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Corinthian-Casuals 0-1 Kingstonian

Gus Sow

Gus Sow-Panenka chips the winning penalty and Rob Tolfrey excels as K's win a desperately difficult derby.

Kingstonian stayed top of the league with four wins out of four thanks to a 1-0 win away to Corinthian-Casuals at King George's Field.

But that really doesn't tell much of the story of a game that the home side will regret not getting at least a point.

K's were fortunate to go into the sheds at half time on equal terms as the hosts hit the bar and had a goal disallowed amongst a slew of chances that also found Kingstonian goalkeeper Rob Tolfrey at his very best. Kingstonian's best chance in the first half came when Daniel Ajakaiye's shot was superbly saved by Danny Bracken.

The winning goal came in the 61st minute, before that it was much of the same, with Kingstonian struggling to settle down, but suddenly Daniel Ajakaiye was felled in the penalty box and the referee was awarded the penalty. Gus Sow stepped up and coolly chipped the ball straight down the middle to open the scoring.

The hosts pressed strongly for the rest of the game for an equaliser but were frustrated at every turn by the K's defence and goalkeeper combo, and after four stressful additional minutes, it was the visitors who were able to celebrate an important victory.

Published Monday 30th August 2021