Boss Tommy Williams will have to wait until next week to build on Kingstonian’s promising showing in Wednesday night’s draw with Sutton United.

Ks had been scheduled to face Tooting & Mitcham United at Imperial Fields for their fourth pre-season friendly.

However, Williams pulled the plug after the Tooting pitch was deemed not ready for football by the club’s grounds staff.

Instead, Ks will hold a training session on Saturday ahead of Tuesday’s trip to South Park.

Williams said: “Their pitch is not ready, which is disappointing.

“They have a 3G pitch as part of their leisure centre, but we wanted to be on the main grass pitch.

“When I organised the fixture, I was told it was on the main pitch, and now they are saying it’s not ready.”

Tooting boss Frank Wilson said: “We originally agreed to play the pitch on grass because we hoped that the pitch would be ready in time.

“But I said to Tommy all along that it was subject to the groundsman’s decision, the weather and everything that goes into it.

“It got to the point where it was looking doubtful and I suggested using the 3G pitch because I did not want to mess anyone around, but Tommy never came back to me.

“It was about a week ago when he asked about the status of the pitch, and I had to tell him it was not ready.”

He added: "But it was totally down to us, and we regretted putting Tommy and Kingstonian in that situation."

Williams’ disappointment was off-set after Wednesday night’s 1-1 draw with Sutton United, where Ryan Moss’ early goal was cancelled out by a late Bradley Hudson-Odoi.

“It was good work out against a strong Sutton side, I was really pleased with our shape and work-rate,” Williams said.

“I thought we were unfortunate not to score more than the one we got, and to concede the penalty at the end.

“But at this stage it is all about getting minutes in their bodies and making sure there are no injuries, so overall a very good work out.”

He added: “We know it’s going to be a tough season, I think it will be tougher than last year – with some of the sides that have dropped down and those who have come up.

“Making sure we’re competitive is the bare minimum, but we’re building something here and we’d like to build on what we did last year.”