It’s a new year, and revenge was the first thing on the
agenda for Kingstonian in the first week of 2018 fixtures as they kicked off
against Fulham (Coulsdon) in a reverse fixture of the last game of last year.
That game finished 4-0 to Fulham and allowed them to
leapfrog their opponents into sixth place. This time out that changed… again.
The contest started as the last one finished, a Fulham goal.
Adebayo Elegoshi was on target early on as the away side took a deserved 1-0
lead into halftime.
Then the magic happened for Kingstonian.
Owen Coleman struck a devastating hattrick in 13-minutes for
the home side, flipping the game on its head completely….and they say 13 is
Denis Rossi put the icing on the cake late on to shuffle the
places of these sides once more, this duel is one to keep an eye on this
Elsewhere at the top of the table, Havant &
Waterlooville kept up the chase of the unbeaten league leaders Aldershot as
they overcame a resilient Hampton & Richmond Borough side 3-2.
They remain second, only three points behind the strong
Shot’s side, who also narrowly beat their opposition of Woking 1-0 away.
Borough remain in tenth whilst Woking also stay cemented in
fourth looking like being the new Arsenal this campaign.
But these slim defeats should surely come of vast
encouragement for the two sides with the consistency of the top two almost
being broken. New year, new form?
Unfortunately for Corinthian-Casuals, that phrase didn’t
quite ring true for them this time out. They suffered a 0-3 defeat at the hands
of Tooting & Mitcham United with a Chance Donnolly brace adding to Jarrette
The final game of this week saw Whyteleafe and Carshalton
Athletic play out a 2-2 draw, with both sides still sitting on the opposing
fringes of the mid-table wilderness at this stage of the season.
Next week AFC Wimbledon and Eastleigh Whites join their
counterparts with their first matches of the season versus Hampton &
Richmond and Woking respectively.
The other fixtures see Aldershot Town take on Whyteleafe,
Carshalton Athleic Vs Tooting & Mitcham United and Fulham (Coulsdon) Vs
Havant & Waterlooville.
Football’s back and isn’t it bliss.