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April 2003

Tuesday 29th April 2003
Kingstonian 0-1 Hendon
Hendon rattled Adrian Jones' woodwork on several occasions and also forced the goalkeeper into a few fine saves before finally getting their winner with six minutes to go.

It was a somewhat re-shuffled K's pack and you can see the line-up - and vote for the man of the match - here.
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Surrey Senior Cup Final
The club have just issued the following:


The players, officials and supporters of Kingstonian FC are all looking forward to their first cup final for two years next Wednesday, 7th May. The last match of the season sees The K's face arch-rivals Sutton United in the final of the Surrey Senior Cup at Imber Court, home of the Metropolitan Police.

The two league meetings between the sides saw a one-one draw at Gander Green Lane in September being followed by a two-one win for Kingstonian in the January encounter at Kingsmeadow.

Manager Kim Harris has confirmed that his players will be showing their backing for the club's recently launched trust by wearing "I'm supporting The K's Trust" t-shirts during the warm-up for the cup final.

The match next Wednesday will kick off at 7.30pm at Imber Court, with entry costing 5 for adults and 3 for concessions. If the scores are level at the end of normal time, 30 minutes of extra-time will be played, followed by a penalty shoot-out if required.

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Scott Smith
According to this morning's Wellington newspaper, "The Dominion Post", Scott Smith has been selected for the New Zealand Squad for the Confederations Cup tournament in France in June. Congratulations to Scott.
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Monday 28th April 2003
Reserves off
Tonight's Suburban League match versus Dulwich Hamlet has been called off due to the weather. It will hopefully be re-arranged for this coming Wednesday - confirmation to follow.
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Aylesbury (home) match report
The Oldest Dubbin of the lot saw this one for the K's website, and you can find out exactly who wears the suspenders (don't ask) by perusing his report.
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Sunday 27th April 2003
Hampton match report
The report of Bank Holiday Monday's one-one draw with Hampton is now available.
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Staff v Supporters - Sunday 11th May
The annual Staff v Supporters match will be held on Sunday 11th May at Kingsmeadow. Kick-off will (probably) be 11am and entry is open to pretty much anybody!

Kit man James Street is organising the Staff team and Gary Ekins is organising the Supporters' team. If you think you qualify for either team and would like to play, please contact either of the above at any of the remaining games, or you can always email Gary at
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Donations needed for tombolas
Gary and Sandra Winters are collecting items for tombolas at the forthcoming fairs, which are being attended on behalf of The K's Trust. They have asked for items to be donated for the tombola (unwanted gifts, etc) - bottles usually help. The items can be left in the Club shop at either of the forthcoming matches.
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Saturday 26th April 2003
Aylesbury United 1-0 Kingstonian
An early goal secured three vital points for Aylesbury at Buckingham Road this afternoon. Lance Key limped off with an injured knee and looks doubtful for Tuesday's home match versus Hendon.

The line-up and man of the match vote are available now.
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Kim Harris on Aylesbury
Kim spoke to us after the game and gave his thoughts on the recent busy schedule. You can hear the interview via the audio page.
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Result round-up
Champions Aldershot beat K's next opponents Hendon by six goals to two. However the performance of the day came at Park Lane where Canvey beat relegated Enfield by 10 (ten) goals to one.

The final day of the Conference saw Woking survive by a point, leaving Kettering, Southport and Nuneaton in the relegation places. The final Conference table can be found here.
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Gold Bond results - week 17
Next Vauxhall Corsa Jackpot to be won on 30th May 03

Results Week 17 22/11/02

5000 Jackpot XX0292 Mr J Lynch

500 BB4506 S A Flower

200 ZZ2210 E Walker
200 A.5846 Mrs I Gray

100 FF6077 Mrs Pickering
100 K.2731 Mr Robinson
100 V.3950 C Gaskell
100 N.6531 Mr Cowgill
100 S.4328 Mrs Cutter
100 Y.6202 Mrs Bekett
100 J. 2987 S Leech
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Thursday 24th April 2003
Kingstonian 1-0 Aylesbury United
Tim Sills' 28th goal of the season was enough to earn K's the three points over Aylesbury, who remain in trouble, just three points above relegation.

