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Football: Kingston seconds three points clear after beating Imperial

By River Reporter Feb 24, 2012

by Lars Thommesen


Kingston seconds   3

Imperial seconds    0


Andre Burford came on halfway through the second half to score Kingston’s third goal and ensure they stayed top of the league.

Burford knocked the ball home on the rebound after Imperial’s goalkeeper had saved Martin Mork’s effort.

Kingston proved the more efficient side in a game that started with opportunities on both sides. Kingston took two of their chances and went into half time with a two goal lead.

Alex Lawrenson headed home the first for Kingston 20 minutes in after a brilliantly struck free kick from Clark Gardener.

Imperial’s keeper was injured when he hit the post, diving to save the shot.

With no goalkeeper on the bench, and their first choice sent to hospital with a shoulder injury, one of the outfield players was put in goal and he produced some outstanding saves.

Mork stole a goal with a tap in from close range as the new goalkeeper fumbled a cross from right back Matt Doherty just before the interval.

Captain Matt Doherty was satisfied with another three points.

“I think we were excellent in the first half. Second half was a bit sloppy but we were always comfortable,” he said confident Kingston would be able to keep their place at the top throughout the season. 

“Having lost only one game in the league we should be hoping to win it.”

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