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March 2007

Friday 30th March 2007
Surrey Youth League cup finals
Kingstonian Youth have enjoyed another fine season and have a number of cup finals to look forward to. Good luck to all the teams, who will certainly appreciate any extra support at the following Surrey Youth League games:

  • Sunday 1st April, kick off 2.15pm
    Invitation Cup Final: Kingstonian Youth U15 Colts v Hampton Youth U15
    Merstham FC, The Recreation Ground, Weldon Way, Merstham, Surrey, RH1 3QB

  • Sunday 22nd April, kick off 2.15pm
    Challenge Cup Final: Kingstonian Youth U21 v Rose Hill United
    Cobham Football Club, Leg of Mutton Field, Anvil Lane, Downside Bridge Road, Cobham, Surrey

  • Sunday 29th April, kick off 2.15pm
    Invitation Cup Final: Kingstonian Youth U11 Colts v Whitton Wanderers U11
    Kingsmeadow Stadium, Jack Goodchild Way, 422a Kingston Road, Kingston, Surrey, KT1 3PB
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    Tuesday 27th March 2007
    Colliers Wood United 1-1 Kingstonian XI
    A Kingstonian XI drew tonight's friendly one-all at Colliers Wood. Glenn Boosey opened the scording on the quarter hour mark before the hosts equalised from close range just after half time.

    The K's lined up as follows: 1 Stephen Windegaard, 2 Stuart Reeks (Mark Jarman), 3 Nick Rundell (Charlie Francis), 4 Gary Mabbutt (Paolo Malavassi), 5 Scott Corbett (Tim Mellett), 6 Simon Sobihy (Joe Paris), 7 David Shin (Richard Young), 8 Lee Riddell, 9 Dave Francis, 10 Danny Summers (Niall Connery), 11 Glenn Boosey (c) (Michael Lions).
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    Monday 26th March 2007
    Colliers Wood replace Egham
    Tomorrow night's friendly match at Egham Town has been cancelled at the request of the opponents. A replacement game has however been arranged away to Colliers Wood United, kick off will 7.30pm. Admission will be 2.
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    Sunday 25th March 2007
    Traynor and Goggin commit to K's
    Kingstonian Football Club are delighted to announce that striker Bobby Traynor and midfielder Wes Goggin have signed contracts until the end of next season.

    Bobby, 23, has scored 13 goals in 14 appearances for the K's and is proving himself to be one of the most prolific goalscorers in the league. Wes, 25, has established himself as a driving force in the K's midfield.

    (Back): Malcolm Winwright, Gerry Petit, Alan Dowson, Mark Anderson. (Front): Wes Goggin, Bobby Traynor
    Photo: Kingstonian FC


    Manager Alan Dowson comments: "I signed Bobby and Wes as soon as I joined the club and both have proved to have passion and quality in their play. I am very pleased that they have committed themselves to the club and I now have the first two pieces of my jigsaw firmly in place for next season."
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    Tooting match report
    Darren Bell's report of yesterday's game is now available.
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    Alan Dowson on Tooting
    The manager spoke to us after the game and you can hear what he had to say via the audio player.
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    Saturday 24th March 2007
    Kingstonian 3-3 Tooting & Mitcham
    A thrilling game in front of a seasons best crowd of 444 saw K's and the Terrors share the points following a three-all draw at Kingsmeadow.

    Neil Lampton's second minute free kick evaded everyone in the box to sail in for the opening goal, whilst Ben Abbey's shot in off the post levelled the scores with barely a quarter of an hour gone. Saheed Sankoh picked up from where he left at Kingsmeadow with a stunning strike to give K's the lead again before former Kingstonian favourite Ronnie Green cancelled out the advantage going into half time.

    A makeshift second half defence, missing all recognised centre backs, held out until just nine minute before the end before another former K's man, Paul Vines, applied a neat finish to a quick break. A final attack in the last minute attack however saw Bobby Traynor battle opponent and bobbling ball to calmly grab a last ditch equaliser to continue his charge for a second successive Golden Boot award.

    Full details are available here.
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    Surrey Cup semi for U18's
    Kingstonian U18's are in action tomorrow in the Surrey Cup semi final, against Woking U18's in what is a repeat of last season's Surrey Floodlit Cup final.

    The young K's are in fine form, having won their last seven games on the trot, and all support will be much appreciated. Kick off is at 2.00pm at Colliers Wood United FC.
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    Thursday 22nd March 2007
    Egham Town friendly arranged
    A friendly match has been arranged away to Egham Town next Tuesday night, kick off 7.45pm. There will be no admission charge for this game. A friendly match has been arranged away to Egham Town next Tuesday night, kick off 7.45pm. There will be no admission charge for this game. Directions can be found here.
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    Chris Sharpling
    Striker Chris Sharpling has left the club by mutual consent after five games and is expected to sign for Bromley.
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    Quiz night
    A reminder that the Supporters Club are holding a quiz night tomorrow, starting at 7.45pm, at St John's Parish Church Hall, Grove Lane, Kingston.

