K's Academy overpowered by strong Spitfires
Eastleigh Whites scored nine goals to totally overwhelm the K’s Academy.
The K’s were two goals behind within five minutes of the start. The first goal was scored by Liam Callaghan who side footed home after two minutes. Three minutes later, Mosese Takarivan rifled home a left footed shot for the second.
Mason Goddard extended the lead for the hosts with a goal on 16 minutes.
Eastleigh continued to dominate the game but didn’t add their fourth goal until the 41st minute. The goal was scored by George Coombes who headed home a Liam Callaghan free kick.
Eastleigh added a fifth goal in the 43rd minute when Mackenzie Hill struck a fine shot into the top corner of the net.
Half time: 5-0
The first chance of the second half fell to the K’s. Jay Bush did well to find Billy Simmons inside the penalty box, and the striker turned and fired a shot straight at Eastleigh keeper, Luke Deacon.
Eastleigh were soon back on the attack and Liam Callaghan was fouled inside the penalty area in the 52nd minute. Callaghan took the resultant penalty to score his side’s sixth goal.
James Pulfer did well to keep out shots from Mackenzie Hill and Liam Callaghan but was powerless to stop Eastleigh’s seventh goal in the 63rd minute. It was scored by Liam Callaghan, who completed his hat-trick when he headed home a cross from Matthew Simm.
The K’s had their best chance of the match in the 69th minute, when Billy Simmons made a run in behind the Whites defence, but he was denied a goal when his shot was well saved by Luke Deacon.
Eastleigh added a couple of late goals against a tiring and deflated K’s side. The first was a Mackenzie Hill penalty scored in the 87th minute after Callaghan had been fouled.
Callaghan completed the scoring in the 89th minute when he fired home from close range.
Kingstonian: James Pulfer, Sotiris Margaritis, Jay Bush, Harry Mostyn-Privett (Capt.), Jack Bradley, William Smith, Joao Augusto, Gabriel Martinez Franco, Taylor Green, Billy Simmons, Jozirio Salvador.
Subs: Jahmar Beech (for Bradley, 46 mins), Zak Orton (for Margaritis, 84 mins), Owen Coleman (for Augusto, 46 mins).
Goals: Liam Callaghan (2 mins, 1-0), Mosese Takarivan (11 mins, 2-0), Mason Goddard (16 mins, 3-0), George Coombes (41 mins, 4-0), Mackenzie Hill (43 mins, 5-0), Liam Callaghan (Penalty, 52 mins, 6-0), Liam Callaghan (63 mins, 7-0), Mackenzie Hill (Penalty, 87 mins, 8-0), Liam Callaghan (89 mins, 9-0).
Man of the Match: Billy Simmons.
Report by: Peter Hazell.