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October 2000

Sunday 29th October 2000
Devizes match report
Count the goals in yesterday's report.
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Directions to Griffin Park, Brentford
Directions are now available to Griffin Park (thanks to the Unofficial Brentford web page) and there are a few Brentford links now on the links page.
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Man of the Match result
Gary Patterson won the Yeovil man of the match vote with 11 votes.
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Problems for the Auto Windscreens Shield
It seems that the Auto Windscreens Shield - the competition K's aren't allowed into - may not take place anyway, due to a lack of sponsorship.
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Saturday 28th October 2000
Kingstonian 5-2 Devizes Town
Two goals from Derek Allan and a hat-trick from Geoff Pitcher secured K's a place in the first round of the FA Cup, where they will play Brentford away (see draw below). The underdogs gave a good account of themselves, and it wasn't until the last ten minutes that K's really got the upper hand. Vote here for the man of the match.
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The ground development is "99.9% certain" to start on Monday November 6th
Chris Kelly told us today that the ground development is "99.9% certain" to start on Monday November 6th 2000. He said that the reason the club has not been releasing much information is because so many things have gone wrong that it looks like he is being dishonest, when in fact he is telling the truth at the time. He also said that he "will resign as a director of this football club if the ground is not completed this season".
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Simon Stewart hopes to return to action next week.
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Surrey Senior Cup draw
K's have been drawn at home to either Corinthian Casuals or Croydon in the Surrey Senior Cup, with the next round being at home to either Tooting or Leatherhead. No dates have yet been confirmed for these games.
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FA Cup first round draw
The full FA Cup 1st round draw is shown below:

Wycombe v Harrow Borough
Lincoln City v Bracknell Town
Northampton v Frickley
Kidderminster v Boston Utd or Burton Albion
Barnet v Hampton & Richmond Borough
Havant & W or Gloucester v Doncaster or Southport
Gravesend v Notts County
Cheltenham v Shrewsbury
Cambridge Utd v Rochdale
Brentford v Kingstonian
Forest Green v Morecambe
Kettering v Hull
Macclesfield v Oxford
Wrexham v Rotherham
Bourneouth v Swansea
Swindon v Ilkeston
Chesterfield v Bristol C
Cambridge City or Canvey Island v Port Vale
Chester City v Plymouth
Hendon or Dagenham & Redbridge v Hayes
Aldershot or Dover v Brighton
Blackpool v Hinckley or Telford
Stoke v Nuneaton or Stevenage
Halifax v Gateshead
Billericay or Hednesford v Oldham
Barrow v Leyton Orient
Cardiff v Bristol Rovers
Yeovil or Horsham v Colchester
Carlisle v Woking
Leigh RMI v Millwall
Darlington v AFC Sudbury
Walsall v Exeter City
Burscough or Radcliffe B v York
Scunthorpe v Hartlepool
Luton v Rushden & Diamonds
Mansfield v Peterborough
Wigan v Dorchester or Welling
Reading v Northwood or Grays
Bury v Northwich Victoria
Torquay v Southend
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Friday 27th October 2000
Telegraph: Devizes miss Campbell
From today's Daily Telegraph:

Devizes miss Campbell by Nicholas Harling

THE frustration is understandable for Brian Newlands, the manager of Devizes Town, whose FA Cup tie at Kingstonian tomorrow is undoubtedly the biggest match in their history. Newlands would give anything to call on Steve Campbell, the midfielder he was forced to sell in the summer to Forest Green, who probably will not need him for their fourth qualifying round tie at home to Bath.

Newlands makes no secret of his admiration for the 20-year-old, whose 16 goals in Devizes' last 10 Screwfix Direct Western League First Division games enabled them to complete a remarkable unbeaten season as champions. "When I signed Steve from Chippenham I knew it would guarantee us promotion," Newlands said. "He became the focal point of our midfield. He was our missing link."

