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August 2002

Saturday 31st August 2002
Result round-up
St Albans stretched their 100% record to five games with a one-nil win at K's first opponents Grays. Both Aylesbury and Chesham hit four - versus Enfield and Bedford respectively - whilst Canvey and Sutton shared two goals.

All of today's results can be found on the this week page, with the league table now up to date.
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Northwood Reserves 1-4 Kingstonian Reserves
The (real) K's reserve side continued their impressive start to the season with a four-one win against a poor Northwood side. David Ocquaye scored two, Leon Worley scored an amazing goal from twenty-five yards and Neil Lampton scored the fourth.

The K's team was: 1 Matt Sargeant, 2 Jon Leacock, 3 Tony Sweet, 4 Darren White (c), 5 Matt Bradford, 6 Scott Harris (12 Phil Donaldson), 7 Julian Sills, 8 Neil Lampton, 9 Davd Ocquaye (15 Mark Royal), 10 Carl Dennis, 11 Leon Worley (14 Luke Milner). Sub (not used): 16 Kohni Anaman.
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Friday 30th August 2002
Ryman League suspension lifted
The club has just issued the following statement:

Kingstonian Football Club are delighted to announce that their suspension from the Ryman League has been lifted at a meeting of the League's Management Committee this afternoon.

The club expect the decision to be ratified by the Football Association over the weekend, or at the latest by Monday morning, and preparations are now underway for Tuesday night's home Premier League match versus Grays Athletic which takes place at Kingsmeadow Stadium at 7.45pm.

Club Chairman Rajesh Khosla said: "I would like to thank all of the real supporters of the K's for their hard work over this difficult period, and I am delighted that they can now prepare themselves to start cheering on their team from Tuesday".

Manager Steve Sedgley said: "We're obviously all delighted at this news as it means that we can finally get back to thinking about football. All of the players are raring to go, and apart from Peter Barnsby we'll have a full squad to choose from when we play Grays on Tuesday."

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Thursday 29th August 2002
Kingstonian Reserves 2-3 Crawley Town Reserves
Despite taking a second minute lead through Tim Sills, the K's first team couldn't produce the goods against a strong Crawley Town side in the first home Suburban League game of the season. Ronnie Green scored a second-half equaliser, but the third goal for the visitors just two minutes later killed the game off.

The K's line-up was: 1 Adrian Jones, 2 Liam Collins, 3 Mark Jones, 4 Max Hustwick (15 Sean Thurgood), 5 Matt Flitter (c), 6 Matt Elverson, 7 James Pinnock, 8 Dave Clarke (12 Craig Lewington), 9 Tim Sills (16 Ronnie Green), 10 Greg Ball, 11 Bashiru Alimi. Sub not used: 14 Jamie Leacock.

To keep up to date with the Reserve team's fixtures, always available will be this page which is linked from the bottom of the first team fixtures/results page (here).
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Hampton and Richmond Youth 2-3 Kingstonian Youth
The Youth team won their first Southern Youth League match of the season three-two at The Beveree. More details to follow.

To keep up to date with the Youth team's fixtures, always available will be this page which is linked from the bottom of the first team fixtures/results page (here).
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Hire the K's bar for free
The club has a special promotion for the month of September where it is possible to hire the K's bar for free on any Friday night. For more details, or to make a booking, please contact the club on 020 8547 3335.
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Wednesday 28th August 2002
Saturday's match versus Aldershot Town
The club have confirmed that Saturday's match versus Aldershot Town will not now take place on that day, due to the lack of time between a decision being made by the Ryman League and the scheduled kick-off.
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Ryman League Management Committee meeting
It has been confirmed that the Ryman League Management Committee meeting will take place on Friday - not Thursday - of this week. Kingstonian FC have been requested to attend at 2pm.
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Reserves match versus Crawley Town
Steve Sedgley has confirmed that the full first team squad will be available for Wednesday evening's reserve match versus Crawley Town. The match kicks off at 7.30pm at Kingsmeadow, and the manager and players would certainly appreciate a good turn-out from the supporters.
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Supporters' Club membership
If you haven't yet joined the Supporters' Club for the coming season, you can do so either by emailing or by downloading the application form which is available here.
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Tuesday 27th August 2002
Club statement
The following statement has been issued by the club:

Kingstonian FC are delighted to announce that, at a meeting this morning, the Limited Company's CVA (Creditors' Voluntary Arrangement) was unanimously approved, with just one creditor - Hampton and Richmond Borough FC - abstaining.

