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January 2007

Tuesday 30th January 2007
Metropolitan Police match report
Darren Bell's report of last night's victory is now available.
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Monday 29th January 2007
Kingstonian 3-1 Metropolitan Police
Kingstonian recorded their first win under Alan Dowson tonight with a deserved three-one win over the Metropolitan Police. Two early goals from Saheed Sankoh put the home side two up in seven minutes before K's were pegged back just two minutes later. But the visitors rarely looked like overwhelming K's and Bobby Traynor's cool finish earned some breathing space.

Full details are available here.
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Alan Dowson on Met Police
The manager spoke to us after tonight's game and you can hear his what he had to say via the audio player.
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Saturday 27th January 2007
Hastings United 3-1 Kingstonian
An improved performance by Kingstonian went unrewarded at Hastings earlier today as Sean Ray gave the hosts a two goal lead in the first half. The opening goal came after just six minutes whilst Ray's second was a controversial effort which saw both ball and goalkeeper Luke Garrard bundled into the net.

On loan striker Saheed Sonkoh pulled one back ten minutes into the second half before Ade Olurunda took advantage of some loose marking to restore the advantage. K's were denied on a number of occasions, most notably with Bobby Traynor striking against the inside of the post.

Full details are available here.
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Alan Dowson on Hastings
Alan Dowson spoke to us after today's game and you can hear his what he had to say via the audio player.
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Friday 26th January 2007
K's make four changes
Kingstonian Football Club are pleased to announce the further strengthening of their squad, with a further four players joining recently appointed manager Alan Dowson at the club.

  • Liam Cockerill (22) is a strong left sided midfielder with experience in the Football Conference with Woking, for whom he has appeared 73 times since making his debut in August 2003. Liam has spent most of this season on loan at Conference South side Salisbury City. Alan says of the signing, "Liam is capable of playing at a much higher level and will bring extra quality to the side."

  • Neil Lampton (25) is a dynamic right sided midfielder who returns for a second spell with the club. Neil started playing football with QPR and Fulham before moving via K's to Walton & Hersham in January 2003, making 152 appearances for the Swans (scoring 33 goals). Joined Sutton United in March 2006 and his since had a brief spell with Staines Town. Alan comments, "Neil left Walton following a falling out but that is fully behind us now and he is willing to play for free to show that he can be a great player."

  • Lee Riddell (25) is a versatile midfielder who has played for Slough Town and Farnborough Town before moving to Walton & Hersham in October 2004, where he made 57 appearances (scoring 11 goals). Alan adds, "Lee's season has been disrupted by injury but he is now fully fit and ready to show us what he can do."

  • Saheed Sankoh (18) is a former England U18 international striker who is joining the club on an initial one month loan from Woking. Saheed came through the ranks at Fulham before joining the Cards in the summer following a trial at Cardiff City. Alan comments, "Saheed is a talented young player who has been sitting on the bench at Woking and is desperate to prove that he deserves to be playing regularly."

    Meanwhile, four players have been released to accommodate the new signings - defender Jamie Jarvis, midfielder Craig Lewington and strikers Tony Reid and Adolph Amoako. Alan explains, "There will unfortunately be a number of popular players who leave the club as I make changes. They have all done well for the club and I wish them well for the future. I've told Craig (Lewington) to go away and get himself fit and we'll look at it again then. Ultimately I will be judged on my signings once we've got a settled side."
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    Thursday 25th January 2007
    Sittingbourne game returns to original date
    The home league game against Sittingbourne WILL now take place on Saturday 3rd February, kick off 3pm at Kingsmeadow, as originally scheduled.
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    Race night reminder
    A reminder that the club are holding a Race Night tomorrow evening in the members bar at Kingsmeadow, with doors opening at 7.30pm for an 8.15pm start.

    Tickets cost just 3 (children free) and are available on the door so come along to a 'Night at the Races' and help support your club.
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    Wednesday 24th January 2007
    Cray match report
    Michael U's report of Monday night's game is now available.
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    Tuesday 23rd January 2007
    Cheque it out!
    The Supporters Club presented a cheque for 2,034 to the Ks before the Dover game on Saturday, for which the club are most grateful. This was made up of 1,170 from the Christmas Raffle, sponsorship of the Hampton game and Maidstone game/ball, with the balance being made up of 50/50 and Golden Goal proceeds from matchdays.

    Many thanks to all everyone who has assisted the club in purchasing these tickets week in week out. The 50/50 prize pots seem to have increased through the course of the season, which just goes to reflect the great continued participation of the supporters!
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    Sponsored walk
    The Kingstonian Supporters Club sponsored walk this year takes place on Saturday 24th February 2007, leaving Kingsmeadow for Molesey FC at 11.30am, arriving in plenty of time for the game. The planned route is to cross Kingston Bridge and walk along the river to Hampton Court and from there to Walton Road - a distance of approximately 6 miles. The walk will be operating for the return journey too, though it is left to individuals to decide if they wish to walk one way only.