Unfortunately for Devizes, they were forced to sell Campbell when Forest Green came up with an offer of 4,500. "You couldn't blame Steve," Newlands said. "The terms and conditions they offered him were unbelievable." But unfortunately for Campbell he has not been an instant success for Forest Green despite hitting "two absolute screamers" in pre-season friendlies, according to the Nationwide Conference club's manager, Frank Gregan.

"Steve goes missing for 20 minutes at a time," Gregan said. "He needs to learn to influence a game more." All of which is no comfort to Newlands. "Losing him was a big blow but we have still got a lot of things going for us," he said.

Kingstonian, struggling in the Conference, will welcome midfielder Geoff Pitcher back from suspension but goalkeeper Steve Farrelly and wingback Colin Luckett are still banned. Forest Green, meanwhile, will almost certainly have Campbell on the bench in their derby against Bath, who will not have to face goalkeeper Nigel Spink or Tony Daley, who are both injured.

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Thursday 26th October 2000
Kingsmeadow doesn't make the grade for the Auto Windscreens Shield
Despite several assurances to the contrary, Kingsmeadow has not met the criteria to allow K's to take part in the Auto Windscreens Shield. The draw for the first round of this competition will take place sometime today and Kingstonian will not be included. Hereford United - who finished eighth - will take part instead, with the full list of Conference clubs being Chester City (relegated), Doncaster Rovers (NMT winners), Rushden & Diamonds, Morecambe, Scarborough, Dover Athletic, Yeovil Town, and Hereford United.
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Tuesday 24th October 2000
NVCT update
K's will be at home to Rushden in the NVCT quarter-final on December 5th, after the Diamonds beat Stevenage 2-1 at home in their second round tie tonight.
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Monday 23rd October 2000
Yeovil match report
The Yeovil report is now finished.
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The FA Cup 4th qualifying round
All of this weekend's FA Cup 4th qualifying round ties are now on the this week page.
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Saturday 21st October 2000
Yeovil Town3-1 Kingstonian
A crippled K's squad travelled to Huish Park, took the lead against the league leaders, but then let in three second half goals to lose 3-1. Matt Murray played in goal, but managed to hurt his knee/ankle in the first half meaning that he was playing through the pain for most of the game. K's goal came from Derek Allan. MOTM.
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Result round-up
K's now sit in 21st place in the table, as Woking, Hednesford and Morecambe all won - the latter against Rushden - whilst Kettering grabbed a point at Scarborough.
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Friday 20th October 2000
SCR: Kingstonian have signed TWO goalkeepers today
Posted by "Southern Counties Radio" on the forum this evening: Kingstonian have signed TWO goalkeepers today. Matt Murray from Wolves comes in on loan to face Yeovil Town tomorrow ... and Pat Jennings junior, son of the former Arsenal and Northern Ireland international will be in goal for next weekend's FA Cup tie with Devizes. Chapple got the nod to approach Jennings from former Northern ireland boss lawrie mcmenemy.

Call the BBC SCR phone in 1.30 - 2.30 before the Yeovil game tomorrow to dicsuss! 08459 570057.
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Thursday 19th October 2000
Man of the Match results
Steve Farrelly won the man of the match against Dover in the NVCT whilst Ian Duerden walked the vote against Southport.
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New features on the statistics page
The statistics page has had a re-vamp, and you'll find some new features there - incuding K's league progress.
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Tuesday 17th October 2000
From today's Daily Telegraph:


DEVIZES TOWN players have been literally groomed for success in the FA Cup this season with the Wiltshire club 90 minutes from their first appearance in the First Round. Three Devizes players, strikers Julian Alexander and Barry Flippance and midfielder Nathan Sheridan, were married within two weeks of each other at the start of the season, leaving manager Brian Newlands short of numbers for the start of the Western League club's Cup run at Melksham. The honeymoon continues on the pitch, however, as Devizes won 2-1 at Saltdean on Saturday, their fourth victory in the competition this season, to set up a Final Qualifying Round tie at Conference side Kingstonian on Oct 28. "We were hoping for a big- name club, we're sure we can give a good account of ourselves," said Devizes secretary Chris Dodd.

