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Margate 1-1 Kingstonian

Kingstonian produced their best performance for some weeks, dealing well with tricky conditions to bring in-form Margate back to Kingsmeadow for a replay. A flurry of missed chances near the end denied them the victory but the draw means that The Gate, who won their four previous games, will now face a long midweek trip to Kingston.

The first chance of the game fell to Lee Hall, who throughout the contest got forward far more than Ks fans are used to seeing. He forced Jamie Turner to make a good save from distance, although his next two long-range efforts were well off target.

Wayne Wilson headed wide and Shaun Welford had an effort well saved at the near post before Margate took the lead. A corner was headed across goal where ex-Ks player James Pinnock headed powerfully home.

As against Hendon, however, the Ks riposte was immediate. Matt Gray beat two home defenders with a fine run, seemingly thriving in central midfield, before his long-range shot cannoned off the post. Just seconds later though, Bobby Traynor capitalised on hesitation among the Margate back-line and fired inside Turner's near post, via a slight deflection.

The long throw of Aaron Lacy caused Ks numerous problems and Tolfrey had to make a save on the half-hour mark after Ks had only barely scrambled one clear. Welford came close again before the interval and, for the third game in a row, Lodge was denied a good penalty shout after Curtis Robinson had bundled him over.

The second half began slowly, with both sides struggling to pass accurately in the windy conditions. Lodge stole in behind the home defence but lobbed tamely into Turner's arms, while Wilson capitalised on confusion in the Ks defence but fired over the bar.

Ks had a flurry of late chances to win the game. Turner did well to get down to save a Gray twenty-yarder that bounced awkardly in front of him, then from the resulting corner he tipped a Tobi Jinadu header over. Another corner allowed Gray a shot from distance but this was easier for Turner.

Traynor was set free down the right but blasted ambitiously wide when a pass to the unmarked Gomez Dali looked the better option, while another downtown effort by Hall crashed off the crossbar in the dying moments. In the midst of all of this it was actually Margate who had the ball in the net, when Welford capitalised on an Adam Thompson error to beat Tolfrey; however, the strike was ruled out for offside and the two teams will try again on Monday night.

Sat 25th Sep 2010
Hartsdown Park
FA Cup 2nd qualifying round
1Rob Tolfrey
2Dean Hamlin
3Tom Bird
4Adam Thompson
5Max Hustwick
6Tobi Jinadu
7Matt Gray
8Jean-Sylvain Dossou
9Bobby Traynor
10Lee Hall
11Dean Lodge12
12Gomez Dali11
14Carl Wilson-Denis
15Bashiru Alimi
16Sam Clayton
17Nic Taylor
18Tom Duffy
Match Report By
Simon Grier