It’s official: Ks have momentum.

A third league win in a row yesterday at Cray Wanderers put them sixth as the busy Christmas schedule looms.

A classic counter-attacking strategy in the second half bore fruit with a 3-1 scoreline.

But it could have been different had Ks goalkeeper Rob Tolfrey not made three superb one-on-one saves to deny Cray in the opening 45 minutes, a sign that old defensive problems have not yet been solved.

Wade Small broke the deadlock with just 10 minutes remaining, showing great strength on the edge of the box to turn through on goal and finish neatly on his left foot under Andy Walker.

It was the former Sheffield Wednesday striker’s first league goal since 6 October and he celebrated with as much relief as joy.

It was due reward for his endeavour throughout, though he missed an equally good chance 10 minutes earlier when volleying straight at Walker from 5 yards out.

Ks looked to have sealed the three points two minutes from the end when Andre McCollin was brought down by Walker as he rounded the keeper.

The referee pointed to the spot and McCollin lashed the ball  into the far corner for his 13th goal of the season.

Wanderers, for whom former Ks favourite Paul Vines toiled upfront, replied a minute later through Jack Clark’s 30 yard strike but another lightning move on the break followed soon after. Matt Pattison sent Dean Lodge scurrying down the left-flank.

The winger, in his best performance for some weeks, whipped the ball across and Pattison applied the finish to make it 3-1 in the rain. Chants of 'Jingle bells' behind the goal could start in earnest.

Ks host Concord Rangers next Saturday.