Yesterday's draw also rewarded Horsham, of Ryman League Division Two, for coming from behind and knocking out Hastings of the Dr Martens League with a 3-2 win. Horsham must travel to Conference leaders Yeovil. Aylesbury produced a major upset by winning 2-0 at Ryman League leaders Farnborough and now have, in theory, an easier task at home to Bracknell Town. Chesham, at home to Kettering, have named caretaker manager Bob Dowie on a permanent basis. Sheffield, who were founded in 1857 and are the world's oldest football club, have been drawn at home to another of the game's famous old names, Conference side Northwich Victoria. Former Reading and Swindon manager Jimmy Quinn resigned as joint manager at Northwich after Saturday's home defeat by leaders Yeovil left them rooted at the foot of the table. Quinn, the former Northern Ireland international, has joined rivals Hereford on a short-term playing contract.

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Monday 16th October 2000
FA Cup 4th qualifying round draw
K's will play Devizes Town of the Western League Division One at home in the FA Cup 4th qualifying round on Saturday October 28th. The full draw is shown below:

Bamber Bridge / Gateshead v Stalybridge Celtic / Billingham Town
Easington Colliery v Chester City
Barrow v Gainsborough Trinity / Whitley Bay
Witton Albion / Burscough v Radcliffe Borough
Sheffield v Northwich Victoria
Bedlington Terriers v Morecambe
Scarborough v Leigh RMI
Doncaster Rovers v Southport
Mossley / Frickley Athletic v Hyde United
Boston United v Tamworth / Burton Albion
Hinckley United v Telford United
Nuneaton Borough v Stevenage Borough
Hucknall Town v Ilkeston Town
Harrow Borough / Stafford Town v Enfield
Hendon v Dagenham & Redbridge
Rushden & Diamonds v Purfleet / Grantham Town
Cambridge City v Canvey Island
Belper Town v AFC Sudbury / Leek Town
Billericay Town v Hednesford Town
Northwood v Grays Athletic
Chesham United v Kettering Town
Forest Green Rovers v Bath City
Havant & Waterlooville v Gloucester City
Aylesbury United v Bracknell Town
Gravesend & Northfleet v Mangotsfield United
Dorchester Town v Welling United
Yeovil Town v Horsham
Hayes v Dulwich Hamlet / Lewes
Aldershot Town v Dover Athletic
Kingstonian v Devizes Town
Hampton & Richmond Borough v Worcester City
Woking v Hereford United
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Sunday 15th October 2000
Southport match report
The report of yesterday's win is now ready, and we'd like to thank Henry for providing this one.
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David Bass will be suspended for next Saturday's trip to Yeovil
David Bass will be suspended for next Saturday's trip to Yeovil, as he picked up his fifth yellow card of the season against Hereford. You can see K's disciplinary record on a new page.
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Player of the Month awards
It was announced yesterday that Gary Patterson has been voted the Cherry Red Records K's Player of the Month for September. And then, in a slightly bizarre move, it was announced that Geoff Pitcher has been voted as the Matchday Magazine Conference Player of the Month for September. Anyway, many congratulations to both of them.
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Saturday 14th October 2000
Kingstonian 3-1 Southport
The first home win since August 19th saw two goals from Ian Duerden and a left-footer from Geoff Pitcher bring K's back from one down. They were helped in their cause as Southport had one player, and manager Mark Wright, sent off. You can vote now for the man of the match.
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Result round-up
K's rise to 19th in the table on a good day for the bottom sides, with Kettering and Woking winning and Morecambe getting a draw.
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K's Web sponsor Ian McDonald's kit
K's Web are proud to announce that we are the kit sponsors of assistant manager Ian McDonald for the rest of the season. Thanks to everybody who contributed.
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Friday 13th October 2000
There will not be a Supporters' Club coach to next Saturday's match at Yeovil
There will not be a Supporters' Club coach to next Saturday's match at Yeovil, after the committee voted 5-3 against running one.
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Vote now for the Dover Man of the Match
Due to popular demand, there is now a Man of the Match vote for the Dover match. Vote now...
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Two new matches confirmed
Two new matches have now been confirmed. On Tuesday November 7th K's visit Kidderminster to defend the JC Thompson Championship Shield (ko 7.45pm) whilst the quarter-final in the Nationwide Variety Club Trophy will take place at home on Tuesday December 5th, kick off 7.45pm. The visitors that day will be the winners of the Rushden v Stevenage tie which is due to be played on October 24th.
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Man of the Match results
The following Men of the Match votes are now closed: Hereford (winner Gary Patterson) and Morecambe (winner Ian Duerden).
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Wednesday 11th October 2000
Dover Athletic 0-1 Kingstonian
A late Colin Luckett goal handed K's victory in the Nationwide Variety Club Trophy last night. The BBC's report and the man of the match vote are now available. K's will now play the winners of Rushden v Stevenage in round 3 in the week beginning December 4th.
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Morecambe match report
The report from Sunday's game with Morecambe is now ready. Please excuse the ***11*** - the Morecambe players' names will be filled in later!!
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Sunday 8th October 2000
Morecambe 3-2 Kingstonian
After fighting back from two down to two-two, K's allowed Morecambe to claim all three points in the last few moments. The K's goals were scored by Junior Kadi and Eddie Akuamoah. The line-up and man of the match can be found here. And to make it even worse, part of the M6 was closed for the journey home.....
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Ian Duerden and Scott Mean make their debuts
The line-up included two new faces. Ian Duerden (signed on loan from Doncaster) and Scott Mean - a central midfielder signed from Bournemouth.
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Farewell to Richard Hurst and Amara Simba
Meanwhile, out have gone Richard Hurst and Amara Simba, who have both joined St Albans, although we were told that Simba's move is a loan.
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Result round-up
The weekend's games leave K's top of the relegation zone.
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Friday 6th October 2000
K's have signed striker Ian Duerden
It has been announced that K's have signed striker Ian Duerden on a month's loan from Doncaster Rovers.
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Telegraph: Kingstonian brawl
From today's Daily Telegraph:

