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July 2006

Saturday 29th July 2006
Farnham Town 1-2 Kingstonian
Second half goals from Richard Taylor and Dean Lodge secured a two-one win for Kingstonian away at Farnham Town in a somewhat entertaining game.

The hosts took an early lead in the fifth minute when Steve Symes was dispossessed for Alan Green to strike past Stephen Windegard. Tony Reid had K's best chance of the half just a minute later, but was denied by a flying save by Glenn Lynch.

Following a steady first half in which Scott Smith and James Rose made their first outings of the summer, both sides came out with attacking intent in the second period.

With ten minutes gone in the half, Dean Lodge crossed from the right for Richard Taylor to deftly flick across goal for the equaliser. Minutes late, K's took the lead when Tommy Moorhouse passed to Lodge who rounded to goalkeeper to score a fine goal.

The Kingstonian substitutes came close to adding further goals in the closing stages. Husani Thomas' floated shot clipped the crossbar, Danny Smart saw a header cleared off the line, Wes Harrison broke free before striking just over and Pablo Jenkins shaved the post with a low strike.

Full details can be found here.
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Free pre-season-tickets
A reminder that supporters can this year take full advantage of purchasing their season tickets early with free admission to the home pre-season fixtures (5 Aug v Dorchester Town, 12 Aug v AFC Wimbledon, 15 Aug v Fulham XI). The cost of season tickets is:

150 - Adult
100 - OAP/Student
45 - Junior (Under 16 at the time of buying the ticket)

299 - Family (2 adults/1 junior)
199 - Family (1 adult/2 juniors)
179 - Family (1 adult/1 junior)

Application forms can be found in the downloads section and will also be available from the club shop on home matchdays.
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Friday 28th July 2006
Dorchester replace Lewes
Kingstonian's first home pre-season friendly will now be against Conference South side Dorchester Town, after original opponents Lewes had to pull out. The match will still take place on Saturday 5th August, kick off 3pm at Kingsmeadow.
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Club Photographer wanted
Kingstonian Football Club have a position available for a Club Photographer. Duties would primarily consist of attending and photographing all home matches (played on Saturday afternoons and Monday evenings).

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiast to accumulate experience with a famous semi-professional football club and to become involved in sports photography. Although the position is unpaid, the successful candidate would be entitled to free admission at the club.

To apply please email details of your photographic equipment and experience, along with two examples of your photography (still and action shots), to Press Officer Ali Kazemi at ali.kazemi@kingstonian.com
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Thursday 27th July 2006
Selsey match report
The report from Saturday's seaside friendly is now available.
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Sunday 23rd July 2006
Selsey 0-1 Kingstonian
A first half goal from trialist Wes Harrison was enough to secure Kingstonian's first win of the pre-season programme away at Selsey.

A handful of new trialists joined up with much the same squad who took to the field the previous week at Havant.

Full details can be found here.
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Stuart McIntyre on Selsey
Head Coach Stuart McIntyre spoke to us following the Selsey friendly and you can hear what he had to say using the K's Web audio player.
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Tuesday 18th July 2006
Match posters
Posters advertising the summer's pre-season schedule at Kingsmeadow can be downloaded for distribution from the match posters page.
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Monday 17th July 2006
Havant match report
The report from Saturday's opening friendly is now available.
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Saturday 15th July 2006
Havant & Waterlooville 2-1 Kingstonian
Kingstonian started their pre-season campaign at Conference South side Havant & Waterlooville in a game where they used 20 players in a rolling substitute environment.

The hosts took the lead in the 19th minute as Craig O'Connor flicked in a teasing left wing cross, before Charley Side struck an equaliser ten minutes after half time.

It wasn't just the weather that was hot in an unusually charged summer outing, and Havant took advantage of a much-contested free kick when Brett Poate blasted home an unstoppable free kick with a quarter of an hour remaining.

Dean Lodge, trialling for a return to K's, embarked upon a run which almost saw the scores levelled again in the dying stages, but trialist Pablo Jenkins was unable to convert past the goalkeeper.

Full details can be found here.
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Friday 14th July 2006
Fixture change
The Dover Athletic v Kingstonian Ryman League game has been brought forward to Saturday 7th October.

The move ensures that should either club progress past their opening FA Trophy fixture, the original Saturday 4th November date would be free for the next round, thus avoiding a potential midweek trip to the Crabble at a later date.

Meanwhile, the FA Cup game with Pagham scheduled for Saturday 2nd September is like to be played on either the Friday evening or Sunday afternoon. The same arrangements would apply should K's progress to meet Ramsgate in the following round, currently listed on Saturday 16th September.
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Team news
K's open their pre-season schedule at Havant & Waterlooville tomorrow missing all three senior goalkeepers through various minor injuries. Luke Garrard will resume training in a couple of weeks whilst Jonty Ventor and Alan Hughes are out with knocks to the knee and ankle respectively. Stephen Windegard, a former first year pro at Crystal Palace who has just graduated from Loughborough University, will therefore be lining up in goal.

Also absent will be Tony Reid, who is on holiday, whilst Scott Smith's return to the club will be delayed as he is also currently away. Right sided Wes Harrison, formerly of Sutton United and Leatherhead, and defender John Butler, a former first year pro at Charlton who has since been with Bromley and Dartford, are expected to try out.
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Thursday 13th July 2006
Fixtures 2006/07 - updated
The fixtures for this upcoming season in the Ryman League Division One South have been released and can be found on our temporary fixtures page here, until the database gets updated shortly.

