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April 2005

Saturday 30th April 2005
Final league positions
Congratulations to Yeading and former K's player Dave Clarke for winning the Ryman Premier league.

Billericay, Eastleigh, Braintree and Leyton will compete in the playoffs - with Hampton losing out on goal difference to the latter following today's games.

Former Conference sides Kingstonian and Dover are relegated, as are Tonbridge and Cheshunt. Wealdstone ended the season as they started it and just survived on goals scored.
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Today's special collection
Thank you to everyone for contributing to today's special collection, raising 408 to be split between a fund in memory of the late Folkestone player Paul Sykes - whose family and friends our thoughts are with - and the Kingston mayor's local charities.
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Kingstonian 1-5 Folkestone Invicta
Watched by the largest crowd of the season, boosted by the many youth players, Kingstonian were unable to improve their home fortunes despite a strong first half performance.

Martyn Lee and Rob Paris hit the woodwork before Folkestone took the lead on the stroke of half time through a deflected James Dryden effort.

Dryden added another two after the break before Martyn Lee scored a fine free kick for the K's. Substitute Joe Neilsen and a fourth - a penalty - from Dryden made sure of a convincing scoreline in the latter stages for the visitors.

Full details can be found here.
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Friday 29th April 2005
Kingstonian Youth trials
Kingstonian Youth are pleased to announce upcoming trials for all age groups from U7-U17, to take place in Chessington on 14/15 May for boys and 21 May for girls.

For full details regarding sessions times, venue and general information please visit the Kingstonian Youth Trials 2005/06 page.

Please note, Under 18's trials will be run independently and details will follow at a later date.
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Thursday 28th April 2005
Kingstonian Youth final games
Kingstonian Youth go into their final round of games over the Bank Holiday weekend with a number of titles up for grabs in the West Surrey Youth League:

  • The U11's (sponsored by Triumph Trophies) will be playing their last game of the season - where a win will see them crowned league champions - this Sunday, kick off 10.30am. The venue is The Playing Fields, Somerset Avenue, Chessington, KT9 1PN.

  • The U10's (sponsored by Admiral Scaffolding) will play Kingswood Terriers in the U10 Invitational Cup Final this Sunday, kick off 12.30pm. The venue is Cobham FC, Leg of Mutton Field, Anvil Lane, Downside Bridge Road, Cobham.

  • The U8's Monarchs (sponsored by Adam Hart Electricals) will play Rocks Lane Rovers in the U8 Invitational Cup Final this Monday, kick off 11.30am. The venue is Wandgas FC, Wandgas Sports & Social Club, Grafton Road, Worcester Park, KT4 7JW.

    Please go along and support the teams if possible - it would be much appreciated by them and the Kingstonian Youth setup in whole. The cup final games, at neutral venues, will be admission by (2) programme.
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    Tuesday 26th April 2005
    Under 18's venue confirmed
    Kingstonian FC and Kingstonian Youth are pleased to announce that Dorking FC - former venue of the K's reserves - will host matches for the new Kingstonian U18 side next season.
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    Monday 25th April 2005
    Chelmsford match report
    The report of Saturday's game can be found here.
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    Saturday 23rd April 2005
    Chelmsford City 3-2 Kingstonian
    K's were again cruelly denied any points in the final minutes, this time at Chelmsford. The hosts scored the only goal of the first half through a super solo effort from Julian Edwards. Kenny Ojukwa was denied a goal at the other end, having been adjudged to foul Chelmsford goalkeeper Paul Nicholls.

    Kingstonian took control of the game in the second half and found themselves leading by the hour mark. Tony Reid followed home a Bernard Asante with a low drive before Asante volleyed home after Kenny Ojukwa won a corner ball in the air.

    Chelmsford grabbed an equaliser through Craig Edwards following confusion in the K's box before further action in the final minutes. A Nicholls free kick from the halfway line was flicked in by substitute Simon Clark. K's were then denied a clear penalty after Shayne Mangodza handled in the box, whilst Martyn Lee saw a last gasp free kick hit the angle of the goal and rebound back out off the head of goalkeeper Nicholls.