The line-up and man of the match voting form are now available.
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Wednesday 23rd April 2003
The following has been released by The K's Trust:


The K's Trust has surpassed all expectations in its first week of activity. Well over 5000 has been raised through merchandise sales and donations, as well as through membership of the trust. Over 120 people have already signed up - easily beating the target of 100 which was set for the first week.

The newest member of the trust is 82 year-old Dorothy Hall, who has been a K's supporter for many years, and who has pledged to make a sizeable monthly donation to the trust. She was a guest at the club for Monday's match versus Hampton & Richmond Borough and was welcomed onto the pitch before the game.

The trust is also delighted to announce that Table One - an independent group of Kingstonian supporters - have made a three figure contribution to cover the costs of some of the merchandise. This is concrete proof - if it were needed - that all Kingstonian fans are behind the trust and are doing their bit to make sure it suceeds.

With the news last week that the majority of the Kingstonian players will agree to take a cut in wages if it is to benefit the trust, discussions have taken place with Mr Khosla to attempt to overcome some of the obstacles currently in place. The situation with the CVA is as yet unresolved, but Mr Khosla has made it clear that he wants to work with the trust in the very near future.

Meanwhile, the working group who have started the trust have continued their fundraising efforts as well as planning for the future. The May Merrie (Monday 5th May) will see two stalls continuing to sell t-shirts, badges and various other pieces of merchandise, as well as recruiting more members from the locale.

They have also ear-marked the beginning of July for the inaugral AGM and elections for a properly elected Trust Board. Before that time there will be many discussions regarding which positions will make up the board, and everybody connected with the club is being asked to offer their opinion on this important point, simply by speaking to any member of the working group.

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Tuesday 22nd April 2003
Goal of the Season - a trophy!
We're delighted to announce that, contrary to the small print at the bottom of the goal of the season page, there will now be a trophy for the winning player presented at the end of season 'do' on Friday 9th May.

This is with thanks to Butch Shakespeare of Triumph Trophies, which is, of course, on Cambridge Road in Kingston and not Kingston Road as previously stated.

Butch is a long time supporter of the club, and is always happy to help out for which we are extremely grateful. He doesn't just do trophies either - for anything of that nature please give him a call on 020 8541 5174.
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Monday 21st April 2003
Kingstonian 1-1 Hampton & Richmond Borough
Phil Wingfield equalised an early Hamton goal in front of just 345 Bank Holiday punters, as K's recorded their second draw against the bottom side.

The line-up and man of the match voting form are now available.
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Aldershot promoted + result round-up
Aldershot's one-one draw at Sutton was enough to see them finally promoted to the Conference. They are joined by already-up Accrington Stanley and Tamworth.

Elsewhere, Aylesbury moved out the relegation places with a three-one win at Chesham - who moved in the opposite direction. Boreham Wood missed the chance to move into the safety zone as they went down one-nil at already-down Enfield.
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Sunday 20th April 2003
Bedford match report
The report of yesterday's away-day defeat is now available.
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The K's Trust t-shirts
For those of you who were disappointed on Monday night - or who couldn't make it - please note that we have got more t-shirts in and they will be on sale before tomorrow's game!!

Now available, XL and XXL all for the gloriously round price of 10!!

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Saturday 19th April 2003
Bedford Town 5-2 Kingstonian
Ten amazing first-half minutes saw the score move from one-one (Grant Payne having equalised an early Bedford goal) to five-one in favour of the hosts. A comical own-goal from Liam Collins was followed by two penalty kicks, the first of which saw skipper Peter Barnsby shown the red card for the second match in a row.

