Kingston University’s first football team suffered a battering from Brunel’s seconds at Uxbridge.
Brunel showed they were more prepared than their visitors, who were constantly on the back foot trying to keep the ball away from Kieran Sanderson’s goal.
“I just don’t think we turned up today, but after a few training sessions, things should come together,” said Kingston captain Jordan Gibbens, who suggested a lack of communication on the pitch contributed to the defeat.
Plenty of mistakes in defence and midfield proved costly and led to Brunel’s first goal at the 15th minute.
In the 33rd minute Brunel struck again, with Sanderson unable to keep the ball after a header which led to an easy finish for the opposing striker.
Incisive passing from Brunel resulted in a third goal and the match was pretty much over before the break.
… To worse
Kingston came out strongly for the second half and a Gareth Chendlick shot stung the palms of Brunel’s goalkeeper.
But any feeble hopes of a comeback were dashed as the west Londoners dominated play and scored two more goals in the first 20 minutes of the half. The sixth goal closely followed when Brunel’s Dylan Casco let fly an unstoppable shot into Sanderson’s left top corner.
Problems did not stop there for Kingston. They they lost both Chendlick and Robbie Flynn to injury.
In the closing stages Kingston managed to get on the score sheet when defender Jake Woolford scored a close-range header from a free kick.
The seventh Brunel goal came near the 90th minute and rounded off a poor display from Kingston.
Gibbens stressed the importance of performing better in the next matches as there are only 10 games left in the season.
He said: “You can really only afford to lose one.
“The future is bright as we’ve got some good freshers and some seniors that stayed from last year. The combination of the two will work.”