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March 2006

Friday 31st March 2006
Stephen Osei-Akoto
With this season's deadline now passed, one piece of transfer news from this week is the arrival of 19 year old midfielder Stephen Osei-Akoto from Tooting & Mitcham's reserve side.
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Thursday 30th March 2006
Chapple in final 'FA Cup Heroes' vote
Former Kingstonian manager Geoff Chapple has been shortlisted by a panel of experts at the Football Association, chaired by Sir Trevor Brooking, as one of 25 managers vying to be an 'FA Cup Hero'.

In his four seasons with the Ks, Chapple took the club through to the final qualifying round, the 2nd round, the 1st round, and momentously the 4th round in each respective campaign.

Voting has now commenced on TheFA.com website as visitors are asked to select their FA Cup Legends team and manager between now and Monday 24th April 2006. The final results will be announced, by position, throughout the build up to Mays Cup Final. There are great prizes on offer from the Football Association for every fan who enters, so get voting to put Geoff Chapple in charge of the greatest FA Cup team of all time!
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Wednesday 29th March 2006
Match posters
Posters advertising the final four scheduled home games this season can be downloaded for distribution from the match posters page.
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Tuesday 28th March 2006
Martyn Lee
Ian McDonald has stated that Martyn Lee will not be leaving the club, despite recent speculation regarding his future. The player requested to be released following an approach from Windsor & Eton FC, though the Stags have been unable/unwilling to put forward the necessary funds required for his transfer.

The diminutive midfielder is therefore expected to link up again with his Kingstonian teammates this Saturday at Bashley, following the completion of his four match suspension.
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Geoff Pitcher interview
Simon Murray caught up to have a chat with Geoff Pitcher about his return to the club.
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Met Police match report
The report of Saturday's two-nil win is now available.
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Monday 27th March 2006
Kingstonian 2-0 Hastings United
Kingstonian's resurgent home form continued with a second two-nil win in three days, this time against in-form Hastings United.

James Rose opened the scoring in the final minute of the first half from the penalty spot after Kenny Ojukwa had been felled in an incident which saw visiting captain Sean Ray sent off. Scott Corbett made sure of the points with a deft finish ten minutes into the second half.

Full details of today's game can be found here.
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Ian McDonald on Hastings
Ian McDonald gave us his thoughts after the two-nil win at home to Hastings United.
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Sunday 26th March 2006
Goin' Up!
In a return of another old favourite (albeit in a different guise) you can now see exactly what's what at the top of the table from the aptly named (we hope) Goin' Up! page. Happy staring!
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Saturday 25th March 2006
Kingstonian 2-0 Metropolitan Police
Geoff Pitcher's return inspired K's to a two-nil win over the league's second placed side to remain on course for a play-off spot at least.

Pitcher came on just after the break with the scoresheet blank, and twice sent in free-kicks which were headed in - by Julian Sills and Kenny Ojukwa respectively.

Full details of today's game can be found here.
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Ian McDonald on Met Police
Ian McDonald gave us his thoughts after the two-nil win at home to Met Police.
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Thursday 23rd March 2006
Conference favourite returns
Former Kingstonian favourite Geoff Pitcher has re-signed for the club five years after moving on to Brighton & Hove Albion in a 55k deal - the second highest transfer fee ever received by the K's.

Geoff started life as a Millwall trainee before spending three years at Watford. A brief first stint with Kingstonian was followed by a return to the football league with Colchester United, but it was following his return to the K's in 1997 where he established himself as one of the very best players in non-league football. His honours with the club include an Isthmian League championship title, two FA Trophy winners medals and 10 England semi-pro caps.

After moving back into the non-league game with Havant & Waterlooville in 2004, Geoff left the South Coast last September to spend a couple of months at Sutton United, also in the Conference South league. Manager Ian McDonald says of the signing, "Geoff is a good ball player in midfield who I know from our previous spell at the club, and should add that little bit of extra quality to the team."
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Danny Ward
The club have signed tough-tackling midfielder Danny Ward from Tonbridge Angels. The 23 year old broke through the youth ranks at Dulwich Hamlet to spend four years at Champion Hill before a recent spell at Tonbridge.
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Macca explains Ahmad departure
Ian McDonald has clarified the situation regarding Mazin Ahmad's departure - which was by mutual consent following the player's request to be released at the end of last week.

Manager McDonald highlighted his stance of not standing in the way of anyone able to move up the leagues and/or who no longer wants to play for the club. His only regret is that the player never signed the contract on offer to him since the summer, and so moving to Aldershot Town on a free transfer.
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Tuesday 21st March 2006
Mazin Ahmad
Attacking midfielder Mazin Ahmad has had his playing registration with the club cancelled this evening. Mazin was joint top scorer this season with 14 goals, and made a total of 71 appearances for the K's since joining at the start of last season.
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Monday 20th March 2006
Transfer deadline
The closing date for the registration of players in the Isthmian League is Friday 31st March.
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League playoffs
The Isthmian League have issued slightly revised dates for the end of season playoffs:

Semi Finals - One Game (Monday, 1st May)
Club in 3rd place v Club in 6th place
Club in 4th place v Club in 5th place

Final One Game (Saturday, 6th May)
Highest placed club will play at home
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Sunday 19th March 2006
Horsham match report
The report of Saturday's debate is now available.
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Kingston Mencap
Kingstonian Football Club are pleased to announce an arrangement to encourage support from the Kingston Mencap society, whereby members will be offered concessionary prices to all home games and their carers admitted free of charge.

