K's Academy score eight again to beat the Wombles
The K’s Academy recorded a second consecutive victory in this twelve-goal thriller against the Dons.
Jozirio Salvador had a chance to score for the K’s in the 3rd minute but he was denied by the legs of the Wimbledon keeper, Will Lonsdale. Salvador had more success in the 12th minute when his well struck early drive beat Lonsdale to give the K’s the lead.
K’s captain, Thomas Hourigan, then increased the lead when his powerful long range shot beat Lonsdale in the 19th minute.
The Dons struck back in the 29th minute with the goal credited to Antonio Dembele. Dembele should have equalised a minute later when he blazed over from close range.
Half time: 2-1
Within thirty seconds of the restart, the Dons were awarded a penalty due to a hand ball by Telmo Santos. However, to the relief of the K’s contingent, Ronaldo Cardoso did well to save Auguste Koute’s spot kick.
Taylor Green showed good persistence to ride several challenges before adding a third goal for the K’s in the 57th minute.
In the 64th minute, Jay Kimoto won possession close to the bye-line before crossing to Thomas Hourigan, who beat Lonsdale with a low finish.
Jay Kimoto provided another assist in the 73rd minute when he sent a good pass into the path of Josh Johnson who comfortably beat the Wimbledon keeper to give the K’s their fifth goal.
Lucas Pina won a penalty for the K’s in the 78th minute, when his penetrating run into the Dons penalty area was halted when he was brought down. Thomas Hourigan completed his hat-trick by dispatching the resultant penalty past Lonsdale.
Wimbledon pulled a goal back a minute later when Darren Stimson’s 30-yard screamer gave Cardoso no chance.
The K’s scored their seventh goal in the 88th minute when Lucas Pina’s astute pass found Bruno Morais who lifted the ball over Lonsdale.
There was a lively end to the game with three goals being scored in stoppage time. Dembele scored Wimbledon’s third with a powerful run and finish.
The K’s struck back when Bruno Morais showed good skill on the bye-line before squaring the ball to Joao Augusto who swept the ball home.
The final goal of an eventful game fell to the Dons, when Darren Stimson beat Cardoso with his well struck free kick.
Kingstonian: Ronaldo Cardoso, Lucas Pina, Telmo Santos, Keshone Beech-Williams, Reice Hinds, Glodi Kayindo, Jeffrey Minter, Taylor Green, Josh Johnson, Jozirio Salvador, Thomas Hourigan (Capt.).
Subs: Nash Doukoure, Joao Augusto (for Minter, 78 mins), Jay Kimoto (for Salvador, 46 mins), Harry Mostyn-Privett (for Kayindo, 46 mins), Bruno Morais (for Green, 68 mins).
Goals: Jozirio Salvador (12 mins, 1-0), Thomas Hourigan (19 mins, 2-0), Antonio Dembele (29 mins, 2-1), Taylor Green (57 mins, 3-1), Thomas Hourigan (64 mins, 4-1), Josh Johnson (73 mins, 5-1), Thomas Hourigan (Penalty, 78 mins, 6-1), Darren Stimson (79 mins, 6-2), Bruno Morais (88 mins, 7-2), Antonio Dembele (90 mins, 7-3), Joao Augusto (90 mins, 8-3), Darren Stimson (90 mins, 8-4).
Man of the Match: Thomas Hourigan.
Report by: Peter Hazell.