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August 2005

Wednesday 31st August 2005
Under 18's ready for action
The newly reformed Kingstonian U18's start their Southern Youth League season tonight away to Epsom & Ewell, kick off 7.30pm at Banstead Athletic FC.

The other fixture announced so far sees them face the Staines Town/Kingston College combination at home next Wednesday, kick off 7.30pm at Dorking FC.

The under 18's page, accessible from the youth section of the site, will contain all team information (news, fixtures, results, reports, tables etc) throughout the season.
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Monday 29th August 2005
Whyteleafe match report
The report of the game earlier today can be found here, courtesy of Kevin O'Connor - another welcome addition to our match report writing team.
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Whyteleafe 0-2 Kingstonian
Goals from Kenny Ojukwa and Julian Sills either side of the break secured a comfortable win for Kingstonian at a sunny Church Road earlier today.

The line-up can be found here.
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Sunday 28th August 2005
Ringmer match report
The report of yesterday's FA Cup win can be found here.
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Team photo 2005/06
The players page now features the new squad photo for this season, along with the updated penpics to go with it.

Meanwhile, the image can be downloaded at higher resolutions for your desktop from the wallpapers page.
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New Kitz for the K's
With the launch of the new home kit yesterday, with the new yellow away strip expected tomorrow, the club shop are now taking orders for the Kitz replica shirts at home matches. Images of both can now be found on their page, and either version costs 35 for adults - which includes a number of your choice on the back!
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Saturday 27th August 2005
Kingstonian 2-1 Ringmer
K's recorded a dramatic late home win in the FA Cup against Sussex League Ringmer today. The visitors opened the scoring in the 52nd minute through Darren Tidy before a combination of Scott Corbett and Damian Panter grabbed an equaliser with a quarter of an hour to go. Julian Sills was on hand in the final minute to tuck away the winner to set up a tie away to Cray Wanderers on Saturday 10th September.

The line-up can be found here.
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Anderson supply the fizz
Anderson Travel Group were officially unveiled as Kingstonian's new club sponsors at today's FA Cup game against Ringmer, having signed a two year deal for a five figure sum. Their website can be accessed by clicking their logo on the front page of the site.

The smart coaches on show outside the ground demonstrated the transportation the players and supporters will enjoy for at least twelve away journeys this season, whilst banners, balloons and champagne greeted those attending the game.

Managing Director Mark Anderson and other executives of the company thoroughly enjoyed the day, and the FA Cup victory that rounded off events. The club are as ever grateful for the hard work put in by all the various individuals to make matchdays run smoothly.

Meanwhile, the winner of the weekend trip to Paris, courtesy of the sponsors, was Charlie Logan. The draw raised a grand total of 390, which will go towards the new Kingstonian Under 18 side. A couple of photos from the day can be found here.
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Thursday 25th August 2005
Kick off changes
The home match against Molesey on Saturday 3rd September will now kick off at 12.15pm, so as not to clash with Wales v England (3pm). The bar will, as ever, be open after the game for fans to enjoy the game on the big screen at Kingsmeadow.

Meanwhile, the away fixture at Corinthian Casuals on Saturday 8th October will now kick off at 1.00pm, so as not to clash with England v Austria (4pm).
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Wednesday 24th August 2005
Win a weekend for two in Paris!
As part of the this Saturday's launch celebrating Anderson Travel Group's sponsorship deal with Kingstonian, there will be a special prize draw on the day for a WEEKEND FOR TWO IN PARIS! The winner can travel on any chosen date by Eurostar straight from Waterloo International.

To enter, just buy a raffle ticket from JULIE SHAKESPEARE for just ONE POUND (or more if you are feeling lucky) before the game or during the first half on Saturday. The grand prize draw will take place at half time on the pitch.

