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September 1999

Thursday 30th September 1999
Terry Weir writes in the Informer
The following letter by K's director Terry Weir was printed in this week's Informer:

There have been several reports recently about the proposed redevelopment of our stadium to meet the criteria for Football League status. Some have been misleading.

Firstly, the club has never sought financial help from its local authority. Secondly, we are not asking council tax payers to pay for our ambitions. The club has secured its own arrangements. Apart from our own resources we have also been allowed the maximum grant available from the Football Trust and have a mortgage offer for the balance.

The link with the indoor athletic track came about during early discussions with the planning department when we were asked by the Sports and Leisure Department if we could include facilities which were applicable for National Lottery funding. It would have been a council application, not the football club's. Our architects, therefore, included this in the original drawings. By creating such a new building at the south end of the ground, it necessitated a plan to increase our boundary.

We had hoped our application would have been heard in July. However, we were informed that a meeting would be achievable in August. We were told that the council would not be proceeding with a Lotterry application and were asked to resubmit drawings for the South Stand. Design work does not come cheap. However, all the other parts of our application have stood. It has been inferred that we have withdrawn our application, far from it. We are as determined as ever to continue.

We submitted our revised drawing which takes us back within our current boundary and trust that now we have a scheme that will be acceptable. Finally, we have been working with the Highways Department and have submitted a detailed proposal as to how parking can be controlled and how to ensure the minimum disruption to residents.

We have been told that our application will now be heard in November. Should we be successful we would expect to start work immediately as it is no secret that we have a tight deadline.

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Wednesday 29th September 1999
Welling match report
A report of last night's action is now available.
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Tuesday 28th September 1999
Welling 0-1 Kingstonian
Again a single goal was enough to give K's three points away from home and send them to top of the league table. The Leworthy strike was enough to see K's go up four places as Rushden lost to Hereford.
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Colin Lippiatt leaves Yeovil
In other news, it has been revealed that Colin Lippiat has resigned/was pushed from Yeovil. This could have repercussions to Kingstonian. See Ciderspace for more on this story.
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Kingstonian v Yeovil date announced
Yet he (Lippiatt) may still go as a spectator to he Yeovil home game, as it has been re-arranged for October 13th. Dave Leworthy will miss this game, as he is serving his suspension for his "directed clenched fist" on Saturday which saw him sent off. He will also miss playing in the FA Cup game, and against his former club, Rushden.
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No coach to Cheltenham
There is to be no Supporters Club coach to Cheltenham on Tuesday. This may change during the course of this week. Hassle Tim Wells to get one organised if you would like there to be one.
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Monday 27th September 1999
Previous Meetings - a new page
We have now introduced a Previous Meetings page for K's next opponents, since 1992/1993. As you can see, K's will win convincingly against Welling on Tuesday, as they have won all of the previous 3 meetings. Hooray.
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Sunday 26th September 1999
Stevenage match report
The report of yesterday's match at Broadhall Way is now ready.
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Saturday 25th September 1999
Stevenage Borough 0-1 Kingstonian
A 58th minute Geoff Pitcher goal secured a fully deserved win for K's at league leaders Stevenage. Despite David Leworthy being sent off, and Stevenage proving once again that they are also the cheating-league-leaders, K's hung on to take the three points. Another success on Tuesday against Welling will see K's sitting at the top of the Conference table for only the second time in their history.

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Result round-up
Despite losing, Stevenage stay top as Yeovil, who also had a man sent off, lost 3-1 away to Telford. A last minute goal saw Rushden defeat Hednesford, and saw them move into fourth - just one place above K's, who are now top of the Form Guide.
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Thursday 23rd September 1999
FA Cup latest
Purfleet won at Banbury last night, meaning that the opposition in the FA Cup game is now down to two - Boston or Purfleet.
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A new look for K's Web
You might have noticed our "new look", hope you all like it. If you find any errors, please let us know at
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Wednesday 22nd September 1999
Kingstonian v Yeovil - match postponed
Tonight's match with Yeovil was postponed after torrential steroid-rain hit Kingston this afternoon. Unfortunately, nearly all of the West-Countriers had turned up before the decision was made, after supporters were told at 6.45pm that the game would go ahead.
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Tuesday 21st September 1999
FA Cup fourth qualifying round draw
The draw for the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup has been made. Ties will be played on or close to October 16th. K's will be at home to either Boston, Purfleet or Banbury. As the third qualifying round has not yet been played, there are a lot of fixtures which are still to be determined, so the full draw below includes many a team.

