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C Kealy (32'), D Ajiboye (76'), A Parsons (90')
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E Buchanan (41')
Sat 13 Oct 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 1,320

Oh we don't like to be beside the seaside

K's come up short yet again on the South Coast of England

Match report by Jamie Cutteridge.

If one were to boil down and average out a typical Kingstonian game over the past few years, it might look something like the 3-1 defeat at Worthing. Here are a few of the all-too-familiar composite parts:

• Plenty of
• possession

• A good job
• of containing a dangerous opponent

• Matching
• the opposition for territory but with a lack of cutting edge

• Individual
• mistakes leading to goals.

….and so the game went. Ks started well against their opponents who sat second in the league before play began. Leigh Dynan’s side pressed from the front, forcing 16-year-old backup keeper Aaron Relf in the home goal to go long repeatedly. The tactics seemed to be working as the Mackerel Men struggled to break down Ks backline initially, protecting their own stand-in glovesman, Sam Mason.

In fact, it was lower-ranking Kingstonian who came closest first, as Elliot Buchanan’s curling effort from 25 yards smashed against the bar and away. “If anything, he’s hit that too well,” came the cry from many. This was to be as close as Ks came to leading the game. Minutes later, Ollie Pearce was given a bit too much space down the Worthing right, and his low cross was neatly turned home by Callum Kealy. The Rebels (yes, Worthing have two nicknames) could have doubled their lead minutes later, before a scramble following a corner was cleared. However minutes before the break, Ks levelled. David Fitzpatrick’s cross was dangerous, and with Elliot Buchanan lurking, Alex Parsons could only chest the ball past Relf and the sliding Joel Colbran. While the goal was given to Buchanan, he didn’t touch it. God bless the Bostik.

The second half saw Worthing establish control as Ks’ pressing game began to slip. Suddenly, possession for the visitors was a rarity as Ks were forced to play on the break. Despite this, Fitzpatrick’s header from a ludicrously tight angle could given his side the lead. Eventually though, as happens, Ks succumbed to two fairly similar goals. Both times the gap between centre back and left back was too large. Both times a runner exploited this gap. Both times the runner beat Mason with a smart finish into the far post, first David Ajiboye, second Alex Parsons, to secure three points for the hosts. And while those goals sandwiched a bit of pressure for Kingstonian, as Louie Theophanous came close from a corner, Ajiboye’s deadlock breaker was the game’s crucial moment.

Worthing: Aaron Relf, Joel Colbran, James Crane, Darren Budd, Alex Parsons, Aarran Racine, David Ajiboye, Ricky Aguiar, Callum Kealy, Oliver Pearce, Isaac Newton.

Subs: Sam Rents, Will Miles (for Ricky Aguiar, 62m), Joe Clarke (for David Ajiboye, 83m), Rhyle Ovenden (for Callum Kealy, 62m), Jared Rance.

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

Subs: Greg Cundle (for Shaun Lucien, 70m), Connor Dymond, Andrew Musungu (for Tyler Brown, 55m), James Daly (for Elliott Buchanan, 67m), Sean Francis.

Goalscorers: Callum Kealy (32m, 1-0), Elliott Buchanan (41m, 1-1), David Ajiboye (76m, 2-1), Alex Parsons (90m, 3-1)

Attendance: 1,320

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Key moments

Goal Callum Kealy scores for Worthing
Goal Elliott Buchanan scores for Kingstonian
Goal David Ajiboye scores for Worthing
Goal Alex Parsons scores for Worthing


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90:00 Goal 3 - 1
Alex Parsons scores for Worthing
83:00 Sub On
Joe Clarke is substituted on for Worthing
83:00 Sub Off
David Ajiboye is substituted off for Worthing
76:00 Goal 2 - 1
David Ajiboye scores for Worthing
70:00 Sub Off
Shaun Lucien is substituted off for Kingstonian
70:00 Sub On
Greg Cundle is substituted on for Kingstonian
67:00 Sub Off
Elliott Buchanan is substituted off for Kingstonian
67:00 Sub On
James Daly is substituted on for Kingstonian
62:00 Sub Off
Ricky Aguiar is substituted off for Worthing
62:00 Sub On
Will Miles is substituted on for Worthing
62:00 Sub Off
Callum Kealy is substituted off for Worthing
62:00 Sub On
Rhyle Ovenden is substituted on for Worthing
55:00 Sub Off
Tyler Brown is substituted off for Kingstonian
55:00 Sub On
Andrew Musungu is substituted on for Kingstonian
End of period 1
41:00 Goal 1 - 1
Elliott Buchanan scores for Kingstonian
32:00 Goal 1 - 0
Callum Kealy scores for Worthing
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Worthing
  • Kingstonian
  • 0
  • Callum Kealy Goal 32:00'
  • Elliott Buchanan Goal 41:00'
  • Tyler Brown Sub Off 55:00'
  • Andrew Musungu Sub On 55:00'
  • Ricky Aguiar Sub Off 62:00'
  • Will Miles Sub On 62:00'
  • Callum Kealy Sub Off 62:00'
  • Rhyle Ovenden Sub On 62:00'
  • Elliott Buchanan Sub Off 67:00'
  • James Daly Sub On 67:00'
  • Shaun Lucien Sub Off 70:00'
  • Greg Cundle Sub On 70:00'
  • David Ajiboye Goal 76:00'
  • David Ajiboye Sub Off 83:00'
  • Joe Clarke Sub On 83:00'
  • Alex Parsons Goal 90:00'

Team selection

  • 1. Aaron Relf
  • 2. Joel Colbran
  • 3. James Crane
  • 4. Darren Budd
  • 5. Alex Parsons
  • 6. Aarran Racine
  • 7. David Ajiboye
  • 8. Ricky Aguiar
  • 9. Callum Kealy
  • 10. Oliver Pearce
  • 11. Isaac Newton
  • 12. Sam Rents
  • 14. Will Miles
  • 15. Joe Clarke
  • 16. Rhyle Ovenden
  • 17. Jared Rance

League round up

Other Premier Division results

Burgess Hill Town
Haringey Borough
AFC Hornchurch
Folkestone Invicta
Dorking Wanderers
Carshalton Athletic
Bishop's Stortford
Wingate & Finchley

League table

# 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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