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Kingstonian 1-0 Molesey

A single goal courtesy of midfield maestro Wes Goggin was enough to snatch victory for Kingstonian in this local derby. The result maintained the K's 100% home record, and pushed them to the top of the table as Dover could only draw at home against Dulwich Hamlet.

Both sides began the game brightly, with the first chance of the game falling to Molesey. The lively Richard Brightwell broke free of his marker on the edge of the penalty box and placed his shot beyond Luke Garrard, but Tommy Moorhouse was on hand to clear the ball before it passed the line.

Garrard collected the clearance and released the ball upfield to Saheed Sankoh. The K's striker was fouled as he held the ball up and awarded a free-kick yards from the box. Sankoh played a quick pass through the Molesey defence to Wes Goggin, who shot past Steven Windegaard to give the hosts the early lead.

Kingstonian had the chance to double the lead when Bobby Traynor also found himself on the end of Molesey's rough tactics. The free-kick was pushed deep into the Molesey box, where Sobihy and Sankoh appeared to get in each others way, the header going narrowly over the bar. Meanwhile, Molesey striker Phillips thought he had beaten the K's offside trap as he raced towards Garrard, only to discover the linesman's flag raised as he teed up his shot.

Chances came thick and fast before half-time. Sankoh had the chance to score when Bobby Traynor found him in space, but his tame shot was collected by Windegaard. At the other end, sloppy worked in the host's defence created an opening for Phillips to equaliser, but his dramatic volley flew just wide of Garrard's near post.

As the second half began Bobby Traynor again found himself in the thick of things. With the ball at his feet he skipped a challenge on the right wing, before threading a long pass into the Molesey box which was cut out by a defender. From the resulting corner, Traynor unleashed a powerful volley which flashed across the face of goal but ended up wide of the far post. Moments later Dean Lodge played a short cross into Traynor at the near post, but Windegaard plucked the ball from his head and held firm.

Molesey's best chance to equalise came as a mix up in Kingstonian's penalty box left Sam Lampard unmarked in a dangerous position. Fortunately for the hosts his short range volley flew over the bar.

As the game wore on, Molesey had a decent penalty shout turned down by the referee. As an attacker broke into the box and tumbled to the floor the referee's assistant flagged for a penalty kick, but fortunately for Kingstonian the referee over-ruled him.

However the K's held their nerve for the final few minutes. Bobby Traynor chased down a backpass to Windegaard, forcing him into an erratic clearance, but Dean Lodge's speculative shot drifted wide. However, Kingstonian's inability to score a second did not matter as the final whistle blew, giving Alan Dowson's side the victory needed to send them to the top of the Ryman League Division One South.

Sat 8th Sep 2007
Kingsmeadow Stadium
Isthmian League Division One South
1Luke Garrard
2Aaron GoodeCautioned
3Liam Cockerill
4Tommy Moorhouse
5Simon Sobihy
6Danny SummersCautioned14
7Dean LodgeCautioned
8Jason Turley
9Bobby Traynor
10Saheed Sankoh12
11Wes Goggin
12James RoseCautioned10
14Scott Corbett6
15Nick Rundell
16Simon Huckle
17Ini Amaegbe
Match Report By
Darren Bell