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Kingstonian 2-3 Worthing


After a decent first half, a disastrously slow start to the second stanza condemns them to defeat by the Rebels.

Kingstonian moved down to eleventh in the Premier Division after their fourth consecutive league defeat, this time a frustrating 2-3 loss to Worthing.

The K's had slightly the better of the first half and were much improved on the poor showing seven days previously at Folkestone; indeed they could count themselves unfortunate not to have taken the lead.

However, the second half began poorly and by the time they recovered their resolve, it was too late. A super finish Joe Clarke in the 51st minute gave the visitors the lead, but the turning point was arguably a magnificent save a couple of minutes later by goalkeeper Kleton Perntreou. Instead of Kingstonian regaining parity, the visitors took advantage and doubled their lead in the 57th minute when Zak Newton tapped home a rebound off Rob Tolfrey from his own shot. This really beat the stuffing out of the hosts and it was no surprise when the third goal went in as Oliver Pearce netted in the 68th minute.

Kingstonian only woke up in the 77th minute when debutant Scott Davies scored with a sublime free kick and suddenly the K's flew at the visitors in search of more goals. Louie Theophanous managed to set up a grandstand finish in the 88th minute as K's finished strongly, but could find no more and after four minutes of added time, the final whistle went with Kingstonian ruing their quiet period that allowed the Rebels to take too much of a lead.

K's need a victory on Wednesday night when Potters Bar Town visit King George's Field for a 7.45pm kick-off.

Published Saturday 2nd February 2019