Isthmian League

Match Preview | Kingstonian (A)

Whitehawk return to action with a short hop over to south London on Saturday, with bottom side Kingstonian the opponents. 

Despite already playing each other twice so far this season, Tuesday’s postponed match on home soil to Kingstonian was supposed to be the first league meeting of the season, but a four day wait is all it takes before the showdown.

The Hawks arrive into this six games unbeaten in the league following last Saturday’s hard-fought point at Dulwich Hamlet, with Shaun Saunders eying a strong end to the campaign as we near the run-in. 

Team News

Kai Jennings is in line to make his Whitehawk debut having joined the club on a work experience loan last week from AFC Wimbledon, with him being an unused sub last Saturday.

Lloyd Dawes returned at Dulwich after a lengthy spell on the sidelines, and he was electric on the right-hand side of the pitch.

Charlie Harris served his one-match suspension on Saturday, and will be looking for a route back into a midfield with plenty of strength in depth.

Kingstonian have no fresh injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s hosting of the Hawks.

The Opposition

It’s not been a season to remember. With issues both on and off the field it’s a difficult time to be a fan of the K’s, though there is hope with Tutu Henriques’ side set to groundshare with Raynes Park Vale FC from the start of next season.

With one win in the league since October 21, relegation is looking increasingly likely with plenty of work to do at the upper echelons of the club. It’s a team with a glittering past, searching for a bright future. 

One to Watch | Eddie Dsane

A proper forward. Dsane has scored in each of his past three matches, with 19 in total in all competitions this season. 

On the books of Crystal Palace, Preston North End and Fleetwood Town as a youngster, Dsane moved to Ireland in search of regular first team football, first with Longford Town and then League of Ireland side Finn Harps, for whom he scored 4 times in 23 appearances.

On returning to the UK, he had spells at Chipstead, Whyteleafe, Maldon & Tiptree and Leatherhead prior to joining Kingstonian, from whom he joined Horsham in September 2021. He then moved to Kingstonian in the recent summer.

Recent Form – DLDLL

20/2 | Enfield Town (A) | Drew 0-0

24/2 | Cray Wanderers (A) | Lost 1-0

28/2 | Cheshunt (H) | Drew 1-1

5/3 | Horsham (A) | Lost 3-1

9/3 | Folkestone Invicta (A) | Lost 3-2 

Previous Meetings

Whitehawk travel to Kingstonian’s temporary home of Imperial Fields for the second time since the beginning of November, with the Hawks running out comfortable 4-0 winners in the FA Trophy courtesy of a Louis Collins brace, and goals from Jack Dixon and Stefan Wright.

The Hawks followed that up with a Velocity Cup victory on January 30, sneaking beyond the K’s via a penalty shootout at The Enclosed Ground after the visitors had roared back late on to take it to penalties.

The two sides’ last league meeting was at Corinthian Casuals’ ground back in 2019, with Whitehawk coming out on top by a 3-1 scoreline.

Lucas Rodrigues, Henry Muggeridge and Sinn’Kaye Christie all found the net on that day, with Reece Hallard earning a last minute equaliser in a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture.

Since 2013, the two sides have met on six occasions, with the Hawks winning five, and the other ending in the aforementioned draw.

How to Follow

If you can’t make it to Imperial Fields on Saturday, then you can follow the action via our X (Twitter) channel, which can be found here.


Tickets can be bought at the turnstiles for the following prices:

  • Adult: £12
  • Senior (60 & over): £8
  • Carers: £8
  • Student: £6 (upon production of a student card)
  • Junior (Under 18’s): Free

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