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Wingate & Finchley
B Hogg (38')
Full time
R Laney (22'), B Pattie (69', 93')
Mon 30 Jan 19:45 - The Ryman Football League - Premier Division Attendance 252

Heartbreaking Injury Time Defeat For K's...Part II

Lightning strikes twice in three days as K's lose again with the last kick of the game.

Match report by Rupert Cane.

Kingstonian succumbed to another last-gasp defeat on Monday evening against in-form Wingate and Finchley.

The result surely ends any hope Tommy Williams and his players had of making the play-offs this season.

K’s started brightly and could have taken the lead through Ryan Moss, but the returning striker’s finish was too high and close to Shane Gore, the Wingate keeper. He palmed the effort away.

With their first real attack of the match, the visitors took the lead as Rob Laney glanced a header in off the bar at the end of an enterprising move down the left.

K’s struggled to create much thereafter but that didn’t stop Bruce Hogg equalising with a real bolt from the blue. The defender, in for the injured George Wells, picked the ball around 40 yards from goal, took a couple of paces forward, and launched an Exocet that whizzed and dipped in the air. It flew over Gore and glanced off the underside of the bar and into the Athletics Road End net.

Moss could have completed the turnaround before the half-time whistle blew but had a low shot blocked by Gore’s legs after good work from Youssef Bamba.

Almost nothing of note happened in the second period as both sides cancelled each other out. Much of the game took place in the middle third of the pitch with possession at a premium, balls in behind ineffective, and individual skill sorely lacking.

K’s didn’t have an effort on goal of any description. Wingate had a couple of shots blocked, but that was about it until the 93rd minute. Time seemed to stand still as Ben Pattie chipped a delicate free-kick over the hooped wall and into the net via Rob Tolfrey’s left-hand post.

That made it six wins in a row for Wingate, 12 unbeaten all told. Unfortunately, K’s are left in a much sorrier state, condemned to mid-table mediocrity for the remaining third of the season.

Kingstonian: Rob Tolfrey, Aaron Goode, Bruce Hogg, Lee O'Leary, Sam Page, Alan Inns, Youssef Bamba, Lewis Taylor, Ryan Moss, Sean Bonnett-Johnson, Joe Turner.

Subs: Peter Dean (for Sean Bonnett-Johnson, 87m), Tom Derry (for Youssef Bamba, 77m), Aaron Lamont, Saidou Khan, Will Seager.

Wingate and Finchley: Shane Gore, Alfie Young, Ryan Sellers, Claudio Vilcu, Sean Cronin, Ahmet Rifat, Steve Wales, Spencer McCall, Rob Laney, Tanasheh Abrahams, Tommy Tejan-Sie.

Subs: Ben Pattie (for Tanasheh Abrahams, 69m), Luke Ifil (for Steve Wales, 69m), Joe Sharpe, Jordan Gibbons, Afolabi Obafemi.

Goalscorers: Rob Laney (22m, 0-1), Bruce Hogg (38m, 1-1), Ben Pattie (93m, 1-2)

Attendance: 252

Key moments

Goal Rob Laney scores for Wingate & Finchley
Goal Bruce Hogg scores for Kingstonian
Goal Ben Pattie scores for Wingate & Finchley
90:00 +3:00
Goal Ben Pattie scores for Wingate & Finchley


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90:00 +3:00 Goal 1 - 3
Ben Pattie scores for Wingate & Finchley
87:00 Sub Off
Sean Bonnett-Johnson is substituted off for Kingstonian
87:00 Sub On
Peter Dean is substituted on for Kingstonian
77:00 Sub Off
Youssef Bamba is substituted off for Kingstonian
77:00 Sub On
Tom Derry is substituted on for Kingstonian
69:00 Sub Off
Steve Wales is substituted off for Wingate & Finchley
69:00 Sub On
Luke Ifil is substituted on for Wingate & Finchley
69:00 Sub Off
Tanasheh Abrahams is substituted off for Wingate & Finchley
69:00 Goal 1 - 2
Ben Pattie scores for Wingate & Finchley
End of period 1
38:00 Goal 1 - 1
Bruce Hogg scores for Kingstonian
22:00 Goal 0 - 1
Rob Laney scores for Wingate & Finchley
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Kingstonian
  • Wingate & Finchley
  • 0
  • Rob Laney Goal 22:00'
  • Bruce Hogg Goal 38:00'
  • Steve Wales Sub Off 69:00'
  • Luke Ifil Sub On 69:00'
  • Tanasheh Abrahams Sub Off 69:00'
  • Ben Pattie Goal 69:00'
  • Youssef Bamba Sub Off 77:00'
  • Tom Derry Sub On 77:00'
  • Sean Bonnett-Johnson Sub Off 87:00'
  • Peter Dean Sub On 87:00'
  • Ben Pattie Goal 90:00 +3:00'

Team selection

Wingate & Finchley
  • 1. Shane Gore
  • 2. Alfie Young
  • 3. Ryan Sellers
  • 4. Claudio Vilcu
  • 5. Sean Cronin
  • 6. Ahmet Rifat
  • 7. Steve Wales
  • 8. Spencer McCall
  • 9. Rob Laney
  • 10. Tanasheh Abrahams
  • 11. Tommy Tejan-Sie
  • 12. Ben Pattie
  • 14. Luke Ifil
  • 15. Joe Sharpe
  • 16. Jordan Gibbons
  • 17. Afolabi Obafemi

League table

# Team Pl Pts
14. Worthing 46 56
15. Folkestone Invicta 46 55
16. Kingstonian 46 55
17. Metropolitan Police 46 54
18. Hendon 46 54
19. Burgess Hill Town 46 54
20. Merstham 46 53

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