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Kingstonian 1-2 Corinthian-Casuals


Corinthian-Casuals came, saw and conquered.

In a season in which high points are up to now few and very far between, Kingstonian's players gave their supporters another severe low to suffer as Corinthian-Casuals were fully deserving of their 2-1 victory that put them one point behind the K's in 19th place.

The home side's first half reached its peak after just nine seconds when Joe Boachie forced the Cor-Cas goalkeeper Callum Coulter into a fine diving save, but from then on the game took on the form of an arm wrestle between two struggling teams.

The start of the second half changed all that as the visitors raced into a two-goal lead - firstly, Sam Dowridge opened the scoring in the 50th minute before the Corinthian-Casuals captain Ricardo Thompson doubled the lead with an outstanding strike from silly distance.

Kingstonian "enjoyed" most of the possession in this game, but that's only useful if there's some end product and for the most part the visitors were able to comfortably keep the K's at arm's length - attempts at goal were at a premium and when they did finally arrive then goalkeeper Coulter was on top form.

The contest had a grandstand finish unworthy of the game when Joe Boachie scored his first Kingstonian goal in the 88th minute - in the dying seconds Rob Tolfrey even came up field for a free kick, only for the kick to be smashed directly into Coulter's arms, but an equaliser for the home side would have been completely unjust.

After the positive performance in defeat at Carshalton Athletic in which the K's did not get what they deserved, this frighteningly negative performance afforded K's everything they deserved, which was nothing at all.

Published Monday 2nd January 2023