Weather Causing Fixture Backlog For Ryan Moss And Confident Ks

Kingstonian FC have dropped off the title pace in the past few months. Is the weather to blame?Waterlogged pitches and postponed matches have taken their toll on K’s promotion push with last Thursday’s Surrey cup game against Ash Utd the latest to have been postponed.

Fourth placed K’s have had their fixture list disrupted heavily in the past 6 weeks with matches against  Leiston, Wingate & Finchley, Bury and Grays being called off.

Promotion chasing K’s drew 2-2 with Thamesmead on Saturday after breaking their losing streak with a 1-0 home victory against Wingate & Finchley at Kingsmeadow last Monday.

K’s striker Ryan Moss, who scored Monday night’s winner and K’s second goal on Saturday, said: “You never worry about the backlog of fixtures because every team in the league will have to deal with the same situation.

“You set it as a challenge to come out the backlog ahead of your rivals.”

Kingstonian have not had a great run of results lately and with the postponements of games have been unable to put together a run of victories to help with their unlikely title push.

Moss, who has scored 19 goals this season, had hoped that last Monday’s victory would spur the side on and hopefully start a winning run.

He said: “The chance to win the league has presented itself from us playing so well so far and as long as we are in the mix we will give it our best to finish as high as possible.” 

With only 8 points separating Kingstonian FC from top spot in the division the upcoming games against East Thurrock, Billericay Town and Margate are a chance for K’s to put a good run together.

Saturday’s game against Thamesmead was disappointment for the Kingston side, who took a two goal goal lead but were subjected to a second half fightback from the determined south-east Londoners.

James Street, Kingstonian FC physiotherapist, was unsure whether the postponements have directly affected subsequent performances. 

He said: “I think that they do have an effect in some way due to the shorter recovery periods between matches when they are replayed.

“The majority of the squad have been with us since pre-season and we work hard to maintain their fitness during training sessions.”

After a very promising Autumn period, K’s seem to have lost focus and the fans are beginning to become dismayed with some of the teams performances.

Kingstonian fan Mike Underwood agreed that the build up of fixtures could make difference towards the end of the season.

He said: “Long periods without games mean that players lose their match fitness and the constant variation of playing different teams.
“Practice games against your team mates do not help a lot as players invariably know the style of other players that they play with.”  

Kingstonian FC vs Ash Utd has been rearranged for Thursday 27 February and the home side will hope to get back to winning ways.

Image courtesy of Kingstonian FC.

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