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December 2003

Tuesday 30th December 2003
Thurrock v Kingstonian update
Saturday's Bryco Cup tie at Thurrock will now definitely kick off at 1pm following recent floodlighting problems at the Thurrock Hotel Ground.
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Monday 29th December 2003
Basingstoke match report
The long overdue report of December's defeat at the Camrose Ground is now available.
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Thurrock v Kingstonian
Due to Thurrock's recent floodlighting problems there is the possibility that this Saturday's match will kick-off at 1pm. Thurrock are currently working as hard as they can to repair the lights, but no final decision has yet been made about the kick-off time.

This message is for information only and supporters are advised to watch this web-site - or to listen to announcements on New Year's Day - for confirmation nearer the time.
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Sunday 28th December 2003
Northwood match report
The report of yesterday's Northwood game is now available.
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Saturday 27th December 2003
Northwood 2-0 Kingstonian
First half strikes from Mark Nicholls and Brian Fitzgerald were enough to secure the points for Northwood to move out of the relegation zone - to be replaced by K's next opponents, Braintree.

An improved second half performance from Kingstonian still failed to produce any goals, wth Stafford Browne missing a penalty after Bashiru Alimi had been felled in the box.

Full details of the match can be found here.
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Friday 26th December 2003
Bishop's Stortford match report
The delayed report of the Bishop's Stortford cup game is now available.
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Crystal Palace match report
The delayed report of the Crystal Palace cup game is now available.
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Tuesday 23rd December 2003
Bryco Cup opponents
Following their two-one win at Braintree tonight, Thurrock will host Kingstonian in the third round of the Bryco League Cup on Saturday 3rd January 2004.
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Posters for forthcoming matches
You can now download and distribute posters advertising the next three home matches at Kingsmeadow from the handily named posters page. As ever, many thanks for Phil Davies.
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Monday 22nd December 2003
Isthmian League resignation
The club received the following letter from the Football Association at the end of last week and Club Secretary Graham Richards has confirmed that Kingstonian FC will resign from the Isthmian Football League by the 31st December 2003 deadline.
18 December 2003

To all Premier Division clubs in Isthmian, Southern and Northern Premier Leagues.

Dear Sirs/Madam


I refer to the restructure of the National League System and in particular the issues surrounding the creation of the two new leagues at Step 2 of the new structure, namely Conference North and South and the need to clarify the position with regard to resignations from your current leagues.

You will all have received correspondence from the "Alliance Committee" indicating that clubs should resign from your current competitions in accordance with League Rules. I would confirm that on 8 December 2003 the members of the "Alliance" discussed the issue of resignation of Clubs wishing to be considered for inclusion in Conference North and South. The Northern Premier and Southern Leagues reaffirmed that clubs in their competitions would not be required to resign and therefore, those clubs that are unsuccessful in securing a place in the new Conference North/South structure would not be penalised.

We have been advised that this matter has been discussed by the Isthmian League Board who are in agreement that any club that resigns from their League, in accordance with their Rules, then subsequently withdraws their resignation will not be penalised or disadvantaged in any way. This decision was subsequently reported to the National Game Board when they met on 15 December, at which Mr Alan Turvey [Isthmian League Chairman] was present.

We hope that this allays any fears held by Clubs relating to possible penalties in light of the on-going arbitration; the Isthmian Football League Ltd v The Football Association Ltd and Others. In the meantime, the "Alliance" Committee continues to meet with all four leagues involved working together to ensure a successful transition for the commencement of season 2004/2005. At the same time, work is also progressing on the development of a National Ground Grading document, which will standardise ground criteria across the various Steps in the National League System.

I hope that this clarifies the position for you. If, however you have any further points that require clarification, then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

Yours faithfully

Geoff Thompson

Cc: The Football Conference, The Isthmian League, The Northern Premier League, The Southern League.
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Sunday 21st December 2003
Maidenhead match report
The report of yesterday's Maidenhead thriller is now available.
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Half-Season Tickets
Half-Season tickets, covering all league matches from January to May 2004, are now available. Details can be found on the tickets page.
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Saturday 20th December 2003
Kingstonian 3-1 Maidenhead United
Three second-half goals earned K's a much needed three points against Maidenhead at Kingsmeadow this afternoon.

An own-goal from Magpies' goalkeeper Gary Phillips handed K's the lead, but an equaliser with eight minutes left looked to have secured a point for the visitors.

But K's came back, and goals from Chris Bangura and Grant Payne could have been added to by Liam Collins and Stafford Browne as K's moved back into the top thirteen.

Full details of the match can be found here.
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Kim Harris on Maidenhead
Kim Harris spoke to us after today's match. You can hear his thoughts via the audio page.
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Hornchurch match report
The report of Tuesday's game at Hornchurch is now available.
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Thursday 18th December 2003
Supporters' Club Christmas Party
A quick reminder that tomorrow sees the Supporters' Club Christmas Party starting at 7.30pm at Kingsmeadow, with all profits going to The K's Trust.

You will be able to buy tickets on the night, and the prices are £3 for members of either the Supporters Club or the K's Trust, £4 for non-members and £1 for under-16's.
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Wednesday 17th December 2003
Craig Lewington
Secretary Graham Richards reports:
I have spoken to Craig this morning and he sustained a very deep two inch square hole in his leg last night after the late two footed studs up tackle on him, which connected on his thighs. The hospital could only put three stitches in but cleaned the wound out and have put him on a course of antibiotics. I have passed on the very best wishes of everybody at the club to him and all being well he will be coming to watch us against Maidenhead United this Saturday.
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Tuesday 16th December 2003
Hornchurch 1-0 Kingstonian
A twenty-fifth minute strike from former QPR man Bradley Allen was enough to secure the points for Hornchurch. The Urchins lost captain Steve West in the first half through injury whilst Craig Lewington was stretchered off for the K's in the second period - both were taken to hospital.