Remember you've got to be in it to win it! All proceeds will go towards the new Kingstonian Under 18 side.
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Kingstonian Golf Day & Dinner
Kingstonian FC are holding their 3rd Golf Day & Dinner on Wednesday 7th September 2005 at Coombe Wood Golf Course, Kingston Hill, Kingston. Full details can be downloaded from the forms page.
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Tuesday 23rd August 2005
Newport match report
The report of last night's game can be found here, courtesy of Darren Bell - a welcome addition to our match report writing team.
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Monday 22nd August 2005
Kingstonian 0-1 Newport IoW
K's left Kingsmeadow a frustrated side tonight after a breakaway Fraser Quirke goal late in the first half was enough to take the points to the Isle of Wight. A combination of goalkeeper, woodwork, and near misses denied K's their opening goal of the season.

The line-up can be found here.
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Sunday 21st August 2005
Leatherhead match report
The report of yesterday's game can be found here.
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Saturday 20th August 2005
Leatherhead 0-0 Kingstonian
K's started their Ryman One Division campaign with a hard-fought draw at Fetcham Grove. The home side twice struck the woodwork, but Martyn Lee missed the best chance of the afternoon - firing over from in front of an open goal from six yards out.

The line-up can be found here.
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Anderson Travel Group to sponsor K's
Kingstonian FC Ltd have pleasure in confirming that a deal has been secured with Anderson Travel Group to be the club's main sponsor. The launch of the above will be next Saturday 27th August at the home fixture against Ringmer in the FA Cup opener at Kingsmeadow, kick off 3.00pm. The official team photo will be taken in the clubs new kit for the coming season bearing the name of the new sponsor.

Present will be Mark Anderson and a group of Senior Executives from the Anderson Travel Group. Kingstonian are also pleased to announce that Mark has been made Vice President of the club.

K's Commercial Manager Gary Anstead states, "This is a major coup for Kingstonian FC and the start of a new era at the club. There is still work to do to get K's back into the top flight of non-league football, but with the help of all the K's fans this can be achieved."

More information regarding the sponsorship will be announced over the coming week, but for any further details regarding on the Anderson Travel Group and their sponsorship please contact Gary Anstead on 07774 267502.
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Friday 19th August 2005
Squad announced
The first team squad registered to play for Kingstonian FC as at the start of the season is as follows:

Mazin Ahmad, Bashiru Alimi, Jon Ashwood, Scott Bennetts, Michael Brady, Mark Cioni, Jon Coke, Scott Corbett, Ian Dickens, Brahim Eloumani, Shane Franklin, Christian Gonzalez, Alan Hughes, Martyn Lee, Chuck Martini, Kenny Ojukwa, Dayo Ositola, Damian Panter, Stuart Reeks, James Reeves (on loan at Camberley Town), Tony Reid, Mark Rhodes, Steven Sanders, Julian Sills, Richard Taylor.

Bashiru Alimi, the longest serving player at the club, has been named club captain, whilst no less than 15 of the 25 man squad have appeared for the K's before.

Manager Ian McDonald and coach Stuart McIntyre are meanwhile joined on the coaching staff by former Bromley man Del Parnham.
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Ian McDonald on County Sound radio
County Sound radio's local football show 'Offside' will be broadcasting an interview with Ian McDonald tonight at 8pm, repeated tomorrow at noon, as part of its Ryman Preview show.

Tune in to 1566 MW, NTL 91.5 FM or online at www.countysound.co.uk to find out what Macca's got to say about the summer, his hopes for the new season and this week's fixtures.
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Season tickets and patrons packages
With the season about to start, a reminder that season tickets and patrons packages are available for all 22 Ryman League Division One matches. Forms can be found in the downloads section and are to be returned to the address marked, the club shop on a home matchday, or Gary Winters at an away matchday.

Season tickets, costing 140 (Adult), 100 (OAP/Student), 45 (Junior):

- General admission to both seating and terracing in the ground
- First option on tickets for cup matches
- If desired, a reserved seat
- Supporters with adult or OAP/student season tickets effectively get two home matches free of charge.
- Holders of junior season tickets get seven home matches free!

