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March 2005

Thursday 31st March 2005
Supporters Club end of season party
Kingstonian Supporters Club are pleased to announce the end of season party will be on the evening of our final home game of the season - Saturday 30th April.

As ever, the end of presentations will be made, whilst there will be food and live music throughout the evening. Tickets will be available from the club shop and will cost 5 adults and 2 children. Admission will be free for Supporters Club members.
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Monday 28th March 2005
Player sponsorship
The new management of the club will be setting new sponsorship packages over the summer, and would like to express their gratitude to those companies and individuals who have already come forward.

Meanwhile, player sponsorship is now available until the end of the season, costing just 50. Each sponsor will be presented with the shirt at the end of the season. For further details please email the club shop or visit them on a matchday.
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Club officers appointed
The club are pleased to announce the following appointments:

President - Lawrence Cooley
General Manager - Colin Deadman
Club Secretary - Graham Richards
Assistant Secretary - Robert Wooldridge
Press Officer - Mark Murphy
Marketing - Gary Anstead
Merchandise - Gary & Sandra Winters
Fundraising - Butch & Julie Shakespeare
Committee Member (Advisory) - Bill McNully
Committee Member (Youth) - Karen Deadman
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Salisbury match report
The report of Saturday's game can be found here.
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Saturday 26th March 2005
Kingstonian 0-4 Salisbury City
Visitors Salisbury City took command of the game late in the first period following fine goals from Aaron Cook and Shaun Hale before making sure of the result in the second half.

Matthew Tubbs followed up an opportunist effort to tuck away the third in the 53rd minute before Craig Davis converted a penalty, given on the hour mark given for handball against Stuart Reeks.

Almost summing up the season, the two games against Salisbury have seen the K's name 31 different players. Mazin Ahmad is the sole survivor from the August fixture.

Full details can be found here.
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Friday 25th March 2005
Steve Sanders suspended
Defender Steve Sanders will be suspended for the upcoming games against Windsor & Eton and Slough Town following his sending off last week.
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Wednesday 23rd March 2005
Stuart McIntyre appointed
The club are pleased to announce that former K's reserve team manager Stuart McIntyre has joined the coaching staff, to work alongside recently appointed manager Ian McDonald.

Meanwhile, former coach Andy Clement has parted with the club.
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Tuesday 22nd March 2005
Jim Cochrane on Ryman League Clubcall
On the official Ryman League Clubcall line today (and for the rest of the week), we speak to Kingstonian chairman Jim Cochrane about his club's change of manager this week. The interview can be heard by telephoning 09066 555 777 - calls cost 60p per minute.
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Practical/intensive refereeing course
The Surrey FA are piloting a new course to develop the next generation of referees which cuts out the need for 'classroom study' and is done over just three sessions (two practical and one assessment).

For anyone wishing to take part in the April course, costing just 30, forms can be found here.

Not only do you get full qualifications (level 9 referee on completion, level 7 after 10 full matches), but Kingstonian Youth really need some referees too and it would be a great chance for both parties to benefit.
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Monday 21st March 2005
Scott Steele resigns
It is with regret that Scott Steele has just announced his resignation as manager of Kingstonian Football Club as with immediate effect.

Club chairman Jim Cochrane reluctantly accepted Scott's resignation and wishes to put on record the club's sincere thanks for all the effort put in by Scott in what must be the club's most troubled season in it's 120 year history.

Until further notice, new coach Ian McDonald takes over all first team managerial affairs.

Graham Richards
Club Secretary
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Heybridge match report
The report of Saturday's game can be found here.
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Saturday 19th March 2005
Heybridge Swifts 3-0 Kingstonian
Despite shading a goal-less first half, K's went down to three second half goals at a sunny Scarley Road today.

