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Kingstonian
Folkestone Invicta
L Theophanous (39', 65'), E Buchanan (86'), J Daly (90')
Full time
J Evans (63')
Sat 6 Oct 14:00 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 244

K's Power Past Folkestone Invicta

K's produce their best performance for a long time with a fine victory over Folkestone Invicta.

Match report by Rupert Cane.

Whether Saturday’s handsome victory over Folkestone Invicta proves to be something of a turning point for Kingstonian remains to be seen, but for now it should be enjoyed in isolation as one of the most convincing performances the K’s have produced in recent times.

The highlights arrived in the final third of the match as K’s responded to the sort of adversity that previously might have proved unsurmountable. First, Rob Tolfrey had to be withdrawn with concussion having initially done his utmost to soldier on. Without a sub keeper on the bench, defender Sean Francis stepped into the breach.

Then, Folkestone’s Jack Evans cancelled out Louie Theophanous’ close-range, first-half opener, finishing from a corner in much the same way our predatory striker had. There was the little our defender-goalkeeper could have done.

So 1-1 with half-an-hour to go, but, if anything, the double blow of a) having a defender in goal and b) conceding, strengthened K’s resolve, focused the players’ minds.

The hooped Brazil immediately produced the move of the match and it culminated in a second goal for Theophanous. Some fine one-touch football on the left side of the pitch created space on the right, from where David Fitzpatrick swung over a cross that the ex-Ricay man volleyed hard into the ground and past Tim Roberts, the helpless Invicta stopper.

K’s continued to press seeking a killer third, and it looked like it would come from the left boot of Elliot Buchanan, but Roberts anticipated his chipped finish and clawed it to safety.

All the while Folkestone, in poor form it must be said, struggled to create the space to test Francis. When they did, usually with crosses rather than efforts on goal, the makeshift stopper swatted the ball away with both hands, in much the same way a child tries to get a wasp out of its eyeline at a picnic.

K’s refused to sit on the lead and were rewarded with two goals in the final five minutes. From sub Greg Cundle’s low cross, Buchanan swept home the first with his right foot and celebrated in exultation. Another sub, James Daly, completed the scoring in stoppage time from close range, rounding off a wonderful afternoon’s work that renews optimism at a critical time of the season.

Kingstonian: Rob Tolfrey, Manolis Gogonas, Tyler Brown, Aaron Lamont, Tommy Brewer, Jay Gasson, David Fitzpatrick, Shaun McAuley, Elliott Buchanan, Louie Theophanous, Shaun Lucien.

Subs: Greg Cundle (for David Fitzpatrick, 67m), Sean Francis (for Rob Tolfrey, 55m), Connor Dymond, James Daly (for Louie Theophanous, 71m), Andrew Musungu.

Folkestone Invicta: Tim Roberts, Ronnie Dolan, Alfie Paxman, Matthew Newman, Callum Davies, Jack Evans, Samuel Hasler, Ian Draycott, Johan Ter Horst, Adam Yusuff, Kieron McCann.

Subs: Jerald Aboagye (for Jack Evans, 81m), Philip Starkey, Bradley Baker, Kane Rowland (for Kieron McCann, 81m), Nicholas Shaw.

Goalscorers: Louie Theophanous (39m, 1-0), Jack Evans (63m, 1-1), Louie Theophanous (65m, 2-1), Elliott Buchanan (86m, 3-1), James Daly (90m, 4-1).

Attendance: 244

Train with the Best - Win a training session with the England 6-a-side squad

Key moments

39:00
Goal Louie Theophanous scores for Kingstonian
63:00
Goal Jack Evans scores for Folkestone Invicta
65:00
Goal Louie Theophanous scores for Kingstonian
86:00
Goal Elliott Buchanan scores for Kingstonian
90:00
Goal James Daly scores for Kingstonian

Highlights

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90:00 Goal 4 - 1
James Daly scores for Kingstonian
86:00 Goal 3 - 1
Elliott Buchanan scores for Kingstonian
81:00 Sub Off
Jack Evans is substituted off for Folkestone Invicta
81:00 Sub On
Jerald Aboagye is substituted on for Folkestone Invicta
81:00 Sub Off
Kieron McCann is substituted off for Folkestone Invicta
81:00 Sub On
Kane Rowland is substituted on for Folkestone Invicta
71:00 Sub Off
Louie Theophanous is substituted off for Kingstonian
71:00 Sub On
James Daly is substituted on for Kingstonian
67:00 Sub Off
David Fitzpatrick is substituted off for Kingstonian
67:00 Sub On
Greg Cundle is substituted on for Kingstonian
65:00 Goal 2 - 1
Louie Theophanous scores for Kingstonian
63:00 Goal 1 - 1
Jack Evans scores for Folkestone Invicta
55:00 Sub Off
Rob Tolfrey is substituted off for Kingstonian
55:00 Sub On
Sean Francis is substituted on for Kingstonian
End of period 1
39:00 Goal 1 - 0
Louie Theophanous scores for Kingstonian
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Kingstonian
  • Folkestone Invicta
  • 0
  • Louie Theophanous Goal 39:00'
  • Rob Tolfrey Sub Off 55:00'
  • Sean Francis Sub On 55:00'
  • Jack Evans Goal 63:00'
  • Louie Theophanous Goal 65:00'
  • David Fitzpatrick Sub Off 67:00'
  • Greg Cundle Sub On 67:00'
  • Louie Theophanous Sub Off 71:00'
  • James Daly Sub On 71:00'
  • Jack Evans Sub Off 81:00'
  • Jerald Aboagye Sub On 81:00'
  • Kieron McCann Sub Off 81:00'
  • Kane Rowland Sub On 81:00'
  • Elliott Buchanan Goal 86:00'
  • James Daly Goal 90:00'

Team selection

Folkestone Invicta
  • 1. Tim Roberts
  • 2. Ronnie Dolan
  • 3. Alfie Paxman
  • 4. Matthew Newman
  • 5. Callum Davies
  • 6. Jack Evans
  • 7. Samuel Hasler
  • 8. Ian Draycott
  • 9. Johan Ter Horst
  • 10. Adam Yusuff
  • 11. Kieron McCann
  • 12. Jerald Aboagye
  • 14. Philip Starkey
  • 15. Bradley Baker
  • 16. Kane Rowland
  • 17. Nicholas Shaw

League round up

Other Premier Division results

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Burgess Hill Town
0
0
Merstham
Margate
0
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# Team Pl Pts
1. Dorking Wanderers 19 36
2. Haringey Borough 18 33
3. Lewes 18 33
4. Tonbridge Angels 19 32
5. Enfield Town 20 31
6. Worthing 15 31
7. Kingstonian 20 31

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