Kingstonian fall to disappointing defeat at Horsham
By Joe Acklam
17th Oct 2022 | Football
Jack Brivio scored the only goal of the game in the second half to give Kingstonian's season another setback as they lost 1-0 against Horsham FC 1-0.
Brivio finished off a team move after 57 minutes to give Horsham a deserved win against an underperforming Ks team.
Kingstonian were on the backfoot throughout the 90 minutes and defended well to limit their hosts to the one goal but were rarely able to trouble themselves.
A dominant win over Brightlingsea in mid-week had given hopes of a revival, but a third defeat of the season leaves Lee O'Leary's side 15th in Isthmian League Premier Division.
Lucas Rodrigues almost gave the Hornets the lead on 25 minutes as he picked up the ball on the halfway line and drove forward to the edge of the box without a Kingstonian player getting close to him and shot just wide of Sam Jackson's goal.
The issues with tackling continued as Horsham played straight through the Ks midfield and Jack Mazzone set the ball out wide and was just unable to get on the end of the cross from the right which went straight across the face of goal.
Mazzone had another chance to open the scoring in the first half as he got on the end of a Tom Richards cross and had time to take the ball down in the box, but he shot over the top.
On 57 minutes Horsham finally found the breakthrough as a quick passing move set Harvey Sparks behind the Kingstonian defence on the left and after a smart turn he cut the ball across goal and picked out an unmarked Brivio to side foot into the gaping net.
Kingstonian would get a sight of goal soon after as Kenny Beaney played a one-two on the right and took aim from 25 yards, but he dragged his shot and it skidded across the astro-turf surface and into the side netting.
Mazzone had a prime opportunity to make it two but his disappointing afternoon in front of goal continued as after he received the ball inside the box from Doug Tuck his touch deserted him and a combination of 'keeper and defender back to close him down.
Tuck threatened once again late on and his quick feet got him beyond Iker Noguera Leon on the edge of the box but his side footed finish lacked power and Jackson could make a comfortable save.