K's fought back exceptionally well, but Tim Sills' goal was their only reward, leaving the final score of five-two telling very little of the story.

The line-up and man of the match voting form are now available.
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Kim Harris on Bedford
Manager Kim Harris gave his thoughts on today's match and these can be heard via the audio page.
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Result round-up
Aldershot still need a point to secure the Ryman League championship, as they still lead Canvey Island by nine points with three matches to play. Both the top two won convincingly - Aldershot by five goals to one at home to St Albans, and Canvey four-one at home to Chesham.

At the other end of the table, Enfield join Hampton in relegation following their defeat at Heybridge.
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Friday 18th April 2003
Player of the Year / Goal of the Season
The long overdue K's Web Player of the Year and Goal of the Season votes have finally been launched! To vote for your POTY click the (currently very ugly) graphic above or click here, or to register your vote for the GOTS (and don't just agree with what Mr Murphy said in that fanzine) you can click here.

The Player of the Year will be presented with a trophy - with many thanks to Butch Shakespeare of Triumph Trophies (Kingston Road, Kingston) - at the end of season awards night (Friday 9th May), while the Goal of the Season winner will get absolutely nothing. Apart from the glory.
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Jim Rogers - Harrow Borough
Our thoughts go out to the friends and family of Harrow Borough Club President Jim Rogers who died earlier this week. Jim was appointed president of Harrow Borough in 1986, following his retirement as secretary. He was a great friend, not just of Kingstonian FC, but in particular of Tom Dixon, Mick King, Bill McNully and Graham Richards.

More details can be found on the Non League Paper's website.
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Gold Bond results - week 16

Week 16 - Drawn 17/04/03

2000 Jackpot G.1185 C Headley
500 E.0549 V White
200 HH4536 J Hawkins
200 DD1057 Mrs Lyons
100 J.1798 Y Ireland
100 RR0032 D McRae
100 ZZ1799 E Summerhayes
100 P.5126 A Taylor
100 AG4963 I Smith
100 D.5023 Mr Caley
100 M.5136 Mrs Suett
50 AN1744 R Billings
50 C.5367 A Davidson
50 L.0058 E Blandford
50 D.5972 R Barnes
50 H.2865 Mrs Montgomery
50 Q.2646 Mrs Lynskey
50 H.2150 Mrs Woodbridge

Plus 35 x 25 Winners and over 350 consolations of 5, 10 & 20. .

Promoter G. Warburton. Reg with the Gaming Board.

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Wednesday 16th April 2003
The K's Trust website [] is now in full operation and all details regarding the trust will now appear on there (as opposed to here). New additions to the site include a full report on the launch meeting and the opportunity to download application forms to join the trust.
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Tuesday 15th April 2003
The following statement has been issued by The K's Trust:


The launch of The K's Trust on Monday night was an unqualified success. The Saxon Rooms at Kingsmeadow were packed to the rafters with every available seat filled and many people being forced to stand. If ever there was any doubt as to the passion and commitment of Kingstonian's supporters, this night proved that they really can be counted on.

The K's Trust is the 83rd such body to launch into the world of football, and with a launch as successful as this there can be little doubt that it will succeed. Dave Boyle - representative of the government backed Supporters Direct initiative - said that it was the most positive launch night that he had ever attended.

Present were current manager Kim Harris, and several K's players: Julian and Tim Sills from the current squad; Eddie Akuamoah and Scott Corbett from the FA Trophy winning era; plus Jimmy Coates (FA Amateur Cup Final captain), Tony Slade and Brian Wakefield from Kingstonian's successful early '60s side.

The Ryman League was represented by Secretary Nick Robinson, who was given a huge round of applause when he offered his personal support for Kingstonian Football Club's battle to retain its rightful position in the Premier Division.

Kingston and Surbiton MP Edward Davey then gave the movement his full support. He stressed how important the club is to everybody in Kingston, and how much potential there is amongst the supporters.

