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Leiston
Kingstonian
P Brothers (19'), B Lawrence (43')
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Sat 9 Dec 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division

K's Given A Dose of the Blues by Leiston

Two first half goals send K's home from a freezing Suffolk with nothing to show for their efforts.

Report by Jamie Cutteridge

Watch the extended Lord of the Rings trilogy in full. Fly to New York City, make it through customs and check into your hotel. Play two and a half rounds of golf at a fairly steady pace. There are many things you could do with nine hours of your Saturday, but for the five hardy Ks fans who made the trip to Leiston, they spent it travelling to Suffolk and seeing their side threaten early before succumbing to a comfortable 2-0 defeat.

With Leigh Dynan finally able to pick a settled side, Ks fielded just one new face as former Hendon captain Kevin Maclaren made his Kingstonian debut in midfield in an experienced partnership with Marvin Elliot. As the game got underway (if you’re trying to timeline the day, this is around the time SPOILER Gandalf return from the dead in The Two Towers), Dynan’s side made a bright start. A neat passing move found Daniel Ajakaiye in the area; the striker created himself some space and got the shot away, only to see it bounce off the post and wide. That was to be as close as Ks game to beating longtime Suffolk-based custodian Marcus Garnham, in fact it was about the only threat the visitors posed for the entire first half as Marcus was just as much of a spectator as Ks’ famous five fans.

As Leiston began to control the deadline they broke the deadline after about one and a half holes of golf (19 minutes) as a good cross from the right found left winger Patrick Brothers who volleyed past Rob Tolfrey. While Tolfrey’s goal was hardly bombarded for the rest of the half, Ks certainly struggled to make it out of their own half, so it wasn’t a shock when Leiston doubled their lead just before the half time break. Daniel Ajakaiye was sloppy in possession, but even then there seemed little on when his pass was intercepted by Byron Lawrence. However just seconds later the Leiston midfielder had taken a touch and curled the ball into the far corner to all but end the contest.

Immediately after the restart, Leiston had the ball in the net again, but after the goal was ruled out for offside, Ks began to take control as the hosts were content to sit deep and let Ks knock the ball around in front of them. Despite heaps of possession, Ks were still relying on scraps and half-chances. Taylor Miles had a shot from distance comfortably saved by Garnham before Ks were somehow denied after a goalmouth scramble. Ajakaiye’s pace saw him find space down the left channel, his initial effort was blocked by Garnham and bounced inches away from the waiting Tom Derry; once the ball eventually fell to Ambrose Gnahore, his route to goal was blocked and effort deflected away. Similarly minutes later, a good run by Manu Gogonas caused problems in the Leiston box, and after another game of pinball, Ajakaiye fired over.

It was cold. It was long. And it was still much, much better than two rounds of golf.

Leiston: Marcus Garnham, Joe Marsden, Seb Dunbar, Harry Knights, Joe Jefford, Curtis Haynes-Brown, Byron Lawrence, Chris Henderson, Jack Ainsley, Christy Finch, Patrick Brothers.

Subs: Dominic Docherty (for Chris Henderson, 75m), Jerome Trotter (for Christy Finch, 82m), Robert Eagle (for Curtis Haynes-Brown, HT), James Gaffer, Charlie Beckwith.

Kingstonian: Rob Tolfrey, Paul Rodgers, Andrew Musungu, Kevin Maclaren, Rob Bartley, Jahmal Howlett-Mundle, Alec Fiddes, Marvin Elliott, Daniel Ajakaiye, Taylor Miles, Ambrose Gnahore.

Subs: Tom Derry (for Alec Fiddes, HT), Manolis Gogonas (for Marvin Elliott, 83m), Aristide Bassele (for Taylor Miles, 70m), Mitchal Gough.

Goalscorers: Patrick Brothers (19m, 1-0), Byron Lawrence (43m, 2-0)

Attendance: 242

Key moments

19:00
Goal Patrick Brothers scores for Leiston
43:00
Goal Byron Lawrence scores for Leiston

Highlights

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83:00 Sub Off
Marvin Elliott is substituted off for Kingstonian
83:00 Sub On
Manolis Gogonas is substituted on for Kingstonian
82:00 Sub Off
Christy Finch is substituted off for Leiston
82:00 Sub On
Jerome Trotter is substituted on for Leiston
75:00 Sub Off
Chris Henderson is substituted off for Leiston
75:00 Sub On
Dominic Docherty is substituted on for Leiston
70:00 Sub Off
Taylor Miles is substituted off for Kingstonian
70:00 Sub On
Aristide Bassele is substituted on for Kingstonian
45:01 Sub Off
Alec Fiddes is substituted off for Kingstonian
45:01 Sub On
Tom Derry is substituted on for Kingstonian
45:01 Sub Off
Curtis Haynes-Brown is substituted off for Leiston
45:01 Sub On
Robert Eagle is substituted on for Leiston
End of period 1
43:00 Goal 2 - 0
Byron Lawrence scores for Leiston
19:00 Goal 1 - 0
Patrick Brothers scores for Leiston
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Leiston
  • Kingstonian
  • 0
  • Patrick Brothers Goal 19:00'
  • Byron Lawrence Goal 43:00'
  • Alec Fiddes Sub Off 45:01'
  • Tom Derry Sub On 45:01'
  • Curtis Haynes-Brown Sub Off 45:01'
  • Robert Eagle Sub On 45:01'
  • Taylor Miles Sub Off 70:00'
  • Aristide Bassele Sub On 70:00'
  • Chris Henderson Sub Off 75:00'
  • Dominic Docherty Sub On 75:00'
  • Christy Finch Sub Off 82:00'
  • Jerome Trotter Sub On 82:00'
  • Marvin Elliott Sub Off 83:00'
  • Manolis Gogonas Sub On 83:00'

Team selection

Leiston
  • 1. Marcus Garnham
  • 2. Joe Marsden
  • 3. Seb Dunbar
  • 4. Harry Knights
  • 5. Joe Jefford
  • 6. Curtis Haynes-Brown
  • 7. Byron Lawrence
  • 8. Chris Henderson
  • 9. Jack Ainsley
  • 10. Christy Finch
  • 11. Patrick Brothers
  • 12. Dominic Docherty
  • 14. Jerome Trotter
  • 15. Robert Eagle
  • 16. James Gaffer
  • 17. Charlie Beckwith

League round up

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1
3
Margate
3
2
Hendon
Merstham
2
1
Staines Town
0
2
Billericay Town
2
4
Wingate & Finchley
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# Team Pl Pts
13. Harrow Borough 24 28
14. Enfield Town 20 26
15. Kingstonian 21 26
16. Lowestoft Town 21 25
17. Thurrock 22 24
18. Leatherhead 17 22
19. Dorking Wanderers 20 21

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