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December 2001

Monday 31st December 2001
Pitch inspection tomorrow
There will be a pitch inspection at Enfield tomorrow morning at 11.00am. Please check details before travelling.
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Basingstoke match report
The report of Saturday's one-all draw at home to Basingstoke is now ready.
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Sunday 30th December 2001
Rearranged game
The club have set Tuesday 5th March as the new date for the postponed Kingstonian v Sutton United game. Kick off will be at 7.45pm.
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Saturday 29th December 2001
Christmas Draw
The prize details from last weeks Christmas Draw can now be found in the Supporters' Club news section.
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Kingstonian 1-1 Basingstoke Town
David Sadler came off the bench to put K's in front ten minutes after the break, but a goal from Jason Eaton with twenty minutes remaining saw Basingstoke come back for a one-one draw.

The line-up and man of the match voting form can be found here.
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Result round-up
The match of the day saw Canvey defeat Aldershot by three goals to one at the Recreation ground to go 8 points clear at the top of the table after Gravesend could only draw at Chesham.

Billericay scored four at home to Hendon, but still lost by six goals to four, whilst New Years Day's opponents Enfield won two-nil at Croydon.
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Two new signings - more to follow?
Luke Downing made his debut at left-back today after joining from Lewes. Craig Rocastle - a midfielder - also made his first appearance after moving from Gravesend & Northfleet.

There are reports that "several" more signings are imminent. More news as it happens...
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Friday 28th December 2001
Wingfield joins Sutton
The club have just confirmed that Phil Wingfield has today been released by Kingstonian FC and has subsequently joined Sutton United.
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Thursday 27th December 2001
Yesterday's postponement
Graham Richards has passed us the following message concerning yesterday's postponement:

I can personally assure you, nobody was more upset than myself yesterday about the game not being played.

I arrived at the ground yesterday just after 9.00AM after Chris Kelly and it is my opinion that even if the game had been played at 3.00PM the pitch would not have been playable.

Neither Steve Sedgley nor John Rains were happy with the state of the pitch and put their views forward to the referee about the health and safety of both of their sets of players.

I will provisionally arrange a new date for the match by Saturday, which will then be agreed with Steve Sedgley and Kim Harris. I will then speak with Sutton United and ensure that the new date is acceptable to all.

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Steve McKimm to depart
Club Secretary Graham Richards has just confirmed to K's Web that Steve McKimm is set to join Gravesend and Northfleet on the 2nd of January 2002. Fleet manager Andy Gray has completed negotiations with the midfielder and his loan move - begun on the 1st of October - will now be made permanent.
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Wednesday 26th December 2001
Results round-up
Six matches survived the early frost today, and Canvey took full advantage by securing all the points at Billericay. New Years Day opponents Enfield continued their much improved recent form with a win against their landlords Boreham Wood.
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Match postponed
Todays derby game with Sutton was called off by the referee just after 11:00am due to a frozen pitch. No new date is known yet for the fixture.
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Monday 24th December 2001
Merry Christmas
We'd like to take this opportunity to wish all of our readers and contributors a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Thanks for all your emails, photos, articles, complaints(!) and support over the last twelve months.

Gary and Ali - K's Web.
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Body and Soul By Roger Sims
The past catches up with a fan of Witherington United in Body and Soul - a tale told by K's fan Roger Sims (aka A Krinkly).

Apologies to the krinkled one for the delay in getting this online.
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Rex's Review of the papers
A briefer than usual (don't ask why!) look at the papers is now available.
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Saturday 22nd December 2001
Results round-up
Four matches were arranged today in the Ryman Premier, with Canvey and Gravesend both taking maximum points from their respective games against Purfleet and Boreham Wood - the two teams immediately above K's in the league table.
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Thursday 20th December 2001
Supporters' Club Christmas Party
A reminder that the Supporters' Club's Christmas Party is being held on Saturday at Kingsmeadow. We are promised a fun time for all, a free buffet, a disco and spot prizes throughout the evening. The festivities start at 7.30 with the K's Christmas Draw taking place at around 8.30.
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Tuesday 18th December 2001
Gravesend match report
The report of Saturday's two-nil defeat at Stonebridge Park is now ready.
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Didn't we have a lovely time the day we went to......
Rex tells us about his trip to Gravsend and Northfleet. If anybody else would like to pen a similar piece (or a totally different piece) then please get in touch at the usual address.
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Monday 17th December 2001
Boxing Day preview
A festive offering not to be missed is the Kingstonian v Sutton United Boxing Day preview, featuring views from both camps.
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Sunday 16th December 2001
Rex's Review of the papers
Rex's latest opinions on the papers is available for your delectation.
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Saturday 15th December 2001
Gravesend and Northfleet 2-0 Kingstonian
Two second half goals - the first from the penalty spot - gave Gravesend the points earlier this afternoon, and ending K's recent successful run. The line-up and man of the match voting form can be found here.
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Result round-up
Elsewhere Enfield surprisingly held Aldershot to a one-one draw at home, St Albans hit five past Hampton and Canvey recorded their seventh straight league victory, two-one at home to Chesham.
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Reserves result
The reserves drew one-one against Oxford City at Kingsmeadow this afternoon. Phil Wingfield scored the goal.
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Monday 10th December 2001
Adrian Blake departs
The club have confirmed that Adrian Blake has today signed for Gravesend and Northfleet after spending several weeks there on loan. In his spells at the club Blakey played just under 250 games for K's. We wish him well and look forward to seeing him shortly.....!
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Match re-arranged
The away match with Hitchin Town, which was due to take place on FA Trophy third round day, has now been re-arranged for Tuesday 12th February 2002 with a 7.45pm kick-off.
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Harrow match report
Murray Stalker's version of Saturday afternoon's one-nil win can now be read. Photos will (hopefully) follow later today (Monday)...
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Rex's Review now on-line
Rex's latest offering can now be found here.
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Sunday 9th December 2001
Kingstonian 1-0 Harrow Borough
Ronnie Green's seventh goal from his five-game run in the starting lineup was enough to claim all three points in a somewhat scrappy game. The man of the match vote is now open.
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Results round-up
After today's matches K's remain eleventh in the league table, abeit with three extra points.