Full details of the game can be found here.
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Monday 15th December 2003
Northwood away travel
Anybody wishing to travel on the Supporters' Club coach to the away match at Northwood (27th December) must call Tim Wells on 020 8942 9830 by tomorrow evening at 9pm.
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Sunday 14th December 2003
Thurrock match report
The report of yesterday's mauling at the Thurrock Hotel is now available.
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Saturday 13th December 2003
Thurrock 4-1 Kingstonian
Four first-half goals in fifteen minutes - including a hat-trick for Tresor Kandou - gave Thurrock a comfortable victory over K's. Chris Nurse scored the best goal of the game - albeit from a mis-placed cross - in the second half, but by that stage the game had been over for some time.

Full details can be found here, with K's now lieing in fifteenth place in the league table.
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Wednesday 10th December 2003
Egham Town v Kingstonian
The Surrey Senior Cup match at Egham Town will take place on Tuesday 20th January 2004, kick-off 7.45pm.
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Surrey Senior Cup
Egham Town will host Kingstonian in the third round of the Surrey Senior Cup following an epic victory over Epsom & Ewell last night, finishing 15-14 on penalties following a 3-3 draw after extra time. No date has as yet been set for the match.
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Monday 8th December 2003
Text Alerts for just £20 January-May!
Keep up to date with all the latest action from K's matches with Text Alerts, now for just £20 from 1st January for the rest of the season. What's more, you can even pay online using the PayPal system! Look here to find out more.
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Peter Crawt's funeral
From Peter's brother David:

Dear friends,

I now have full details of Peter's Funeral.

It will take place at Kingston Crematorium at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday the 18th of December.

There is nothing planned for after the service. Mum and I have a long journey so we'd rather set off home than prolong the proceedings with an after service union.

You can send flowers if you wish or make a donation to 'The K's Trust'; the choice is yours.

Peter was a life-long supporter of the K's, just like me, our father before us, and his father before that.

Floral tributes (or donations) should be sent to:

177 Kings Road

Flowers to arrive at FuneralCare by 11:30 on 18/12/03.

David Crawt.
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Helmut Dayo
The club have announced that the registration of the above named player has been cancelled.
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Saturday 6th December 2003
Club shop Christmas opening
The Kingstonian club shop will be open on Sunday 14th December between 12-2pm.

The range of items, available to view here, sees the arrival of a couple of new items perfect for the festive period - 2004 calenders priced £7.95 and greetings cards priced £1.95.

Christmas party tickets will also be on sale, costing £3 for trust or supporters club members, £4 for non members and just £1 for juniors. Christmas Draw tickets will also be available.
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Basingstoke Town 2-1 Kingstonian
A late first half goal from Chris Bangura turned out to be little more than consolation as Basingstoke secured the win following earlier strikes from Jason Bristow and Craig McAllister.

Full details of the game can be found here.
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Kim Harris on Basingstoke
Kim spoke to us after today's game at the Camrose. You can hear his views via the audio page.
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Friday 5th December 2003
Kingstonian v Harrow Borough
The home match versus Harrow Borough has been moved forward from Tuesday 10th February, to Saturday 10th January. The match at Kingsmeadow will kick-off at 3pm.
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Thursday 4th December 2003
Fixtures re-arranged
The two league games without dates have both now been scheduled for January. The home match with Carshalton Athletic will take place on Tuesday 6th January 2004 at 7.45pm, with the home match versus Hayes taking place three weeks later, on Tuesday 27th January 2004, also at 7.45pm.
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Wednesday 3rd December 2003
Surrey Senior Cup
AFC Wimbledon tonight beat Ash United by one goal to nil at Kingsmeadow securing them a home tie versus Banstead Athletic in the next round. The winners of that match will be at home to the winners of the Egham Town / Epsom and Ewell v Kingstonian match.
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Bryco Cup draw
This morning's draw for the 3rd Round of the Bryco League Cup sees Kingstonian face a trip to the winners of the Braintree Town v Thurrock tie. The full draw follows, with matches due to be played on Saturday 3rd January 2004:

Aveley v Arlesey Town/Hornchurch
Basingstoke Town v Ashford Town (Middlesex)
Bracknell Town v Canvey Island/Hendon
Braintree Town/Thurrock v Kingstonian
Chesham United v Molesey
East Thurrock United v Wingate & Finchley
Egham Town v Grays Athletic
Ford United v Northwood
Harlow Town v Great Wakering Rovers
Heybridge Swifts v Harrow Borough
Hitchin Town v Marlow
Horsham v Bedford Town
Leyton v Hampton & Richmond Borough
Sutton United v Dunstable Town
Worthing/Kettering Town v Maidenhead United
Yeading v Cheshunt
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Tuesday 2nd December 2003
K's Trust Board
There was some movement on the Trust Board this week. Richard Atkinson has decided to step down from his duties and his resignation was officially accepted on Monday evening. The Board would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his efforts.

Stuart Webber who was co-opted onto the Board earlier in the season has been asked to take his place, with Stuart's position becoming available once again. We hope to be able to make an announcement regarding that position in the near future.
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Monday 1st December 2003
Kingstonian v Hayes
The home match with Hayes, originally scheduled for Saturday 10th January 2004, has now been postponed due to Hayes' continued progress in the FA Trophy. There is currently no new date for this match.
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Supporters Club Christmas Party
The Supporters Club Christmas Party, with all profits going to the K's Trust, will take place on Friday 19th December, starting at 7.30pm.

The prices for this are £3 for members of either the Supporters Club or the K's Trust, £4 for people who are members of neither organisation, and £1 for under-16's. Tickets are available from Colin Deadman at any of the three upcoming away games before the day.
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