Patrons Package, costing 290 (Adult), 200 (OAP/Student):

- General admission to both seating and terracing in the ground
- First option on tickets for cup matches
- Reserved car parking space
- Programme and team sheet upon arrival
- Exclusive use of the Patrons Lounge
- Refreshments before, during and after the match
- Name printed in every home programme
- Patrons admission for accompanied guests for only 15
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Thursday 18th August 2005
In memory of George Puckett
It was with much sadness to report that life-long supporter George Puckett passed away on Friday 5th August. Mr Puckett, aged 92, first watched the K's at the 1933 FA Amateur Cup semi-final at Upton Park and every season since. His funeral was attended by supporters and club officials and our thoughts are with his family at this time. There will be a minute's silence before the Newport game as a mark of respect.
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Wednesday 17th August 2005
Ryman League statistical review
The Ryman League statistical review has now been published and includes all the results, goalscorers and attendances of Ryman League, Bryco Cup, Associate Members Trophy, FA Cup, FA Trophy, FA Vase and County Senior Cups of each member club with listed player appearances for league matches including regular playing position. An index of players in alphabetical format is also included.

This booklet is available at 5.00 + 64p (1st) or 47p (2nd) postage & packing each. Copies may be ordered from: Mike Wilson 75 Canada Road, Erith, Kent, DA8 2HF.
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Tuesday 16th August 2005
Weekend fundraising success
Butch Shakespeare would like to thank everyone who attended and participated in the Kingstonian fundraising events over the weekend on behalf of the club.

Friday's race night - the first major fundraising event of the season - attracted 75 attendees and raised 843. Another race night is planned for November and it is hoped that the event will continue to grow.

Sunday's cricket match between supporters and youth at Ditton Rec was played in a relaxed and lighthearted atmosphere. The Youth won with 131 runs off 20 overs, compared to 111 runs off 20 overs for the Supporters. The day was rounded off with a BBQ and raffle at the Plough & Harrow. The day was most enjoyable and raised just over 100.

The club needs all the support it can get and it is hoped that with a series of fundraising activities throughout the season this can be encouraged, whilst adding to the social side for supporters at the same time.
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Under 18's: Surrey Cup draw
Kingstonian have been drawn at home to Croygas Youth A in the first round of the Surrey U18 Cup. The match will be played at Dorking FC around 2nd October.

The winners will be away to Guildford City Youth or Tooting & Mitcham Athletic in the second round (to be played around 6th November), with the winners of that playing at home to either Worcester Park Colts, Barnes Eagles or Halliford Colts B in the third round (to be played around 4th December).
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Under 18's: Westview Youth Cup draw
Kingstonian have been drawn at home to Epsom & Ewell in the first round of the Westview Youth Cup (ie Isthmian League Youth Cup). The match will be played at Dorking FC by 28th September.

The winners will be at home to Hastings United or Worthing in the second round (to be played by 30th October), with the winners of that playing at home to either Ashford Town (Kent), Folkestone Invicta, Burgess Hill Town or Horsham in the quarter finals (to be played by 23rd November).
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Monday 15th August 2005
Match posters
Upcoming posters advertising the first three Kingstonian home games of the season can be downloaded for distribution from the match posters page.
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FA Structural Review conclusions
Lord Burns was asked to conduct a six month review of English football's governing body by the government at the end of 2004, following a year of controversy for the Football Association, and believes his proposals for their restructuring will produce a stronger, more open and better-respected organisation.

Key problems tackled included potential conflicts of interests among FA board members, an unrepresentative council, lack of confidence in the disciplinary process, too much power being wielded by the Premier League and a lack of representation for the grassroots game.

Details of the report can be found on the FA website here.
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Sunday 14th August 2005
Ashford Town game moved
The club have been advised by The Ryman Football League that Ashford Town have switched their midweek date from Wednesday to Tuesday. As a result the fixture scheduled to be played at Ashford on Wednesday 21st September has now been brought forward to Tuesday 20th September.
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Walton match report
The report of yesterday's game can be found here.
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Saturday 13th August 2005
Walton & Hersham 2-1 Kingstonian
A competitive final pre-season friendly saw Walton & Hersham claim a win following a late Neil Lampton penalty. Gary Haylock had given the hosts the lead with a fine first half volley before Mazin Ahmad equalised from the spot just before the half hour mark.