He said: "Kingstonian Football Club is an important part of the local community. I wish the Trust the best of luck with all the hard work to come - and am delighted to be one of its founder members."

Kingston Council were also represented by Chief Executive Bruce MacDonald, who outlined plans to offer practical support to the Trust but warned that K's should not look to them as "a principal source of funding."

Various members of the working group outlined the process that they have begun, with representatives of two fully operating trusts - from Dulwich Hamlet and Swansea City - sharing their experiences with the audience. Also present were several other trusts who offered help and guidance - in particular Brentford's Bees United.

The real business of the night was done towards the end, with those present voting overwhelmingly for the working group which has established the trust to continue their work and to move towards the inaugural AGM and elections. When the meeting closed, many present took the opportunity to sign up as members, to offer their practical support for the workings of the trust, as well as to purchase t-shirts and badges. In total, the evening raised over 3,000 - not counting those who have pledged to make a monthly donation.

The group of people which has established the trust is well aware that there is still much to be done. However, the launch was nothing but a complete success. The fans of Kingstonian, football supporters in general, as well as the local community, came together to prove that they really do care about the club. With the launch of The K's Trust, the opportunity is there to make Kingstonian a full, and successful, member of Kingston's present and future.

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Upcoming reserves game
The reserve team play their last fixture at Kingsmeadow Stadium of the season when they face Berkhamsted Town in the Suburban League tomorrow night. Fresh from a win on Monday night over hopeful champions Hayes, K's will be hoping to repeat the performance that saw them comfortably take the points at Berkhamsted last week.

Kick off will be at 7.45PM and all support will be greatly appreciated. Admission prices will be 4 adults and 2 concessions, with season tickets holders free.
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Aldershot match report
The report of Saturday's two-nil defeat is now available.
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Saturday 12th April 2003
Kingstonian 0-2 Aldershot Town
Goals towards the end of the first half from Paul Buckle and Lee Holsgrove ensured that league leaders Aldershot took the points at Kingsmeadow. K's captain Peter Barnsby was sent off for what was adjudged to have been a dangerous challenge midway through the second period.

The line-up and man of the match voting form are now available.
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Kim Harris on Aldershot
Kim Harris spoke to us after the game and his thoughts can be heard via the audio page.
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Results round-up
Leading sides Aldershot and Canvey both won two-nil on their travels, at Kingstonian and Sutton respectively, before their upcoming midweek clash.

Kingstonian's next opponents Bedford continued their excellent recent form with a three-one win at Chesham and leapfrog the K's into ninth place in the table.
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Friday 11th April 2003
Gold Bond results - week 15

Week 15 - Drawn 11/04/03

2000 Jackpot G.4388 I Pearson

500 C.4060 J Truscott

200 LL4546 Mrs Bowen

200 S.2898 R Stubbington

100 AC5821 Mrs Ward

100 C.1600 Mrs Carr

100 S.3107 P Kerr

100 AC6580 C Wright

100 BB0617 S Poole

100 V.0421 Mrs Smith

100 AN3409 W Soames

50 K.4354 C Armitage

50 HH6939 J Taylor

50 W.5613 M Napper

50 G.0951 A Burtbriggs

50 X.2425 S Morris

50 V.3915 R Wilkes

50 GG2306 K Atkinson

Plus over 400 other prizes each week, see full result sheet for details.

Promoter G. Warburton. Reg with the Gaming Board

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Wednesday 9th April 2003
Berkhamsted Town Reserves 1-4 Kingstonian Reserves
A fine performance orchestrated by player-coach Scott Steele ensured that K's left the Broadwater ground with all the points.

Scott Edgar opened the scoring in the fifth minute following a Billy Mead cross before O'Neill equalised for the home side some ten minutes later. A deep Craig Lewington cross towards the end of the half allowed Edgar to head in for his second goal to give K's a deserved half time advantage.

