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Kingstonian 4-0 Chipstead

An own goal, a penalty, and two from the defence and midfield saw an in-form Chipstead well beaten at Kingsmeadow.

Kingstonian recorded their first league win in more than a month with goals from Simon Huckle and Simon Sobihy and as well as a penalty from NJ Lampton.

The rout began in the ninth minute when Nick Rundell's corner was headed down and through a crowd of players by Daryl Coleman.

In the 22nd minute a free kick by Rundell 30 yards out came swinging in with the strong wind and Huckle headed it in. Then 12 minutes later Sobihy easily out-jumped Chips' goalkeeper Andy Parkinson seven yards out from the far post to meet Dean Lodge's corner from the left to head into the back of the net.

When Lodge was flattened by Lee Sidwell just before the hour mark in the penalty area, up stepped Lampton to confidently convert.

Teammates celebrate with NJ Lampton
Photo: Chris Hatton - Kingstonian FC

And it could have easily been more if chances had been converted and if Lodge's dramatic overhead kick had not been flagged as offside by the assistant referee.

Chipstead were put under pressure from the start by a Kingstonian team buoyed by the cup win on Monday and Alan Dowson kept faith with Danny Summers up front, leaving Saheed Sankoh and Bobby Traynor on the bench.

In the second minute Parkinson had to make a hurried clearance from just in his area after an innocuous back pass was chased down by Wes Goggin. Three minutes later he had to punch the ball out over the head of Sobihy from a Lodge corner.

A minute later he had a narrow escape when he missed the ball completely from a long throw-in by Wayne Finnie. Unfortunately so did Summers and the ball dribbled past a crowd of players before hitting the far post and bouncing back out to be cleared.

Thus it was no surprise that the deadlock was finally broken from a set piece as Coleman headed into his own net in the ninth minute.

Daryl Coleman heads past his own goalkeeper
Photo: Chris Hatton - Kingstonian FC

This finally galvanised the visitors who saw striker Danny Oakins head over Luke Garrard's crossbar after Sidwell broke up the right.

Normal service resumed with the attacks going down the Kingston Road End and towards Parkinson. Lampton broke up the centre and then selflessly laid it off to the left to Summers in the area with only two retreating defenders to step past. Summers shot the ball to the near post but this was saved by a diving Parkinson.

Lodge then tried to flick the ball up and over the defence but misjudged the height and wind and was unable to capitalise on it. However two minutes later he did find the back of the net with a spectacular overhead kick 10 yards out only to have it ruled offside.

Dean Lodge's spectacular overhead kick goal is disallowed
Photo: Chris Hatton - Kingstonian FC

Five minutes passed before Kingstonian finally scored a second, after Goggin was bought down 35 yards out from the goal. With Goggin waiting to come on the pitch after requiring treatment, Huckle headed in Rundell's free kick.

Another foul finally saw referee Matthew Downey flourish his first yellow card - to Oakins - after Finnie was bought down in the 29th minute which provoked a melee from a scrum of players.

Hack on Wayne Finnie starts a scuffle
Photo: Stephen Baird

Oakins then finally made Garrard work after the K's keeper had spent most of the half as a spectator. Oakins' shot in the 33rd minute was well saved by Garrard who then set up the next attack. Sobihy broke up the left and crossed in 10 yards out. With Summers coming in to score, Chips' defender Chris Rowney showed a cool head and cleared the ball away.

The respite lasted less than a minute and this time Sobihy headed into to give K's a three-goal cushion. With that the game was over. Rundell saw his 40th minute free kick go well over and beyond the Kingston Road End.

Simon Sobihy makes it three
Photo: Stephen Baird

...and he's pleased about it
Photo: Chris Hatton - Kingstonian FC

The half ended with Oakins hitting the ball over the crossbar from a corner in injury time.

Within minutes of the restart Lampton went down in the opposing penalty area but referee Downey waved away appeals for a penalty.

NJ Lampton on the attack
Photo: Stephen Baird

Summers was denied by Parkinson after Lampton crossed to Huckle within 10 minutes. Then a long clearance by Rundell bounced well for Lampton but the ensuing strike was a routine save for the goalkeeper.

Two minutes later he despatched a penalty after Lodge was pushed over in the area. From then on Lampton was a changed man as his confidence grew with every move.

If the game had not petered out by now, Lampton's clinical despatch killed the game in the 58th minute. Neither side really wanted to add to the goal tally although Kingstonian, and Lampton, held the upper hand.

In the last couple of minutes Oakins headed towards the goal but Sobihy cleared away and then a free kick saw Pitterson go wide. Earlier the ever-effervescent Lodge saw his late shot out on the left snatched out of the air by Parkinson.

The visitors send Dean Lodge flying
Photo: Stephen Baird

Finally a victory after weeks of draws. With both senior strikers off the pitch, it was left to others to set up the victory. The margin of win was flattering - to the losers. Monday's match away to Dover will be a different prospect, but if they can repeat their performance from today and previously at home to Dover then another win could well be on the cards.

Saturday 19th January 2008
(Walton Casuals A)
Mark Hams interview
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Sat 19th Jan 2008
Kingsmeadow Stadium
Isthmian League Division One South
OG, Huckle, Sobihy, Lampton (pen)
1Luke Garrard
2Jason Turley
3Nick Rundell
4Wayne Finnie
5Simon Sobihy
6Simon Huckle
7Neil LamptonCautioned
8Wes Goggin12
9Danny Summers14
10Jon Coke16
11Dean Lodge
12Gavin Cartwright8
14Saheed Sankoh9
15Bobby Traynor
16Matt York10
17Luke Naughton
Match Report By
Michael Underwood