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First Team - Match centre

Enfield Town
Kingstonian
T Campbell (11')
Full time
C Hunte (24'), A McCollin (67'), J Amoo (88' Pen)
Sat 10 Feb 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 315

K's Come Back For Big Win

Kingstonian come back from a goal down at Enfield Town to claim an important 3-1 victory.

Match report by Taimour Lay.

We do like a trip to Enfield. Well, apart from that grim 4-0 defeat in March 2016 which formed part of TommyBall’s fatal decline. Perhaps the exception proving the rule, the Queen Elizabeth Stadium somehow manages to turn an athletics stadium into an intimate arena. This was somewhat helped by the incessant, driving rain which forced almost the entire 300-strong crowd under the covers behind each goal.

There was also much pre-match excitement at the friendly programme table in the art deco clubhouse when suddenly there emerged a copy of something called the “Kingstonian Football Club Official Handbook” for 1974, which featured, among other things, a history of the K’s Supporters Club whose “inaugural meeting was arranged for November 1947 at the Public Library, with nearly 200 people in the hall and another 300 or so listening outside by means of loudspeakers”. Some inspiration to renew your membership in 2018…

And then, on page 16, a large photo with the following caption: “Trevor Waughman gets a hug from fan Graham Wood after scoring in the 3-2 Surrey Senior Cup win over Leatherhead on 31 March 1973”. A quick double-take later, we realised that the very same Graham Wood was standing just yards away from us, 45 years later, in attendance - as always - at a K’s away game. So there you have it: bundles with players weren’t invented on the Kingston Road End and Andre McCollin is just the latest in a proud line of player-fan unions.

Andre would be embracing the fans soon enough, as it turned out. But the opening of the match certainly didn’t promise hugs and happiness. First, Marvin Elliott pulled his hamstring within a couple of minutes, forcing manager Leigh Dynan to bring Connor Hunte on and shift Nic Ciardini into an unfamiliar central midfield role. With other regulars also missing, Freddie Yao was already at right-back and new signings Greg Cundle and Peter West started upfront and on the right, respectively.

Much has been made of K’s having used 68 players this season and there appears to be an improvised approach to the attacking shape at times, as if the 10 outfield players could do with a couple of nights in the Hippodrome getting to know each other.
And when Tyler Campbell gave Enfield the lead after 11 minutes, with a neat right-footed finish past Rob Tolfrey, the odd groan in the away support could be heard.

Those groans soon became cheers when Hunte cut inside from the right and drove a perfect, low, diagonal-line, left-footed, 25-yard strike into Joe Wright’s bottom corner.

Still, Enfield remained the better side for long spells, hitting the woodwork twice as K’s looked to break on an increasingly boggy surface.
The second-half turned on K’s best move of the match. Yao galloped down the right, found West in an advanced position near the touchline and the Chelmsford winger, whose set-piece delivery impressed all afternoon, cut the ball back intelligently across the area to McCollin, who readjusted slightly before placing the ball past Wright’s despairing dive. 2-1, a bundle and it was like Fetcham Grove 1973 all over again…

Still Enfield came and Tolfrey made at least two fine saves to keep K’s ahead before substitute Jerry Amoo was felled in the box on the break with 3 minutes remaining. Amoo it was who grabbed the ball to take the penalty and just about forced it under the keeper who guessed the right way, choosing to celebrate with a knee-slide to the corner flag.

So K’s climb to 15th, probably three or four good hugs from Isthmian safety.

Enfield Town: Joe Wright, Mickey Parcell, Sami Bihmoutine, Taofiq Olomowewe, Mark Kirby, Adam Martin, Ryan Blackman, Sam Youngs, Brad Wadkins, Ryan Blake, Tyler Campbell.

Subs: Taylor McKenzie, Simon Thomas (for Mickey Parcell, 82m), Liam Hope (for Adam Martin, 81m), John Kyriacou, Jack Hockney.

