Kingstonian Win In Monday Night Clash
The Hillians travelled to Surrey with some confidence after gaining a vital point at Harlow Town FC on Saturday. Tyrell Richardson-Brown unavailable due to work commitments. Lee Harding returned to an otherwise unchanged team from Saturday.
The home side started the game with a purpose and made their intentions known with some robust challenges on Harding and Rodrigues in the first 20 mins of the game. Rodrigues went close to breaking the ‘deadlock’ after 20 minutes when he got away from his marker but his shot was well saved by Rob Tolfrey in the Kingstonian goal. The home side was enjoying the territorial advantage, but James Shaw in the Hillians goal was comfortable in dealing with the crosses delivered into the Hillian’s 18-yard area.
Cheered on by an impressive midweek crowd of 349, Kingstonian started the second half well and in the 62nd minute, they took the lead when Ryan Moss headed home from close range after Lee O’Leary’s header hit the crossbar. Ian Chapman made two substitutions to find an equaliser with Pat Harding and James Richmond replacing Hazet and Redwood. Unfortunately, the Hillians shot themselves in the foot with some poor passing from the defence that allowed Joe Turner to score from outside the area with eight minutes to go.
The Hillians now sit in 21st place in the Ryman Premier, but with six points covering eight teams at the bottom of the table, it is still very much in the hands of Ian Chapman and his team to stay in the Ryman Premier League with four games remaining.