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Tooting earned a valuable 3 points on Saturday with a hard fought and battling performance against Kingstonian.
The visitors had the majority of possession in the opening 20 minutes or so however as always, Tooting looked dangerous whenever they broke forward, with Peter Wedgeworth and Dominic Morgan-Griffiths linking up well down the left hand side and Chace O’Neill driving forward from the centre of midfield. And it was the Terrors who took the lead on 24 minutes after winning a corner out on the right hand side. The ball was swung in by Peter Wedgeworth and as Callum McNaughton rose on the edge of the 6 yard area to meet it, he was challenged by Marvin Elliott who got a clean contact on the ball and steered it straight past Rob Tolfrey to put the Terrors one up. Tooting now growing in confidence began to take the game to the Ks and just four minutes later, Peter Wedgeworth doubled the lead with a long range effort which helped by a defection, looped over Tolfrey and bounced into the back of the net.
Kingstonian came out strongly for the second and had the better of the opening encounters which saw them drag themselves back into the game with a swerving 30 yard strike from Marvin Elliott on 58 minutes. However, Tooting weren’t prepared to surrender the initiative and restored their two goal margin just 6 minutes later when Mike Dixon finished confidently after being played in by Omar Folkes. However, things weren’t plain sailing for Tooting and there were still a few sweaty palms as the visitors once again reduced the deficit when Tom Derry scored on 83 minutes. Fortunately there were no further scares and Tooting will feel that they just about deserved the three points.
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