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Needham Market
D Ajakaiye (51'), G Cundle (70'), M Faal (77', 92')
Full time
T Rose (85')
Sat 28 Apr 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 234

Happy Season Ending For K's

Kingstonian finish the season in 13th place after an excellent 4-0 win over Needham Market.

Match report by Simon Grier.

In rounding off their season with a 4-0 win over Needham Market, Kingstonian achieved their biggest victory margin of the Leigh Dynan era. Other performances have been more impressive – wins away to Hendon and Margate, and at home to Enfield for example – but despite the low-key, end of term feel to the game it was another encouraging performance.

Five wins from the last eight games of the season have lifted Ks to a more creditable 13th in the league, which seems a far cry from how things looked at the end of March.

As in the recent home win over Staines, the first half saw Ks look the better side without achieving a breakthrough, before the floodgates opened after half time.

Visiting goalkeeper Danny Gay made a number of good saves to keep Ks at bay before half time. First he saved well from a Michael West free kick and then he kept out a Daniel Ajakaiye effort after good work from Mohammadu Faal. Towards the end of the half he did well to keep out a fierce 20-yarder from Freddie Yao and Ajakaiye also headed narrowly over. Jamie Griffith came close with Needham Market’s best chance.

After the break Ks’ frustration came to an end as a Faal cross deflected through to Ajakaiye who converted from close range on 51 minutes.
The visitors won a penalty on the hour mark when Rob Tolfrey felled Ryan Gibbs but Griffiths fired the penalty well wide.

Ks doubled their advantage on 70 minutes after a fine 20-yarder from Greg Cundle and Ks kept the pressure on with Gay saving from Ajakaiye after a goalmouth scramble and then Mark Phillips heading the resulting corner narrowly wide.

Faal made it three after a fine run through the visiting defence and Ks sensed blood, looking to increase the margin in the closing moments. Gay again saved well from Ajakaiye and substitute Jerry Amoo won a penalty only to make it a second wide spotkick of the game.

But the fourth came in injury time when the Needham Market defence missed a long ball and Ajakaiye took it round Gay and teed up Faal for a (possibly offside) fourth. It meant Faal finished the season with seven goals in his eight games for the club, enough to rank as joint-second top scorer behind only Tom Derry (with eight). Quite how many of these players remain at the club over the summer remains to be seen but the performance at least allowed Ks to leave Fetcham Grove on a high note.

Kingstonian: Rob Tolfrey, Freddy Yao, Toby Ajala, Tom Beere, Sean Francis, Mark Phillips, Daniel Ajakaiye, Greg Cundle, Muhammadu Faal, Michael West, Jason Williams.

Subs: Chris Arthur, Jerry Amoo (for Jason Williams, 63m)

Needham Market: Danny Gay, Jake Dye, Callum Sturgess, Jeremiah Kamanzi, James Carragher, Sam Nunn, Ryan Gibbs, Gareth Heath, Jamie Griffiths, Charley Edge, George Exworth.

Subs: Kieran Turner (for Charley Edge, 79m), Adam Mills, Tyler Rose (for Jeremiah Kamanzi, 85m), Keiran Morphew, Nathan Munson.

Goalscorers: Daniel Ajakaiye (51m, 1-0), Greg Cundle (70m, 2-0), Muhammadu Faal (77m, 3-0), Muhammadu Faal (92m, 4-0)

Attendance: 234

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Key moments

Goal Daniel Ajakaiye scores for Kingstonian
Goal Greg Cundle scores for Kingstonian
Goal Muhammadu Faal scores for Kingstonian
Goal Tyler Rose scores for Needham Market
90:00 +2:00
Goal Muhammadu Faal scores for Kingstonian


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90:00 +2:00 Goal 4 - 1
Muhammadu Faal scores for Kingstonian
88:00 Missed Penalty
Jerry Amoo misses a penalty for Kingstonian
85:00 Sub Off
Jeremiah Kamanzi is substituted off for Needham Market
85:00 Goal 3 - 1
Tyler Rose scores for Needham Market
79:00 Sub Off
Charley Edge is substituted off for Needham Market
79:00 Sub On
Kieran Turner is substituted on for Needham Market
77:00 Goal 3 - 0
Muhammadu Faal scores for Kingstonian
70:00 Goal 2 - 0
Greg Cundle scores for Kingstonian
63:00 Sub Off
Jason Williams is substituted off for Kingstonian
63:00 Sub On
Jerry Amoo is substituted on for Kingstonian
62:00 Missed Penalty
Jamie Griffiths misses a penalty for Needham Market
51:00 Goal 1 - 0
Daniel Ajakaiye scores for Kingstonian
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Kingstonian
  • Needham Market
  • 0
  • Daniel Ajakaiye Goal 51:00'
  • Jamie Griffiths Missed Penalty 62:00'
  • Jason Williams Sub Off 63:00'
  • Jerry Amoo Sub On 63:00'
  • Greg Cundle Goal 70:00'
  • Muhammadu Faal Goal 77:00'
  • Charley Edge Sub Off 79:00'
  • Kieran Turner Sub On 79:00'
  • Jeremiah Kamanzi Sub Off 85:00'
  • Tyler Rose Goal 85:00'
  • Jerry Amoo Missed Penalty 88:00'
  • Muhammadu Faal Goal 90:00 +2:00'

Team selection

Needham Market
  • 1. Danny Gay
  • 2. Jake Dye
  • 3. Callum Sturgess
  • 4. Jeremiah Kamanzi
  • 5. James Carragher
  • 6. Sam Nunn
  • 7. Ryan Gibbs
  • 8. Gareth Heath
  • 9. Jamie Griffiths
  • 10. Charley Edge
  • 11. George Exworth
  • 12. Kieran Turner
  • 14. Adam Mills
  • 15. Tyler Rose
  • 16. Kieran Morphew
  • 17. Nathan Munson

League round up

Other Premier Division results

Billericay Town
Folkestone Invicta
Dorking Wanderers
Lowestoft Town
Wingate & Finchley
Burgess Hill Town
Tooting & Mitcham United
Staines Town

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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