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May 2003

Friday 30th May 2003
The following is part of a story from today's Surrey Comet:


Kingstonian's leading scorer Tim Sills has reneged on his promise to stay with the club and completed a free transfer to Conference League new boys Aldershot Town.

The 28-goal striker pledged his future to Ks in the Comet after winning player of the year, goal of the year and supporters' player of the year awards at the end of a troubled season for the club.

But, on Wednesday, the England semi-professional player agreed a move to the Shots and left Ks manager Kim Harris fuming.

Harris is furious at losing his prize asset for nothing and is disgusted with the behaviour of Sills and Aldershot.

"Tim agreed to a new contract, but we told him we would not submit it to the Football Association until things were sorted out. We left it as a gentleman's agreement" he said.

"Tim has now reneged on the deal and I did not think he was the sort of person to do that - especially after all the things he has been saying to the Trust members.

"He did not inform me he was going and, the worst thing is, we have lost him for a free because we didn't put the contract in.

"The way Aldershot have conducted themselves is also beyond belief. Their manager Terry Brown told me he did not get in contact because he knew I'd submit the contract.

"I need to talk to our chairman because I warned him something like this could happen. Players won't wait around for contracts."

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Kingston Guardian: Ks player makes history
From the Kingston Guardian:

Ks player makes history by Mike Simmonds

Kingstonian defender Scott Smith made history on Tuesday night when he came on as a subsitute in New Zealand's friendly against Scotland at Tynecastle.

The 28-year-old's appearance for the Kiwis saw him become Ks' first full international since Jock Whitehead was capped for Scotland in the 1930s.

Smith, who arrived at Kingsmeadow from Woking in March, came off the bench after 70 minutes and was delighted to win his 31st cap in the 1-1 draw.

"It was great to get on," he said. "I was a bit nervous, but I just had to treat it like any other game.

"It was a massive step up from the level I have been playing recently, but I was happy with my showing and didn't feel out of place."

Smith made his debut for New Zealand against Chile in 1998 and has scored two goals for his country.

The former Rotherham and Kettering player will soon be jetting off to America, where the Kiwis will play the USA, before travelling to France in June for the FIFA Confederations Cup.

The All Whites have been drawn against Japan, Colombia and France in that tournament and all the games will be played at the Stade de France.

Smith can't wait for the Cup to begin and said: "I played in it last year and really enjoyed the experience, so am already looking forward to the opening match.

"The whole squad is excited about the tournament and we are viewing it as an excellent chance to get back onto the world stage again."

It is still unclear where Smith will be playing at the start of next season, although he has been offered the chance to stay at Ks, for whom he made eight starts towards the end of last season.

However, the defender could not confirm he will be at Kingsmeadow in August and said: "I've been offered terms, but Kim knows I want to play at the highest level possible to further my international chances, so I don't know what will happen.

"Playing in more internationals might get my name noticed, but, if nothing happens, I would be more than happy to start the season as a Kingstonian player."

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Thursday 29th May 2003
Tim Sills departs
According to ShotsWeb, Tim Sills has signed for Ryman Premier League champions Aldershot Town. In his sixteen months at Kingsmeadow, Tim scored 33 goals in 66 appearances. He picked up an England National Game XI cap when he played against Belgium in February and finished the season as the club's leading scorer. We wish him well in the Nationwide Conference and thank him for his great service.
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Wednesday 28th May 2003
AFC Wimbledon friendly
The friendly versus AFC Wimbledon has been confirmed as being staged on Wednesday 16th July at Kingsmeadow. This will be the New Dons' first match at their "new ground" and all of the proceeds from the event will go to The K's Trust.
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Ryman League constitution
Kingstonian appear in the "Premier Division" section of the Ryman League constitution for season 2003/2004. This is expected to be ratified at the AGM on Monday 16th June.
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Supporters' Club Quiz Night
The Supporters' Club are holding their monthly quiz night this coming Friday evening, 30th May, at Kingsmeadow. The first question will be at 8pm. The entry fee is 5 which includes entry to the quiz and a fish and chip supper.
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Monday 26th May 2003
Hendon match report
The not-to-be-forgotten Hendon match report is now available.
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Friday 23rd May 2003
Gold Bond results - week 21

Week 21 - Drawn 23/05/03

2000 Jackpot AN0465 L Jerome

500 R.4296 Mrs Audin

200 Y.3551 R Smith

200 AA0235 L Driver

100 X.0378 Blackpool Paint

100 X.0718 G Smith

100 R.0615 G Nightingale

100 PP2453 Mr Fillingham

100 H.0189 T Watson

100 YY4103 C Stamper

100 P.5767 Mrs Coakley

50 E.3268 J Hulstrom

50 YY5842 Mr Spence

50 P.1096 L Leese

50 Q.2208 Mrs Forbes

50 L.5449 N Barton

50 AN2130 Mr Venner

50 A.4212 T Curtis

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 21st May 2003
News Release from the Labour Group

Labour fight for K's

The Labour Group, who are ward councillors for the Kingsmeadow Stadium, have insisted that a full investigation is made into the statements and accusations voiced at last week's Kingston Town Neighbourhood Committee meeting by former board members of Kingstonian FC.

