Six debutants helped Kingstonian end Hendon’s unbeaten home record and continue Leigh Dynan’s very positive start as first-team boss.
Andrew Musungu, Ambrose Gnahore, Taylor Miles, and Reece Grant all started Ks 3-1 win at Jubilee Park, with Miles and Grant getting on the scoresheet to secure victory in Dynan’s first league game in charge.
Jerry Amoo and Ross Elsom were also added to the squad prior to the Hendon game, joining other recent acquisitions Daniel Ajakaiye and Jahmal Howlett-Mundle, who both made their Ks debuts as substitutes.
Going in the other direction is popular centre-half Sam Page, who leaves the club having made 197 appearances over four seasons.
Victory over Hendon was sealed by a Tom Derry goal in the last 15 minutes and means Kingstonian sit eighth in the Bostik Premier table ahead of Tuesday night’s derby with the Met Police, who climbed to fourth in the table with their own 3-1 away win.
They defeated Lowestoft Town thanks to goals from Jonathan Wright, Baylet Mummery, and Lloyd Macklin, taking their unbeaten run to 11 games.
“October was an excellent month for the club and we have set another tough but achievable amount of points to be won for November,” said manager Jimmy Cooper.
“Only time will tell if we can keep the results going in our favour but for now I want to congratulate the players on their achievement from October.”
They host the Kingston derby tomorrow night at Imber Court; kick-off is at 7.45pm.
In the Bostik South, Corinthian-Casuals picked up their third consecutive win with a fine 4-2 victory at home to Ramsgate.
They had to come from 2-0 down to do so, but a Jordan Clark double had them deservedly level at half-time, and Nathan Daly’s first goal for the club gave them a lead that was made more comfortable by a Jack Penny own goal 15 minutes from time.
“We certainly made hard work of it,” said manager James Bracken afterward. “Conceding early, as we have been lately, isn’t a good habit.
“My team talk at half-time was going to be a reading of the riot act to get a reaction. As it happens, they reacted themselves, got back into it, and I give them credit for that. We just asked them to build on it from there.”
Casuals, now third in the table, host struggling Molesey on Tuesday.
Chessington & Hook United lost out in a thriller to local rivals Raynes Park Vale in the Combined Counties League Divison One.
United had come from 2-0 down to lead 3-2 with a quarter of an hour remaining at Grand Drive – Robbie Burns and Kie Robinson (two) with the goals for the visitors.
A Jack Williamson header brought the home side level and seemingly ensured a share of the spoils, but Vale snatched a winner in the seventh minute of injury time.
Worcester Park continue to march on however, taking top spot after a comfortable 4-0 victory over Bagshot at Skinners Field.
A Harrison Deacon brace was added to by goals from Joe Cheesman and Gary Knowelden as Park extended their unbeaten run to 13 in the league, ahead of their trip to Cove on Saturday. Chessington & Hook will host Frimley Green at Chalky Lane.
Meanwhile, a Lyle Taylor goal was enough for AFC Wimbledon to knock Lincoln City out of the FA Cup on Saturday. The draw for the second round of the competition will be live on BBC Two and BT Sport at 7.00pm this evening.