Tommy Williams praised his players’ efforts after Kingstonian earned their third Ryman Premier home win of the season, beating Tonbridge Angels 1-0.
Jake Kempton, in his first start of the season, latched on to one of many corners Ks won with a header in the second half to earn his side three points which kept them 11th.
The win was Kingstonian’s third at home out of ten league victories this season, and manager Tommy Williams felt his side deserved the result after an impressive performance.
“We deserved the win, it was a very workmanlike performance, the work ethic through the group was very good,” he said.
“Our home form hasn’t been great this season so it was good to get three points in front of our home fans.
“Good sides, it’s how they bounce back and making sure they bounce back with a positive result and a positive performance and we got both today.”
Met Police remain fifth after they were held to a 1-1 draw by 14th-placed Leatherhead at Fetcham Grove, while the bottom-half clash between Lewes and Hampton & Richmond finished goalless at The Dripping Pan.
Charlie Collins picked up his ninth goal of the season and earned his side the point with his second-half equaliser while substitute Nigel Neita saw red in the 87th minute.
Tooting & Mitcham are still without a win in their last five in the Ryman South after Chipstead held them to a 2-2 draw, cancelling out goals from Billy Marshall and Sol Pinnock.
Tooting now move to ninth with Chipstead one behind on the same points, but with a game in hand.
Carshalton Athletic were stunned by bottom-placed Horsham after Tony Nwachukwu’s second-half penalty handed his side a 1-0 victory and dropped Carshalton to 12th.
Walton Casuals’ worrying home form continued when high-flyers Merstham handed them their ninth home defeat after a double from Taurean Roberts in the last ten minutes saw them win 2-0.
Walton & Hersham held on to a surprising 1-1 draw with fifth-placed Whyteleafe after Gareth Chendlik equalised in the first half.
In the Combined Counties Football League, Colliers Wood United beat Frimley Green 3-1, while Raynes Park Vale’s game with Westfield was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.