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July 2003

Thursday 31st July 2003
Kingstonian 1-2 Fulham XI
A crowd of just over a thousand saw a Fulham XI visit Kingsmeadow for an entertaining fixture. Latvian international Andrejs Stolcers opened the scoring for the Premiership outfit midway through the first half before Liam Collins equalised early in the second period with a fine strike finding the top corner. Fulham, however, found the winner towards the end when England youth international Sean Doherty knocked home from close range.

The full line-up and photos can be found here.
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Tuesday 29th July 2003
Bromley 2-1 Kingstonian
Despite taking a twelth minute lead through Chris Nurse and shaking the woodwork on a couple of occasions, K's lost at Hayes Lane after conceding their first goals of pre-season in the second half - an own goal and a strike by Kirk Watts.

The full line-up and photos can be found here.
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Southend match report
The report of Thursday's two-nil win over Southend is now ready.
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Barnsby joins Staines


Steve Cordery, manager of Ryman League Division One South club Staines Town, has added yet another piece to his jigsaw with the signing of highly-rated Kingstonian defender Peter Barnsby.

Barnsby (pictured) partnered another of Staines' new signings, Matt Flitter, at the heart of the K's defence and formed a formidable partnership, leading to him being called on standby for the National Game squad by manager Paul Fairclough.

Barnsby, 25, is well-known to Cordery having played under him at Hampton & Richmond Borogu before joining Kingstonian in June 2001.

Meanwhile, having impressed in the recent friendly matches, two of last season's Academy players Dean Pitcher and Jon McDonald, have been put on contracts for the new season.

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Supporters' Trust movement hits the century mark

Supporters' Trust movement hits the century mark

Football fan power has reached another important landmark as Supporters Direct confirmed the existence of the 100th democratic Supporters' Trust.

Ipswich Town 1st, became the 100th Supporters Trust to be registered. Supporters Direct was launched in March 2000. Supporters Direct is a government-funded organisation responsible for assisting in the formation of democratic, inclusive Supporters' Trusts to give fans a stake in their football clubs. Almost 50 Trusts have a shareholding in their club, whilst 30 Trusts have a supporter-elected director sitting on the board of directors. At Chesterfield, Lincoln City, York City, AFC Wimbledon and Enfield Town, the Supporters' Trust actually owns the football club outright.

Brian Lomax, Managing Director of Supporters Direct, said: "It is obviously a very important landmark and a very proud moment for Supporters Direct. It proves that we are achieving our aims of furthering supporter influence and ownership at football clubs, and also demonstrates that the loyalty of football fans is now being used as a collective strength, whereas before, it was exploited as a weakness.

"We not only congratulate the Ipswich Town Supporters' Trust, but all the Trusts who are working hard to make a difference on behalf of fans and the communities which their football clubs serve."

Carl Day, Chairman of Ipswich 1st, said: "It is great news and a real landmark. We feel that democratic supporter influence is very important at our football club, and it is clearly becoming a bigger part of the footballing landscape.

"We are extremely grateful to Supporters Direct for all the assistance they are giving us, and we would not be where we are now without their support."

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Sunday 27th July 2003
Met Police match report
The report of yesterday's five-nil win at Imber Court is now ready.
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Saturday 26th July 2003
Metropolitan Police 0-5 Kingstonian
K's secured a big win over Ryman One South side Met Police thanks to a four-goal second half onslaught by striker Grant Payne. Scott Steele had opened the scoring just before half time with well struck curling effort. The full line-up can be found here.
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Gold Bond results - week 30

Week 30 - Drawn 25/07/03

5000 K.4412 H/House W/Sale

500 AB3380 J Ryan

200 HH1481 W Adams

200 W.5875 D Haskayne

100 YY0926 D Etheridge

100 K.6360 J Hindmarsh

100 U.4068 E Oliver

100 J.3143 M Hucken

100 C.6817 Mr & Mrs Perry

100 C.6131 A & M Thomas

100 K.3901 H/House W/Sale

50 S.0620 S Callaghan

50 AF2217 S Burton

50 N.5013 D Lundy

50 HH0567 Mrs Sanderson

50 F.6774 K Norwood

50 J.0722 G Faulkner

50 CC0907 Mrs Copass

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 24th July 2003
Kingstonian 2-0 Southend United
A goal in each half from Josh Francois and Stafford Browne secured a pleasing win for a young K's side tonight. The full line-up can fe found here.
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Kim Harris on Southend
Kim Harris spoke to us after the game - you can hear his words of wisdom via the audio page.
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Tuesday 22nd July 2003
The K's Trust have released the following:


The K's Trust has had a hugely encouraging week as it moves ever closer to taking control of Kingstonian FC. Last Wednesday the Trust took control of a match for the first time, and with the help of several willing volunteers was able to oversee the home friendly with AFC Wimbledon which passed with no problems. The attendance of 1,417 was slightly down on some estimates, but through the generosity of those present the Trust earned more than enough to pay the rent for the season.

