Kingstonian 2-3 Burgess Hill Town
In very difficult, windy conditions, the Hillians cope better and come from behind to claim a deserved victory.
Kingstonian's horrid 2019 continued apace with a very disappointing 2-3 defeat at home to last-placed Burgess Hill Town.
With the wind at their backs, K's scored first in the 38th minute thanks to a fine daisy-cutting drive from just outside the area by Nathan Minhas. The lead lasted just five minutes as Burgess Hill fought through the wind in the 43rd minute and equalised through Ross Murdoch. However, the K's somehow got the lead back in first half stoppage time when Dean Inman's head looped windily over the keeper and was tapped home from a millimeter out by James Kaloczi milliseconds before the Burgess Hill defence scrambled it clear.
With the wind in their faces in the second half, K's were not good. The visitors equalised in the 59th minute with Ross Murdoch's second goal, and just as it seemed as if the game might peter out and both sides feel disgruntled at earning merely a point, the Hillians won the game in the 80th minute with a Tommy Wood strike. On the balance of play over the whole of the second half, this was deserved. In injury time, the referee decided to book Lyle Della-Verde for diving in the penalty area when it seemed that he had been legitimately fouled.
So K's fell to yet another defeat, with the league run standing uncomfortably at one point in their last eleven games.