The lead was stretched on the hour when Aldridge's short backpass was pounced upon by Matt Seldon who slotted home, before Bashiru Alimi completed the scoring following a clever pass by Steele.
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The Alliance
A statement dated 9th April 2003 from the Alliance, a working group formed between the Football Conference, the Northern Premier League, the Isthmian League and the Southern League:

After the formation of an Alliance between the four major leagues on 13 March, representatives of the four competitions held their first Working Party meeting on Wednesday 9 April 2003.

Proposed structures are being considered and evaluated with a view to implementation for season 2004/05.

Further meetings will be quickly held to discuss more finite detail, some of which will be to consider the feasibility and timetable of the development of the Alliance and when to make public the new proposals.

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Tuesday 8th April 2003
The K's Trust has issued the following statement:


The launch of the Ks Trust will take place on Monday next, April 14th, at 7.30pm in the Saxon Rooms at Kingsmeadow Stadium. The Trust will be set up to provide a democratic, not-for-profit organisation of supporters committed to strengthening the voice of supporters in the decision-making process at Kingstonian Football Club and improving the links between the club and the local community.

A number of guest speakers have been invited to talk about the Trust movement. Dave Boyle, from the government-backed Supporters Direct organisation, Andrew Tucker from the Dulwich Hamlet Trust and Richard Lilicrap from the Swans Trust (Swansea City) will all give short presentations. Gary Ekins from the K's Trust Working Party will outline the work done to get to the launch stage. And Andrew Carberry, also from the K's Trust Working Party, will outline what the trust hopes to achieve for Kingstonian. Kingston Councils Assistant Director of Leisure, Scott Herbertson, will also attend to clarify the councils position. Scott has himself been involved with Supporters Direct and did some initial work in helping to set up a Supporters Trust at his beloved Heart of Midlothian Football Club in Edinburgh.

A question and answer session will follow. And those present will be asked to approve a working party to prepare for democratic elections to the Trusts first Board & the Trusts first Annual General Meeting in the close season.

Messages of support and offers of practical help have been flowing in from a number of former players, including Isthmian League championship captain Terry Evans, FA Trophy winning captain Matt Crossley, England non-league international Gary Patterson & popular centre-forward David Leworthy. Leworthy, currently chasing further FA Trophy success with Havant and Waterlooville, said I would like to wish everyone involved with the Supporters Trust every success. Im sure everyone associated with the club would agree with me that there has to be a Kingstonian Football Club, for the players and staff, the fans and, of course, the town.

Working Party member Mark Murphy, who will chair Mondays meeting, said We took 10,000 people to Wembley for the FA Trophy final just four years ago. If only 1 in 10 of those people came to the launch meeting wed be off to an incredible start. This club has been through some hard times in the last couple of years. But with the future in the hands of the fans we can restore the good times and build a club of which the whole town & borough can be proud.

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Saturday 5th April 2003
Grays Athletic 1-1 Kingstonian
An early goal credited to Martin Carthy - with a hint of an own goal - gave the home side the advantage into the break, but K's came back strongly and Scott Steele secured a deserved point with a second half strike.

The line-up and man of the match voting form are now available.
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Scott Steele on Grays
Scott Steele spoke to us after the game and his thoughts can be heard via the audio page.
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Results round-up
With leaders Aldershot winning two-nil against Enfield, the big match of the day saw second placed Canvey Island thrash St Albans - immediately below them - by six goals to one.

A mid-table gap of seven points has opened up following tenth placed Bedford's two-nil victory over eleventh Billericay. At the bottom, Braintree's two-one win at Boreham Wood allows them some breathing space in the tightly packed lower regions of the the table.
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Friday 4th April 2003
Gold Bond results - week 14

Week 14 - Drawn 04/04/03

2000 Jackpot RR6139 R & E Avison

500 AA2691 Mr Samson

200 SS4646 B Coupe

200 JJ0521 W Rich

100 Q.5498 K McVernon

100 V.1113 D Tierney

100 U.6938 N Mainey

100 FF5907 Mrs Smith

100 S.1591 Mrs Hughes

100 R.5983 E McNally

100 S.4193 A Walton

50 P.3520 Mrs Swindlehurst

50 S.2461 Mrs Appleton

50 Y.5131 B Davies

50 N.0305 Mrs Edwards

50 AB3246 T Longstaff

50 X.1410 S Endicott

50 F.3781 Miss Bromby

Plus over 400 other prizes each week, see full result sheet for details.

