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Worthing 4-0 Kingstonian


League leaders far too good for struggling K's.

It's difficult enough to play Worthing away at the very best of times, it's pretty darn close to impossible when confidence and form are as low as they are for Kingstonian at the moment.

For forty minutes of this game at Woodside Road, the K's stood firm and kept Worthing at bay despite a large deficit in possession figures. Then came Kingstonian's big chance, a through ball found Daniel Ajakaiye clear on goal but his attempt to slide the ball underneath the on-rushing goalkeeper Tommy Reid was well saved. The tide immediately turned, Worthing went straight down the other end, forced Serine Sanneh into yet another good save, but this time the rebound fell nicely to Callum Kealey and finally the away team's defences were breached.

Unfortunately for the K's, the wheels promptly fell off. In the second minute of first half stoppage time, Kealey was afforded plenty of space just outside the penalty area and rocketed a shot past Sanneh's head before he could react and suddenly the home side went from knocking on the door five minutes before half time to smashing the thing down when the whistle finally went.

The second half provided little encouragement for Kingstonian's travelling hordes as Worthing eased to a four goal win thanks to goals in the 68th minute from Jasper Pattenden and then the 83rd minute from substitute Reece Myles-Meekums. In between goals K's went down to ten men when Jerry Puemo got his second needless booking of the contest and was sent off in the 75th minute.

This was expected to be a hard night for the K's against a top-notch opponent in Worthing, it can be argued that the biggest disappointment was that it was so easy for the Rebels. K's need to find that re-set button, repair it and press it again before we face Bowers and Pitsea at home on Saturday, kick-off at King George's Field being 3.00pm.

Published Tuesday 15th February 2022