Group Leader, Councillor Ed Naylor, who wrote immediately to Chief Executive Bruce McDonald, has subsequently met with senior officers who have undertaken to pursue the issues raised.

Councillor Naylor says: "Our position is very clear. We shall fight for, and support, the newly formed K's Trust to secure the future of a Kingston football club at Kingsmeadow by ensuring the K's get the best possible deal from the transfer of leases to AFC Wimbledon. This is likely to happen, if no further problems arise, in late June.

"Also, we are determined to protect the interests of the residents in the area who have suffered over the past year from uncontrolled parking in their streets."

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Friendlies - update
The friendly match versus Metropolitan Police has now been moved to Saturday 26th July. The club have also just announced that they will be travelling to Walton and Hersham on Saturday 9th August, kick off 3pm.

You can always find the latest friendly fixture information on the fixtures page.
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Monday 19th May 2003
Kingston Council Statement
Kingston Council have just issued the following statement:

Kingstonian Football Club: Statement

Kingston Council has issued a statement in response to recent speculation about continuing negotiations over the lease for Kingsmeadow.

Kingston Council is the freeholder of the ground at Kingsmeadow. Kingstonian FC has a long lease on this ground from the Council at a peppercorn rent. Mr Khosla currently holds this lease. Under the terms of this lease the Council cannot unreasonably withhold its consent to the assignment of the lease to another company or organisation.

A second lease exists on some land adjacent to the ground. This lease was granted by the Council to Kingstonian in 2001 to assist them in bringing the ground up to standard to meet ground requirements for higher leagues.

The statement from Kingston Council reads:
"The Council has a clear and consistent view on Kingstonian FC and Kingsmeadow. We see Kingstonian as an important part of the Royal Borough's history and tradition. We want to see the Kingstonians continue to play their football at Kingsmeadow and we will use whatever influence we have to achieve this goal.

"The Council will scrutinise any request to assign this second lease carefully. It would want to be satisfied that so doing would help to secure the future of Kingstonian Football Club, and will pursue this objective in any negotiations with the parties involved."

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Sutton match report
The slightly-later-than-planned Surrey Senior Cup Final match report is now available.
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Sunday 18th May 2003
End of Season Awards - photos
With apologies for the delay, you can now see exactly who got what at last week's End of Season Awards on this new page.
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Saturday 17th May 2003
Gold Bond results - week 20

Week 20 - Drawn 16/05/03

2000 Jackpot A.2958 S Johnson
500 K.6469 Mrs Procter
200 BB2276 I Clarke
200 N.1990 A Hilton
100 AA5959 G Rattray
100 B.1333 C Molodynski
100 P.3339 Mrs Keane
100 EE0377 R Godwin
100 Y.2950 K Henson
100 GG0358 W Dale
100 G.5258 M Townsend
50 W.0340 A Dalli
50 FF2653 P Simpson
50 F.4663 L Hughes
50 AB6308 L Garnett
50 C.0496 B Anandappa
50 M.4212 P Pickering
50 AG1194 Mr McNeff

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

Membership costs only 1 per week

Promoter G. Warburton. Reg with the Gaming Board

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Thursday 15th May 2003
First friendly confirmed
The club have announced that they will play a pre-season friendly against the Metropolitan Police at Imber Court on Saturday 19th July. Kick-off will be 3pm.

The site is in the process of ending the season, so the front page and fixtures page become slightly more boring for a while, but the league tables are still available from the 2002/2003 season.
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Second friendly confirmed
Kingstonian will play Merstham away on Tuesday 5th August. Kick-off will be 7.45pm.
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Wednesday 14th May 2003
The following statement has been issued by The K's Trust:


The newly-formed K's Trust will be holding elections during June to elect a nine-strong board, to be in place for the start of Kingstonian's pre-season programme. After receiving detailed advice from the government backed initiative Supporters Direct, election rules and nomination forms will be issued to members from Tuesday 20th May.

