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Carshalton Athletic 0-1 Kingstonian
Kingstonian Too Goode for Robins

Another impressive defensive display away from home ensured Kingstonian left Colston Avenue with all three points, as Aaron Goode's sublime curling effort gave the K's a deserved 1-0 win. This was Kingstonian's third successive clean sheet on the road, with the defence doing superbly to keep Carshalton's threatening frontline quiet throughout the game.

The first half passed without too much activity. Kingstonian had a lot of long range shots, but all were easily saved or off target. Equally, Carshalton managed a multitude of crosses into the box, but all were cleared with relative ease. Goode had a chance five minutes before the break, after a corner found its way to him just inside the box. He controlled the bouncing ball neatly but fired just over. Woods also had a few efforts from a distance, but failed to trouble the Robins' goalkeeper.

The start of the second half was delayed whilst a Carshalton official and the linesman joined forces to spend five minutes fixing a whole in the netting, that had appeared over the half time break. The second half initially continued in the same way as the first, with both defences doing well to keep scoring opportunities to a minimum.

It was in the 58th minute, however, when Kingstonian grabbed the lead. A short corner by Pattison found Bobby Traynor just inside the box, who unleashed a powerful low effort across the keeper. It produced a good save but the goalkeeper could only parry and the Carshalton defence failed to ever fully clear their lines. The ball came to Aaron Goode on the left hand side of the pitch, who took it past two opposition players before curling in a delightful shot across the goal and straight into the top right hand corner of the net.

Eight minutes later, Pattison and Traynor linked up well again, playing a clever one-two down the right wing that found Pattison with the ball inside the box. He cleverly cut inside the left-back, but the pressure from the onrushing centre-back meant the shot lacked sufficient power.

Carshalton's big chance to get back into it came in the 70th minute, after they were awarded a penalty. The penalty seemed soft and was completely against the run of play. Ex-Kingstonian striker Paul Vines stepped up to take the penalty, but failed to even hit the target, scuffing his shot wide of Tolfrey's left hand post.

Laurent Hamici, who scored two in the reverse fixture, did provide some threat to K's in the last ten minutes, doing well to give himself some space in the box before shooting just wide. He also had a long range effort easily saved by Tolfrey.

The Kingstonian defiance remained solid throughout the match. Tolfrey was rarely troubled and Carshalton failed to create any real clear cut chances. One piece of quality was enough to win Kingstonian the match, with the whole team putting in a very tough, hardworking performance.

There was a bit of late pressure in the final minute from Carshalton, as they flooded men forward in search of an equalising goal. The Kingstonian backline remained resolute, however, preventing the Carshalton attackers from even a sniff at goal and ensuring that Kingstonian got the win that they deserved.

Sat 3rd Mar 2012
Colston Avenue
Isthmian League Premier
Carshalton Athletic0
1Rob Tolfrey
2Aaron Goode
3Tom Bird
4Gary MacDonaldCautioned
5Ian Gayle
6Bashiru Alimi
7Matt Pattison
8Ryan Woods
9Bobby Traynor
10Saheed Sankoh
11Sam Clayton12
12Allan Tait11
14Malaki Lumsden
15Luke Wanadio
16Chris Sessegnon
17Jake Whincup
Match Report By
Sam Bryant