The evening prior to the match saw the Executive of Kingston Council agree to the transfer of the second Kingsmeadow lease to AFC Wimbledon, which paves the way for control of Kingstonian FC to pass to the Trust. This must happen by 1st May 2004, but negotiations are already underway to bring this to fruition sooner.

Meanwhile Sunday saw the first K's Trust Bar-be-que, which was organised by manager Kim Harris and which was attended by most of the first team squad. Well over 100 people turned up, lots of money was raised, several new members joined the Trust and everyone enjoyed their day at the Old Cranleighans.

The Trust has also been working hard to ensure that the supporters of Kingstonian will be better informed on events at the club. An open forum will be held as soon as the situation involving the CVA and control of the club has been resolved, and the Surrey Comet has agreed to carry a "K's Trust News" column every Friday to allow the Trust to reach out into the local community. A page in the matchday programme will also be set aside for a similar column - both of which will be written by one of the Board members.

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Jono Harvey
The club was saddened to hear the news that supporter Jono Harvey died suddenly on Saturday from a seizure at the tragically young age of 30. Jono was a regular at both home and away matches for many years and came in all weathers through good times and bad.

His brother Ian said: "Some of his best memories were with the K's - Conference promotion, the two Trophy wins and a win versus Aldershot in the Guardian Insurance Cup at Aldershot when he was wheeled out onto the pitch with the players to celebrate. I have a copy of the photo and it will be in the pamphlet for his funeral."

The club wishes to pass on its sincerest condolences to Jono's family at this sad time, and are discussing with them how best to commemorate his life and support of the club.
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Monday 21st July 2003
Completion of the CVA
Club administrators Begbies Traynor have informed members of Kingstonian Football Club Limited of the successful implementation of the Company Voluntary Agreement. Extracts from the paperwork can be found here.
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Sunday 20th July 2003
New Zealand photos
Photos from New Zealand matches featuring Scott Smith are now available - against Scotland and Japan.
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New wallpaper
A new desktop wallpaper, featuring the club crest, is now available. It can be found in the Wallpapers section.
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Saturday 19th July 2003
The K's Trust bar-be-que
Just a reminder of tomorrow afternoon's K's Trust BBQ. It is being held from 1pm onwards with entry costing 3 for adults and with children going free. The venue is the Old Cranleighans Sports Ground in Thames Ditton. A map is available here.
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AFC Wimbledon match report
The report of Wednesday's match versus AFC Wimbledon is now available thanks to Mr Phil Windeatt.
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Friday 18th July 2003
Gold Bond results - week 29

Week 29 - Drawn 18/07/03

2000 T.5051 B Smith

500 LL5919 M Wray

200 B.2201 S Kirkham

200 G.1547 J Bell

100 B.4668 R Gandhi

100 T.2454 M Ambrosio

100 CC2517 M Bradshaw

100 FF4865 Mrs Race

100 K.6917 D Catchpole

100 BB0674 A Manford

100 T.0413 A Cole

50 R.2453 Mrs Alsworth

50 E.2947 Mrs Jackson

50 A.3632 T Burchell

50 B.0469 Mrs Macintosh

50 B.6420 J Nicholas

50 V.6951 L Woodburn

50 AC1828 F Davidson

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 17th July 2003
Supporters' Club AGM
It was revealed at tonight's Kingstonian Supporters' Club AGM that the members have voted overwhelmingly to retain the organisation in its current form. Membership prices will be adjusted to 5 adults and 2 concessions for the coming season and forms will be available shortly.