Bees United (The Brentford Supporters' Trust) have kindly agreed to oversee the entire process. Voting will be by individual postal ballot, with the results being announced by the Returning Officer at the inaugural AGM, to be held during the week beginning Monday 7th July.

Nominations will be open from Tuesday 20th May until Monday 2nd June, with the balloting period being Saturday 14th June until Monday 30th June. In order to take part in the process, people must be members of the trust by the close of business on Monday 19th May.

Supporters Direct representative Dave Boyle said: "A crucial aspect of any trust is that it is a democratic body, owned by its members and controlled by them. That is one of their greatest strengths, as they represent the collective opinion of fans at the club. Every member's voice is as valid as much as any other and elections are crucial to maintaining that strength."

To join the trust, or for more information on the elections or the progress so far, please visit

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Sunday 11th May 2003
K's Staff 4-1 K's Supporters
The annual Staff v Supporters match ended in a four-one win for the workers. A fairly evenly matched first-half saw the supporters take the lead through an own goal, before three goals in quick succession gave the staff side a three-one lead at the break. An early goal in the second half secured the win, although the supporters did come close on a number of occasions - particularly when they were playing with 13 men due to an administrative problem...

The K's Trust benefitted by more than 250 from today's event so thanks must go to all involved, whether they played, helped out or watched.
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Gold Bond results - week 19

Week 19 - Drawn 09/05/03

2000 Jackpot HH6515 J Halsall

500 JJ6965 P Taylor

200 G.2980 J Stoddart

200 S.4841 Mrs Rose

100 C.2214 Mrs Coulton

100 G.0668 M Sharples

100 Y.5121 M Austin

100 S.0468 Mr Atherton

100 L.6005 Mrs Standen

100 V.3739 E Slowgrove

100 C.0136 D Essam

50 E.5460 H Speak

50 C.2593 Mrs Royle

50 M.1537 J Haydock

50 AA6806 A Wilson

50 A.5016 R Latham

50 L.0298 V Burnes

50 X.4718 Acc/A Offices

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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Saturday 10th May 2003
Ryman League roll of honour
Premier Division Champions: Aldershot Town

Division One North Champions: Northwood (Hornchurch also promoted)

Division One South Champions: Carshalton Athletic (Bognor Regis Town also promoted)

Division Two Champions: Cheshunt (Leyton also promoted)

The Bryco Cup: Yeading

Associate Members Trophy: Leyton
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Coming from the Conference
From the Ryman League news release:

Kettering make the switch

A meeting of the Football Associations National League Systems Committee has looked at the placing of clubs in the three senior feeder leagues following the end of season promotions and relegations to and from the Football Conference. The Ryman League Premier Division will be boosted by the inclusion of Kettering Town. It was also announced that the three teams relegated from the regionalised Division Ones will all be placed in Division Two.

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Top scorers 2002/2003

Ryman League final top scorers table:

45 Lee Boylan Canvey Island (38 league, 7 league cup)

32 Craig McAllister Basingstoke Town (31 league, 1 league cup)

25 Tim Sills Kingstonian (21 league, 4 league cup)

Kingstonian FC final top scorers table:

28 Tim Sills (all competitions)

18 Phil Wingfield (all competitions)

7 Scott Steele (all competitions)

6 James Pinnock (all competitions)

4 Dave Clarke (all competitions)

4 Grant Payne (all competitions)

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Friday 9th May 2003
End of Season Awards
Tim Sills almost made a clean sweep of the End of Season Awards tonight. The winners were:

K's Web Goal of the Season - Tim Sills (v Basingstoke) [details]
K's Web Player of the Year - Tim Sills [details]

Supporters' Club Player of the Year - Tim Sills

Manager's Player of the Year - James Pinnock

Photos will follow shortly...
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Wednesday 7th May 2003
Kingstonian 1-2 Sutton United
Scott Steele's free-kick in the last minute of injury time proved too little, too late, as Sutton won the Surrey Senior Cup. Countless early K's chances were spurned, and later regretted, as first an own-goal from Adrian Jones and a second from Mark Watson immediately after the break secured the win for the U's.

The line-up and man of the match voting form are now available.
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Kim Harris on Sutton
Birthday-boy Kim Harris spoke to us after the match this evening. You can hear his thoughts via the audio page.
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The K's Trust has just released the following:


Just three weeks after its launch, The K's Trust has had another hugely productive week. Monday's May Merrie saw two stalls representing the group - one on the Fairfield and one in the market place - raising both awareness and money. Several new members were signed up, lots of merchandise was sold, but perhaps more importantly, a large number of local people found out what the trust is about - and what they can do to help.