The club now await a meeting of the Ryman League Management Committee, scheduled for Thursday 29th August, where it is hoped that the club's suspension from the Ryman League will be lifted.

No decision has yet been made with regards to this Saturday's match at Aldershot Town.

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CVA passed
The CVA (Creditors Voluntary Arrangement) was passed with a unanimous vote (with Hampton and Richmond Borough abstaining) at a meeting earlier today. This means that a meeting of the Ryman League Management Committee this coming Friday will decide whether to lift Kingstonian's suspension from the Ryman League.

It has previously been indicated that the suspension will be lifted if all footballing creditors are paid in full.
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Monday 26th August 2002
Kingstonian Reserves v Crawley Town Reserves
It is understood that, whatever the outcome of tomorrow's CVA, a full first team will be appearing in Wednesday night's reserve match versus Crawley Town. The match kicks off at 7.30pm at Kingsmeadow and your appearance would certainly be appreciated.
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Result round-up
Boreham Wood's first point of the season means that K's sink to the bottom of the table, with St Albans continuing their 100% record at the other end.

All of today's Bank Holiday scores are available from the this week page.
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Supporters' Club Quiz Night
The Supporters' Club are holding a quiz night next Friday, 30th August. The cost is 5 - which includes a fish and chip supper - and the evening will start at 7.30pm.

For more details please email
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Sunday 25th August 2002
Football Protection Association Child Protection Policy
The following has been received from the Surrey County FA:

To: All Clubs, Leagues & Council Members
From: Ray Ward - Surrey County FA - Secretary
Date: 9th August 2002

Please find the following letter from The Football Association, concerning MR JOHN CRANE, previously involved with a Middlesex club. It would be appreciated if you would be vigilant and if Mr Crane attempts to infiltrate or visit your club or competition, contact Mr Mark Knowles of the FA or myself without delay. Your co-operation is appreciated.

To: Ray Ward - Surrey County FA - Secretary
From: Mark Knowles - The Football Association - Compliance
Date: 24th July 2002

Following the receipt of information from the Metropolitan Police that Mr John Crane, formerly associated with Ashford Town (Middlesex) Football Club, has serious convictions and represents a high risk to children, a Disciplinary Commission of the Football Association has ruled that he be suspended from football and football activity. There is no criticism of the Ashford Town (Middlesex) club inherent in this ruling.

Crane has stated his intention to ignore the suspension and he seeks to frequent junior and professional games. He plainly represents a greater threat at tournaments involving children and you are requested to make relevant officials aware that he is suspended and should be excluded as far as practicable from any venue where children are participants.

He is believed to drive a Blue/Silver Mondeo N 8 BGP and details of the vehicle should also be circulated. If there are any sitings or confrontations with Mr Crane, could the details please be reported back to me.

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Saturday 24th August 2002
Brook House Reserves 1-5 Kingstonian Reserves
The reserves won five-one at Brook House today with goals from Tony Sweet, Scott Harris and a David Ocquaye hat-trick.

Full details will follow tomorrow.
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Results round-up
Last season's club-under-suspension St Albans remain top of the table following a one-nil victory at Maidenhead. Billericay maintained their record as the other side in the league to hold a 100% record with a similar scoreline at Aylesbury.

Heybridge and Canvey move above the suspended K's, leaving just Boreham Wood - without a match today - below at the bottom.
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Friday 23rd August 2002
From the NLP site:


Dr Martens League Premier Division club Hinckley United have re-signed striker Dave Sadler, and he is likely to go straight into the starting line-up at Hastings United on Saturday.

