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July 2007

Monday 30th July 2007
Kingstonian 0-0 Woking XI
A keenly-contested game saw Kingstonian and a Woking XI play out a scoreless draw at Cobham tonight. The youthful Cards had the better of the opening chances whilst the K's would have been disappointed not to have grabbed a goal as the game progressed. James Rose struck the post with a headed effort in the first half whilst Matt Barrett had a goal disallowed in the second.

1st half lineup:

1) Luke Garrard
2) Simon Sobihy
3) Scott Corbett
4) Jon Coke
5) Tommy Moorhouse
6) Gareth Graham
7) Paul McPhail
8) Wes Goggin
9) Saheed Sankoh
10) Liam Cockerill
11) James Rose

2nd half lineup:

1) Luke Naughton
2) Scott Corbett (David Suchy)
3) James Maberley
4) Creag Wilson
5) Tommy Moorhouse (Matt Barrett)
6) Simon Huckle
7) Lee Riddell
8) Craig Dunne
9) Scott Edgar
10 Danny Summers
11) Neil Lampton
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Spencer White RIP
The club are saddened to hear of the passing of its oldest supporter and former President, Spencer White. The funeral will be held at Kingston Crematorium this Thursday 2nd August at 2.20pm. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

The following piece by Stuart Amos has been reproduced courtesy of the Surrey Comet:

Former hatmaker to royalty, Kingstonian's oldest supporter Spencer White died last week after a brief spell in hospital.

The 98-year-old, a lifelong Ks fan, saw each of the club's major cup triumphs from the FA Amateur Cup triumph in 1933 to the two Wembley FA Trophy victories under Geoff Chapple in 1999 and 2000.

Born in Kingston in 1908, he lived in the borough all his life and had followed the club since being taken to see his first game in 1922 as a 14-year-old.

Spencer, who never married and lived most of his life in Clifton Road, served as a cook with the East Surrey Regiment during the Second World War, before becoming a hatter in London, where he made head gear for Edward VIII.

Described as an absolute gentleman, he rarely missed a home game at Ks - even in his later years.
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Sunday 29th July 2007
Ramsgate 2-1 Kingstonian
The weekend trip to Ramsgate saw the hosts edge past Kingstonian two-one in a competitive pre-season game.

Luke Garrard returned from injury to start in goal and was called upon on a couple of occasions to deny the opposition, whilst Gavin Cartwright went closest at the other end in the first half.

K's made six changes during the interval and soon found themselves trailing after Michael Phillips volleyed home. Substitute Rob Sheridan, from the youth ranks, marked his first senior outing for Kingstonian with a close range equaliser in the 86th minutes, though Shaun Welford struck the winning goal for the Rams in the final minute.

Lineup:

1) Luke Garrard (Ini Amaeghe)
2) Jon Coke (Scott Corbett)
3) Simon Sobihy (Rob Sheridan)
4) Gavin Cartwright (Creag Wilson)
5) Tommy Moorhouse (Craig Dunne)
6) Wes Goggin (David Suchy)
7) Simon Huckle (Lee Riddell)
8) Liam Cockerill
9) Neil Lampton (Mark Jarman)
10) James Rose
11) Saheed Sankoh
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Saturday 28th July 2007
London Senior Cup
The club have entered the London Senior Cup for the first time since season 1986/87 - when they won the tournament following a two-one win over Hampton at Southbury Road in Enfield. That was the last of eight final appearances by the club in the competition, with other victories coming in 1962/63 and 1964/65.

The draw for the third round sees Kingstonian travel to Erith and Belvedere in a match to be played by 10th November. The winners will be at home to either Welling United or Wealdstone.

The draw for the Surrey Senior Cup - the club's primary 'county' competition - has not yet been released.
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Thursday 26th July 2007
Richard Taylor
Defender Richard Taylor has been released by the club, following a three year spell in which he made 119 appearances for the K's.

Alan Dowson comments, "Richard is a good lad and I've enjoyed working with him but there are a number of other players ahead of him now and I think that it will be best if he moved on to a new challenge. If he proves my decision to be a wrong one then so be it, but I certainly wish him all the best."
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Tuesday 24th July 2007
Woking XI game added
A friendly has been arranged for next Monday 30th July against a Woking XI, kick off 7.30pm at Cobham FC.

Meanwhile, the reserves' friendly with Guildford City on Saturday will now take place at Surbiton Town Sports Club, Riverhill Estate, Worcester Park Road, Worcester Park, Surrey KT4 7QB. The game will still kick off at 1pm.
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Saturday 21st July 2007
Cobham 0-2 Kingstonian
Today's game at Cobham saw K's complete their hat-trick of games against Combined Counties opposition, this time in the form of Cobham.

Neil Lampton opened the scoring with a low driven shot in the first half before an almost completely different side took to the field for the second half. Dave Francis doubled the score with a close range header before going closest to adding another in the dying stages.

