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February 2002

Wednesday 27th February 2002
Reserves result
The reserves drew two-two with the Metropolitan Police at Kingsmeadow this evening in the Suburban League Challenge Shield. Danny Bolt scored following a run the length of the field, and Mark Royal scored a second half equaliser.
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Chesham match rearranged
Graham Richards informs us that the above fixture has now been rearranged for Tuesday 23rd April 2002, kick off 7.45pm.
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Tuesday 26th February 2002
Results round-up
Tonight's game at Chesham was one of three in the league to fall to the unpredictable weather. Of the games that were played, Canvey took full advantage against Heybridge with a five-goal winning margin. Bedford continued their good run and Maidenhead ended a poor streak with victories at home to Purfleet and St Albans respectively. K's slip a place to 12th in the table.
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Sutton home fixture rearranged
The Sutton United home league fixture, scheduled for Tuesday 5th March 2002, has been cancelled followed our opponents' continued Surrey Senior Cup commitments. The match will now be played on Tuesday 9th April 2002, kick off 7.45pm.
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Sunday 24th February 2002
Tim Sills returns to Basingstoke
Tim Sills has returned to Basingstoke Town following the completition of his one month loan spell at the club. The striker's Kingstonian record can be seen here.
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Saturday 23rd February 2002
Result round-up
Canvey are now five points clear at the top of the table after a three-two win over St Albans. Grays leapfrog Aldershot to move into third place after a one-nil win at the Recreation Ground.

K's next opponents, Chesham, beat Billericay two-nil at home.
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Online club shop
Merchandise at the club shop can now be viewed online, with manager Brian Giffard kindly available to take orders and enquiries directly.
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Thursday 21st February 2002
Kingston and Farnborough United
It has been confirmed that Graham Westley has made an official approach to administrator Nick Hood to merge Kingstonian FC and Farnborough Town FC. The approach was made at the end of last week but "ain't a done deal yet" according to Mr Hood.

Before such a merger can go ahead, several issues need to be considered. It would require the approval of the Football League, the Football Conference and the Ryman League. Both parties agree that any new team "must be in the Conference" and there is a meeting scheduled with the FA shortly to discuss this point amongst others.

Further to the agreement of the footballing authorities, such a decision would require the approval of the club's creditors (including the Inland Revenue) and the shareholders (including a change being made to the "10% rule"). However, if the creditors agree to the move then a rejection from the shareholders would be "like turkeys voting for Christmas" in the words of Mr Hood.

Administrators Begbies Traynor hope to progress the matter over the next week, with no meeting of the shareholders being possible for three weeks at the earliest.

As for the name of any new club - nothing is definite. However, Mr Hood's suggestion was "Kingston and Farnborough United".
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Tuesday 19th February 2002
Result round-up
Aldershot's dreams are over for another year as a two-one defeat at Gravesend meant that the top two went thirteen points clear of their nearest challengers. Canvey stayed top though, as they beat Croydon three-nil at home.

The league table is, as ever, up to date.
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Reserves v Adademy
Tomorrow evening the K's reserve side takes on the Kingston College youth team (the one that did so well in this season's FA Youth Cup. Kick-off is at 7.30pm and admission is free.
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Rod Stewart tribute show
This coming Friday - February 22nd - there is a Rod Stewart tribute evening at Kingsmeadow from 8pm - 12pm. Tickets are priced at £7 (with a £1 discount for Supporters' Club members) and can be purchased from the office, the bar or on the door.
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Sunday 17th February 2002
Billericay match report
For those who missed yesterday's one-one draw (are you watching Steve Sedgley?), the report is available now.
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Saturday 16th February 2002
Billericay Town 1-1 Kingstonian
David Sadler, on for the injured Greg Ball, powered home a goal in the second half to share the spoils at New Lodge after Gary Henty had given the home side an early lead.

Kingstonian's line-up and the man of the match voting form can be found at the bottom of the report.
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Results round-up
Harrow took their opportunity to move out of bottom spot at the expense of their visitors today, Croydon. At the top, leaders Canvey took advantage of Gravesend's draw at Hendon to pull two points clear of their title rivals with a three goal victory at Boreham Wood.
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Friday 15th February 2002
Kingstonian v Braintree re-arranged
Graham Richards has passed on the following message:

I have pleasure in confirming that I have just come off the phone with Briantree Town and this fixture has now been rearranged for Tuesday 26th March 2002 K.O. 7.45PM.

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Wednesday 13th February 2002
Hitchin match report
The report of last night's oh-so-exciting nil-nil draw is now available.
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Tuesday 12th February 2002
Hitchin Town 0-0 Kingstonian
A penalty miss by Greg Ball and one from the home side ensured that this dour affair at Top Field finished scoreless.

