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February 1999

Sunday 28th February 1999
Yeovil match report
A report on yesterday's events is available.
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Saturday 27th February 1999
Kingstonian 1-0 Yeovil Town
An 89th minute goal from Simon Stewart was enough to overcome Yeovil and to take K's into the quarter-finals of the Trophy. The next round will take place on Saturday March 27th with the draw due to be made on Monday.
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Trophy round-up
The rest of the draw will be made up of Boston United, Cheltenham, St Albans, Emley, Forest Green, Northwich and either Woking or Southport.
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League round-up
In today's league games, top of the table Kettering could only draw with lowly Welling, whilst Dover extended their unbeaten run to 8 with a draw at home to Hayes.
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Friday 26th February 1999
Surrey Senior Cup latest
News from today's Surrey Comet:

The Surrey Senior Cup semi-final against Carshalton will now be played at Kingsmeadow (not Carshalton, as previously stated) on Monday March 1st, kick-off 7.30pm. Of course, if tomorrow's Trophy game goes to a replay, this game will be re-scheduled. The other semi-final is between Sutton United and Woking (Mike told us that one, not the Comet).

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Fitness/suspension details
Steve Farrelly is struggling to be fit, whilst Colin Luckett is suspended for tomorrow's game.
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Marc Coates not good enough
Marc Coates has been released from his week long trial as he was "no better than what we have already got" according to Chapple.
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Wednesday 24th February 1999
Surrey Senior Cup latest
Carshalton last night beat Tooting and Mitcham two-nil in their Surrey Senior Cup 3rd round match, meaning that K's now travel to Carshalton at a date to be announced. Thanks to Simon Bell for letting us know. Directions to Carshalton's ground are available from the away travel page.
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Tuesday 23rd February 1999
Kingstonian 3-0 Leek Town
Pitcher, Leworthy and Crossley scored in today's victory. A report is available already.
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Result round-up
Elsewhere, Docaster and Rushden both won in front of sizeable home crowds, whilst Woking lost to Farnborough in the Endsleigh Trophy by four goals to three.
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Lee Boylan has left the club
Lee Boylan has definitely left the club and has returned to West Ham to see how he can profit from John Hartson's move.
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Sunday 21st February 1999
Tonight's game kicks off at 7.30
According to Teletext, Tuesday's game with Leek kicks off at 7.30pm - Don't be late.
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Kettering match report
The report of yesterday's game with Kettering is done.
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Ex-K makes it to Anfield
Gavin Holligan made his debut for West Ham yesterday, coming on as an eightieth minute substitute at Anfield in a 2-2 draw.
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Saturday 20th February 1999
Kingstonian 1-2 Kettering Town
League leaders Kettering came from one goal down to win 2-1 as Geoff Pitcher's goal proved to not be enough. Jerome John was back in goal as Steve Farrelly is injured. There were also starts for Kofi Nyamah and Marc Coates, as Colin Luckett - who is suspended next week - came on from the bench, while Gary Patterson was suspended for today's game.
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Result round-up
K's now sit in tenth place in the table. Elsewhere there were wins for Cheltenham and Dover, Yeovil lost two-nil away to Barrow (their first away defeat this season) and Stevenage were held at Leek.
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Friday 19th February 1999
Kingstonian 1-3 Widzew Lodz
The Polish side, including four full internationals who are due to play against England at Wembley next month, proved to be too strong for a K's side which started off at almost full strength, but was gradually weakened as the evening went on. Kofi Nyamah, signed from Luton Town, made his debut at left-back, scored the K's goal and generally looked good when going forward. Delton Francis made his first start and Marc Coates, who is Welsh and has a beard (that's all we know), made his first appearance and managed to hit the post.

Jerome John made a second half appearance, and immediately made three good saves. Playing in the Brazil kit, it was fitting that Ronaldo Dean Thomas should come on towards the end, and he also managed to strike the upright. The attendance was 201.