The pacey striker returned to the Knitters on Thursay night after a deal was struck with Kingstonian. The Ryman League Premier Division side, currently suspended by the FA, bought Sadler for 10,000 just over a year ago and still owed half the fee.

After a disappointing time at the London club, Sadler (pictured) will be looking to find the form that bought him 53 goals in 103 appearances during his time at Middlefield Lane.

With Hinckley's strikers hardly setting the world alight in pre-season, boss Dean Thomas is delighted to have captured Sadler's services.

"It's a big boost to us and is just what we needed," he said.

"It's quite a scoop bringing Dave back to the club. He's got a lot of pace and that ability to get behind defenders is something that we are perhaps lacking at the moment."

Sadler is likely to partner Richard Mitchell up front, with the Knitters' record buy from Kidsgrove Athletic having opened his United account with a goal in the 1-1 draw at Chelmsford City on Tuesday night.

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Wednesday 21st August 2002
Wingate & Finchley match report
A report of last night's reserve win is now available here, with thanks to Mr O Dubbin.
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Wingate & Finchley details
Details from Mr Robert Wooldridge, with a fuller report to follow care of Mr OD:

Our team was: Adrian Jones, Jamie Leacock, Jon Leacock, Matt Elverson (capt), Darren White, Phil Donaldson, Mark Royal, Scott Harris, Tim Sills, Dave Sadler, Tony Sweet. Subs: David Ocquaye (for Donaldson, 65m), Matt Sargeant, Carl Dennis (for Royal, 80m), Luke Milner (for Sweet, 80m).

The first goal came after 12 minutes slightly against the run of play when Dave Sadler scored (can't remember for the life of me how the goal came about). The second was just after half time on 47 minutes when Tim Sills turned sweetly on the penalty box and smashed the ball ball past the amazed and stationary goalkeeper.

The third goal after 60 minutes was something that Brian Rix would have been proud of, as it was just farce. The Ks pressed forward on another attack, and Phil Donaldson was slow leaving the penalty area. Suddenly, a Wingate player simply passed the ball to him. Not offside because an opposition player had the ball, Donaldson coolly turned and stroked the ball into the net. Not much celebration because no-one could quite believe it.

The final goal came from the penalty spot, when Scott Harris surged into the area on 88 minutes and was brought down. Tim Sills put the ball to the goalkeeper's left and that was that.

The Wingate and Finchley goalkeeper, James Goodman, had an absolutely outstanding match, and kept the score down. Not that this was a poor Wingate and Finchley side, because they weren't, and only really gave up the ghost once Adrian Jones made a couple of outstanding stops when we had a three goal lead.

We're now fourth in the league, but six sides have a 100% record.

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Tuesday 20th August 2002
Wingate & Finchley Reserves 0-4 Kingstonian Reserves
The reserves won four-nil at Wingate & Finchley this evening thanks to goals from Dave Sadler, Tim Sills - who got 2 including 1 penalty - and Phil Donaldson.

Full details will follow tomorrow.
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Result round-up
With all of tonight's results now in, St Albans now sit on top of the table after a three-nil win at Aylesbury. Rock bottom are Canvey Island, who lost by four goals to nil at home to Bishop's Stortford.

All of tonight's results are, as always, listed on the this week page.
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Tonight's friendly match called off
Tonight's proposed friendly has been called off because San Diego University have too many injuries and thus cannot field a side. The club would like to apologise for any inconvenience.
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Monday 19th August 2002
Friendly versus San Diego University
A friendly has been arranged for the first team tomorrow evening against San Diego University at Kingsmeadow. Kick-off will be 7.30pm.
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Reduced capacity for Kingsmeadow

Reduced capacity for Kingsmeadow

"ALTHOUGH the capacity of Kingsmeadow is usually listed as 6,299, AFC Wimbledon have been informed that the current safety certificate allows for only 4,075 supporters to be admitted to any match at the ground.

Through negotiation with the local authority, we have been able to increase this figure slightly to 4,125. The local authority require further remedial works to be carried out at the ground, after which they will re-asses the safety certificate.