Kingstonian brawl by Nicholas Harling

PROBLEMS are piling up for Kingstonian, whose two seasons of FA Trophy triumphs have been replaced by turmoil on and off the pitch. The Surrey club are not only in danger of losing manager Geoff Chapple, but also face disciplinary action from the Football Association.

An abscess kept Chapple away on Tuesday, when Kingstonian had two men sent off in a 3-0 home defeat by Hereford and were involved in a 22-man brawl which will be reported to the FA by referee Steve Rubery. The invasion of the Kingsmeadow pitch by a fan from the visiting supporters' end will also be mentioned in the official's report.

"I've never seen anything like that before," said Rubery, 37, who is in his first season on the Conference list. "There was a mass confrontation and it will be up to the FA whether they ask Kingstonian for a copy of the video."

Chapple, meanwhile, was at home nursing a sore mouth, fending off inquiries from supporters concerned at speculation linking him with the job at Yeovil as David Webb's successor. "I've had no contact with Yeovil," he insisted.

The new manager, to be named on Monday, will take charge of a team who went back to the top of the table when, under caretaker Steve Thompson, they thrashed Dover 4-0.

Bottom club Northwich have parted company with manager Mark Gardiner after two years by mutual agreement. Centre-half Steve Davis is in charge temporarily.

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From today's Kingston, Surbiton and New Malden Times:


A KINGSTONIAN fanzine has felt the wrath of a former club director who was furious at a libellous comment it carried in its latest issue.

It led the editor of Weaving In And Out harbouring fears that the publication could be sued by Robert Woolfson.

