K's Academy prove too strong for Terrors
The K’s Academy came back from a goal down to record a deserved victory against Tooting and Mitcham.
The first chance of the match came in the 3rd minute when Owen Coleman hit a speculative early shot, which forced Tooting keeper, Chris Davies to back-pedal, and push the shot over the bar.
Tooting took an 8th minute lead when the K’s failed to clear a free kick and Louis De Sousa struck from close range.
The K’s equalised five minutes later through Billy Simmons, who headed home a good cross from Coleman.
The K’s finished the half well. Joao Augusto had a shot blocked and had another shot saved by Davies, and Coleman received a pass from Simmons but fired his shot over the bar.
Half time: 1-1
The K’s went in front in the 54th minute when Joshua Angove finished from close range after Tooting had failed to deal with Taylor Green’s free kick.
The K’s increased their lead in the 68th minute. Green was fouled inside the penalty area and he blasted the resulting spot kick past Davies.
The K’s took a three-goal lead in the 81st minute. Coleman’s decent cross field pass found Green in space and he expertly beat the advancing Davies with a cool finish.
Kingstonian: James Pulfer, Jay Bush, Owen Coleman, Harry Mostyn-Privett (Capt.), Joshua Angove, Ivan Pascale, Gabriel Martinez Franco, Taylor Green, Joao Augusto, Billy Simmons, Sotiris Margaritis.
Subs: Max Workman (for Simmons, 80 mins), Jahmar Beech (for Bush, 85 mins), Dennis Rossi (for Augusto, 60 mins).
Goals: Luis Desousa (8 mins, 0-1), Billy Simmons (13 mins, 1-1), Joshua Angove (54 mins, 2-1), Taylor Green (Penalty, 68 mins, 3-1), Taylor Green (81 mins, 4-1).
Man of the Match: Owen Coleman.
Report (to follow) by: Peter Hazell.