At the moment, it seems almost certain that capacity will be restricted to 4,125, at least for our first two home matches, against Chipstead on Wednesday 21 August and against Cove on Saturday 24 August.

We expect large crowds on both days and we urge all supporters planning to pay on the day to arrive as early as possible to avoid possible disappointment.

We apologise in advance for any supporters who may be unable to watch the match due to the reduced capacity.

AFC Wimbledon are working hard with the Khoslas, the local authority, the police and fire brigade to ensure that as many people as possible can watch matches at Kingsmeadow in safety.

We will report any further news as soon as we can."

Kris Stewart - Chairman.

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Saturday 17th August 2002
Result round-up
Despite not playing, K's managed to move up the league table to seventeenth position. Elsewhere fancied Canvey Island lost their opening fixture two-one at relegated Hayes, Aldershot won three-one at Hitchin and Sutton beat Hampton one-nil at Gander Green Lane.

As always, the latest fixtures and results can be found on the this week page.
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Thursday 15th August 2002
Additional reserve fixtures arranged
Several more reserve matches have been arranged and you can see the whole fixture list here.
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Wednesday 14th August 2002
A statement from Mr Rajesh Khosla
Mr Khosla has sent the following statement:

I would like to assure you that I, along with the senior members of the Club, am doing my utmost to save the Club and ensure that we remain in the Ryman Premier League. The administrator, Mr Nick Hood, has sent the second CVA proposal to the creditors for their approval and the result will be known by 27th August 2002. I am hopeful that the majority of the creditors will accept the CVA. I regret that, through no fault of the present management, we are unable to start playing our league matches on 17th August 2002. However, the Club Secretary and myself are liasing with the Ryman League Management Committee and the Football Association to ensure that the Ryman League Management Committee can lift the suspension on 29th August 2002 - as long as the majority of creditors approve the CVA. By the blessing of God, we, Kingstonian FC Ltd, will then be able to begin our campaign in the Ryman Premier League on 3rd September 2002.

The Club is going through a difficult period at present but I can see the sunshine at the end of the tunnel. I ask you, as genuine supporters of the Club, to be patient during this unsettled time. I foresee that come the 3rd September 2002, you will again be cheering on the Ks in the Ryman Premier League. I would advise you all not to listen to rumours, which are filtering back to me, originating from narrow-minded people whose statements are detrimental to the Club and its goodwill. With the complexity of the CVA and the legalities involved, any third party has a serious lack of information with regards to the proposed transactions and its implications for the financial bearings of the Club, and therefore does not have sufficient knowledge to make any comments regarding this matter.

I look forward to meeting you all in the Club in due course. Thank you for your continued support of the Ks.

Rajesh Khosla
Kingstonian FC Ltd

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First four matches postponed
Following a meeting of the Ryman League on Monday night, Kingstonian have been advised that they must postpone their first four matches of the season. This means that the home matches with Heybridge Swifts (originally scheduled for Saturday 17th August) and Ford United (26th August), and the away matches at Hendon (20th August) and Boreham Wood (24th August) will be re-scheduled for a date later in the season.

The Ryman League will further consider Kingstonian's position at a meeting on Friday 30th August, but the club remain hopeful that the CVA - to be heard on Tuesday 27th August - will be accepted by the club's creditors to allow the team to start their league campaign.
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Bar staff needed
The club are looking for more bar staff for match days and functions.

*Good rates of pay
*A friendly atmosphere
*Flexible hours
*Training given

If you're interested please contact Paddy Sweeny at the club.

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Monday 12th August 2002
Proposals for a Company Voluntary Arrangement
Full details of the proposal sent out by Begbies Traynor are available here.
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Wingate & Finchley friendly called off
Tomorrow's friendly with Wingate & Finchley has been called off due to the current problems at the club. Wingate & Finchley fully appreciate the situation at Kingstonian, and the club have apologised to them for any problems this late decision has caused.
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Ryman League Clubcall Line
On the official Ryman League Clubcall line today, we speak to both Slough Town and Kingstonian for the latest news on their suspensions from the league.

