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Lowestoft Town
K Haysman (36'), L Taylor (76'), R Sappleton (79')
Full time
D Leacock (14' Sent Off), O Humphrey (35'), J Reed (48' Pen), D Daniels (78')
Sat 9 Sep 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 218

Sapps Provides a Catalyst

Within four minutes of coming on as substitute, Ricky Sappleton leads the K's from a 1-2 deficit to a 3-2 advantage.

Match report by Jamie Cutteridge

Click here to see Jamie's interview on YouTube with K's manager Craig Edwards.

In an age where manager’s quotes and predictions are treated like headline news rather than pre-match fluff, Kingstonian manager Craig Edwards’ midweek comments proved to be incredibly prescient as two late Kingstonian goals rescued a 3-2 win over 10-man Lowestoft. After saying midweek that he wanted to add to his side to give a spark of creativity and that Ricky Sappleton is “someone who would take his chances”, it was two new signings who burned brightly going forward, but Sapps who came on to make the difference.

If Sappleton had the impact late on, Ks encouraging first half came courtesy of two debutants, winger Jerome Federico and number 10 Tom Collins, the best Ks player named after a cocktail since Chuck Martini. Federico was a threat down the right throughout and Collins linked the play brilliantly, taking up intelligent positions and forcing ex-K Ben Dudzinski into three superb saves in the Lowestoft goal.

It was Ks who made the early running, and while they didn’t create any clear-cut chances, a powerful Tom Derry run through two defenders on the edge of the area forced one of them, Dean Leacock, to bring him, drawing a red card from the ref. Ks sought to make their man advantage count, but soon Kane Haysman headed over from a corner, a superb free kick Ollie Humphrey gave the Trawler Boys the lead, curling the ball over the wall and beyond Rob Tolfrey’s dive. Ks responded immediately; Federico beat a man and put the ball across the box and while Haysman’s first effort was blocked, he improvised brilliantly, back heeling the ball past Dudzinski to restore parity. It was Dudzinski who was to have the next word though, incredibly parrying Collins’ powerful effort onto the bar, after the midfielder’s weaving run. Collins tried his luck soon after, but once again Dudzinski saved well down low to see his side into half time level.

After an encouraging first half, Ks got off to a dreadful start to the second half. Jake Reed looked dangerous all afternoon and won his side a penalty after colliding with Aaron Goode in the area just three minutes after the break. The striker got up to dispatch a brilliant penalty past Tolfrey, high into the top corner. And while Ks dominated possession for the next half an hour, it was a lot of huff and puff with minimal threat as once again Dudzinski kept out Ks’ best effort, a fine shot from Tom Collins, once again.

With 15 minutes to go, Collins was withdrawn; cometh the hour, cometh the Sapps. It took just two minutes for the big man to make his presence felt. Another brilliant Federico cross found Sappleton at the back post, and while his header could only hit the woodwork, it bounced down to Lewis Taylor whose shots dropped in off the bar for his fifth of the season. Two minutes later, Sappleton had the final word. Federico’s cross was deep, very deep. The backpedalling striker did well just to get his head on it, but somehow, from a tight angle, leaning backwards, at just the perfect moment, Sappleton produced a stunning header, looping the ball over Dudzinski, over everyone and into the far post for the wining goal. We should probably all start paying attention to what Craig has to say.

Kingstonian: Rob Tolfrey, Aaron Goode, Jack Parter, Manolis Gogonas, Adam Thompson, Claudiu Vilcu, Jerome Federico, Lewis Taylor, Tom Derry, Tom Collins, Kane Haysman.

Subs: Toby Little, Ricky Sappleton (for Tom Collins, 74m), Charlie Taylor, Alec Fiddes, Kyle Spence.

Lowestoft Town: Ben Dudzinski, Harry Barker, Ollie Humphrey, Travis Cole, Rory McAuley, Dean Leacock, Harvey Hodd, Ross Jarvis, Jake Reed, Jacek Zielonka, Callum White.

Subs: Freddie Westlake (for Harvey Hodd, HT), Declan Daniels (for Jake Reed, 78m), Cruise Nyadzayo, Shaun Bammant (for Jacek Zielonka, 74m), Elvijs Putnins.

Goalscorers: Ollie Humphrey (35m, 0-1), Kane Haysman (36m, 1-1), Jake Reed (48m pen, 1-2), Lewis Taylor (76m, 2-2), Ricky Sappleton (78m, 3-2)

Red Card: Dean Leacock (14m, denying a goalscoring opportunity)

Attendance: 218

Key moments

Red Card Dean Leacock is sent off for Lowestoft Town
Goal Ollie Humphrey scores for Lowestoft Town
Goal Kane Haysman scores for Kingstonian
Scored Penalty Jake Reed scores a penalty for Lowestoft Town
Goal Lewis Taylor scores for Kingstonian
Goal Declan Daniels scores for Lowestoft Town
Goal Ricky Sappleton scores for Kingstonian


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78:01 Goal 3 - 3
Ricky Sappleton scores for Kingstonian
78:00 Sub Off
Jake Reed is substituted off for Lowestoft Town
78:00 Goal 2 - 3
Declan Daniels scores for Lowestoft Town
76:00 Goal 2 - 2
Lewis Taylor scores for Kingstonian
74:00 Sub On
Ricky Sappleton is substituted on for Kingstonian
74:00 Sub Off
Tom Collins is substituted off for Kingstonian
65:00 Sub Off
Jacek Zielonka is substituted off for Lowestoft Town
65:00 Sub On
Shaun Bammant is substituted on for Lowestoft Town
48:00 Scored Penalty 1 - 2
Jake Reed scores a penalty for Lowestoft Town
45:01 Sub Off
Harvey Hodd is substituted off for Lowestoft Town
45:01 Sub On
Freddie Westlake is substituted on for Lowestoft Town
End of period 1
36:00 Goal 1 - 1
Kane Haysman scores for Kingstonian
35:00 Goal 0 - 1
Ollie Humphrey scores for Lowestoft Town
14:00 Red Card 0 - 0
Dean Leacock is sent off for Lowestoft Town
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As it happened

  • Kingstonian
  • Lowestoft Town
  • 0
  • Dean Leacock Red Card 14:00'
  • Ollie Humphrey Goal 35:00'
  • Kane Haysman Goal 36:00'
  • Harvey Hodd Sub Off 45:01'
  • Freddie Westlake Sub On 45:01'
  • Jake Reed Scored Penalty 48:00'
  • Jacek Zielonka Sub Off 65:00'
  • Shaun Bammant Sub On 65:00'
  • Tom Collins Sub Off 74:00'
  • Ricky Sappleton Sub On 74:00'
  • Lewis Taylor Goal 76:00'
  • Jake Reed Sub Off 78:00'
  • Declan Daniels Goal 78:00'
  • Ricky Sappleton Goal 78:01'

Team selection

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League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
11. Tonbridge Angels 46 64
12. Harrow Borough 46 63
13. Kingstonian 46 59
14. Dorking Wanderers 46 58
15. Thurrock 46 57
16. Worthing 46 57
17. Enfield Town 46 56

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