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Carshalton Athletic
R Korboa (34')
Full time
L Theophanous (48')
Sat 18 Aug 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 419

Better from the K's

Kingstonian look like a team for the first time this season as they get off the mark with a draw at Carshalton Athletic.

Match report by Jamie Cutteridge.

A much-improved second half performance was enough for Kingstonian to secure a 1-1 draw at Carshalton Athletic and record their first points of the season.

After an impressive-looking squad fell to two disappointing defeats to start the campaign, Leigh Dynan’s side travelled to the War Memorial Sports Ground looking to get their season going, but once again fell behind in the first half. And while a spirited second period secured a share of the spoils, it wasn’t enough to grab the win they were looking for.

Ks had plenty of possession in a quiet first half but struggled to create meaningful opportunities. An early Greg Cundle effort from 20 yards out rolled through to Billy Bishop in the host’s goal but it was those kind of chances Kingstonian were restricted to, as Shaun Lucien and Toby Ajala both saw attempts from distance flash wide. At the other end, Carshalton had the better of the early chances as Tolfrey had to come out smartly to deny Mike Dixon before Danny Dudley could only head wide unmarked from the resulting corner. But, as so often seems to happen in the Bostik, just as Ks were beginning to assert themselves in the game, they fell behind. Shaun McAuley, who returned to the side following a season at Hampton and a pre-season injury, added some steel and drive to the middle of the pitch alongside Mano Gogonas, but his only mistake of the first half led to Carshalton taking the lead as his misplaced pass was pounced upon by Ricky Korboa who took the ball bounced before his shot looped off Leo Chambers and in.

Within minutes of the second half starting, Kingstonian were level. Cundle made a powerful run into the box but found his shot blocked. Toby Ajala’s corner didn’t look overly dangerous, but it was allowed to make its low way into the danger area where Louie Theophanous smartly turned the ball home. Suddenly, the game opened up. Cundle took advantage of a poor back pass, but after rounding the keeper, his shot rolled agonisingly against the post. Enter Jordan Cheadle to centre stage for the hosts as his whipped free kick drew a great save from Tolfrey, before the host’s left back conspired to miss a great chance, firing wide from close range following a corner. For Ks, the introduction and direct running of Mo Faal caused all kinds of problems for the Robins’ backline. Faal and Theophanous combined nicely, but a series of last ditch blocks kept the scores level.

Carshalton Athletic: Billy Bishop, Kalvin Morath-Gibbs, Danny Dudley, Paris Hamilton-Downes, Jordan Cheadle, Michael Aziaya, Ola Sogbanmu, Tommy Bradford, Levi Philips, Michael Dixon, Ricky Korboa.

Subs: Mohammed Oshilaja, James Richmond, Peter Adeniyi (for Levi Philips, 59m), Jacob Mendy (for Tommy Bradford, 69m), Jordan Clarke (for Michael Dixon, 80m).

Kingstonian: Rob Tolfrey, Josh Webb, Andrew Musungu, Manolis Gogonas, Leo Chambers, Tommy Brewer, Toby Ajala, Shaun McAuley, Louie Theophanous, Greg Cundle, Shaun Lucien.

Subs: Connor Dymond (for Shaun McAuley, 63m), Jay Gasson, Hassan Ibrahiym (for Shaun Lucien, 84m), Muhammadu Faal (for Greg Cundle, 70m), Freddy Moncur.

Goalscorers: Ricky Korboa (34m, 1-0), Louie Theophanous (48m, 1-1)

Attendance: 419

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Key moments

Goal Ricky Korboa scores for Carshalton Athletic
Goal Louie Theophanous scores for Kingstonian


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84:00 Sub On
Hassan Ibrahiym is substituted on for Kingstonian
84:00 Sub Off
Shaun Lucien is substituted off for Kingstonian
80:00 Sub On
Jordan Clarke is substituted on for Carshalton Athletic
80:00 Sub Off
Michael Dixon is substituted off for Carshalton Athletic
70:00 Sub On
Muhammadu Faal is substituted on for Kingstonian
70:00 Sub Off
Greg Cundle is substituted off for Kingstonian
69:00 Sub On
Jacob Mendy is substituted on for Carshalton Athletic
69:00 Sub Off
Tommy Bradford is substituted off for Carshalton Athletic
63:00 Sub Off
Shaun McAuley is substituted off for Kingstonian
63:00 Sub On
Connor Dymond is substituted on for Kingstonian
59:00 Sub Off
Levi Philips is substituted off for Carshalton Athletic
59:00 Sub On
Peter Adeniyi is substituted on for Carshalton Athletic
48:00 Goal 1 - 1
Louie Theophanous scores for Kingstonian
End of period 1
34:00 Goal 1 - 0
Ricky Korboa scores for Carshalton Athletic
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Carshalton Athletic
  • Kingstonian
  • 0
  • Ricky Korboa Goal 34:00'
  • Louie Theophanous Goal 48:00'
  • Levi Philips Sub Off 59:00'
  • Peter Adeniyi Sub On 59:00'
  • Shaun McAuley Sub Off 63:00'
  • Connor Dymond Sub On 63:00'
  • Tommy Bradford Sub Off 69:00'
  • Jacob Mendy Sub On 69:00'
  • Greg Cundle Sub Off 70:00'
  • Muhammadu Faal Sub On 70:00'
  • Michael Dixon Sub Off 80:00'
  • Jordan Clarke Sub On 80:00'
  • Shaun Lucien Sub Off 84:00'
  • Hassan Ibrahiym Sub On 84:00'

Team selection

Carshalton Athletic
  • 1. Billy Bishop
  • 2. Kalvin Morath-Gibbs
  • 3. Danny Dudley
  • 4. Paris Hamilton-Downes
  • 5. Jordan Cheadle
  • 6. Michael Aziaya
  • 7. Ola Sogbanmu
  • 8. Tommy Bradford
  • 9. Levi Philips
  • 10. Michael Dixon
  • 11. Ricky Korboa
  • 12. Mohammed Oshilaja
  • 13. James Richmond
  • 14. Peter Adeniyi
  • 15. Jacob Mendy
  • 16. Jordan Clarke

League round up

Other Premier Division results

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Dorking Wanderers
AFC Hornchurch
Haringey Borough
Burgess Hill Town
Wingate & Finchley
Folkestone Invicta

League table

# Team Pl Pts
9. Margate 15 22
10. Bishop's Stortford 15 22
11. Kingstonian 15 21
12. Merstham 13 18
13. Wingate & Finchley 14 17
14. Corinthian-Casuals 13 17
15. AFC Hornchurch 14 16

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