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Kingstonian 2-3 AFC Hornchurch

AFC Hornchurch

Kingstonian's Premier Division survival is fully confirmed, but it comes on a disappointing afternoon at King George's Field.

Kingstonian will be playing Premier Division football next season, but that's mainly thanks to the teams below them not winning rather than K's doing much in the positive side of the ledger themselves.

They will be ruing the final minute of added time in the first half and three calamitous minutes to begin the second half, as, after having withstood much early AFC Hornchurch pressure, they actually led in the 45th minute thanks to a Delano Sam-Yorke penalty.

The visitors raced down the other end, and in the 47th minute of a first half that they arguably did not deserve to trail, achieved parity thanks to Lewwis Spence's strike.

Within 53 seconds of the start of the second half, the Urchins took the lead when Ronnie Winn's shot surprisingly evaded Rob Tolfrey, and the K's defence hadn't even begun to settle down when a cross from the right came off James Richmond for an unfortunate own goal.

K's only began to come alive in the second half when Sam-Yorke headed his second of the game, but the home side didn't create enough chances to find an equaliser and they fell to defeat safe in the knowledge that home losses for both Whitehawk and Wingate & Finchley meant that the K's had been given Premier Division football for another campaign.

Kingstonian travel to a Merstham team on Monday afternoon who need three points to keep alive their hopes of a play-off spot. Kick-off at the Moatside will be 3.00pm.

Published Saturday 20th April 2019