Colin Deadman (chairman), John Fenwick (treasurer) and Tim Wells (travel) will continue on the committee, and will be joined by Gary Winters and Alan Leeds who were nominated and voted on at the meeting. Meanwhile, Karen Deadman, Simon Murray, Sandra Winters and Richard Atkinson stepped down from their roles due to their new elected posts on The K's Trust.
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Wednesday 16th July 2003
Kingstonian 2-0 AFC Wimbledon
A brace of goals from Stafford Browne - in his first outing in Kingstonian colours - were enough to ensure K's a comfortable victory over Combined Counties outfit AFC Wimbledon in front of a crowd of 1,417. Following a well taken first half opener, Browne followed up his tally with a neat finish in the second period after some good work by Liam Collins along the right flank.
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Stafford Browne signs
Kingstonian are delighted to announce that forward Stafford Browne has joined the club from Aldershot Town and is expected to play in tonight's friendly versus AFC Wimbledon - Kingsmeadow, 7.45pm.

Full details of this latest signing will follow later this evening. The following is from the Independent Aldershot site ShotsWeb (

Rejoined Aldershot in December 2002 just six months after leaving The Rec, following short spells at Grays Athletic and St Albans City. Originally joined Aldershot in 2000-01 from Dagenham & Redbridge and made an immediate impact scoring 17 goals from 23 starts and 10 sub appearances. In 2001-02 "Staff" was the club's top scorer with 30 goals from 42 starts and 7 sub appearances. He became the first player to score a competitive hat-trick at St Mary's Stadium with his three goal burst in the 2002 Hampshire Cup Final against Havant & Waterlooville. Counts Brighton, Welling and Yeovil among his former clubs. Non stop workrate and willingness to chase and harrass defenders. He is a fast and agile striker who is an incredibly good header of the ball for a player of his height.

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Kingstonian v AFC Wimbledon - TONIGHT!
Don't forget tonight's friendly between K's and AFC Wimbledon. The match kicks off at 7.45pm at Kingsmeadow and you are urged to arrive early to avoid long queues. All proceeds from the match will go directly to fund Kingstonian FC for the coming season. See you there!

The club shop will be selling Kingstonian FC and K's Trust merchandise whilst forms for Player/Match/Ball sponsorship, season tickets and Junior K's will also be available.

Also on sale around the ground will be a special 36 page commermorative booklet; K's & Dons - A history of Kingstonian v Wimbledon, costing 2.
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Council brokers lifeline for Ks
Kingston Council last night approved the plan that will secure the long-term
future of Kingstonian Football Club in the Royal Borough. Prior to last night's meeting they released the following statement:

Council brokers lifeline for Ks

Kingston Council looks set to approve a plan that will secure the long-term future of Kingstonian Football Club in the Royal Borough.

The Council has been negotiating with Mr Khosla, the Chairman of Kingstonian and AFC Wimbledon over the transfer of a (second) lease, relating to land on the perimeter of the Kingsmeadow ground.

The terms have now been agreed by all parties and will be considered by the Council's Executive Committee on Tuesday 15 July. The terms of the transfer include:

* Staged payments of 100,000 that the Council will use for the sole benefit of the new K's Trust.
* The opportunity for the supporter-led Ks Trust taking over the club this year, if conditions are met.

In a separate deal between Mr Khosla and AFC Wimbledon it is understood that Kingstonian will also have the security of a low rental payment for the ground, which could be more than paid through income from an annual friendly match against AFC Wimbledon.

It is hoped that the deals will secure the status of the club in the Ryman Premier League and enable the Trust to draw a line under problems experienced by the club off the field.

Bruce McDonald, Kingston Council Chief Executive said, "This deal achieves the objectives set by the Council, namely to ensure the survival of K's and to back the K's Trust as the way forward for the Club.

We have worked hard to help broker a deal that will ensure that Ks continue to flourish in the Royal Borough. All parties wish the club every success in the future."

Roger Hayes, Executive Member with responsibility for sport said, "K's are an important part of the tradition of Kingston. We are delighted to have been able to help in keeping them at Kingsmeadow.

We are also delighted that in future they will be run by local supporters as a community based organisation."

Newly elected Chairman of the Ks Trust, Mark Murphy said: "This is excellent news for all supporters of Kingstonian and it means that we now have a golden opportunity to make a success of this club.

The agreement focuses on the need for the Trust to openly demonstrate that we can do the job, and in these times when the governance of football is being given long-overdue scrutiny, that is only right and proper.

"We are very grateful for the tremendous support given to the K's Trust by the council during this difficult time and are delighted that they have given us this opportunity.