The interviews can be heard by telephoning 09066 555 777 - calls cost 60p per minute.
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FA Youth Cup
The FA Youth Cup First Qualifying Round match between Chatham Town and Kingstonian has been arranged for Wednesday 4th September 2002 at 7.45pm. This match will go to extra time and penalties if necessary.

The ground address is: Maidstone Sports Ground, Maidstone Road, Bourneville Avenue, Chatham, Kent. Entrance price for this match will be 3.00 for adults and 1.50 for children/reductions.
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Youth team fixtures
Several fixtures have been arranged for the youth team. These are available in full from the reserve/youth team fixtures list, which is itself available from the bottom of the regular season's fixture list.
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Saturday 10th August 2002
Walton & Hersham 2-0 Kingstonian
A slightly disappointing match saw K's lose to two first half goals at Stompond Lane. One definite plus point was the return of Bashiru Alimi from injury.
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Isthmian League Cup
The draw has been made for both the first and second rounds of the Isthmian League Cup. Kingstonian have received a bye in the first round, and will play Slough Town away in the second round in the week commencing 18th November. The full second round draw is shown below:

 Aveley/Bracknell Town  v  Ware/Marlow 
 Barton Rovers/Croydon Athletic  v  Braintree Town 
 Billericay Town  v  Enfield 
 Chesham United  v  Sutton United 
 Cheshunt/Hertford Town  v  Aldershot Town 
 Clapton/Whyteleafe  v  Yeading 
 Corinthian Casuals/Edgware  v  Carshalton Athletic 
 Croydon  v  Banstead Athletic/Tring Town 
 Dulwich Hamlet  v  Chertsey Town/Camberley Town 
 Epsom & Ewell/Ashford Town (Mx)  v  Heybridge Swifts 
 Ford United  v  Purfleet 
 Great Wakering Rovers/Bromley  v  Bedford Town 
 Harlow Town  v  Grays Athletic 
 Hayes  v  Canvey Island 
 Hemel Hempstead/Leyton  v  Wealdstone 
 Hendon  v  Staines Town 
 Horsham/Abingdon Town  v  Boreham Wood 
 Kingsbury Town/Wembley  v  Oxford City 
 Leighton Town/Chalfont St Peter  v  Berkhamsted Town/Arlesey Town 
 Lewes/Wivenhoe Town  v  Maidenhead United 
 Leyton Pennant/Flackwell Heath  v  Aylesbury United 
 Molesey/Barking Town  v  Hampton & Richmond Borough 
 Northwood  v  Metropolitan Police/Hornchurch 
 Slough Town  v  Kingstonian 
 St Albans City  v  Bognor Regis Town 
 Thame United  v  East Thurrock United/Wokingham Town 
 Tilbury/Hungerford Town  v  Bishop's Stortford 
 Tooting & Mitcham  v  Worthing 
 Uxbridge  v  Basingstoke Town 
 Walton & Hersham   v  Hitchin Town 
 Windsor & Eton/Egham Town  v  Harrow Borough 
 Witham Town/Leatherhead  v  Wingate & Finchley/Dorking 
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Friday 9th August 2002
Suburban Football League
At a Special General Meeting of The Suburban Football League held at Hayes F.C. last night, Suburban Football League Chief Executive Michael Bidmead confirmed to club secretary Graham Richards that like The Football Association, The Surrey County Football Association and The Southern Youth League, they saw no reason to suspend Kingstonian from the League and the club could start on the 17th August 2002. On behalf of Kingstonian F.C. Graham thanked the Management Committee of the League for their assistance in this important matter.

The opening fixtures for the reserves are as follows:

Tuesday 20th August - away vs. Wingate and Finchley
Saturday 24th August - away vs. Brook House
Wednesday 28th August - home vs. Crawley Town
Saturday 31st August - away vs. Northwood
Wednesday 4th September - home vs. Marlow

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Thursday 8th August 2002
Chertsey match report
The report of Tuesday night's one-nil defeat is now ready.
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Southern Youth League
The Southern Youth League last night held a Special General Meeting at Sutton United FC. Before the meeting, the SYL confirmed to youth team secretary Robert Wooldridge that they have no plans to suspend Kingstonian from Southern Youth League play.