    The walk is open to all supporters - all you need is a comfortable pair of shoes/trainers and a willingness to support the event. The proceeds will be split 50/50 between two beneficiaries, The Fircroft Trust (a charity which supports adults living in the local community with mental health problems and/or learning disabilities) and Kingstonian FC.

    There is no minimum or maximum amount which needs to be raised. There will however be an incentive for the individual who raises the most money, so ask family, friends, neighbours, colleges or whoever else you can think of to sponsor you, either per mile or as a total, and help us raise lots of funds for two very worthy causes. Forms can be downloaded from the download forms page.
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    Monday 22nd January 2007
    Kingstonian 2-4 Cray Wanderers
    Kingstonian succumbed to a second 'Athletic' side in the space three days, losing four-two to Cray, despite taking a third minute lead through Adolph Amoako.

    The visitors found themselves in the lead by the half hour mark, courtesy of a brace of K's own goals before a flurry of goals in the final five minutes. A neat goal extended Cray's advantage, and whilst Jamie Jarvis' header gave K's some hope, that was quickly extinguished with another breakaway goal from the visitors.

    Full details are available here.
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    Alan Dowson on Cray
    Alan Dowson spoke to us after tonight's game and you can hear his what he had to say via the audio player.
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    Sunday 21st January 2007
    Dover match report
    Welcome back to match reporter Darren Bell. His report of yesterday's game is now available.
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    Saturday 20th January 2007
    Kingstonian 1-3 Dover Athletic
    Ten-man K's put up a brave fight against title-chasing Dover at Kingsmeadow today before succumbing in the final stages.

    Bobby Traynor opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 36th minute after fellow debutant Wes Goggin had been felled in the box. However, Craig Lewington was dismissed minutes later after receiving a second caution, and Dover capitalised with an almost immediate equaliser through Nicky Humphrey.

    The stalemate in the second half was broken in the 79th minute with a stunning free from Lee Spiller into the top corner of the net. The result was wrapped up a couple of minutes later when Jimmy Dryden slotted home to make it three-one.

    Full details are available here.
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    Alan Dowson on Dover
    Alan Dowson spoke to us after today's game and you can hear his what he had to say via the audio player.
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    Friday 19th January 2007
    K's make triple signing swoop
    New manager Alan Dowson has been busy in the transfer market, last night adding Wes Goggin (from Ashford Town) and Bobby Traynor (from Walton & Hersham) to his first signing earlier in the week, Simon Sobihy (from AFC Wimbledon).

    Wes (25) is a hard working midfielder who has spent much of his career under the guidance of Alan Dowson at Walton & Hersham. He has also had brief spells at AFC Wimbledon in 2004/05 and Ashford Town (middx) since November 2006.

    Bobby (23) is a pacy attacking midfielder/striker who made a big impression whilst on loan to Crawley Town from Brentford during the 2003/04 season, before joining Walton & Hersham in November 2005 following spells with Farnborough Town and Maidenhead United.

    Simon (29) is a versatile defender who started as a youngster with the K's a decade ago before firmly establishing himself in the Isthmian League with Leatherhead, Corinthian Casuals and Walton & Hersham. Signed by AFC Wimbledon after impressing in the 2005 Surrey Senior Cup final.
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    Thursday 18th January 2007
    Dowson names his team
    Kingstonian are pleased to announce the appointments of Mark Hams (as assistant manager) and Martin Tyler (as assistant coach) to Alan Dowson's backroom team.

    Mark is already familiar with the K's, having had a spell with the club as a player/coach in reserves under the late Trevor Jones. He has also played for Tooting & Mitcham United and joins from the coaching staff at Walton & Hersham.

    Martin is a renowned football commentator with Sky Sports whose involvement in the game runs deeper than the gantry. He was a centre forward at Corinthian Casuals before joining the ITV network in the 1970's, and has been involved in helping at Woking and more recently Walton & Hersham.