We will do all that we can on behalf of our members who so recently elected us to make Kingstonian Football Club something of which they, the town, and the borough, can be proud."

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Problems with the site
Apologies for the problems with connecting to the site over the last couple of days. The lines to the ISP have been down and BT are being exceptionally slow at bringing them back. For that reason, access over the next day or two may be slow, and the forum will not be available until later in the week.
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Sunday 13th July 2003
Gold Bond results - week 28

Week 28 - Drawn 11/07/03

2000 C.1514 J Pagan

500 Q.1024 A Huzzey

200 BB5232 M Smethurst

200 F.3965 J White

100 H.3660 A Whiteside

100 KK3219 S Smith

100 HH5601 M Wood

100 N.5405 Mrs Curtis

100 PP0081 J Newsam

100 AD2585 Mrs Withycombe

100 V.3537 Mr Cragg

50 TT1004 J Turner

50 V.5081 L Mackie

50 W.1894 Mrs Shiels

50 F.5458 Mrs May

50 E.3501 R Kemp

50 E.0832 Mrs Troy

50 AG3598 M Dyche

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 12th July 2003
The K's Trust have issued the following statement, with good news for the Trust and the Club from the local council:


Kingston Council have published a paper (entitled "Kingsmeadow Stadium") ahead of a meeting of the Executive on Tuesday 15th July when approval is requested to assign the perimeter (second) lease on Kingsmeadow Stadium to AFC Wimbledon. The paper contains fantastic news for supporters of Kingstonian, as well as for the newly elected K's Trust Board.

Should the Executive approve the request, a payment of 100,000 will be made to the K's Trust in two tranches: one of 40,000 on 1st April 2004 and the remaining 60,000 on 1st September 2005.

The agreement also stipulates that the FA registration must pass from Kingstonian Football Club Limited (in administration) to Kingstonian FC Limited, and that control of the new limited company must pass to The K's Trust for a nominal payment, with no outstanding debts or liabilities.

The transfer must take place by 1st May 2004 at the latest, but will be earlier if the Trust can fill three conditions: the appointment of a Board; the appointment of a Chairman and Company Secretary; and approval of a business plan for the period until 1st May 2004.

Newly elected Trust Chairman Mark Murphy said: "This is excellent news for all supporters of Kingstonian and it means that we now have a golden opportunity to make a success of this club. The agreement focuses on the need for the Trust to openly demonstrate that we can do the job, and in these times when the governance of football is being given long-overdue scrutiny, that is only right and proper.

"The fact that the Trust will receive 100,000 over the next two years should give confidence to all of our supporters that we will be around for the foreseeable future. We do however need to ensure that all of the good work that has been begun by the Trust continues. We cannot be complacent, and we must ensure that we continue to sell season tickets, sell sponsorship and raise attendances. In short, we must aim to fund the club without needing to use this additional money.

"We are very grateful for the tremendous support given to The K's Trust by the council during this difficult time and are delighted that they have given us this opportunity. We will do all that we can on behalf of our members who so recently elected us to make Kingstonian Football Club something of which they, the town, and the borough, can be proud."

The council paper is available here.

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Thursday 10th July 2003
2003/2004 fixtures
The fixtures for the coming season have now been released. K's start their Ryman League campaign at home to Thurrock (the new name for Purfleet) on Saturday 16th August. Just over a week later, Sutton United visit Kingsmeadow on August Bank Holiday Monday - 25th August.

The Christmas period sees Kim Harris' men travel to Northwood on Boxing Day, and at home to Braintree Town on 1st January. The last match of the season sees a visit to promoted Carshalton Athletic.

You can view the full fixture list here as a web page, or as a Word document.
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Opening day fixtures
Saturday 16th August 2003:

 Aylesbury United  v  Billericay Town 
 Bognor Regis Town  v  Braintree Town 
 Canvey Island  v  Basingstoke Town 
 Carshalton Athletic  v  St Albans City 
 Ford United  v  Bishop's Stortford 
 Grays Athletic  v  Bedford Town 
 Hayes  v  Sutton United 
 Hendon  v  Hornchurch 
 Heybridge Swifts  v  Maidenhead United 
 Hitchin Town  v  Harrow Borough 
 Kettering Town  v  Northwood 
 Kingstonian  v  Thurrock 
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Wednesday 9th July 2003
Kingstonian v Fulham
The club are pleased to announce that Premiership Fulham will be the visitors to Kingsmeadow for a pre-season friendly on Thursday 31st July 2003. The match will kick-off at 7.45pm.

