Two goals in as many minutes from Michee Efete and Sanchez Watt secured a 2-1 comeback victory for Wealdstone against strugglers Dulwich Hamlet on Saturday.

Relegation-threatened Dulwich took the lead through Jeff Monakana’s first-half penalty, but Efete’s equaliser followed by a second from Watt a minute later ensured the Stones maintained their five-point lead at the top of the National League South.

Jake Sheppard’s inclusion for the injured Jacob Mendy was the only original change for the Stones from their draw at Dartford last week, but an injury to Connor Stevens saw Ross Lafayette step up from the bench and Kreshnic Krasniqi come into the matchday squad.

Both teams spent the early part of the game easing themselves into it, but it sprung into life just after the half-hour mark when Lionel Ainsworth’s shot bounced off the bar and fell to Danny Mills, who was fouled by Stones keeper Aston Oxborough.

Monakana was handed penalty duties, and he sent Oxborough the wrong way to give Dulwich the lead.

Wealdstone found their feet at the start of the second half after the introductions of Watt and Ryan Sellars.

The equaliser came a little after the hour mark when Efete climbed above everybody in the box and sent a powerful header from Ashley Charles’ corner into the net.

Less than two minutes later, the game had been turned on its head as Watt managed to get a glancing touch to Danny Green’s cross and guide it into the bottom corner.

The league leaders kept the pressure on the Hamlet goal but the visitors were to make it a nervy ending in their own desperate search for an equaliser.

No further goals were forthcoming though, so Wealdstone keep their pace at the summit, while Dulwich are now only out of the relegation zone on goal difference.

Next up for Wealdstone is a visit to mid-table side Chippenham Town this weekend, kicking off at 3pm.