Kingston Mencap is a small local group, affiliated to Royal Mencap, providing support and information for members and families involved with a child or adult with a learning disability. They have in recent months been collecting donations in memory of Derek Bright who sadly passed away in November. Derek was a life member at Kingstonian, where a minutes silence and collection raising 150 were carried out upon hearing the news. A total of 1,777 has been raised to date which will provide equipment for the Kingston Mencap Seekers Club.

Additionally, the Ks offer a warm welcome to the entire community and, having ensured that their Kingsmeadow home caters fully to wheelchair users with single level access, dedicated viewing bays and toilet facilities, are keen to highlight their general concessions policy; discounted admission prices are just five pounds and accompanying carers (must be aged over 16) are granted free entry to the ground.
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Saturday 18th March 2006
Horsham 2-2 Kingstonian
A Kingstonian side once again struggling for numbers produced a battling performance for the second game running, but the rewards may well have been greater at high-flying Horsham.

After a quiet first half, the K's took the lead through a looping James Rose header just after the hour mark, before Bashiru Alimi struck from distance to double the lead with eleven minutes remaining.

A hotly disputed goal was awarded just two minutes later when Nigel Brake's strike was adjudged to have crossed the line as Julian Sills cleared. Substitute Dominik Hudak headed an equaliser five minutes later as the home side piled on late pressure, but the points were to be shared.

Full details of the match can be found here.
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Ian McDonald on Horsham
Ian McDonald gave us his thoughts after the two-two draw at high flying Horsham.
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Friday 17th March 2006
Dover match report
The report of Tuesday night's game is now available.
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Matchday sponsorship
There are a number of matchday sponsorship opportunities available at Kingsmeadow as the K's enter an exciting end to the season. Available packages are highlighted below, whilst further information and contact details can be found on the commercial page.

Mon 27 March v Hastings United - Match & Ball sponsorship available
Tue 4 April v Carshalton Athletic - Match sponsorship available
Mon 17 April v Walton Casuals - Ball sponsorship available
Sat 22 April v Lymington & New Milton - Ball sponsorship available
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Tuesday 14th March 2006
Dover Athletic 1-1 Kingstonian
A Kingstonian side missing four through suspension produced a battling performance to take a share of the points at the Crabble tonight.

Dover took the early initiative and the opening goal came just before the half hour mark when Craig Wilkins planted a header into the bottom corner of the net.

K's stayed with their hosts and hit back midway through the second half when Charley Side drilled a low shot in after Stuart Booth's free kick had caused problems on the goal-line.

Substitutes Kenny Ojukwa and Tony Reid had a chance each to snatch a winner, whilst Dover had a handful of late chances that failed to hit the target.

Full details of the match can be found here.
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Ian McDonald on Dover
Ian McDonald spoke to us after tonight's match. You can hear what he had to say.
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Tommy Moorhouse
Defensive midfielder Tommy Moorhouse has left the club by mutual consent and returned to Leatherhead.
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Sunday 12th March 2006
Croydon match report
The report of last week's match is now available.
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Thursday 9th March 2006
Carshalton match arranged
The Surrey Senior Cup semi final at home to Carshalton Athletic has been arranged for Tuesday 4th April, kick off 7.45pm at Kingsmeadow.
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Monday 6th March 2006
Kingstonian 2-0 Croydon Athletic
A fine start saw Kingstonian strike twice in the opening ten minutes to allay fears about their home form and move back into the playoff zone above opponents Croydon Athletic.

Scott Corbett continued his recent rich vein of goalscoring form with a headed effort in the fifth minute whilst Bashiru Alimi drilled a strike into the bottom corner just five minutes later.

Both sides had chances in the closing stages, with Charley Side seeing a late effort cleared off the line, but the scoreline was maintained as K's picked up a vital three points going into their blank Saturday.

Full details of the match can be found here.
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Julian Sills on Croydon Athletic
Skipper Julian Sills gave us his thoughts on tonight's two-nil win over Croydon Athletic.
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Suspensions
Bashiru Alimi, Michael Brady, Julian Sills and Martyn Lee will all be suspended for the upcoming Dover Athletic game. Brady and Lee, serving bans for sending offs, will also be suspended for the Horsham game, whilst Lee will also be ruled out of the Metropolitan Police and Hastings United games.
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Sunday 5th March 2006
Mark Jones
Defender Mark Jones has rejoined the club following a break from the game. Mark previously made 114 appearances over a three year spell at the club.
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Fleet match report
The report of yesterday's game is now available.
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Saturday 4th March 2006
Kingstonian 1-3 Fleet Town
Scott Corbett's equalising header midway through the first half turned out to be little more than consolation after Smart and Noakes took advantage of some slack play to secure a three-one win for Fleet Town at Kingsmeadow today. Davis had opened the scoring in the early stages with a well struck long range effort.

Full details of the match can be found here.
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Friday 3rd March 2006
Banstead match report
The report of Tuesday's four-nil win is now available.
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Wednesday 1st March 2006
Godalming Town U18 0-1 Kingstonian U18
The under 18's reached the final of the Surrey Floodlit Cup following a dramatic injury time winner from Kieron Ogunkoya at Godalming Town in tonight's semi final.

The team have embarked upon a remarkable run which has seen them defeated just once in all competitions since November. They will now face Woking in the county cup final at Leatherhead FC on Thursday 20th April, kick off 7.30pm.

Meanwhile, the team's next fixture will be next away to Colliers Wood United in a rearranged Southern Youth League Cup third round match on Tuesday.
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