The Kingstonian 2006/07 fixture list can also be downloaded as a pdf file (68Kb) or a word document (342Kb).
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Four sign contracts
Kingstonian FC are delighted to announce that, along with new goalkeeper Luke Garrard, Richard Taylor, Martyn Lee and James Rose have all signed new contracts with the club.
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Bashiru Alimi
Bashiru Alimi has, after initially agreeing terms at the weekend, decided against signing a new contract and will be moving to Farnborough Town. The midfielder, a former Millwall trainee, considered that at the age of 24 a move to a Conference South club was something that he could not turn down.

Alimi had been with the K's since their return to the Ryman League in 2001, and with 220 appearances was the club's longest serving player [200th game presentation].

The club would like to thank 'Bash' for his service and wish him the best for the future. Head Coach Stuart McIntyre has stated that the door will be open for a return should the situation arise. Meanwhile, McIntyre has a couple of unnamed Ryman Premier players lined up as possible replacements.
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Friday 7th July 2006
FA competition draws
The draws for the early rounds of the FA Cup and FA Trophy competitions for season 2006/07 have been announced today:

FA CUP
Preliminary Round - Kingstonian v Pagham (Saturday 2nd September)
First Round Qualifying - Kingstonian / Pagham v Ramsgate (weekend of Saturday 16th September)

FA TROPHY
Preliminary Round - Kingstonian receive a bye (Saturday 7th October)
First Round Qualifying - Chatham Town / AFC Sudbury v Kingstonian (Saturday 21st October)
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Wednesday 5th July 2006
Dave Collyer RIP - updated
It is with great sadness to report that former Kingstonian, Woking and Sutton goalkeeper Dave Collyer passed away last Friday after a long fight against a chronic illness.

Dave played for the K's in the late 1960's and mid 1970's before moving on to establish himself with both Woking and Sutton United, the latter with whom he appeared in the 1981 FA Trophy final before retiring in 1984.

The funeral will be held at the North East Surrey Crematorium on Thursday 13th July, at 1.30pm, followed by a reception at Sutton United.

Flowers may be sent to Truelove's of Cheam Village (31 High Street, Cheam, Surrey, SM3 8RE), to arrive no later than 11.30 am or donations may be made in memory of Dave to the Princess Alice Hospice, c/o Trueloves (please put your name on the back of the cheque).

Friends and football supporters are very welcome to pay their last respects to this very popular and much-admired player.
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Monday 3rd July 2006
Admission Prices 2006/07
Kingstonian Football Club have announced new admission prices for the upcoming season as follows:

8 Adult
6 OAP/Student
3 Junior (Under 16's)

The rise in some prices have been triggered by fundamental changes at the club, which is now fully VAT registered due to rising turnover levels.

Despite the increases, which are no more than a pound, it will cost the same to sit in the stands as it did when the club re-entered the Ryman League five years ago. The simplified pricing structure introduced last year means that there is no longer a premium to pay to sit in the main stand of what continues to be one of the best grounds at this level.

The prices will also apply to the pre-season programme in which Ks take on higher league opposition in the form of Lewes (5 August), AFC Wimbledon (12 August) and a Fulham XI (15 August).
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Season Tickets 2006/07
Kingstonian Football Club are delighted to announce that season tickets are now on sale, offering better value than ever!

SPECIAL 'EARLY BIRD' PROMOTION: Season tickets will be valid for the home pre-season programme, providing 3 extra games absolutely free of charge!

- General admission to both seating and terracing in the ground
- First option on tickets for cup matches
- Adult season tickets holders effectively get 2 home matches free of charge
- Concession season tickets holders effectively get 4 home matches free of charge
- Junior season tickets holders effectively get 6 home matches free of charge

Prices, covering all 21 Ryman League matches, will be as follows:

150 - Adult
100 - OAP/Student
45 - Junior (Under 16 at the time of buying the ticket)

The Board of Directors would like to emphasise that Kingstonian is very much a family club, with children and juniors most welcome in all parts of the ground. With this in mind a range of new family season tickets has been introduced, with further combinations available upon request:

299 - Family (2 adults/1 junior)
199 - Family (1 adult/2 juniors)
179 - Family (1 adult/1 junior)

Application forms can be found in the downloads section and will also be available from the club shop on home matchdays.
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Patrons Packages 2006/07
Kingstonian Football Club are delighted to announce that patrons passes are now on sale, taking the season ticket concept to the next level in hospitality.

SPECIAL 'EARLY BIRD' PROMOTION: Patrons passes will be valid for the home pre-season programme, providing 3 extra games absolutely free of charge!

- General admission to both seating and terracing in the ground, though patrons have a guaranteed seat in the main stand.
- First option on tickets for cup matches
- Reserved car parking space
- Programme upon arrival
- Exclusive use of the Patrons Lounge (smart casual dress code)
- Refreshments before, during and after the match
- Name printed in every home programme

Prices, covering all 21 Ryman League matches, will be as follows:

350 - Adult
225 - OAP/Student

The Patrons Lounge is, as with everywhere else at the Ks, an area that welcomes families. A range of new hospitality packages has been introduced, with further combinations available upon request:

700 - Family (2 adults/1 junior)
420 - Family (1 adult/2 juniors)
400 - Family (1 adult/1 junior)

Application forms can be found in the downloads section and will also be available from the club shop on home matchdays.
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Sunday 2nd July 2006
Final friendly confirmed
Kingstonian's pre-season programme has been finalised with the news that Lewes will visit Kingsmeadow on Saturday 5th August. The sides last met in 2003/04 when the Rooks pipped K's to a place in the Conference South in a tense playoff encounter.
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Back in training
The squad have returned to training, three times a week, as of yesterday at the YMCA Hawker Centre (located off Richmond Road, Kingston). A few pictures of some of the players in action can be found here.

The Under 18's will be starting their training, with the seniors and at the same venue, in a couple of weeks time.
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