The full list of pre-season friendlies can be found here.
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Malden Festival
The K's Trust will be represented with a stall at the 2003 Malden Fortnight, New Malden's annual community festival on Saturday 12th July 2003.

The stall will be in New Malden's High Street between 10am and 4pm, there will be the opportunity to join the Trust and buy K's Trust Merchandise including pens, pin badges, t-shirts and caps. Fixture lists and season ticket application forms will also be available.
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Fixture publication tomorrow
The fixtures for the Ryman Premier League will be published at 10am tomorrow morning. We aim to have the list available by 10.05.....
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Tuesday 8th July 2003
Season tickets and sponsorship opportunities
The K's Trust last night outlined reduced prices for entrance to Kingsmeadow, and is urging all regular supporters to buy a season ticket to show their faith in the trust and the club. They are also asking as many people as possible to secure sponsorship and/or advertising on behalf of the club.

You can download a season ticket application and can also download the sponsorship opportunities for the coming season.
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The following is from The K's Trust:


The first Society Board of The K's Trust has now been elected. A process which began in May concluded with the announcement of the nine people who shall form the first Board at a meeting on Monday night at Kingsmeadow. The nine - in order of votes received - are: Mark Murphy, Gary Ekins, Robert Blevin, Micky King, Simon Murray, Karen Deadman, Andrew Carberry, Richard Atkinson and Sandra Winters.

The remainder of Monday's meeting saw some of those who set up the trust inform the members of their work so far. They were delighted to reveal reduced admission for the coming season, with all prices being reduced by one pound, with a further pound off those for under 16s. These reductions have been mirrored in season ticket prices, and the trust is calling on all regular supporters to purchase season tickets to show their faith in the trust and the club.

Spokesman Gary Ekins said: "Mr Khosla has said that he will hand over control of the club once the trust has proved that it can do the job, and selling season tickets is one simple way of showing him that we can do it. Regular supporters will save money in the process, so we hope that as many people as possible will buy a season ticket. We also hope that by reducing the admission prices, more people will be able to come along to see Kingston's senior football club."

Season ticket application forms will be available at the ground at next Wednesday's (16th July) friendly versus AFC Wimbledon. The match is for the "Kingsmeadow Challenge Cup" and will be the first outing for The Dons at their new home ground. This match should prove to be hugely popular, so supporters are urged to make their way to the ground as early as possible ahead of the 7.45pm kick-off.

The K's Trust have been compiling a booklet commemorating over a century of meetings between Kingstonian and Wimbledon, which will go on sale at the Kingsmeadow friendly. All proceeds from the booklet will go to The K's Trust. Board Member Mark Murphy has been trawling through back issues of the Surrey Comet with the help of staff at Kingston's Local History Room on Richmond Road to compile the booklet.

He said: "The story of K's v Dons encounters is a fascinating one for football followers at all levels. The two teams built up an intense local rivalry over the years and thousands of people used to flock to games at both Richmond Road and Plough Lane. I hope that supporters of both Kingstonian and AFC Wimbledon will enjoy reading the book as much as I've enjoyed researching it."

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Saturday 5th July 2003
FA Trophy first round draw
Kingstonian have been drawn at home to either Burnham or Stamford (both of the Doc Martens Eastern Division) in the first round of the FA Trophy. The match will take place on Saturday 1st November 2003.

The full draw is available on here.
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Gold Bond results - week 27

Week 27 - 4/7/03

2000 AN1127 Mrs K Hanrahan

500 D.0654 Mr G Holmes
200 S.3926 Mrs Banon
200 T.6399 Mr J Fyall

100 A.0850 P. Simone
100 M.0611 Mr G Clark
100 AA2412 Mrs Warne
100 QQ4480 Mrs J Roxby
100 Y.3798 I Marlow
100 AB0826 Mrs D Littleberry
100 P.4767 J. Manning

50 D.0994 Kath Blake
50 A.5109 Mrs Falkowski
50 Y.3465 Mrs B Edge
50 Y.0252 Mrs C Baines
50 D.6247 P Penfold
50 S.1351 P. Turley
50 B.5317 Mr L Ustian

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