Great win for the Ks in the cup!
Kingstonian U12 Colts beat Bracknell to progress
On 12 November Kingstonian U12 Colts went away (quite a long way away) to Bracknell Town FC in the latest round of the SYL Cup.
Ks started well, creating lots of early pressure and several corners in succession. The third corner led to a ball back across the box where Charlie struck it powerfully into the net. 0-1 to Kingstonian after 10 minutes.
Bracknell were well-organised and have some good players. They came a bit more into the game, creating a few half-chances which the defence dealt with very well. But Ks' midfield and especially Fourat on the left wing kept stretching the home side. Close to half time another good move down the left saw a half-clearance break to Charlie outside the box. He is obviously in great shooting form as he struck a sweet half-volley into the top left corner.
Half time saw Ks at two up, and good value for it.
The start of the second half saw Bracknell come back into the game. But as they pushed forward they were vulnerable to a counter-attack. A great ball out of defence found Fourat who sprinted towards goal. His shot was parried by the keeper but fell to Callum who stroked it calmly into the net. 0-3 to Ks.
At three up Kingstonian did what they sometimes do, they stepped off the gas and stopped closing down. Bracknell found a bit more space and a dribbling player was brought down inside the box. Penalty to Bracknell which was well converted. 1 - 3.
Suddenly Bracknell had momentum and confidence. More pressure led to a rushed clearance, the ball found a striker in space who punished Kingstonian with a fine shot. 2-3.
Now Ks had to fight back. Bracknell were pushing hard and there were a few hairy moments where the defence had to block shots and make goal-line clearances, with Archie, Ryan and Stephen doing very well. Ks' midfielders battled well and then started to put together some nice passing football, which relieved the pressure. More quality passing put Fourat through one-on-one with the keeper, a great finish meant it was 2-4 with ten minutes to play.
The final minutes of the match were dominated by Kingstonian who could have had at least one more. Ks were comfortable at the final whistle and deserved the 4-2 victory.
This was one of the best performances of the season so far, away to quality opposition from a higher league. The boys all played for each other, with no selfishness and great communication all game.
Man of the match was awarded to Fourat, who not only scored but also made lots of chances for others.