    Full details can be found here.
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    Saturday 16th April 2005
    Kingstonian 0-3 Cheshunt
    Cheshunt picked up a crucial win at Kingsmeadow today in a scrappy game. The visitors' converted two George Gregorio penalties on either side of the interval, given for a push by Steven Sanders and a handball by Bashiru Alimi, before wrapping up the game with a third goal.

    Full details can be found here.
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    Hampton match report
    The report of the game at Hampton can now be found here.
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    Slough match report
    The report of the game at Slough can now be found here.
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    Tuesday 12th April 2005
    Hampton & Richmond Borough 2-1 Kingstonian
    A dramatic stoppage time winner from former K's man Matt Elverson saw Hampton take the points in an outcome not entirely reflective of the game.

    Kingstonian started much the better side and took a deserved lead midway through the first half when Martyn Lee cut a ball back for Bernard Asante to stroke home his first goal for the club.

    The hosts struck an early equaliser in the second half through the head of Ryan Ashe before Elverson tucked away the last gasp winner following a disputed free kick out on the right.

    Full details can be found here.
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    Monday 11th April 2005
    Kick off 2005/06
    The Isthmian League have announced a later start for next season, on Saturday 20th August 2005, in an effort to assist clubs who pay weekly wages to their players.

    Kingstonian FC are very grateful to the league for their continued support through difficult times, and hope to remain within the Isthmian League structure next season. It is expected that the Alliance promotion/relegation league allocations will be made on 11th May 2005.
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    Alliance to Conference
    A new book chronicling the 25 years of non-league's top division is out now, of which Kingstonian are featured as one of the 70 member clubs past and present.

    Further details and an order form can be found here. The publisher will provide a margin of each order mentioning Kingstonian to the club.
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    Wednesday 6th April 2005
    Phil Ruggles
    Striker Phil Ruggles will be out out action for the rest of the season following a hernia operation scheduled for later today.
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    Tuesday 5th April 2005
    Slough Town 2-3 Kingstonian
    K's overcame their goalscoring drought to record their first win under the charge of Ian McDonald in an exciting game at Stag Meadow tonight.

    Martyn Lee opened the scoring with a superb 25 yard effort just before half time before the hosts came out with extra purpose in the second half, equalising on the hour mark through a low long range strike by Michael Murphy.

    K's regained the advatange when Kenny Ojukwa powered though with twenty minutes remaining to calmly slot his strike through the legs of the substitute goalkeeper. Late drama saw the Rebels grab another equaliser when Josias Carbon converted a Matt Murray effort on the line.

    There was, however, still time for K's to take a well deserved victory through a first goal for the club from Tony Reid after good work from Dave Timothy and Bernard Asante.

    Full details can be found here.
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    Dual registrations
    Andy Iga and Scott Smith were unavailable for the game against Slough following calls to play for Conference South sides Sutton United and Basingstoke Town respectively.

    Both are still registered Kingstonian players and it is hoped that they will be back in the hoops soon.
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    Monday 4th April 2005
    Windsor match report
    The report of yesterday's game can be found here.
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    Saturday 2nd April 2005
    Kingstonian 0-1 Windsor & Eton
    A ninth minute goal from Windsor top scorer Peter Holsgrove was enough to decide the match and seal Kingstonian's relegation from the Ryman Premier - a division in which they played a promotion playoff final last season.

    Full details can be found here.
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    Friday 1st April 2005
    NLP "Clean Up Our Game" tomorrow
    Kingstonian FC will be showing their support for the Non-League Paper initiative "Clean Up Our Game" at tomorrow's game against Windsor & Eton.

    The paper are supplying green wristbands with the slogan The NLP says: Clean Up Our Game to clubs in the Conference, Northen, Southern and Isthmian Leagues for matches tomorrow. The message is to:

    * End the foul and abusive language by fans, players and managers
    * Stop abuse of referees both verbal and physical
    * Call time on player dissent
    * Kick out the divers and cheats feigning injury
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