Kingstonian's line-up and the man of the match voting form can be found at the bottom of the report.
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Results round-up
Struggling Bedford and new leaders Canvey recorded comfortable wins tonight, whilst St Albans marked their return to action with a one-all draw at home to Hendon.
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Monday 11th February 2002
Boreham Wood match report
The report of Saturday's one-one draw is now ready.
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Sunday 10th February 2002
Live entertainment at Kingsmeadow

Kingstonian F.C.
February 8th 2002

Despite becoming a big fan of Wee Willie Harris from the first moment I saw him on "Six-Five Special" back in 1957 (when I was aged just 8), I have never had the chance to see him perform in a live concert. Well this was my opportunity, no comedy or cabaret routine just honest to goodness solid rock n roll. Im not sure how old Willie is , but hes a damn sight older than many of his contemporaries on both sides of the Atlantic. You would have expected some sort of ageing process going on there, but on the contrary, his voice just seems to get stronger as the years rock n roll by.

The opening act was Tony Harte who accompanied himself on guitar and played a selection of Billy Fury numbers which were sang very much as if they were the originals. If Billy could have heard how Tony handled his numbers I am sure he would have been very proud. Tony then took on the role of sound engineer for the rest of the evening and did a very commendable job.

The next act was sixties star Miss Billie Davis. Unfortunately Billie was late in arriving as she got stuck in a traffic jam on the M25 on her way down from Hemel Hempstead were she now lives. Tony Harte played a good selection of fifties and sixties backing tapes, which were well received by everybody. Billie arrived and entered the floor looking both fit and very smart. It is hard to believe that Tell Him was a hit for her back in 1963. Billie then proceeded to deliver a very good set of numbers which included Angel of the Morning, Want you to be my baby and of course Tell Him. Billie also did some new songs, which she said she had only recently just written. In fact Billie has just released a new CD which was available and several copies were eagerly purchased. Billie concluded her set and left the floor to very warm applause.

After a short break this time it was star time, and Wee Willie Harris entered the floor resplendent in red drape jacket with his name embossed on the back as if we could ever have any doubts as to who he was! With a powerful intro he tore into a very strong set of over twenty numbers, with more gusto than most guys half his age. It was a joy to behold and watch and listen to. This onslaught of pure, unadulterated rock n roll carried on throughout his performance which included, Jailhouse Rock, Great Balls of Fire, Shake Rattle And Roll, Walk Right Back, All Shook Up and I Go Ape to list a few. This really was high-octane stuff.

It was great, he was great, and his whole set was great. Tanks, Willie, we all really needed that. Please, please, please stick (I know you only live in Mitcham) around and visit us all at the Ks again.

The only shame about the whole evening was the poor turn out of people but once word gets round I am sure that Willie will be back to face a much larger audience. The next musical evening at Kingstonian will be on Friday 22nd February, The Ultimate Rod Stewart Tribute Show which starts at 8.00PM.

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Man of the match results
The following man of the match votes have now been claimed:

Basingstoke at home won by Craig Rocastle with 19 votes
Purfleet at home won by Lance Key with 22 votes
Woking away won by Dave Sadler with 35 votes
Canvey at home won by Dave Clarke with 37 votes
Walton and Hersham at home won by Max Hustwick with 10 votes
Enfield away won by Tim Sills with 19 votes.
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Saturday 9th February 2002
Kingstonian 1-1 Boreham Wood
A Greg Ball penalty earned K's a point in what was, at times, a lively game against Boreham Wood. The visitors took an early lead and also hit the woodwork before Ball's equaliser.

Kingstonian's line-up and the man of the match voting form can be found at the bottom of the report.
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Result round-up
Canvey lost further ground in the race for the title as a one-all draw at home to Hampton allowed Gravesend to pull three points clear after winning four-nil at K's next opponents Hitchin Town.

K's finally move up a place - into tenth in the table.
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Kent vs London (Under 18) Home Counties Youth Championship
Jon Leacock, Chevan Cummings and Chris Head have been selected to represent the London Football Association in the above fixture which will be played on Sunday 17th February 2002, kick off 1pm at Margate Football Club.
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Thursday 7th February 2002
St Albans City return to action
St Albans City have had their suspension lifted this evening, and will recommence fixtures with their home game against Hendon on Tuesday, February 12th.
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Wednesday 6th February 2002
Combined Services 0-1 Ryman League XI
Lance Key kept another clean sheet for the league representative side and Dave Sadler, drafted into the squad, came on as a substitute in the game at Aldershot Military Stadium.
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Sunday 3rd February 2002
Harrow match report
Murray Stalker's version of yesterday's events can now be seen here.
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Saturday 2nd February 2002
Harrow Borough 1-3 Kingstonian
Harrow Borough - yet to win at home in the league this season - shocked everybody by taking a deserved lead earlier this afternoon. Greg Ball got things back on track with an equaliser just before the break, and two second-half goals - one an own goal and a header from Tim Sills - made sure of the three points for K's.

The line-up and man of the match voting form are now available.
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Result round-up
K's remain in eleventh place in the league table, although a two-two draw for Maidenhead at home to Basingstoke means that they are just one point ahead.

Managerless Aldershot won two-one at Croydon whilst Sutton won one-nil at Bedford.

As always, a full list of day's results can be found on the this week page.
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