The K's lined up as follows: 1 Chuck Martini (17 Jon Ashworth), 2 Steve Sanders, (16 Michael Brady), 3 Ian Dickens (19 Shane Franklin), 4 Scott Corbett, 5 Julian Sills, 6 Stuart Reeks (14 Richard Taylor), 7 Mazin Ahmad, 8 Bashiru Alimi, 9 Tony Reid, 10 Damien Panter (18 Kenny Ojukwa), 11 Mark Cioni (12 Brahim Eloumani).
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Wednesday 10th August 2005
Surrey Senior Cup draw
Kingstonian have been drawn away to the winners of the match between Chessington & Hook United and Mole Valley Predators (previously Chessington United) in the second round of the Surrey Senior Cup. The match is expected to take place some time in December.

Away ties at Westfield or Corinthian Casuals (in the third round) then Crystal Palace or Leatherhead or Dulwich (in the quarter finals) await the winners.
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Tuesday 9th August 2005
Kingstonian race night
The club are pleased to be starting the new season with the first in a series of social fundraising events - the Kingstonian race night this Friday at Kingsmeadow, with doors opening at 7.15pm for an 8.00pm start.

A limited number of tickets will be available on the night at the door costing 3, though advance purchases through Triumph Trophies in Cambridge Road, Kingston (tel: 020 8541 5174) will greatly help organisation of the event.

Come along with your family and friends and support what will be a great evening's entertainment!
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Kingstonian cricket match
This Sunday sees supporters of Kingstonian take on parents and older players of Kingstonian Youth in a cricket match at Long Ditton Recreation Ground, at 1.00pm for a 1.30pm start.

Butch Shakespeare and Ian Brady will be looking after the respective teams and there will be a BBQ after the match at the Plough & Harrow Pub, Long Ditton, where there will also be an auction/raffle with signed memorabilia. Proceeds will be split between Kingstonian FC and Kingstonian Youth.
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Monday 8th August 2005
Chessington game cancelled
The friendly arranged for tomorrow night against Chessington & Hook United has been cancelled as their pitch is not yet ready for action.
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Sunday 7th August 2005
Farnham Town 0-4 Kingstonian
K's continued their encouraging pre-season with a four goal win at Farnham Town, courtesy of goals from Tony Reid, Damian Panter and a Martyn Lee brace.

The K's lined up as follows: 1 Chuck Martini (18 James Reeves), 2 Steve Sanders, 3 Mark Cioni (16 Ian Dickens), 4 Scott Corbett, 5 Julian Sills, 6 Stuart Reeks (15 Richard Taylor), 7 Mazin Ahmad, 8 Bashiru Alimi (12 Mark Rhodes), 9 Tony Reid (14 Kenny Ojukwa), 10 Mark Watson (17 Damian Panter), 11 Martyn Lee.
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Westview Rail to sponsor league cup
The Ryman Football League has announced that Westview Rail Ltd is to sponsor the League Cup and the League's Youth Cup competitions for the next three seasons.

The competitions will be known as "The Westview Cup" and "The Westview Youth Cup". 61 clubs will participate in the Westview Cup this season, with First Round matches being played in September. The Youth Cup, last won by Lewes in 1992, will have 32 clubs participating this season.
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Friday 5th August 2005
Fulham match report
The report of yesterday's game can be found here.
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Thursday 4th August 2005
Kingstonian 1-0 Fulham
K's dispatched Premiership Fulham at Kingsmeadow last night, with a superb strike from Mazin Ahmad giving them a deserved one-nil win.

The K's lined up as follows: 1 Chuck Martini (23 Jon Ashworth), 2 Steve Sanders, 3 Marc Cioni (12 Richard Taylor), 4 Scott Corbett (15 Ian Dickens), 5 Julian Sills, 6 Stuart Reeks, 7 Mazin Ahmad (18 Frazer Muscat), 8 Bashiru Alimi (17 Mark Rhodes), 9 Tony Reid, 10 Mark Watson (14 Kenny Ojukwa), 11 Martyn Lee.
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Wednesday 3rd August 2005
Athletics End roofing work
The club have been advised by AFC Wimbledon that scaffolding will start to be erected as from today at the Athletics End of the stadium in preparation for a new roof (as originally planned in the K's 2001 redevelopment). It is expected that the work will be completed by the end of the month.
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