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Kingstonian 2-2 Bognor Regis Town


A strange game...and another draw.

Kingstonian's love for the draw continued apace after a match in which the K's and the Rocks from Bognor Regis Town shared four goals to give the home side their fifth draw in seven league games.

The game turned out to be an entertaining affair with two teams going at each other for ninety-plus minutes despite a frustrating performance from an inconsistent match official who by the end of the game had united players, management and supporters of both teams with their disapproval.

Bognor had by the far the better of the opening forty minutes of the game and will have been frustrated at only scoring the one goal - whether Isaac Olaniyan's 35 yard lob over K's young keeper Mac Chisholm was a misplaced cross or a piece of genius can be debated but the bottom line is that the Rocks' man gave his team a deserved lead in the 21st minute.

K's began to make a contest of it as the half-time whistle blew and whatever was said by Lee O'Leary and Spencer Knight in the home dressing room was taken very much to heart as the hoops came flying out of the traps in search of an equaliser. And, cueing up the old joke about London buses, K's managed to score twice in the space of sixty seconds with Tyrese Owen's strike on the hour followed almost immediately by Ben Ward-Cochrane's go-ahead goal in the 61st minute.

The Rocks went down to ten men after their impressive debut defender Leon Baker received two yellow cards in the space of two minutes and was sent off in the 65th minute, but despite the man disadvantage, they battled back and equalised in the 77th minute thanks to a shot from Sam de St Croix.

And so a point apiece, a situation that the K's are getting too familiar with, but they won't have long to wait before going again on Saturday and a visit to Bowers and Pitsea, kick-off 3pm.

Published Thursday 22nd September 2022