Cliff Akurang opened the scoring for the hosts in the 49th minute with a neat finish before a moment of controversy midway through the second half. K's Steve Sanders was seemingly pushed into a collision with goalkeeper Andy Iga, though as the game continued Akurang's strike was blocked by the defender's arm. Sanders received his marching orders and league top scorer Carl Griffiths converted the resulting penalty to double to advantage. Substitute Daniel Barber added a simple third in the final minutes.

Full details can be found here.
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Friday 18th March 2005
Full-back in the groove
Former K's left back Scott Smith returns to the club from Basingstoke Town, where he has been since leaving the club in the summer. The New Zealander became the first K's player to gain full international honours since the 1930's when he appeared for the Kiwi's during the run-up to and during the Confederations Cup 2003 in France.

Also joining the club is right back Stuart Reeks, another to have played for Woking in the past, joining from Northwood. The 23 year old played for K's in a summer pre-season friendly before feautring for the Woods this season.
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Beard to play in Spain
Former K's captain Mark Beard, who moved to a coaching position in Spain with San Pedro FC, has had been given international clearance to play for his Marbella-based club.
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Thursday 17th March 2005
Giles makes Coca-Cola League
Giles Coke has signed for Football League side Mansfield Town after impressing manager Carlton Palmer whilst on trial at Field Mill a couple of weeks ago.

The club would like to thank Giles for his outstanding contribution and dedication over the course of this season and wish him all the best for the future. Still only 18 years old, the midfielder has a bright future according to K's boss Scott Steele: "He's a good box-to-box player. I think he's good enough to play at a higher level than League Two but Mansfield could be a good stepping stone for him."

Meanwhile, Mansfield have agreed to play the K's in a pre-season friendly at Kingsmeadow. A date for this fixture will be announced at a later stage.
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Wednesday 16th March 2005
Two Bee or not Two Bee
The club have released the playing registrations of Brentford youngsters Jamie Palmer and Luke Muldowney. It is believed that they have been lined up to join Staines Town.
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Monday 14th March 2005
Ian McDonald returns
The club are pleased to announce that former K's assistant manager Ian McDonald has joined the coaching staff, to work alongside alongside manager Scott Steele and Andy Clement.
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Sunday 13th March 2005
Hendon match report
The report of yesterday's game can be found here.
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Saturday 12th March 2005
Hendon 1-0 Kingstonian
A tightly contested match was decided by a mis-hit Ross Pickett strike in the 53rd minute which, aided by the wind, looped into the top corner of the net.

K's closest effort came in the opening minute of the game when Giles Coke's half volley crashed against the crossbar.

Meanwhile young midfielder Steven Guaje-Velandia made his debut as a substitute in the second half.

Full details can be found here.
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Tuesday 8th March 2005
Isthmian League XI 2-3 FA XI
The Ishmian League's centenary match was marked with an entertaining match last night at Dulwich Hamlet which saw the FA XI prevail in the latter stages. The match featured four former Kingstonian players - Liam Collins, Dean Hooper, Stuart Booth and reserve goalkeeper Kevin Davies.

Isthmian League XI: 1 Paul Nicholls (Chelmsford City) [13 Robert Tolfrey (Dulwich Hamlet)], 2 Liam Hopkins (Chelmsford City), 3 Alex Stanley (Yeading), 4 Leon Hunter (Billericay Town) [14 Michael Shinn (Heybridge Swifts)], 5 Shane Mangodza (Chelmsford City), 6 Pat Sappleton (Billericay Town), 7 Liam Collins (Worthing) [17 Rob Martin (Unknown)], 8 Fiston Manuella (Staines Town), 9 Ross Wareham (Billericay Town) [16 Paul Scott (Dulwich Hamlet)], 10 Richard Jolly (Wealdstone) [15 Kenny Beaney (Dulwich Hamlet)], 11 Robert Ursell (AFC Wimbledon)

