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Whitehawk 1-2 Kingstonian

Kingstonian

K's come from behind on the South Coast to win their first pre-season game of the campaign.

On a hot summer night, Kingstonian travelled down to the Sussex coast to play Whitehawk, and, after going a goal behind, came back to earn a 2-1 victory.

The Hawks took the lead in the ninth minute when Rob Deda fired a free-kick past young Reading goalkeeper Myles Roberts, but the K's came back in the 18th minute when Simon Cooper glanced a header home from a Reece Hall free kick. Parity was maintained late in the first stanza when Roberts made an excellent double save.

The K's won the game in the 54th minute when a long free kick was allowed to move into the penalty area and was touched in by Calum Davies.

K's are next in action when they face last season's Super Play-Off winners Tonbridge Angels for a 3.00pm kick-off at the Longmead Stadium.

Line-ups:

Whitehawk - James Broadbent, A Trialist, Ian Robinson, Lewis Unwin, B Trialist, Helge Orome, Lucas Rodrigues, John Paul Kissock, Alfie Rogers, Rob Deda, James Waters.

Subs: Reece Batchelor (for Rob Deda, 85m), C Trialist, Dean McDonald (for Lucas Rodrigues, 45m), Mo Zabadne (for Alfie Rogers, 68m), Max Blencowe (for Helge Orome, 72m), Ollie Munt (for John Paul Kissock, 63m), Luke Emberson (for Lewis Unwin, 60m), D Trialist (for James Waters, 63m)

Kingstonian - Myles Roberts, Jerry Puemo, Ben Harrison, Simon Cooper, Ollie Cook, Tom Kavanagh, Gus Sow, Kenny Beaney, Louie Theophanous, Reece Hall, Youssef Bamba.

Subs: Calum Davies (for Youssef Bamba, 46m), Tutu Henriques, Cameron Reardon (for Jerry Puemo, 51m), Jon Tadafe (for Ben Harrison, 70m), Dan Hector.

Goalscorers - Rob Deda (9m, 1-0), Simon Cooper (18m, 1-1), Calum Davies (54m, 1-2)

Published Wednesday 24th July 2019