Boss Tommy Williams remains unbeaten as Kingstonian manager but it was a close-run thing after his side came back from 2-0 down to claim a thrilling point against Hendon.

Newcomers to Kingsmeadow on national Non League Day were treated to the best and worst of the Ryman Premier experience.

A slow first-half, all errors and happenstance, was followed by an electric second period which culminated in a mix of the sublime and the ridiculous when Andre McCollin executed an outrageous 'flip-flap' trick in the Hendon box.

But first, the worst.

Leon Smith gave Hendon the lead just before the break, drifting unchallenged for 20 yards and curling the ball into the top corner.

On the hour, it got even bleaker for Ks. Sam Page’s tug on Kezie Ibe was so blatant the stretch on his shirt could be seen from 100 yards away.

Sam Murphy duly sent Rob Tolfrey the wrong way with the penalty.

Then, all of a sudden, McCollin launched the one-man fightback.

After being released down the inside-left on 66 minutes, he advanced 5 yards into the box and smashed the ball home to make it 2-1.

On 71 minutes it was 2-2 – McCollin again hitting the ball hard and true, this time a deflection taking it past George Legg.

Still Ks kept coming, with Chris Henry hitting the bar, Nathaniel Pinney going close twice and McCollin missing a great chance for his third, all the while finding time to pull off a trick that almost belies description.

The Ks striker raced into the box, stopped dead, then flicked the ball up twice in quick succession using lace and in-step before reversing the ball over the defender’s head in a perfect curve, still bringing it back under his control to deliver a cross.

It was a moment that had the crowd gasping and Twitter scrambling for a precedent.

It was akin to a Ronaldinho 'flip-flap' but with the added challenge of lifting the ball over the defender’s head, a mad hybrid of an 'air elastico' or 'rainbow kick'.

Whatever the classification, Kingsmeadow had never seen the likes of it. One football writer in attendance, accustomed to covering the EPL and Champions League, called it the “best piece of skill I’ve ever seen on a football pitch”.

Williams could only watch and applaud.

“Andre's been a little bit frustrated the last few games where he’s missed a few chances,” said the Ks manager.

“But once he got that first one today, you saw that belief grow in him and he was unlucky not to get his hat-trick. I’m really pleased with how he’s responded to me coming in.

"I love working with him and I’ll be doing my best to get the best out of him.”

Williams admitted the first-half was a struggle but paid credit to Gary McCann’s impressive visitors.

After ten years in the job, McCann continues to produce passing sides on a tight budget.

“Things don’t happen overnight,” said Williams.

“Take Hendon, for example. They’ve been together a long time.

"[Gavin McCann] has certainly got them gelling the way he wants because he’s had the time to do that. The way we want to play and pass and keep it and be on the front foot will take a little time.”

Ks travel to Maidstone United on Tuesday before an FA Cup first round qualifying tie at Horsham next Saturday.