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Men’s 2nds lose cup tie at home

By River Reporter Dec 8, 2011

By Lars Thomesen

Kingston 2nd                1
Westminster 1st            1
(Westminster win 4-2 on penalties)

Kingston football seconds were close to a heroic win against Westminster in their cup tie at Tolworth Sports Ground.

   Both teams made continuous attempts to play route one football despite extreme wind.

   Kingston’s Portuguese playmaker, Alex Mourao, tapped in an Andre Burford cross five minutes before full time to cancel out Jamie Turner’s first half opener for Westminster.

      After Kingston got their goal, the Westminster defender was still on the ground, and the match was stopped for 20 minutes as an ambulance came to pick up the injured player and take him to the hospital.

   As the player was treated on the pitch, the rest of the players tried anything to keep warm and stay focused on the remainder of the game.

   Once the player was taken to hospital with a suspected knee injury, the match went straight to penalties as poor light prevented extra time.

   The visitors – two leagues above Kingston – kept cool and scored their first four penalties, which turned out to be enough as Kingston missed two.

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