Kingstonian hit six on opening day
Kingstonian's Central Division campaign got off to a fine start with a 6-2 victory over Dorking Wanderers at Meadowbank.
It was the hosts who had the faster start, however, as in the fourth minute Joseph Bennett opened the scoring for his team with a fine shot from the edge of the area. However, K's soon got into their stride and were on equal terms in the 12th minute when a fine through ball from Kwesi Ntim found Alex Body, who ran in on goal and smashed the ball home from about 18 yards out.
Just as the game looked like it would reach half time level, the visitors took the lead - Ntim won a free kick on the right wing, which was floated into the box by Iker Noguera Leon. The ball wasn't cleared properly, came back into the six yard body where Alex Body was once again on hand, or rather head, to nod the all home.
Dorking Wanderers were on level terms just fourteen seconds into the second half, with their first attack Louis Page hit a shot that looked goalbound, Kingstonian goalkeeper Shay Honey went the right way to try to save but the ball was deflected the other way and went into the net before the K's number one could recover.
Three goals in a ten minute spell sealed the game for Kingstonian, however. In the 58th minute a long through ball down the right was seized on by Alex Body, who beat a defender and slammed the ball home past the despairing Wanderers' keeper. Two minutes later, Alex and Kingstonian made it four, in part thanks to some fine moves by Iker Noguera Leon, who twisted and turned his way past a couple of defenders on the corner of the box, centred it to Kingstonian's number ten, who passed the ball into the back of the net. The goal burst was completed by Noguera Leon, who deservedly got on the scoresheet himself in the 67th minute with a fine individual goal, as he danced his way past a defender, walked the ball around the goalkeeper and slotted it into an empty net.
The score feast was completed in the 90th minute when substitute Deniz Ozer floated a fine long diagonal pass to Noguera Leon, who chested the ball down and powered the ball home.
So, the Under 18s go one further than the first team in scoring six away from home in what has been a fun few days for Kingstonian. Next up for the youngsters is a trip to South Park in a FA Youth Cup Preliminary Round tie, kick-off on Tuesday 31st August at Whitehall Lane will be 7.45pm.
Admission prices will be £4.00 for adults, £3.00 for concessions and £1.00 for U16s. The winners of this match will be rewarded with a home tie against either Chertsey Town or Three Bridges in the next round.