Kingstonian: Rob Tolfrey, Freddy Yao, Andrew Musungu, Marvin Elliott, Mark Phillips, Rob Bartley, Nic Ciardini, Tom Beere, Michael West, Andre McCollin, Greg Cundle.

Subs: Victor Fundi (for Connor Hunte, 69m), Jerry Amoo (for Andre McCollin, 77m), Connor Hunte (for Marvin Elliott, 3m), Daniel Ajakaiye, Owen Coleman.

Goalscorers: Tyler Campbell (11m, 1-0), Connor Hunte (24m, 1-1), Andre McCollin (67m, 1-2), Jerry Amoo (88m pen, 1-3)

Attendance: 315

Key moments

11:00
Goal Tyler Campbell scores for Enfield Town
24:00
Goal Connor Hunte scores for Kingstonian
67:00
Goal Andre McCollin scores for Kingstonian
88:00
Scored Penalty Jerry Amoo scores a penalty for Kingstonian

Highlights

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88:00 Scored Penalty 1 - 3
Jerry Amoo scores a penalty for Kingstonian
82:00 Sub On
Simon Thomas is substituted on for Enfield Town
82:00 Sub Off
Mickey Parcell is substituted off for Enfield Town
81:00 Sub On
Liam Hope is substituted on for Enfield Town
81:00 Sub Off
Adam Martin is substituted off for Enfield Town
77:00 Sub Off
Andre McCollin is substituted off for Kingstonian
77:00 Sub On
Jerry Amoo is substituted on for Kingstonian
69:00 Sub Off
Connor Hunte is substituted off for Kingstonian
69:00 Sub On
Victor Fundi is substituted on for Kingstonian
67:00 Goal 1 - 2
Andre McCollin scores for Kingstonian
End of period 1
24:00 Goal 1 - 1
Connor Hunte scores for Kingstonian
11:00 Goal 1 - 0
Tyler Campbell scores for Enfield Town
3:00 Sub Off
Marvin Elliott is substituted off for Kingstonian
3:00 Sub On
Connor Hunte is substituted on for Kingstonian
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Enfield Town
  • Kingstonian
  • 0
  • Connor Hunte Sub On 3:00'
  • Marvin Elliott Sub Off 3:00'
  • Tyler Campbell Goal 11:00'
  • Connor Hunte Goal 24:00'
  • Andre McCollin Goal 67:00'
  • Connor Hunte Sub Off 69:00'
  • Victor Fundi Sub On 69:00'
  • Andre McCollin Sub Off 77:00'
  • Jerry Amoo Sub On 77:00'
  • Adam Martin Sub Off 81:00'
  • Liam Hope Sub On 81:00'
  • Mickey Parcell Sub Off 82:00'
  • Simon Thomas Sub On 82:00'
  • Jerry Amoo Scored Penalty 88:00'

Team selection

Enfield Town
  • 1. Joe Wright
  • 2. Mickey Parcell
  • 3. Sami Bihmoutine
  • 4. Taofiq Olomowewe
  • 5. Mark Kirby
  • 6. Adam Martin
  • 7. Ryan Blackman
  • 8. Sam Youngs
  • 9. Brad Wadkins
  • 10. Ryan Blake
  • 11. Tyler Campbell
  • 12. Taylor McKenzie
  • 14. Simon Thomas
  • 15. Liam Hope
  • 16. John Kyriacou
  • 17. Jack Hockney

League round up

Other Premier Division results

1
1
Burgess Hill Town
Hendon
0
0
Dorking Wanderers
Merstham
1
0
2
2
Billericay Town
2
1
Staines Town
Tooting & Mitcham United
2
0
Wingate & Finchley
Worthing
3
2
Folkestone Invicta

League table

# Team Pl Pts
11. Tonbridge Angels 33 47
12. Merstham 34 41
13. Kingstonian 32 41
14. Enfield Town 34 40
15. Thurrock 35 40
16. Brightlingsea Regent 33 38
17. Dorking Wanderers 30 37

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