For the record, the line-up was:

1Steve Farrelly  Substitutes:
2Tarkan Mustafa  12David Leworthy
3Kofi Nyamah (scored 1)  14Colin Luckett (replaced 11)
4Matt Crossley  15Jerome John (1)
5Simon Stewart  16Scott Corbett (8)
6Mark Harris  17Gary Drewett (2)
7Marc Coates  18Danny Smith (6)
8Geoff Pitcher  19Dean Thomas (9)
9Kevin Rattray  20Mike Lester (5)
10Delton Francis  21Jamie Lopez
11Eddie Akuamoah
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Tuesday 16th February 1999
Re-arranged fixtures
We have received the following dates for re-arranged fixtures - many thanks to John Fenwick for keeping us in touch:

Tuesday 9th March - Kidderminster Harriers (Home)
Wednesday 24th March - Forest Green Rovers (Away)
Tuesday 13th April - Cheltenham Town (Away)

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Sunday 14th February 1999
Stevenage match report
The report of yesterday's game is now available.
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Saturday 13th February 1999
Stevenage Borough 3-3 Kingstonian
After going two goals behind, K's produced a tremendous fight-back to take a 3-2 lead with two goals from David Leworthy and a Colin Luckett penalty after Boro had been reduced to ten men. Those two goals finally take Leworthy ahead of Gavin Holligan in the goalscoring chart.
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New signing Deldon Francis made his debut as a second half substitute
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Result round-up
K's remain ninth in the table while next week's opponents Yeovil moved into third with a win at Doncaster. With Welling not playing, Farnborough failed to take advantage and move off the bottom by losing four-nil at Hereford.
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Friday 12th February 1999
Stevenage v Kingstonian - updates on BBC SCR
Peter Langhorn is doing updates on the Stevenage V Kingstonian game this Saturday on BBC Southern Conties Radio. Also there is a preview on tonight either at 6.45pm or 7.45pm. You can get the radio station on 104 or 104.6 FM. Peter and BBC Southern Counties Radio are covering K's every saturday between 1pm and 6pm.
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Patterson picked for England
Gary Patterson has been picked for the England squad v Italy at Hayes on March 2nd.
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Next Thursday's friendly is against Widew Lodz of Poland
Next Thursday's friendly is against Widew Lodz of Poland, who definitely don't begin with a J (see below). The match kicks off at 7.45pm. Thanks to Old Dubbin for these two pieces of information.
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Thursday 11th February 1999
Molesy match report
Yesterday's action (or what action there was) is detailed in our report.
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Wednesday 10th February 1999
Molesey 0-1 Kingstonian
Eddie finally got into triple figures when he scored one minute from time last night to move K's into the fourth round of the Surrey Senior Cup. The next round will be away to either Carshalton, Tooting and Mitcham or Whyteleafe.
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Delton Francis signs
K's yesterday signed a new striker, reportedly for 18,000 although this wasn't confirmed. His name is Delton Francis and he arrives from Halesowen.
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Hereford v Kingstonian re-arranged
The away game at Hereford has been brought forward to Friday March 26th as England are playing on the Saturday.
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Stevenage coach details
The coach for Saturday's trip to Stevenage leaves Kingsmeadow at 12.30pm sharp.
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Polish champions come to Kingsmeadow
K's have arranged a friendly for next Thursday, February 18th, against the Polish champions (J-something or other). The game kicks off at 7.30pm at Kingsmeadow.
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Tuesday 9th February 1999
FA Trophy fifth round draw
K's face Yeovil Town in the fifth round of the FA Trophy on Saturday February 27th. The whole draw is listed on the cup dates page.
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Stevenage v Cheltenham abandoned
Saturday's opponents Stevenage were last night forced to abandon their Trophy replay versus Cheltenham at half-time due to snow.
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Monday 8th February 1999
Away travel details for Molesey
Details of how get to Molesey are now available.
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Whyteleafe match report
A report of the game at Whyteleafe is now available.
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Barrow's fight continues
John Whittaker tells us that a decision on the future of Nationwide Conference soccer at Barrow has been put back to February 18, but the liquidator in charge of winding up Barrow AFC has said he will allow the club's home game against Hayes on February 13 to go ahead.
Meanwhile, Rich from the Barrow web site informs us that the decision whether Barrow can continue will be left to the meeting of conference chairman on that date. He, as K's Web also do, urges everyone to lobby lobby our chairman to keep Barrow in the conference. We wish them all the best.
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Sunday 7th February 1999
Whyteleafe 0-3 Kingstonian
Two goals from David Leworthy and a Colin Luckett penalty were enough to see off the Ryman League Division One side yesterday. K's are now just three rounds from a visit to Wembley.
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League round-up
In the league yesterday, K's dropped to ninth place after wins from Hayes, Hednesford and most-impressively Dover, two-nil away to Kettering. The lead at the top is now just one point.
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Trophy round-up
In the Trophy, Telford were the only Conference team to lose, by four goals to nil at Dagenham, as both Cheltenham v Stevenage and Woking v Rushden ended goalless.
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Pitcher scored at Barrow
Last week's goal at Barrow has been officially credited to Geoff Pitcher.
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Croydon match report
The long awaited report of K's amazing triumph at the Croydon Sports' Arena last week is now ready.
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Friday 5th February 1999
Forest Green v Kingstonian - match postponed
Tuesday's game with Forest Green has now been postponed, and replaced with a trip to Molesey in the 3rd round of the Surrey Senior Cup.
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From today's Daily Telegraph:


