Promotion sealed for Ks!
Kingstonian entertained Kew Association at Churchfields in a crucial end-of-season match.
Ks started strongly, a break on the right by Callum drew out the Kew keeper, the shot was parried and fell to Fourat 25 yards out, Fourat kept his composure and clipped a cultured half-volley into the empty net. 1-0 after five minutes.
A few minutes later it was two. Lucas came inside and beat two players then passing to Callum who returned the favour with a cross for Lucas to finish. 2-0 after eight minutes.
More quality link-up play in the final third between Fourat and Callum led to Callum hitting the post, the rebound fell to Charlie who was following in and tapped in calmly. 3-0 after 20 minutes.
Ks didn’t let up. An attack down the left gave Lucas a shot on target. The defender tried to block but the deflection beat the keeper. 4-0 at half time and the fans on the sideline started to relax and enjoy the good weather.
The second half saw Kingstonian continue to dominate. A quick move by Callum put Ty in space, he flicked through to Fourat who gave the goalie no chance with a powerful strike.
Ks notched up number six from a set piece. Callum took a corner from the right hand side and Archie rose to meet it with an excellent glancing header into the top corner. John Terry would have been proud of that.
The heat meant some of the boys tired a bit toward the end of the game but they kept the pressure in Kew. One player with plenty left in the tank was Callum who set up another chance with quality running down the right wing, he pulled back for Henry to apply a cool finish.
7-0 the final score. The forwards and wing-backs had a great day with Callum in particular involved in everything. Great credit also to the excellent Ks defence, this is their fourth clean-sheet in a row.
The win takes Ks to 43 points and a clear second place, four points ahead of the next nearest team (Kew Park Rangers) with a game in hand. Therefore Ks will be promoted to the Premier League next season.
The final whistle saw happy scenes in the sunshine, with a chorus of “We Are Going Up” from the boys and well-deserved water-bottle showers for coaches Neil and Paul.
Congratulations to the team. Promotion is a really difficult thing to win and only happens as a result of consistently excellent performances throughout the season. All the players and the coaches should be very proud of a fantastic achievement.