This is because neither the Football Association nor the Surrey County Football Association will be suspending Kingstonian from any of their competitions either. Ks club secretary Graham Richards spoke to the Financial Advisory Unit of the FA and the secretary of the County FA and was told of this news today.

Therefore, the Ks' first youth team game for many years in the Southern Youth League is scheduled to take place at the Beveree away to Hampton and Richmond Borough on Wednesday 28th August, subject to final confirmation from the SYL and also subject to the FA Youth Cup tie at Chatham Town not clashing with it. Home matches will be played at Kingsmeadow.

The draw was also made for the preliminary and first rounds of the League Cup. Ks received a bye in the preliminary round and have been drawn at home to fellow Western Division team Sandhurst Town in the first round.

Elsewhere, the English Colleges Football League has released its line-up for the 2002-03 season, and Kingston College (who are affiliated with the Ks and will provide many players to our SYL and Suburban League teams) are in the South-East Division with colleges from Brighton, Brockenhurst, Chichester, East Berkshire (Slough), Fareham, NESCOT (Epsom), Totton (Southampton) and Woking.

Kingston's first match is scheduled to be at home to Fareham on Wednesday 11th September. All Kingston College home matches are expected to take place on Wednesday afternoons, kick-off 2pm, at St George's Hospital Medical School Sports Ground, Stoke Road in Stoke d'Abernon.
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Wednesday 7th August 2002
Second CVA proposed
As per the requirements of the Football Association, the administrator and Mr Khosla are preparing a second CVA which will be put to the creditors by the end of this week. Both the administrator and Mr Khosla have informed both the Football Association and the Ryman League that they are preparing a second CVA.

The club are hopeful that the second CVA will be accepted by the creditors to allow Kingstonian to take their place in the Ryman Premier League.
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Tuesday 6th August 2002
Chertsey Town 1-0 Kingstonian XI
A late goal from John Pomroy - apparently once with Kingstonian at some level - was enough to give victory to the hosts. Liam Garman collected the dubious honour of receiving K's first booking, and subsequently red card, of the close season.
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Alan Turvey interviewed
On the official Ryman League Clubcall line today, League Chairman Alan Turvey is interviewed to give his verdict on reports that both Kingstonian and Slough Town have been suspended from the League.

The interview is available by telephoning Clubcall on 09066 555 777. Calls cost 60p per minute.
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No statement until tomorrow
The club has announced that they will not be issuing any statement regarding the current difficulties until tomorrow afternoon/evening. A meeting of senior members of the club is to held this evening to discuss the implications of any decision.
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Hastings match report
The report of Saturday's late late show is now ready.
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Monday 5th August 2002
Ks given end of month deadline
From the Isthmian League site:

Ks given end of month deadline

At their meeting on Friday August 2nd the Board of Directors of the League received a letter from the Football Association following the failure of Kingstonian FC Ltd to obtain approval to a proposed Creditors Voluntary Arrangement (CVA). The League had previously indicated that if the CVA had been approved it would consent to a transfer of membership from the company in administration to a new company provided that all Football Creditors were paid in full and certain football related debts were also satisfied. Kingstonian FC have therefore been placed in suspension with immediate effect and have been given until 5pm on Thursday 29th August to resolve their position. If they are able to do this by 12th August the club will be allowed to start the season but otherwise the position of the club will be further considered by the Board at its meeting on Friday 30th August.

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Club statement by midday Tuesday
The club will not be making a statement today (Monday) but will do so by midday tomorrow (Tuesday). The statement will be made available through the usual channels and will also be available from
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Sunday 4th August 2002
Kingstonian FC suspended
At a meeting of the Ryman League Management Committee on Friday 2nd August, Kingstonian FC were suspended from the Ryman Football League until Wednesday 28th August. The club expects to be in a position to issue a full statement on Monday regarding this situation.
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Hastings United 1-2 Kingstonian
A last minute goal from Mark Jones followed an equaliser from Phil Donaldson to claim a win for K's in their first away friendly of the pre-season.
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