Next week's opponents Gravesend did not play, with table-topping rivals Canvey continuing as the final Ryman League representatives in the FA Cup.
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Friday 7th December 2001
An interview with Steve Sedgley
The day after the draw for the third round of the Trophy, K's Web spoke to Steve Sedgley. The interview is now available.
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Thursday 6th December 2001
Boxing Day kick-off
The club have confirmed that the Boxing Day match versus Sutton United will kick-off at noon. All of the facilities at Kingsmeadow will be open from 10.30am.
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Tuesday 4th December 2001
The Times: Chapple is back on familiar ground
From today's Times:

Chapple is back on familiar ground by Walter Gammie

GEOFF CHAPPLE has no sooner got his feet back under the table at Kingfield than his immediate past comes back to haunt him, with the draw for the third round of the FA Umbro Trophy pairing Woking against Kingstonian.

Chapple has been acknowledged as the king of the competition after leading the Surrey clubs to a total of five Trophy victories at Wembley, kicking off with Wokings triumphs in 1994, 1995 and 1997 before moving to work his magic at Kingstonian, who won in 1999 and 2000.

His departure from management after Kingstonian slid to relegation from the Nationwide Conference last season was brought to an end last month when he answered the call to return to a Woking camp reeling from being knocked out of the FA Cup by Newport County.

With Woking shareholders being asked to vote on a change of constitution that would allow a millionaire backer who is waiting in the wings to take over the club, Chapple may have the chance to fulfil his dream of leading Woking to the Nationwide League. For the time being, his task has been to grind out results to keep Woking out of relegation trouble and to prune a top-heavy playing staff in the face of rising losses.

Kingstonians season, too, foundered on cup defeat, their humiliation away to Brockenhurst leading to the end of the short-lived reign of Bill Williams, the revelation of debts substantial enough to send the club into administration, and the departure of most of their senior contracted players.

Upheaval has subsided in recent weeks even though the club has been told by the Conference that it will not be allowed to offer a temporary home to Farnborough Town and Steve Sedgley, the coach who took over as manager, has fashioned an improved run of form in the Ryman League and took Kingstonian to a thumping 6-2 win over Cirencester Town in the Trophy on Saturday.

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Man of the match results
Ronnie Green won both the Hampton and Boreham Wood man of the match votes, with 14 and 10 votes respectively.


Boreham Wood:

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Monday 3rd December 2001
FA Trophy third round draw
Kingstonian travel to ex-manager Geoff Chapple's ex-(and now current) club Woking on January 12th in the third round of the FA Trophy. The full draw is below:

 Scarborough  v  Hednesford Town or Gateshead 
 Leigh RMI  v  Emley 
 Worksop Town  v  Sutton Coldfield Town or Tamworth 
 Chester City  v  Stourport Swifts 
 Southport  v  Bedworth United or Gresley Rovers 
 Northwich Victoria  v  Boston United 
 Solihull Borough  v  Runcorn FC Halton or Farsley Celtic 
 Stalybridge Celtic  v  Nuneaton Borough 
 Barrow or Burton Albion  v  Blyth Spartans 
 Ilkeston Town  v  Telford United 
 Vauxhall Motors  v  Lancaster City 
 North Ferriby United  v  Accrington Stanley or Altrincham 
 Morecambe  v  Kings Lynn 
 Doncaster Rovers  v  Kendal Town or Harrogate Town 
 Grantham Town  v  Moor Green 
 Bishops Stortford or Grays Athletic  v  Welling United 
 Chesham United  v  Hereford United 
 Dulwich Hamlet or Billericay Town  v  Braintree Town or Basingstoke Town 
 Margate  v  Hayes 
 Stevenage Borough  v  Dover Athletic 
 Fisher Athletic  v  Barnet 
 Enfield or Histon  v  Gravesend & Northfleet 
 Hampton & Richmond Borough or Harlow Town  v  Walton & Hersham or Newport County 
 Bashley or Burnham  v  Bognor Regis Town 
 Tiverton Town  v  Yeovil Town 
 Dagenham & Redbridge  v  Eastbourne Borough or Bedford Town 
 Forest Green Rovers  v  Aldershot Town 
 Canvey Island  v  Purfleet 
 Mangotsfield United  v  Bromley or Tooting & Mitcham United 
 Cambridge City  v  Hendon 
 Farnborough Town  v  Carshalton Athletic 
 Woking  v  Kingstonian 
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Man of the match votes now open
You can now vote for the man of the match versus Basingstoke, and also Saturday's.
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Trophy results now available
The this week page now shows all of this weekend's FA Trophy results, and also the re-arranged games and replays.
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Sunday 2nd December 2001
Cirencester match report
The report of yesterday's six-two win is now available.
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Rex's Sunday Review
Rex's latest offering can now be seen.
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Problems updating...
Apologies for a somewhat worse-than-usual service of late. There is still a "technical problem" which is making it difficult to update the site easily. Hopefully this will be resolved tomorrow (Monday).
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Saturday 1st December 2001
Kingstonian 6-2 Cirencester Town
Two goals apiece from Ronnie Green and Greg Ball, added to by Billy Mead and David Sadler, ensured that K's progressed to the third round of the FA Trophy. The draw for the third round will take place on Monday afternoon.
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