Missed chances prove costly for K's Academy
K's Academy lost 6-2 to Carshalton but missed a number of chances that could have made the score a lot closer.
The match started well for the K’s. Having survived a couple of early scares, they then took a 13th minute lead through a Taylor Green free kick.
The lead was doubled in the 20th minute. Taylor Green was impeded inside the penalty area following a corner and the referee awarded a penalty. Thomas Hourigan dispatched the penalty with confidence.
Carshalton responded in good fashion. They hit the woodwork on two occasions in quick succession, and Reice Hinds made a couple of smart saves.
Taylor Green and Rmarni Blankson had chances to increase the lead for the K’s, but the Robins finally pulled a goal back in the 37th minute. Kenneth Kasibante ran through the K’s defence before lifting the ball over Hinds.
Carshalton drew level in the 42nd minute when Dominic Timms thumped home a shot from outside the penalty box.
Half time: 2-2
Carshalton took the lead in the 47th minute. The K’s failed to clear from a corner and Jeff Yohou slotted home from close range.
The home side then scored a fourth goal in the 52nd minute through Kenneth Kasibante.
Thomas Hourigan hit a powerful drive over the bar from 35 yards, and shortly after fired over the bar again when well placed. Nash Doukoure seemed certain to score in the 66th minute but was denied by a clearance from Alex Jenkins.
The K’s were made to rue those missed chances when Carshalton scored their fifth goal of the afternoon in the 69th minute when Jeff Yohou scored from a tight angle.
The K’s had a chance to reduce the deficit in the 83rd minute when Rmarni Blankson was fouled in the penalty area. Thomas Hourigan’s second penalty of the afternoon was this time parried by Kane Oram back into the path of the taker, who screwed his shot wide.
Munashe Mapangisana added a sixth goal in the 86th minute when his shot went in via K’s defender, Giovanni Bent.
Kasibante and Yohou both went close late on, whilst Mapangisana probably achieved the miss of the season in the closing stages of the game.
Kingstonian: Reice Hinds, Nash Doukoure, Adrian Newland, Harry Mostyn-Privett, Keshone Beech-Williams, Telmo Santos, Jozirio Salvador, Ronaldo Cardoso, Taylor Green, Rmarni Blankson, Thomas Hourigan (Capt.).
Subs: Joao Augusto (for Beech-Williams, 73 mins), Giovanni Bent (for Santos, 54 mins), Lucas Pina.
Goals: Taylor Green (13 mins, 0-1), Thomas Hourigan (Pen, 20 mins, 0-2), Kenneth Kasibante (37 mins, 1-2), Dominic Timms (42 mins, 2-2), Jeff Yohou (47 mins, 3-2), Kenneth Kasibante (52 mins, 4-2), Jeff Yohou (69 mins, 5-2), Munashe Mapangisana (86 mins, 6-2).
Man of the Match: Nash Doukoure.
Report by: Peter Hazell.