The Lockmen claimed their first home win of the season in a vital relegation six pointer, but they had to do it the hard way, coming from behind to claim a late winner.
With six new signings lining up It was Willenhall who made the early running, Luke Green seeing an eighth minute shot beaten away by visiting keeper Tom Lewis. Carl Guinn forced a save two minutes later before Chris Adamson saved his side with a brilliant block to deny Nick Evans who had been played clean through. Todd Brindle, twice, Guinn again and Kelvin Rhuwakini all had chances for The Lockmen before Rhuwakini fizzed a 30 yard free-kick just over. However, on 25 minutes, Adam Barmer slid a ball through the defence and Guinn latched on to the loose ball and calmly sidefooted an effort around Lewis. The visitors levelled on 32 minutes when Josh Tomkins tapped home unmarked after a cross from the right. Evans put a free header over and Kington skipper Brian Dyer shanked wide from close range as the visitors strove for another goal.
The second half started slowly with both sides wrestling for control. On 62 minutes, another quick break from the visitors saw Adamson produce a fine save to prevent a goal only for Evans to tap home from a yard out. On 73 minutes The Lockmen levelled when some clever interplay down the left saw sub Reece Mann play a ball inside for fellow sub Nathan Ensor to fire a fierce low drive into the far corner. Willenhall stepped up a gear and threw absolutely everything at their visitors. Josh MacGregor went close twice late on. Nathan Ensor went close again late on and then won a corner which was fired in on 83 minutes and found Carl Guinn who was positioned to lash home the winner. Kington then attacked in desperation but Willenhall held firm for three vital points.