Kingstonian 2-0 Wingate and Finchley
A hard-fought, hard-working team performance gives Kingstonian all the points.
Kingstonian moved back into the play-off zone after producing a gutsy 2-0 victory over Wingate and Finchley.
Welcoming influential hoop Fabio Saraiva into the team for the first time in several months, the K's flew out of the blocks early and led through Gus Sow's strike in the third minute. For most of the rest of the first half, though, Wingate and Finchley were the team on the front foot, but they found Kingstonian's defence to be on top form on the day and were rarely able to put K's keeper Serine Sanneh under serious pressure.
Immediately before half time, Rhys Murrell-Williamson went past one defender and blasted a shot into the back of the net for Kingstonian's second. Wingate and Finchley could be forgiven for being immensely frustrated, having the lion's share of the possession but Kingstonian led by two goals.
The second half saw the K's put in an enormously industrious shift to keep the Blues at bay and deserved to keep their clean sheet. With Folkestone Invicta in FA Trophy action this afternoon, the K's moved into fifth place in the division, level on points with both Enfield Town and Bishop's Stortford, the two teams immediately above them, but with a game in hand. K's will be at home to the Towners on Saturday 22nd January in what is sure to be a quality match-up.
Next up for Kingstonian is a Surrey Senior Cup tie away to Sheerwater on Tuesday evening, kick-off for this match is 7.30pm.