Kingstonian 2-1 Enfield Town
Warning: The title of this page is not a misprint.
Kingstonian produced a spirited, battling, brave, wonderful, gorgeous, beautiful, winning performance this afternoon as they defeated Enfield Town 2-1 at King George's Field.
Hang on. [editor reads the results once again and smiles]
Yep, it did happen.
K's won this afternoon for the first time since a 3-2 win in the Surrey Senior Cup over Carshalton Athletic on 16th January, and for the first time in the league since 6th January and a 3-0 win at Bishop's Stortford.
An even first half to the game was rocked out of its slumber on the half hour mark when Aaron Lamont won possession in midfield and launched a missile of a shot from at least 30 yards out that dipped just under the crossbar, leaving the Towners' goalkeeper with no chance at all.
The lead was doubled in the 51st minute when a defensive error was seized upon by the untiring Delano Sam-Yorke, who deftly lobbed the keeper and celebrated as the ball dropped into the empty net. For the first time since that Bishop's Stortford game, K's had a two goal lead.
But Enfield Town possess a fine squad, and there was no way that they would roll over and just let K's win. With fourteen minutes left, the Towners won a free kick just outside the penalty area - Sam Chaney's cross was perfectly met by Dan Rumens and the lead was cut down to one. The visitors pressed very hard for an equaliser, but K's were able to clear most things, what they couldn't do was superbly saved by an inspired and inspiring Rob Tolfrey.
Finally, after five very long minutes of added time, the referee blew the final whistle, and K's supporters could finally celebrate - if they could remember how to.