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First Team - Match centre

Billericay Town
Full time
S Page (21'), R Moss (88')
Sat 17 Dec 15:00 - The Ryman Football League - Premier Division Attendance 364

Fog fails to deny K's three points

Kingstonian scored a valuable win in very foggy conditions at Billericay Town.

Match report by Simon Grier

2-0 wins can come in different shapes and sizes. There are those that are comfortable and dominant, when a team has full control of the game and could perhaps have scored more if they'd taken a few risks. There are those that are lucky, where two goals are pinched against the run of the play. And then there are those where you really have no idea how they happened, because the pitch is so foggy that it's impossible to see the other half of it.

This 2-0 win fell into the latter category, as the fog over much of Southern England never lifted from Billericay's New Lodge ground. Kingstonian's grey away shirts, a curious choice at the best of times given that the club's famous red and white hoops don't clash with blue, were particularly ill-suited to the occasion.

At the start of the match some stuff happened, but we weren't really sure what, and it seemed moot as the fog was likely to get worse rather than better and was there really any prospect of this game getting finished?

But Yossef Bamba eventually breathed some life into the game on 19 minutes, finding some space in the box and shooting fiercely towards the near post of Jack Giddens. The goalkeeper did well to get down and turn it onto the post.

Then from the resulting corner Ks took the lead, Sam Page finding the net with an unlikely turning volley on his weaker right foot, despite Connor Hubble's efforts to clear it off the line.

The lead nearly didn't last long at all as Billericay went up the other end and powered an effort onto the crossbar. But the lead did last, it lasted all game, and Ks added a second in the last minute. Tom Derry, enjoying probably his best game for Ks against his former club, crossed on the counter-attack and Giddens could only save Joe Turner's effort into the path of Ryan Moss, who was left with a tap-in.

Ks had had other chances in the second half before that - Giddens saved well from both Moss and Bamba, while Derry had an effort ruled out for offside. Billericay had chances as well, the best saved by Tolfrey from (I think) Dipo Akinyemi, but for the most part the

Ks defence was solid and well-organised (I think) with new centre-back Jack Lampe having a good debut (I think).

The fog seemed to get worse as the game continued, but thankfully hypotheses about how deep into injury time a Whitehawk situation could still occur didn't have to be tested. 90 minutes just about completed, Ks had a vital win as their stop-start season continues.

Billericay Town: Jack Giddens, Ibrahim Diallo, Oliver Sprague, Matt Johnson, Dean Leacock, Danny Fitzsimons, Quentin Monville, Conor Hubble, Billy Bricknell, Kreshnic Krasniqi, Kam Guthmy.

Subs: Gabby Adelowo, Goldy Capela, Dipo Akinyemi (for Kreshnic Krasniqi, HT), Luke Moore (for Kam Guthmy, 63m), Lewis Taafe.

Kingstonian: Rob Tolfrey, Aaron Goode, George Wells, Lee O'Leary, Sam Page, Jack Lampe, Youssef Bamba, Sean Bonnett-Johnson, Ryan Moss, Tom Derry, Joe Turner.

Subs: Josh Jackman (for Aaron Goode, 48m), Aaron Lamont (for Youssef Bamba, 75m), Pelayo Pico Gomez (for Ryan Moss, 90m+2), Ryan Gondoh, Alex Kelly.

Goalscorers: Sam Page (21m, 0-1), Ryan Moss (88m, 0-2)

Attendance: 364

Key moments

Goal Sam Page scores for Kingstonian
Goal Ryan Moss scores for Kingstonian


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90:00 +2:00 Sub On
Pelayo Pico Gomez is substituted on for Kingstonian
90:00 +2:00 Sub Off
Ryan Moss is substituted off for Kingstonian
88:00 Goal 0 - 2
Ryan Moss scores for Kingstonian
75:00 Sub Off
Youssef Bamba is substituted off for Kingstonian
75:00 Sub On
Aaron Lamont is substituted on for Kingstonian
63:00 Sub Off
Kam Guthmy is substituted off for Billericay Town
63:00 Sub On
Luke Moore is substituted on for Billericay Town
48:00 Sub Off
Aaron Goode is substituted off for Kingstonian
48:00 Sub On
Josh Jackman is substituted on for Kingstonian
45:01 Sub Off
Kreshnic Krasniqi is substituted off for Billericay Town
45:01 Sub On
Dipo Akinyemi is substituted on for Billericay Town
End of period 1
21:00 Goal 0 - 1
Sam Page scores for Kingstonian
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Billericay Town
  • Kingstonian
  • 0
  • Sam Page Goal 21:00'
  • Dipo Akinyemi Sub On 45:01'
  • Kreshnic Krasniqi Sub Off 45:01'
  • Aaron Goode Sub Off 48:00'
  • Josh Jackman Sub On 48:00'
  • Kam Guthmy Sub Off 63:00'
  • Luke Moore Sub On 63:00'
  • Youssef Bamba Sub Off 75:00'
  • Aaron Lamont Sub On 75:00'
  • Ryan Moss Goal 88:00'
  • Ryan Moss Sub Off 90:00 +2:00'
  • Pelayo Pico Gomez Sub On 90:00 +2:00'

Team selection

Billericay Town
  • 1. Jack Giddens
  • 2. Ibrahim Diallo
  • 3. Oliver Sprague
  • 4. Matt Johnson
  • 5. Dean Leacock
  • 6. Danny Fitzsimons
  • 7. Quentin Monville
  • 8. Conor Hubble
  • 9. Billy Bricknell
  • 10. Kreshnic Krasniqi
  • 11. Kam Guthmy
  • 12. Gabby Adelowo
  • 14. Goldy Capela
  • 15. Dipo Akinyemi
  • 16. Luke Moore
  • 17. Lewis Taafe

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