An 89th-minute Whitehawk equaliser denied Kingstonian three points at the weekend but events off the pitch have been just as eventful.

Assistant manager Paul Dale has departed after just three months at the club following disagreements over tactics and training. Although described as amicable by both sides, it means more changes for manager Leigh Dynan, who has used 68 different players in his 49 games at the helm since October 2017. Physiotherapist Katie Dorsett also left the club last week.

Dynan's third assistant since arriving at K’s is the former Leicester and Bradford winger Jamie Lawrence who was on the touchline for Saturday’s fixture at midtable Whitehawk.

On the pitch, meanwhile, there was an improved K’s display on the outskirts of Brighton. Elliott Buchanan, top-scorer in the Isthmian Premier last season for Staines, notched his third of this campaign with a wonderful, instinctive drive across Melvin Minter’s full dive.

That second-half strike looked like it would be enough for a second win of the campaign but in the closing stages the home side finally gathered some momentum.

With Tommy Brewer having gone off injured at half-time, K’s looked more nervy at the back, particularly from crosses. And eventually a corner was headed in by Reece Hallard in the 89th minute, with three defenders failing to challenge and Rob Tolfrey static.

And it could have been worse. Former K’s defender Matt Drage had a shot cleared off the line in the very last action of the match.

“I felt we were robbed”, Dynan insisted. “The corner they scored from wasn’t a corner. But the performance was there, we played well. We got the ball out wide and back into the box. We hit the crossbar. We created chances. We couldn’t have had much worse luck since the beginning of the season but we have got eight points from eight games.”

The result leaves K’s in 18th position. They host league-leaders Tonbridge Angels on Wednesday evening and Folkestone Invicta on Saturday.