Football Association XI: 1 Stuart Searle (Carshalton Athletic) [17 Kevin Davies (Hayes)], 2 Dean Hooper (St Albans City), 3 Kevin Warner (Hayes), 4 Kevin McKenna (Hayes) [12 Stuart Booth (Carshalton Athletic)], 5 Jamie Smith (Welling United), 6 Lewis Watts (Welling United) [14 Jamie Southon (Hornchurch)], 7 Matt Gray (Sutton United) [15 Andy Tomlinson (Hornchurch)], 8 Jamie Day (Welling United), 9 Che Stadhart (Margate) [16 Keiran Knight (Hayes)], 10 Lee Clarke (St Albans City), 11 Des Boateng (Carshalton Athletic)

Goals: Lee Clarke (FA XI, 6 mins, 0-1), Ross Wareham (Isthmian XI, 44 mins, 1-1), Ross Wareham (Isthmian XI, 55 mins, 2-1), Stuart Booth (FA XI, 75 mins, 2-2), Keiran Knight (FA XI, 87 mins, 2-3)
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Sunday 6th March 2005
Eastleigh match report
The report of yesterday's game can be found here.
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Saturday 5th March 2005
Kingstonian 0-3 Eastleigh
Despite a bright start from the K's, free-scoring Eastleigh took the points following a flurry of goals around the half time mark.

Andy Forbes and Craig McAllister both got on the scoresheet late in the first half before Forbes added another just after the break.

Full details can be found here.
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Game ON
Today's game versus Eastleigh will be ON following the early pitch inspection.
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Friday 4th March 2005
Pitch inspection tomorrow
Given the freezing conditions, a pitch inspection has been arranged for tomorrow morning at 11.30am ahead of the game against Eastleigh. The result of this will, as ever, appear on this site as soon as known.
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Isthmian League Centenary Match
The Isthmian League centenary match, in which an Isthmian League XI face an FA XI, will take place this Monday 7th March at Dulwich Hamlet FC.

Former Kingstonian players set to play are Dean Hooper (St Albans City) - FA XI, Liam Collins (Worthing) and Dave Clarke (Yeading) - Isthmian XI.

Isthmian League squad: Paul Nicholls (Chelmsford City), Dean Marney (Harrow Borough), Ollie Adedeji (Braintree Town), Pat Sappleton (Billericay Town), Alex Haddow (Eastleigh), Liam Collins (Worthing), David Clarke (Yeading), Fiston Manuella (Staines Town), Robert Ursell (AFC Wimbledon), Alex Revell (Braintree Town), Andy Forbes (Eastleigh), James Hasell (Leyton), Richard Jolly (Wealdstone), Leon Hunter (Billericay Town), Michael Shinn (Heybridge Swifts), Alex Stanley (Yeading), Ken Beaney (Dulwich Hamlet).
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Wednesday 2nd March 2005
Supporters Club quiz night
The Supporters Club are holding a quiz night this Friday, 7.45pm, at St John's Parish Hall, Grove Lane, Kingston. Admission, including a fish & chip supper (sausage/chicken/vegetarian options available), will cost 6 per person. All are welcome - pay on night - and with no bar, feel free to bring your own drinks.
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Tuesday 1st March 2005
Kingstonian - Fit & Proper
Club secretary Graham Richards has confirmed that forms for the new FA regulatory "Fit and Proper Person Test" have been despatched along with the following confirmation of the recent changes at the club:

Kingstonian FC - With effect from 11th February 2005 Rajesh Khosla resigned as Chairman of the club and Anup Khosla resigned as Managing Director, Treasurer & Sole Owner of the club. With effect from 11th February 2005 James Cochrane was appointed Chairman, Director & Sole Owner of the club and John Lloyd was appointed Director & Treasurer of the club.

Kingstonian FC Limited, company number 4480694 - With effect from 11th February 2005 Anup Khosla resigned as Director and sole shareholder of the company & Rishi Khosla resigned as Company Secretary. With effect from 11th February 2005 James Cochrane was appointed Director and became sole shareholder of the company and John Lloyd was appointed Director & Company Secretary of the company.
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