    As usual all are welcome, and admission is 7 including a fish/veggie supper (or alternatively 4 without food). There is no bar on site so bring your own drinks - an off licence and pub are located just down the road from the venue.
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    Tuesday 20th March 2007
    Walton Casuals XI 1-1 Kingstonian XI
    A Kingstonian XI drew tonight's friendly one-all at Walton Casuals. Martyn Lee opened the scoring with a driven free kick in the tenth minute before the hosts levelled the scores on the counter attack just before half time.

    The K's lined up as follows: 1 Stephen Windegaard, 2 Wayne Finnie (14 Tommy Moorhouse) (17 Jon Coke), 3 Nick Rundell, 4 Martyn Lee, 5 Lee Riddell, 6 Simon Sobihy, 7 Scott Corbett (12 Stuart Reeks), 8 Gary Mabbutt, 9 Chris Sharpling (15 Simon Huckle), 10 Saheed Sankoh (16 Paolo Malavassi), 11 Glenn Boosey (c).
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    Monday 19th March 2007
    New addition to Hamsy's squad
    Congratulations to assistant manager Mark Hams and his family on the birth of baby boy Leo, weighing 8lb 3oz, in the early hours of today at St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey.
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    Good luck Billy
    The club would like to wish Billy Mead all the best following the awful injury he sustained in the Kingstonian v Walton Casuals game last week, in which he broke his fibia and tibia.

    Billy is a popular young midfielder who spent a couple of years with the K's in the Ryman Premier division, making 59 appearances for the club.
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    Sunday 18th March 2007
    Walton Casuals friendly arranged
    With no more midweek games this season, manager Alan Dowson is planning on a few friendlies to have a good look at his squad in action. With this in mind, a match has been arranged away to Walton Casuals for this Tuesday night, kick off 7.45pm. Admission will be just 2.
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    Match posters
    Posters advertising the final four home games of the season can be downloaded for distribution from the match posters page, including a special 'kids for free' edition for next week's Tooting game.
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    Fleet match report
    Darren Bell's report of yesterday's game is now available.
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    Saturday 17th March 2007
    Fleet Town 2-1 Kingstonian
    Despite levelling the scores through Simon Huckle late in the first half after Fleet had been reduced to ten men, K's fell to their hosts after conceding a sloppy winning goal on the hour mark.

    Full details are available here.
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    Alan Dowson on Fleet
    The manager spoke to us after the game and you can hear what he had to say via the audio player.
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    Saheed Sankoh
    The club are pleased to announce the return of England U18 international striker Saheed Sankoh (18) on another one month loan arrangement with Woking.

    Manager Alan Dowson commented, "Saheed made a good impression in his brief spell with us before, and we have just been waiting for him to return to full fitness following injury. I have kept a close eye on his progress and am delighted to have him back."
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    Tuesday 13th March 2007
    Molesey 0-2 Kingstonian
    Kingstonian completed a league double over near neighbours Molesey with a two-nil win, courtesy of a brace of goals from Bobby Traynor.

    The K's top scorer grabbed his first from close range on nine minutes after Simon Huckle's header had rebounded back off the crossbar, before adding an exquisite second from outside the box with twenty minutes remaining.

    Full details are available here.
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    Mark Hams on Molesey
    The assistant manager spoke to us after the game and you can hear what he had to say via the audio player.
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    Kids for free
    The club are pleased to announce that under 16's will be allowed in to the home game against Tooting & Mitcham United for free on Saturday 24th March, kick off 3pm. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Children admitted free to this game will also receive a raffle ticket, with a signed Kingstonian football to be awarded to the winner on the pitch at half time.
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    Alan Dowson's Soccer School
    This Easter sees the launch of Alan Dowson's Kingstonian Soccer School, running from Tuesday 10th April to Friday 13th April at Hinchley Wood Secondary School in Esher.

    Aimed at 6 to 14 year olds, the cost is 15 per day or 50 for the entire four-day programme. First team manager Alan Dowson will be joined by Martin Tyler, along with some first team players and other known faces.

    Further information and application forms can be downloaded from the download forms page.
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    Sunday 11th March 2007
    Walton Casuals match report
    Michael Underwood's report of yesterday's win is now available.
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    Saturday 10th March 2007
    Kingstonian 3-1 Walton Casuals
    Kingstonian secured all three points against a Walton Casuals side managed by their former manager Kim Harris and featuring a number of former K's players. Tommy Moorhouse opened the scoring in the third minute with a simple close range header, whilst Bobby Traynor doubled the advantage from the spot just before the half hour mark.