    Meanwhile, Mark Brooksbank has left his role as a coach at the club. Mark is due to be starting a new posting away from the area with the Army shortly. The club thanks him for his efforts and wishes him well for the future.
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    Tuesday 16th January 2007
    Sittingbourne game re-arranged
    The home league game against Sittingbourne has been moved back a day to Sunday 4th February, kick off 1pm at Kingsmeadow.
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    Alan Dowson on Clubcall
    The official Ryman League Clubcall line speaks to Alan Dowson - the newly appointed manager of Kingstonian - today and for the rest of the week. The interview can be heard by telephoning 09066 555 777 - calls cost 60p per minute.
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    Friday 12th January 2007
    Fans forum
    Joint-chairmen Malcom Winwright and Mark Anderson invite supporters to a Fans Forum on Thursday 8th February in the banqueting suite at the ground, with an 8pm start. It is expected that the new first team manager will be in attendance as well as the club captain.
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    Thursday 11th January 2007
    Race night
    The club will be holding a Race Night on Friday 26th January in the members bar at the ground, with doors opening at 7.30pm for an 8.15pm start. Entry is only 3 (children free) and it is hoped to see as many people there as possible on the night.

    Thank you to everyone who has sponsored horses and races in advance, all fundraising and sponsorship is much appreciated.
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    Wednesday 10th January 2007
    First team manager
    Kingstonian FC have announced that first team manager Stuart McIntyre has left the club today by mutual consent, with the decision believed to be in the best interest of the football club by all parties. Assistant manager Mark Harris has also left the club.

    Joint-chairmen Malcolm Winwright and Mark Anderson would like to express their thanks to both Stuart and Mark for their endeavours and commitment at the helm over the last eight months.

    Following these events the club have moved swiftly to secure a replacement and are delighted to announce the appointment of Alan Dowson as the new first team manager as of immediate effect. Alan is a former professional player who until recently had been manager at Walton & Hersham. Existing coach Dave Leworthy will be discussing his position with Alan and further details will follow in due course.
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    Monday 8th January 2007
    Horsham game arranged
    The away league game against Horsham YMCA has been arranged for Tuesday 6th February, kick off 7.30pm at Gorings Mead.
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    Upcoming coach travel
    Details have been added for the Supporters Club coaches running to Hastings United, Cray Wanderers, Chatham Town and Fleet Town.

    An overview of the upcoming coach travel can be found here.
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    Sunday 7th January 2007
    Kingstonian 1-3 Croydon Athletic
    Croydon Athletic completed a league double over the K's with a three-one win at a rain-sodden Kingsmeadow.

    The visitors took the lead in the 11th minute through a sublime Moses Ademola strike, before doubling their advantage nine minutes later from a Gareth Graham penalty.

    A penalty at the other end converted by Adolph Amoako saw K's close the deficit before a deflected Daniel Waldren free kick sealed the win for the Rams just two minutes before half time.

    Full details are available here.
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    Stuart McIntyre on Croydon Athletic
    Stuart McIntyre spoke to us after yesterday's defeat by Croydon Athletic and you can hear his what he had to say via the audio player.
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    Croydon match report
    Welcome to the latest addition to the K's Web match reporting team, former Informer writer Michael Underwood. His report of yesterday's game is now available.
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    Saturday 6th January 2007
    Chris Wright
    The club have signed former Dover striker Chris Wright (21).
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    Supporters Club Christmas raffle results
    The results from the Kingstonian Supporters Club Christmas draw on Saturday 23rd December 2006 follow below. Meanwhile, the Supporters Club committee would like to thank the following for their assistance in helping to make another excellent evening at the club:

  • Sandra & Gary Winters for organising the buffet
  • Mick Dove, The Rapps Family and Newt & Lin for their contributions to the buffet
  • Butch & Julie Shakespeare for their contribution to the raffle
  • Karen Deadman for standing in following Colin's absence

    PRIZE - TICKET - WINNER
    150.00- 02048- K Deadman
    75.00 - 00545 - C Cheer
    50.00 - 00955 - S Petit
    25.00 - 01741 - E Russell
    Tin of Sweets - 00410 - C Deadman
    Tin of Biscuits - 02820 - A Redparth
    Box of Wine - 00867 - Jade P
    Bottle of Vodka - 01520 - L Horsecroft
    John Smith Beer - 01661 - G Hayward
    Bottle of Wine - 00016 - B Shakespeare
    Bottle of Wine - 01687 - D Prentice
    Christmas Cake - 01522 - S Winters
    Bottle of Wine - 01567 - V Constable
    Box of Chocolates - 00601 - A Dean
    Ruck Sack - 00475 - A Johnston
    Bottle of Wine - 00650 - P Canham
    Whisky - 00256 - A White
    Pen - 00252 - J White
    Perfume - 00589 - S Dean
    T-Shirt - 01771 - B Giffard
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    Monday 1st January 2007
    Match posters
    Posters advertising January's four home fixtures can be downloaded for distribution from the match posters page.
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    Match Reporter wanted
    This website (K's Web) is seeking a volunteer to write match reports for various Kingstonian games, to help the spread the workload of its regular reporters.

    Ideally candidates will be familiar with K's and have some writing experience, though this is not a necessity. To register your interest please contact the webmasters.
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