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Kingstonian 0-0 Boreham Wood

Boreham Wood travelled to Kingsmeadow hoping to complete the treble over the K's following their two earlier victories this season in the Ryman League and FA Cup, both at Broughinge Road.

K's however had other ideas and a much changed line up from Boxing Day saw recent resigning David Ocquaye start up front alongside Tim Sills, whose brother Julian was moved into midfield to accommodate the return of Peter Barnsby to the heart of the defence.

Mark Jones found himself relegated to the subs bench alongside Scott Steele and Phil Wingfield and there was no place in the squad for either Dave Clarke or Leke Odunsi.

The game took a while to take shape, after which K's emerged the stronger. On the half hour mark Tim Sills was unlucky with a header and minutes later Ocquaye came the closest to breaking the deadlock, crashing his shot against the cross bar after a good run and cross from Hustwick.

Ocquaye was again unlucky five minutes before the break seeing his volley at the near post flash over, and from almost the exact same place James Pinnock fired over with only the keeper to beat.

Pinnock was involved again as he beat a man and crossed for Julian Sills, but he couldn't direct his header goalwards and the chance flew over the bar.

In first half stoppage time a rush of blood to the head saw Lewington lunge two footed into a tackle on the halfway line, maybe taking some of the ball but certainly taking a lot of the player and a deserved straight red followed.

K's reformed in the second half with Rocastle moved inside from the left wing leaving Bashiru Alimi to act as left back and left midfield for the second 45 minutes.

Despite the one man advantage Boreham Wood were looking content to hold out for a point and indeed didn't register their first effort on goal until the hour mark had passed, Lance Key saving well at his near post.

Wingfield and Jones replaced Ocquaye and Pinnock respectively and the two new faces combined to almost give the home side the lead, Jones' shot deflected wide for a corner.

Rocastle's low drive was well saved by Imber as K's continued to press forward, but Boreham Wood were finally starting to show some attacking adventure, Julian Sills on hand to make a last ditch clearance and Lance Key safely fielding a free-kick from Adam Parker.

Tim Sills earned himself a booking after an exchange of views with the linesman, a booking which may put him out of the Trophy clash with Aylesbury in a fortnight's time.

K's had late chances, both created by Wingfield, but Julian Sills' free header from 12 yards flew over the bar, exactly where Rocastle's scissor kick ended up from the same distance.

The sending off on the stroke of half time clearly did not help the cause but in fairness to Lewington the points was not due to being a man down for 45 minutes, but our inability to take our chances.

The last three games should have borne 9 points but we have come away with just three due to wayward finishing. Indeed this afternoon, despite long periods of dominance and numerous chances Noel Imber in the visitors goal was only called into action once.

Sat 28th Dec 2002
Kingsmeadow Stadium
Isthmian League Premier
Boreham Wood0
1Lance Key
2Max Hustwick
3Bashiru AlimiCautioned
4Craig LewingtonSent Off
5Peter Barnsby
6Matt Flitter
7James Pinnock12
8Julian Sills
9Tim SillsCautioned
10David Ocquaye15
11Craig Rocastle
12Mark Jones7
13Adrian Jones
14Matt Elverson
15Phil Wingfield10
16Scott Steele
Man of the Match
Craig Rocastle
Craig Rocastle
Match Report By
Simon Murray