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Havant & Waterlooville
Kingstonian
M Patterson (95')
Full time
J Turner (23')
Sat 31 Dec 15:00 - The Ryman Football League - Premier Division Attendance 790

A Microcosm In Ninety Minutes

K's nearly secure a brilliant result but are denied at the very end.

Match report by Jamie Cutteridge

The week between Christmas and New Year is often filled with confusion about days of the week, arguments about when the rubbish is being collected and end of year reviews, and Kingstonian got in on the act on New Year’s Eve by neatly surmising their year in 90 succinct minutes. So in the spirit of all 2016 match reports, here are four things we’ve learnt from both Havant and Waterlooville away, and the rest of the year.

Kingstonian can product moments of breathtaking quality
Joe Turner’s goal 20 minutes into the afternoon was an absolute stunner. Neat buildup play between Youssef Bamba and Aaron Lamont put the hosts on the back foot, but when the ball broke on the edge of the box, Turner’ left-footed half volley was in the moment he hit it. We’ve had plenty of that in 2016. Lamont has scored stunners at VCD and Hendon, Turner’s goal to knock Tonbridge out of the trophy will live long in the memory and Andre McCollin’s winner at home to Bognor was a towering header which left everyone in Kingsmeadow believing Ks could get promoted.

At times, Ks are all sausage but no sizzle
There’s undoubted ability in Kingstonian’s midfield. Bamba gave Havant’s left back an uncomfortable afternoon while Aaron Lamont had a superb game, creating space with imaginative flicks and cleverly finding space throughout the 90 minutes. But there’s still a nagging feeling that for all the creativity, Ks don’t create enough chances. Tom Derry was a willing runner once he replaced the injured Moss, but he didn’t have a sniff all afternoon. Unfortunately, we’ve seen this throughout the last 12 months; towards the end of last season, the mercurial Dan Bennett blew hot and cold, between Moss, McCollin and Pico, Ks should have been a freescoring force in 2016, but all too often they were left frustrated.

The darkest defeat follows the false dawn
There have been glimpses in 2016 of a good team; we’ve been repeatedly teased by the possibility of Ks getting it together. The end of last season saw Ks reach the precipice of the playoffs, before collapsing; over the last few months, every good fun has been halted by a painful defeat (we’re looking at you, North Leigh). And 2016 ended on the same note. The back five producted a brilliantly resolute performance: Inns and Page were superb, George Wells was at his very best, Aaron Goode offered marauding as ever, and two Rob Tolfrey saves preserved Ks lead. But then, right at the end, a ball into the box wasn’t dealt with and Matt Patterson fired home in the 6th minute of injury time.

Ks aren’t far away from being a good side
All year, Ks have been close to being a very good side. The run to nearly make the playoffs; the trophy run, an agonizing Leiston equalizer… it’s been a year of near misses. So Havant’s equalizer was a fitting end. Roll on 2017.

Havant and Waterlooville: Ryan Young, Dan Strugnell, Rory Williams, Brian Stock, Ryan Woodford, Lee Molyneaux, Ben Swallow, Theo Lewis, Jason Prior, Alfie Rutherford, George Barker.

Subs: Matt Patterson (for George Barker, 57m), Bradley Tarbuck, Ed Harris (for Lee Molyneaux, 57m), James Hayter (for Jason Prior, 83m), Andreas Robinson

Kingstonian: Rob Tolfrey, Aaron Goode, George Wells, Lee O'Leary, Sam Page, Alan Inns, Youssef Bamba, Sean Bonnett-Johnson, Ryan Moss, Aaron Lamont, Joe Turner.

Subs: Bruce Hogg (for Youssef Bamba, 90m), Saidou Khan (for Aaron Lamont, 78m), Tom Derry (for Ryan Moss, 30m)

Goalscorers: Joe Turner (23m, 0-1), Matt Patterson (90m+5, 1-1)

Attendance: 790

Key moments

23:00
Goal Joe Turner scores for Kingstonian
90:00 +5:00
Goal Matt Patterson scores for Havant & Waterlooville

Highlights

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90:00 +5:00 Goal 1 - 1
Matt Patterson scores for Havant & Waterlooville
90:00 Sub Off
Youssef Bamba is substituted off for Kingstonian
90:00 Sub On
Bruce Hogg is substituted on for Kingstonian
83:00 Sub Off
Jason Prior is substituted off for Havant & Waterlooville
83:00 Sub On
James Hayter is substituted on for Havant & Waterlooville
78:00 Sub Off
Aaron Lamont is substituted off for Kingstonian
78:00 Sub On
Saidou Khan is substituted on for Kingstonian
57:00 Sub Off
George Barker is substituted off for Havant & Waterlooville
57:00 Sub On
Matt Patterson is substituted on for Havant & Waterlooville
57:00 Sub Off
Lee Molyneaux is substituted off for Havant & Waterlooville
57:00 Sub On
Ed Harris is substituted on for Havant & Waterlooville
End of period 1
30:00 Sub On
Tom Derry is substituted on for Kingstonian
30:00 Sub Off
Ryan Moss is substituted off for Kingstonian
23:00 Goal 0 - 1
Joe Turner scores for Kingstonian
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Havant & Waterlooville
  • Kingstonian
  • 0
  • Joe Turner Goal 23:00'
  • Ryan Moss Sub Off 30:00'
  • Tom Derry Sub On 30:00'
  • George Barker Sub Off 57:00'
  • Matt Patterson Sub On 57:00'
  • Lee Molyneaux Sub Off 57:00'
  • Ed Harris Sub On 57:00'
  • Aaron Lamont Sub Off 78:00'
  • Saidou Khan Sub On 78:00'
  • Jason Prior Sub Off 83:00'
  • James Hayter Sub On 83:00'
  • Youssef Bamba Sub Off 90:00'
  • Bruce Hogg Sub On 90:00'
  • Matt Patterson Goal 90:00 +5:00'

Team selection

Havant & Waterlooville
  • 1. Ryan Young
  • 2. Dan Strugnell
  • 3. Rory Williams
  • 4. Brian Stock
  • 5. Ryan Woodford
  • 6. Lee Molyneaux
  • 7. Ben Swallow
  • 8. Theo Lewis
  • 9. Jason Prior
  • 10. Alfie Rutherford
  • 11. George Barker
  • 12. Matt Patterson
  • 14. Bradley Tarbuck
  • 15. Ed Harris
  • 16. James Hayter
  • 17. Andreas Robinson

League round up

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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