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Kingstonian
Staines Town
Full time
D Brown (2')
Sun 17 Apr 15:00 - The Ryman Football League - Premier Division Attendance 363

Early Goal Puts K's Out of Contention

A controversial second minute goal from Daniel D Brown is enough to defeat Kingstonian and end their hopes of promotion.

Match report by Rupert Cane.

At the conclusion of the corresponding fixture back in mid-December, K’s were joint-top of the Ryman Premier Division on the back of a solitary defeat in 16 games.

Retrospectively, that 2-0 win at Wheatsheaf Park (the goals scored, incidentally, by Ricky Sappleton and Malachi Hudson, both since shipped off to VCD) might well mark the zenith of Kingstonian’s 2015/16 campaign.

For K’s followed it up with three heavy and morale-sapping defeats to teams around them, all of which – East Thurrock, Dulwich and Hampton and Richmond – will finish the season above K’s, an outcome rubberstamped by a second home defeat in seven days.

There has also only been one win away from Kingsmeadow in the league since that victory further west along the Thames in Staines, that in Andre McCollin’s first match back, at Burgess Hill. So it is probably our away form that is more to blame for not finishing in the top five, though accruing a single point from home games this month against Lewes, Farnborough and, on a sunny Surrey Sunday, Staines, hasn’t helped.

Farnborough scored with more or less the last kick of the game on Monday, and Kingsmeadow had that sinking feeling again with barely a minute played on Sunday. There was controversy surrounding the goal, as Aaron Goode was down with a head injury when Daniel Brown nodded in to the net from close range.

The first opportunity to level arrived courtesy of a Pico Gomez volley, well saved. Joe Turner kneed the rebound wide. Gomez drew an even better stop from Jake Turner in the Staines goal with a powerful header, and then Ryan Newman crashed a volley of his own against the left-hand post.

Staines occasionally threatened against a K’s defence who lost Alan Inns to injury early on. Jonathan Hippolyte missed a glorious chance to double the lead early in the second period, and then K’s inexplicably, and rather comically, didn’t equalise with any of the four clear-cut chances that arrived in about as many seconds on the hour. Turner, Mitch Pinnock and Gomez (twice) were those kept out by a combination of the goalkeeper, some last—ditch defending and the woodwork.

That was as good as it got as the season ended, in true non-league style, with both a whimper and a bang. The vocal travelling support let off a flare as the game entered stoppage time, halting play for a while and allowing K’s fans to dream about an abandonment. But it was not to be, and as the yellow smoke wafted away, with it went any lingering hopes of promotion.

Kingstonian: Rob Tolfrey, Aaron Goode, George Wells, Ryan Newman, Sam Page, Alan Inns, Joe Turner, Harold Odametey, Pelayo Pico Gomez, Andre McCollin, Mitch Pinnock.

Subs: Bruce Hogg (for Alan Inns, 17m), Dan Bennett (for Mitch Pinnock, 72m), Reece Beckles, Lee O'Leary, Peter Dean (for Ryan Newman, 81m)

Staines Town: Jack Turner, Tommy Brewer, Chinua Cole, Daniel D Brown, Devante McKain, Ryan Case, Wadah Ahmidi, Pat Cox, Jonathan Hippolyte, Jack Bennett.

Subs: Tre Mitford (for Jack Bennett, 76m), Tyrell Miller-Rodney (for Jonathan Hippolyte, 76m), Jeremy Boakye (for Wadah Ahmidi, 50m), Erivaldo Felix, Harry Churchill.

Goalscorer: Daniel D Brown (2m, 0-1)

Attendance: 363

Key moments

2:00
Goal Daniel D Brown scores for Staines Town

Highlights

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81:00 Sub Off
Ryan Newman is substituted off for Kingstonian
81:00 Sub On
Peter Dean is substituted on for Kingstonian
76:00 Sub Off
Jack Bennett is substituted off for Staines Town
76:00 Sub On
Tre Mitford is substituted on for Staines Town
76:00 Sub Off
Jonathan Hippolyte is substituted off for Staines Town
76:00 Sub On
Tyrell Miller-Rodney is substituted on for Staines Town
72:00 Sub Off
Mitch Pinnock is substituted off for Kingstonian
72:00 Sub On
Dan Bennett is substituted on for Kingstonian
50:00 Sub Off
Wadah Amidi is substituted off for Staines Town
50:00 Sub On
Jeremy Boakye is substituted on for Staines Town
End of period 1
17:00 Sub On
Bruce Hogg is substituted on for Kingstonian
17:00 Sub Off
Alan Inns is substituted off for Kingstonian
2:00 Goal 0 - 1
Daniel D Brown scores for Staines Town
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Kingstonian
  • Staines Town
  • 0
  • Daniel D Brown Goal 2:00'
  • Alan Inns Sub Off 17:00'
  • Bruce Hogg Sub On 17:00'
  • Wadah Amidi Sub Off 50:00'
  • Jeremy Boakye Sub On 50:00'
  • Mitch Pinnock Sub Off 72:00'
  • Dan Bennett Sub On 72:00'
  • Jack Bennett Sub Off 76:00'
  • Tre Mitford Sub On 76:00'
  • Jonathan Hippolyte Sub Off 76:00'
  • Tyrell Miller-Rodney Sub On 76:00'
  • Ryan Newman Sub Off 81:00'
  • Peter Dean Sub On 81:00'

Team selection

Staines Town
  • 1. Jack Turner
  • 2. Tommy Brewer
  • 3. Chinua Cole
  • 4. Daniel D Brown
  • 5. Devante McKain
  • 6. Ryan Case
  • 7. Wadah Amidi
  • 8. Ahmed Abdulla
  • 9. Pat Cox
  • 10. Jonathan Hippolyte
  • 11. Jack Bennett
  • 12. Tre Mitford
  • 14. Tyrell Miller-Rodney
  • 15. Jeremy Boakye
  • 16. Erivaldo Felix
  • 17. Harry Churchill

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Hampton & Richmond Borough 46 95
2. Bognor Regis Town 46 94
3. East Thurrock United 46 91
4. Tonbridge Angels 46 85
5. Dulwich Hamlet 46 81
6. Enfield Town 46 80
7. Kingstonian 46 73

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