    The first half ended twenty minutes late after a horrible injury saw Billy Mead taken away by an ambulance with a badly broken leg. February Golden Boot winner Traynor carried on his rich vain of goalscoring form in the second half, adding his second of the game with a cool finish. Despite having Simon Sobihy sent off for a second caution and conceding a late goal, K's held on comfortably for the win.

    Full details are available here.
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    Alan Dowson on Walton
    The manager spoke to us after the game and you can hear what he had to say via the audio player.
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    Wednesday 7th March 2007
    Adrian Blake
    The club are pleased to announce the appointment of Adrian Blake as goalkeeping coach. Adrian is a well known and respected former Kingstonian goalkeeper whose other previous clubs include Carshalton Athletic, Gravesend & Northfleet, Crawley Town, St Leonards, Hampton & Richmond Borough and Walton & Hersham.

    Alan Dowson comments, "I've known Adrian for a number of years and he's a popular figure wherever he goes. His wealth of experience and understanding in what is a specialised position will no doubt benefit our goalkeepers Luke Garrard and Steve Windegaard."
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    Julian Sills
    Defender and captain Julian Sills has decided to leave the club and take a break from football, after 112 appearances in the famous red & white hoops. Simon Sobihy will take over as captain until the end of the season.

    Alan Dowson comments, "Sillsy has been an excellent servant to Kingstonian and has always conducted himself impeccably both on and off the field. He's not been enjoying his football this season and doesn't feel that he's been able to do himself or the team justice. He will go away and take some time to decide what the future holds. We will certainly miss Julian and he will always be welcome back at the club."
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    Tuesday 6th March 2007
    Chatham match report
    Simon Grier's report of Saturday's game is now available.
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    Monday 5th March 2007
    Martin Tyler on BBC London
    BBC London Radio (94.9FM) interviewed first team coach Martin Tyler after training tonight on the Monday Sport with Steve Bunce programme. The interview can now be found on the download audio page.
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    Supporters Club quiz night
    The Supporters Club have arranged a quiz night for Friday 23rd March, starting at 7.45pm, at St John's Parish Church Hall, Grove Lane, Kingston.

    All are welcome, and admission is 7 including a fish/veggie supper (or alternatively 4 without food). There is no bar on site so bring your own drinks - an off licence and pub are located just down the road from the venue.
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    League announces 2007/08 dates
    The Isthmian League have confirmed that season 2007/08 will start on Saturday 18th August 2007, and will conclude on Saturday 26th April, 2008.

    This is the same as the Southern Football League has provisionally announced. The Premier League, Football League and Football Conference will commence season 2007/08 on Saturday 11th August.
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    Sunday 4th March 2007
    Molesey game arranged
    The away league game at Molesey has been arranged for Tuesday 13th March 2007, kick off 7.30pm.
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    Traynor grabs Golden Boot Award
    Striker Bobby Traynor has been awarded the Isthmian League's monthly Golden Boots Award, sponsored by Redeye Sports Management in association with the Professional Footballers Association, after bagging five league goals in February.

    Manager Alan Dowson commented, "Bobby has been a big plus for us and what has really stood out for me, other than his goals, is his tireless workrate for the team."
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    David Shin and Nick Rundell
    The club have signed midfielder David Shin (18) from Woking and defender Nick Rundell (25) from Hillingdon Borough. Both made their first team debuts in yesterday's game at Chatham.

    Manager Alan Dowson commented on the signings, "David is a local Korean lad who made an impression on our coaching staff with his performances for Woking's youth team last season, including a fine performance against our lads in the U18's Surrey Cup final. Nick had a run to the FA Vase final with Hillingdon last season and has looked very good in training and also in our recent friendly."
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    Who's not around?
    Manager Alan Dowson has updated us on the status of a number of players who haven't been seen for a while at the club, but who are all registered as Kingstonian players with the Ryman League:

  • Saheed Sankoh is back at Woking working on regaining his fitness following a bad knock against Met Police. Once this is achieved it is hoped that he will return to the K's under a new loan arrangement.

  • Gary Drewett has embarked upon a new career as an estate agent which demands that he works long hours and is thus unable to train or play for the foreseeable future. The management will speak to him again in the summer after he has settled with the hope of coming to a suitable arrangement for a possible return.

  • Asher Hudson and Liam Cockerill have been very keen to prove themselves at a higher level and have both taken opportunities to play for Fisher Athletic and Dorchester Town respectively in the Conference South recently.

  • Steve Symes has not attended any sessions or been in contact with the management since losing his place in the starting lineup.
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    Saturday 3rd March 2007
    Chatham Town 1-1 Kingstonian
    A tight encounter on a sticky pitch saw Chatham and K's play out a one-all draw. Rob Denness opened the scoring for the hosts in the thirteenth minute before Bobby Traynor levelled the scores with ten minutes remaining after Simon Huckle had been felled in the box.

    Full details are available here.
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    Alan Dowson on Chatham
    The manager spoke to us after the game and you can hear what he had to say via the audio player.
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