Promoter G. Warburton. Reg with the Gaming Board

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Thursday 3rd April 2003 launches
A new web-site has been launched, which will have lots of useful information for Kingstonian fans on the soon-to-be launched K's Trust.

The working group is continuing to work towards the launch on Monday 14th April, and have set up a web-site at to provide details of what is happening, and perhaps more importantly, why.

We urge everybody with any interest in football in Kingston upon Thames to attend the meeting on 14th April, and please keep visiting the new site as the date of the launch approaches.
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Wednesday 2nd April 2003
Ford match report
The report of last night's two-nil defeat is now available.
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Telegraph: Fans seek control
From yesterday's Daily Telegraph:

Fans seek control by Simon Wigmore

Kingstonian supporters want outgoing chairman Rajesh Khosla to donate 200,000 from the sale of their ground to help them establish a trust and take control of the club at the end of the season.

The move comes after AFC Wimbledon supporters voted to buy Kingsmeadow last week for around 2.5 million. Kingstonian, of the Ryman League Premier Division, will be tenants in their old stadium, although Khosla is happy to hand over control to the fans, who are hoping to receive a 10 per cent donation from the profit secured from the sale of the ground.

Khosla is said to be happy for the club to be run by a trust working in partnership with the Dons' Trust to allow both AFC Wimbledon and Kingstonian to thrive. The Kingstonian trust is to be launched at a special meeting at Kingsmeadow on April 14, when the trust board will be elected by the fans.

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Tuesday 1st April 2003
Kingstonian 0-2 Ford United
A disappointing evening at Kingsmeadow saw Ford United record a two-nil win over K's. Goals in the second half - the second a late penalty - saw the home side slip to ninth place in the table.

All of tonight's results are on the this week page, while the line-up and man of the match voting form are also available.
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Surrey Senior Cup final
Sutton United overcame Dulwich Hamlet by two goals to one this evening, meaning that it is the U's who will face the K's at Imber Court on Wednesday 7th May in the Surrey Senior Cup Final. The match will kick-off at 7.30pm, and more details will follow on this site as the day moves closer.
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The K's Trust has issued the following statement:


Plans are moving ahead for the launch of The K's Trust on Monday 14th April, at 7.30pm. The embryonic organisation has already made contacts with several local businesses, and two - Captain Oi! Records and Cherry Red Records - have already agreed to donate four figure sums to the trust, and to sponsor several matches next season.

At a meeting of the Kingstonian Supporters' Club on Monday night, Ivor Heller - commercial manager of AFC Wimbledon - urged the K's fans present to give the trust their full support.

He said: "The trust movement is the future for smaller clubs. We are living proof that it can happen, and bigger clubs like York City and Leicester City are showing how effective they can be."

On AFC Wimbledon's agreement to buy Kingsmeadow, he assured those in attendance that Kingstonian would be well looked after. He gave details of several clauses that would be inserted into the contract which would leave K's even better off than they have been this season.

He said: "Our history goes back to 1889, yours goes back even further than that. We will not let your club die. You will be fully looked after, and we will be the best landlords that you could dream of. My long-term ambition is for The K's Trust to have a share in the ownership of their ground. I want this ground to be shared 50/50."

Mr Heller has confirmed that he will be in attendance on April 14th, as have many others - from football, the local community and the business community. The meeting is open to anybody with an interest in football in Kingston, and everyone is urged to attend.

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