time and I felt for Dorking and Marc (White), their manager, as they shouldn’t have gone away from this game pointless.

“But football has a knack of kicking you somewhere where it hurts.

“It could have gone either way and they could have scored a winner in the 89th minute but luckily for us we nicked it.

“I felt they should have been three or four to the good by half-time as I thought they were better than us in that 45 minutes.

“We scored first but never pushed on.

“I’m not going to paper over the cracks and I know that we have to be better.

“But we are still a young side that was only put together 11 weeks ago on a tight budget and we are bringing people in and giving them a chance.

“Femi Akinwande was playing at Haringey Borough last year and it shows it’s not always how big your budget is, it’s how you spend the money you’ve got with people you can trust.

“We were on the right end of a result in this one and I’m sure we’ll be on the wrong end of a few before the end of the season – like we were on Saturday (at Dartford).”

Apart from the end result, something that did really please the Iron boss was the way his players picked themselves up from the defeat at Dartford and ground out a win on an extremely hot Bank Holiday afternoon.

He added: “We went to Dartford and were disappointed we didn’t get a result but we returned home on Monday and got that win.

“I felt we didn’t deserve to win it; let’s be honest as I won’t paper over the cracks, but that’s the beauty of football.

“Sometimes you will batter a team and lose and we rode our luck a bit this time and won.

“I just have to congratulate our boys because it’s tough to pick yourselves up so quickly after a let-down like they had only two days previously (at Dartford).

“For them to come again and conduct themselves in the way they did was very impressive.

“The way they kept going in that heat was good because our tempo was high.

“When we went 2-1 down, I really saw that we had a belief that we could get something out of the game.

“Dorking probably needed to notch another at that point, but once we got the equaliser I thought it was down to us, as the home side, to push on.

“I thought we didn’t deserve a win but luckily for us it fell our way.”