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Academy Team - Match centre

Sutton United (Ambers)
Kingstonian FC
Full time
J Minter (86'), B Morais (88'), J Johnson (90')
Wed 12 Oct 14:00 - Cup

K's Academy lose to Ambers after great fightback

K's Academy went out of the League Cup to Sutton United Ambers after fighting back to score three goals in the last five minutes.

Although Sutton enjoyed plenty of possession in the early stages, they did little to trouble K’s keeper, Ronaldo Cardoso. The closest they came was when Vlas Edwards headed narrowly wide at the far post.

The K’s were hopeful of a penalty in the 32nd minute when Taylor Green burst into the penalty area and went down following a collision with the Sutton keeper, Justice Owusu. The referee adjudged the incident to not be a penalty, whilst Green was forced off injured following this clash.

Having defended well for the majority of the half, it was disappointing for the K’s to concede two penalties in quick succession.

The first came in the 38th minute when Andrew Appiah-Anderson went down under a challenge from Bruno Morais. Glen Malyon dispatched the spot kick past Cardoso.

Three minutes later, Telmo Santos brought down Carlton Chukwu, and Ayodeji Adesida- Akinosun scored from the resultant penalty.

There was action at both ends on the stroke of half time. K’s left back, Telmo Santos made an excellent goal line clearance to deny Appiah-Anderson, whilst Bruno Morais had a chance to reduce the arrears but he blazed his shot wide.

Half time: 2-0

Sutton increased their lead in the 68th minute when Glen Malyon sent a high ball into the K’s penalty area and Adesida-Akinoson was the first to react when he glanced a header past Cardoso.

Undeterred, the K’s fought hard to get back into the game. Joao Augusto and Bruno Morais both forced saves from Owusu. Lucas Pina then went on a fine dribbling run, before setting up Johnson, who was denied by the increasingly busy Owusu.

Despite this pressure, the K’s found themselves further behind in the 82nd minute, when Adesida-Akinoson completed his hat-trick when he hit a low strike past Cardoso.

When Jeffrey Minter drilled a low shot from the edge of the box past Owusu in the 86th minute, it seemed the K’s had got a consolation goal that their play had deserved.

However, the K’s were far from finished, and in the 88th minute, Reice Hinds delivered a perfect cross on to the head of Bruno Morais, who made no mistake to give the K’s a second goal.

Sutton were now rocking as the K’s pressed forward. Reice Hinds went on a great driving run into the box but was unable to found a finish to match, whilst Gio Bent fired over the bar when well placed.

In stoppage time, Josh Johnson volleyed a fine third goal for the K’s following a corner.

Unfortunately, the referee blew the final whistle shortly after the K’s third goal, much to the relief of the Sutton contingent. The K’s were left to ponder what might have been, if the match could have continued for a further five minutes.

The K’s showed great spirit to keep going to the final whistle, which hopefully will hold them in good stead if they can build on this display in the coming weeks.


Kingstonian: Ronaldo Cardoso, Jay Bush, Telmo Santos, Jack Bradley, Billy Simmonds, William Smith, Taylor Green, Reice Hinds, Josh Johnson, Thomas Hourigan (Capt.), Lucas Pina.

Subs: Joao Augusto (for Hourigan, 69 mins), Bruno Morais (for Green, 35 mins), Jeffrey Minter (for Smith 46 mins), Giovanni Bent (for Bradley, 77 mins).

Goals: Glen Malyon (Penalty, 35 mins, 1-0), Ayodeji Adesida-Akinosun (Penalty, 41 mins, 2-0), Ayodeji Adesida-Akinosun (68 mins, 3-0), Ayodeji Adesida-Akinosun (82 mins, 4-0), Jeffrey Minter (86 mins, 4-1), Bruno Morais (88 mins, 4-2), Josh Johnson (90 mins, 4-3).

Man of the Match: Billy Simmonds.

Report by: Peter Hazell.

Billy Simmons

Player of the Match

Billy Simmons

Key moments

86:00
Goal Jeffrey Minter scores for Kingstonian FC
88:00
Goal Bruno Morais scores for Kingstonian FC
90:00
Goal Josh Johnson scores for Kingstonian FC

Highlights

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90:00 Goal 0 - 3
Josh Johnson scores for Kingstonian FC
90:00 Player of the Match
Billy Simmons is awarded player of the match for Kingstonian FC
88:00 Goal 0 - 2
Bruno Morais scores for Kingstonian FC
86:00 Goal 0 - 1
Jeffrey Minter scores for Kingstonian FC
77:00 Sub Off
Jack Bradley is substituted off for Kingstonian FC
77:00 Sub On
Giovanni Bent is substituted on for Kingstonian FC
69:00 Sub Off
Thomas Hourigan is substituted off for Kingstonian FC
69:00 Sub On
Joao Augusto is substituted on for Kingstonian FC
46:00 Sub Off
William Smith is substituted off for Kingstonian FC
46:00 Sub On
Jeffrey Minter is substituted on for Kingstonian FC
End of period 1
35:00 Sub Off
Taylor Green is substituted off for Kingstonian FC
35:00 Sub On
Bruno Morais is substituted on for Kingstonian FC
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Sutton United (Ambers)
  • Kingstonian FC
  • 0
  • Taylor Green Sub Off 35:00'
  • Bruno Morais Sub On 35:00'
  • William Smith Sub Off 46:00'
  • Jeffrey Minter Sub On 46:00'
  • Thomas Hourigan Sub Off 69:00'
  • Joao Augusto Sub On 69:00'
  • Jack Bradley Sub Off 77:00'
  • Giovanni Bent Sub On 77:00'
  • Jeffrey Minter Goal 86:00'
  • Bruno Morais Goal 88:00'
  • Josh Johnson Goal 90:00'

Team selection

Cardoso, Ronaldo Cardoso, Ronaldo
Bush, Jay Bush, Jay
Santos, Telmo Santos, Telmo
Johnson, Josh Johnson, Josh
Bradley, Jack Bradley, Jack
Simmons, Billy Simmons, Billy
Smith, William Smith, William
Hinds, Reice Hinds, Reice
Hourigan, Thomas Hourigan, Thomas
Pina, Lucas Pina, Lucas
Green, Taylor Green, Taylor

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