REMARKS made by Lee Richardson, Whyteleafe's manager, in his programme notes have added extra spice to his side's FA Trophy fourth-round tie at home to Kingstonian tomorrow. "Maybe they'll have another 'flu epidemic," he said, recalling last season's Surrey Senior Cup semi-final replay. That game was postponed after an influenza bug hit Kingstonian who went on to win the rearranged tie 2-1. "They were so decimated that four days later they went and beat Walton 7-0," said Richardson sarcastically. "We felt aggrieved at what happened. The tie was postponed on the say-so of the Surrey FA. But we felt that if it had been a club of lesser stature like us, asking for a postponement, they would have said 'get some players from your youth team' or whatever." Since then, Kingstonian have gone from capturing the Ryman League title to making their mark in the Nationwide Conference.

Two spying trips have convinced Richardson, nevertheless, that his side, fifth from bottom of the Ryman First Division, can spring a surprise. and prolong what is already their longest trophy run.

"Kingstonian have some deficiencies we can exploit," he said. "If the game had been at their place, we'd have gone with a siege mentality. At home we feel we can perhaps stifle their best players. One thing they won't relish is our pitch. It is a bit of a quagmire."

Unfortunately for Whyteleafe, they will be without at least four key players, two of whom, goalkeeper Danny Rose and captain Phil Dawson, were hurt in the last round against Dulwich Hamlet. "The spine of the side has been taken out," moaned Richardson.

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From today's Independent:


GEOFF CHAPPLE was an expert at the art of FA Cup giant-killing during his time in charge of Woking, but in the FA Umbro Trophy he often finds himself in the reverse position: a manager guarding against an upset. That is the case tomorrow, when Chapple takes his Kingstonian side to Whyteleafe in the fourth round of the Trophy. The little Surrey club from the First Division of the Ryman League have reached the last 32 of the tournament for the first time in their history, and they are eager to put their name in the headlines.

Chapple won the Trophy three times in four years with Woking, but he has yet to make an impact in the competition with Kingstonian. Last season, his first with the club, they were knocked out at the first hurdle by Crawley. The Ks beat the Conference leaders, Kettering Town, 5-2 in the last round to reach this stage, but Chapple is insisting that his players give Whyteleafe just as much respect as the high-flying Northamptonshire club. "It's a potential banana skin for us," he said, "and we must ensure we are in top form on the day."

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More Barrow reports
There are now many other reports from Barrow underneath our version of last weekend's game.
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