Prior to this, Saturday morning saw two important meetings at Kingsmeadow. First of all the members of the trust met three representatives from AFC Wimbledon: Chairman Kris Stewart, Commercial Director Ivor Heller and Finance Officer Erik Samuelson. This productive meeting brought confirmation of a large number of issues, as well as an assurance that AFC Wimbledon want to deal with Kingstonian as a trust rather than as any other sort of organisation.

The rent payable by Kingstonian FC has been confirmed as being 10,000 plus inflation over a ten-year period. This amount should be earned with a pre-season friendly between the two Kingsmeadow teams - the profits of which will go to The K's. Funds can also be boosted throughout the season as Kingstonian will retain all of the profits from the bars at their matches, as well as through perimeter advertising. The details of this are still to be decided, but it looks likely that K's will be able to install and maintain their own advertising boards for their own matchdays.

Following this there was a meeting of the trust working group, along with senior members of the club including Kim Harris and Anup and Rajesh Khosla. There was much discussion of next season's budget, as well as several potential revenue streams. The meeting was entirely positive, and ended with the 100% agreement of those present that the trust can raise enough money, and has the expertise already in place, to run the club once the CVA has been settled.

As the season comes to a close, the trust would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who has supported them in their recent endeavours. Everyone involved realises that there is a lot of hard work ahead, but the amount of work that has already been done proves that it is possible for a democratically elected group of people to run a non-league football club.

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Tuesday 6th May 2003
Canvey match report
The report of the final league match of the season - a four-nil defeat at the hands of Canvey - is now available.
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Monday 5th May 2003
Aylesbury (away) match report
The report of last Saturday's one-nil defeat at Buckingham Road is now available.
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PyramidFootball's website of the month
We're delighted to say that K's Web has been named PyramidFootball's website of the month for May. You can find out what they think of the site by reading their review.

While we're talking about the site, at the end of March we celebrated our fifth birthday. We made a special page with some details, as well as some facts and figures, about the site, but because of everything that was going on at that time we never mentioned it. So if you'd like to know exactly how big the site is, check out our special (belated) birthday page!
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Sunday 4th May 2003
Staff v Supporters - Sunday 11th May
The above has been confirmed for next Sunday, 11th May. The match will kick-off at 1.30pm at Kingsmeadow and everyone is invited to attend. If you are playing in the match you will be asked to pay 5, with entry costing 2/1 for others. All proceeds go to The K's Trust.
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Player of the Year / Goal of the Season
Voting has now closed for the Player of the Year and Goal of the Season. The winners will be presented with their trophies at the End of Season Awards Night, next Friday 9th May. The evening starts at 7pm, with the presentations at 9pm. For tickets please call Colin or Karen Deadman on 020 8549 6453.
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Saturday 3rd May 2003
Kingstonian 0-4 Canvey Island
There was a disappointing end to what has been a difficult season this afternoon, as second placed Canvey romped home to a four-nil win.

The line-up and man of the match voting form are now available.
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Kim Harris on Canvey and Sutton
Kim Harris spoke to us after today's game and looked forward to Wednesday's match versus Sutton as well as next season. You can hear the interview from the audio page.
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Result round-up
The final table shows K's in eleventh place - three places higher than last season - with a record of played 46, won 16, drawn 17, lost 13.

Aldershot finished 13 points clear of their nearest rivals Canvey, whilst Chesham and Boreham Wood joined already-down Enfield and Hampton in the relegation spots.

Northwood and Hornchurch finished first and second in the North Division, whilst Carshalton will be joined by Bognor/Lewes (delete as applicable) from the South.
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Friday 2nd May 2003
Gold Bond results - week 18

Week 18 - Drawn 02/05/03

2000 Jackpot KK5286 G.Henderson

500 W.2121 K.Smith

200 GG6271 H Warren

200 G.0864 Mrs J Waite

100 C.2080 J. Dolan

100 M.1478 Mrs Pether

100 R.1331 Mrs Bluck

100 BB5727 I Cussack

100 AC5021 M Weaver

100 ZZ3912 R.Bryant

100 LL2676 Miss Ridley

50 X.0674 Langney Sports

50 A.5793 P Bromley

50 EE2989 J Horne

50 Q.2861 Mrs Owen

50 CC0718 R Cheffings

50 BB2730 P Hill

50 KK1515 L.Smith

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 1st May 2003
Kingston May Merrie
The K's Trust will be present at Monday's May Merrie selling merchandise, signing up new members and also spreading the word about the trust. There will hopefully be two stalls - one on the Fairfield and one in the Market Place.

If anybody is able to spare a couple of hours to man either of the stalls, please email the trust or see one of the working group at Saturday's match.
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