Nuneaton v North Ferriby/Guiseley
Bradford PA/Droylsden/Gainsborough v Eastwood/Oadby
Telford v Gateshead/Brigg
Scarborough v Belper/Tamworth
Doncaster v Leigh RMI/Hyde/Crook
Southport v Ossett/Emley
Northwich v Hednesford
Morecambe v B. Auckland/Bedlington
Barrow/Marine/Chorley v Dunston FB/Runcorn
Altrincham v Stalybridge/Sheffield/Farsley
Lancaster/Whitby v Trafford/Bamber Bridge/Morpeth
Chippenham/Deal/Worthing v Dover
Backwell/Oxford v Maidenhead/Salisbury
Hendon/Blakenall v Taunton/Margate
Hampton & R/Bognor Regis/Bromley v Whyteleafe/Havant & W/Langney Sp.
Welling v Kidderminster
Weymouth/Gloucester/Basingstoke/Merthyr v Hitchin/Grantham
Newport IoW/Dulwich/Hastings v Hayes
Kingstonian v Boston/Purfleet/Banbury
Rushden & D v Sutton
B. Stortford/Wingate & F/Ilkeston v Romford/Stamford/Congleton
Worcester/Harrow Borough v Forest Green
Yeovil v Witney/Hinckley
Woking v Dagenham & R/Burton Albion
Enfield/Billericay v Baldock/Cheshunt/Witham
Lymington & NM/Tuffley/Clevedon v Gravesend & N/Fisher/Aldershot
Wealdstone/Northwood/Rothwell v Kettering
Wembley/Canvey Island v St. Albans/Nantwich
Stevenage v Bath/Farnborough
Farnham/Herne Bay/Horsham YMCA v Chelmsford/Moor Green
Hereford v Newport Co./Wimborne/Burgess Hill/Bedfont
Slough/Carshalton/Sittingbourne v Cambridge/King's Lynn
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Monday 20th September 1999
Forest Green match report
A report of the joy at The Lawn can be read.
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Saturday 18th September 1999
Forest Green Rovers 0-3 Kingstonian
Two goals from Geoff Pitcher and one from Eddie Akuamoah gave K's an easy win at Forest Green, who had an early penalty saved by Steve Farrelly.
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Result round-up
Stevenage, who beat Hereford away, return to the top of the table as Yeovil amazingly lost at home to Sutton. K's face both of the top two in the coming week.
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Friday 17th September 1999
Council is "unable to commit" to the ground development
This week's Informer reports that Kingston Council is "unable to commit themselves (to the re-building of Kingsmeadow), either with time or money". The plans have therefore been scaled down, but with no further information being supplied. Chris Kelly says that "the building project will take about four months. We will have to start almost immediately once we get planning consent". The council is due to hear the application in November. Anyone fancy another season in the Conference.....?
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Sunday 12th September 1999
Northwich match report
The report of yesterday's game with Northwich is now ready.
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Saturday 11th September 1999
Kingstonian 3-3 Northwich Victoria
Despite leading three times in the match, K's could still only gain a point against Northwich. The goals came from Phil Wingfield, David Leworthy and Simon Stewart.
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Result round-up
K's still sit in sixth place in the table whilst Yeovil join Stevenage at the top after beating Morecambe two-nil. Sutton recorded their first win, beating Altrincham three-nil.
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Thursday 9th September 1999
Reserves update
Dwight Marshall remains fighting for his place, and was "impressive" in Wednesday night's 2-0 win for the reserves, scoring two of the K's goals. Centre-back Mensah, has also broken into the first team squad.
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Programme shop
The programme shop is undergoing a major overhaul and will be ready for all anoraks on Saturday.
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Sunday 5th September 1999
Scarborough 0-1 Kingstonian
A 14th minute Eddie Akuamoah goal gave K's the three points - read the report if you so desire.
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Result round-up
Elsewhere, Stevenage dropped their first points of the season, losing two-nil to Kidderminster. Rushden lost to Northwich leaving K's in fourth place. Woking lost to a last minute goal from Hednesford, whilst Sutton look doomed to return to the Ryman after another loss - this time to Kettering.
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