But Mr Woolfson, who used to be the clubs finance director, looks set to settle for an apology from the makers of the Kingstonian fanzine over remarks made in their last edition, which came out in August.

It relates to Jeanette Cummings, a former secretary at the club, who claimed she was unfairly dismissed in 1997 after being the subject of alleged sexual harassment. Ks unsuccessfully fought the case at an Industrial Tribunal, and were left with a 20,000 hole in their pocket.

Mr Woolfson took offence to the fanzine after reading an interview between Taimour Ley and Ks chief executive Chris Kelly. The text contains incorrect allegations involving the former director, which he deems to be libellous.

The magazine admits that it was wrong, and its editor, Ali Kazemi told the Times: "We have e-mailed an apology. It was a misunderstanding and we are writing an apology. We wont be getting sued, though that was my initial worry".

"We were told that if we continue to defamate character they [Mr Woolfsons legal representatives] would seek an injunction to stop the publication".

An apology will appear in the next edition of the bi-monthly fanzine, which costs just 50p and has a circulation figure of around 200.

The Times attempted to contact Mr Woolfson, but was unable to at the time of going to press.

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Thursday 5th October 2000
Northwich Victoria have sacked manager Mark Gardiner
From the official Conference web site: Northwich Victoria have sacked manager Mark Gardiner following Tuesday night's 2-0 defeat at the Drill Field against Southport. Steve Davis will take temporary charge of team matters until a successor is found for a team that currently stand at the foot of the Nationwide Conference.

"At the moment all options in respect of a new appointment are open but the important thing is to get the right person into the job as quickly as possible but without being rushed," commented company secretary Graham Cookson. "The person who takes over will, hopefully, have time to turn things around and allow us to go forward."
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Wednesday 4th October 2000
Hereford match report
The report of last night's abysmal refereeing display is now available.
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Tuesday 3rd October 2000
Kingstonian 0-3 Hereford United
A K's side which finished the match with nine men - after both Colin Luckett and Steve Farrelly were dismissed in separate incidents - allowed their numerical superiors to over-run them and score three goals. Before departing, Farrelly was able to save a first half penalty. MOTM here.
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Result round-up
K's drop to nineteenth place after wins for Woking (last night) and newly managerless (see below) Nuneaton. Meanwhile, at the other end, Rushden finally lost, as Leigh claimed a one-nil win at home.
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New features on the Form Guide
It can be revealed that K's now have the twenty-first-best home form in the Conference. Check out some new tables on the form guide.
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Man of the Match result
The winner of the Rushden man of the match was Mark Boyce with 14 votes.
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Brendan Phillips has been sacked as manager of Nuneaton Borough
From the official Conference site: Brendan Phillips has been sacked as manager of Nuneaton Borough. The man who took the Manor Park club from a struggling Dr Martens Midland Division side into the Nationwide Conference during his five-year tenure was dismissed yesterday afternoon following an extra-ordinary board meeting. With just two wins in 12 outings so far this term, Boro are currently 17th in the table.

Phillips, who brought in more than 215,000 in transfer dealings involving Malcolm Christie to Derby and Andy Ducros to Kidderminster, said: "I leave Nuneaton in far better shape both on and off the field." Assistant Steve Bur, who is contracted until the end of this season, takes over in a caretaker role beginning with the home clash with Forest Green tonight. However, the post is to be advertised.
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Monday 2nd October 2000
K's make the pages of Maxim
Possibly the funniest picture ever is in this month's issue of Maxim. Check it out.
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Sunday 1st October 2000
David Webb has resigned as manager of Yeovil Town
David Webb has resigned as manager of Yeovil Town. Check out the Ciderspace Forum for the latest.
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Rushden match report
The report of yesterday's game with Rushden has now been completed.
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Gary Patterson won the England Player of the Year award
It was announced yesterday that Gary Patterson won the England Player of the Year award for his performances with the semi-professional side. Congratulations to him.
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