Ks win game against promotion rivals
Great win for the boys
Match Report: Rocks Lane v Kingstonian Youth Colts, 22 April 2018.
Kingstonian were back to full strength for this match against promotion-rivals Rocks Lane. It was a sunny morning and Rocks Lane play on a big pitch, so ideal conditions for the Ks.
The boys started well, putting pressure on the home defence, closing down space and dominating possession.
The pressure yielded a fine opening goal, an excellent passing move up the left hand side between Lucas and Fourat left Fourat one-on-one with the keeper, he finished from an acute angle. 1-0 to Kingstonian after 15 minutes.
Ks kept attacking and created several more chances. One or two more passes or crosses in the final third and Ks could been two or three up.
In the last ten minutes of the first half Ks became more one-dimensional, dropping deeper and playing straight long balls out, giving the opposition more possession and space to run into. Rocks Lane gained a few chances but Archie and Callum marshalled the defence well and Ryan was always alert. Half time score: 0-1.
The second half started in the same way as the first with good attacking play from Kingstonian. A clever through ball from
Mason put Fourat clean through, his shot gave the keeper no chance. 0-2 to Kingstonian.
The match was then stopped due to a dog running onto the pitch and obviously liking the taste of the match ball. After some confusion the owner rescued “Skippy”. After this amusing, er, pause, Rocks Lane showed a little more bite. Archie and Conor showed courage, playing on doggedly through injuries. But surely Kingstonian wouldn’t surrender their lead?
As the teams tired the match got more open with chances at both ends and Rocks Lane hitting the bar.
In last minute a slick attack by Ks led to neat skills in the box by Henry who finished cleanly from ten yards. That was the final action of the match. Final score 0-3 to Kingstonian.
This was another good team performance from the boys. The three points plus other results meant Kingstonian climb to second in the league with two games in hand.
Man of the match was Callum who was very lively, positive and well-organised at full back. Sorry Skippy.