1st half lineup:

1) Luke Naughton
2) Stuart Reeks
3) Ryan Parsons
4) Jon Coke
5) Gavin Cartwright
6) Simon Huckle
7) James Rose
8) Wes Goggin
9) Bobby Traynor
10) Neil Lampton
11) Tommy Moorhouse

2nd half lineup:

1) Ini Amaeghe
2) David Suchy
3) James Maberley
4) Creag Wilson
5) Tommy Moorhouse
6) Craig Dunne
7) Ryan Parsons (Mark Jarman)
8) Wes Goggin (Tyrone Reid)
9) Dave Francis
10 Warren Cunningham
11) Lee Riddell
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Friday 20th July 2007
U18's pre-season friendlies
The U18's have arranged a three match pre-season schedule before they take their place in the inaugural Isthmian Youth Division in the upcoming season:

Sun 22nd Jul - Home v Lewes (2pm)
Sun 5th Aug - Away v Whitchurch United (1pm)
Sun 12th Aug - Home v Molesey Villa (2pm)

The team's home venue this season will be Cobham FC. The address for the Whitchurch United game listed above is Longmeadow Sports Centre, Winchester Road, Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28 7RB.
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Thursday 19th July 2007
Bookham 0-4 Kingstonian
Alan Dowson took the opportunity to field a completely different side for each half in the trip to Bookham, and saw his side(s) come away with a four-nil win over the Combined Counties side.

Bobby Traynor opened the scoring in the 7th minute with a rifled low strike before Tommy Moorhouse pounced to double the advantage midway through the half. Traynor added another from the penalty spot after Saheed Sankoh was felled. Bookham goalkeeper Wester Young - training with the K's - did well to deny Traynor a hat trick after the striker broke clear just before half time, before James Rose completed the scoring late in the second half.

1st half lineup:

1) Luke Naughton
2) Simon Huckle
3) Simon Sobihy
4) Jon Coke
5) Gavin Cartwright
6) Liam Cockerill
7) Tommy Moorhouse
8) Scott Corbett
9) Bobby Traynor
10) Saheed Sankoh
11) Neil Lampton

2nd half lineup:

1) Ini Amaeghe
2) Stuart Reeks
3) James Maberley
4) Richard Taylor
5) Creag Wilson
6) David Suchy
7) Craig Dunne
8) Wes Goggin
9) James Rose
10) Lee Riddell
11) Dave Francis
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Tuesday 17th July 2007
Ground works
The close-season has been a busy time at Kingsmeadow, with our friends at AFC Wimbledon re-seeding the pitch and installing new PVC windows along the front of the clubhouse building. The toilets at the Athletics End have also been fully refurbished; though due to what are deemed unnecessary insurance liabilities we will not be using them unless the size of crowd demands it.

Quite a lot of work has been done on the ground by volunteers, including some Kingstonian followers. A number of smaller jobs remain however and so a second 'help out at the ground' weekend has been arranged for next weekend, Saturday 21st July and Sunday 22nd July. Whether you have good DIY skills or just sheer enthusiasm, do come along and help put the final touches to the summer clear up. If you have any tools, spades, brooms, buckets etc then bring them with you - refreshments will be provided.
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Smoking ban
Following the introduction of the national smoking ban, the club would like to advise supporters that as well as the clubhouse and all indoor areas, the main stand will now also be a non-smoking area. This does not affect the terraces.
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Monday 16th July 2007
Carshalton friendly off, Guildford added
The game originally scheduled for Tuesday 31st July at Carshalton has meanwhile been called off following delays with the pitch preparations at Colston Avenue. Should another friendly not be arranged then a mixed first/reserve team will travel to the Witney game the following night.

An extra game has been added for the reserves on Saturday 28th July against Guildford City - now managed by former K's man Scott Steele. For those of you not travelling to Ramsgate the address is Guildford Spectrum, Parkway, Guildford, GU1 1UP.
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Saturday 14th July 2007
Non-League Paper feature
Tomorrow's Non-League Paper includes a four-page feature involving Kingstonian FC and the club's FA Trophy triumphs. There is also a piece on the club and how it hopes to progress in the future, so make sure you get your copy!
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Colliers Wood United 0-3 Kingstonian
The return to action following the close-season break saw Kingstonian find their form early in the opening friendly of the summer, defeating Colliers Wood United by three goals to nil.

Captain Simon Sobihy opened the scoring with a header in the 9th minute before double his tally after 26 minutes with a powerful strike. Bobby Traynor added a third in the 40th minutes to complete the scoring.

Lineup:

1) Luke Naughton
2) Stuart Reeks
3) Scott Corbett
4) Jon Coke
5) Simon Sobihy
6) Simon Huckle
7) Craig Dunne
8) Saheed Sankoh
9) Bobby Traynor
10) Ross Chalke
11) Gavin Cartwright

12) Neil Lampton
14) Lee Riddell
15) Derek Best
17) Ini Amaeghe
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Colliers Wood United XI 1-2 Kingstonian XI
The day's early kick off saw a Kingstonian XI beat their Colliers Wood counterparts by two goals to one, with Ricardo and Dave Francis grabbing the goals for the K's.
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Thursday 12th July 2007
Fixtures 2007/08
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 2007/08 fixture list can also be downloaded as a pdf file (95Kb) or a word document (381Kb).
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Tuesday 10th July 2007
New training facilities
Kingstonian Football Club are delighted to announce a deal with Kingston University to secure new training facilities for the coming season and beyond at the 55 acre Tolworth Court sports ground. See images of the venue and last night's training session here.

Joint-Chairman Malcolm Winwright comments, "We are excited and somewhat relieved to have finally found somewhere with a real desire to assist the club and develop a long term relationship with us. The site will shortly undergo a massive development project following a 1m grant from the Football Foundation to further enhance its facilities and that will benefit us all. This is clearly a big step forward for the town's University and, now also, Football Club."

Manager Alan Dowson adds, "We started training at Kingston University last week and I am delighted about the move. It's a big asset to know where we will be training every week, and we will benefit from the quality of facilities there. It's not just a one-way arrangement, as myself and my backroom staff will be on hand to lend support to the University on the footballing side of things."
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Monday 9th July 2007
Fred Harris RIP
The club are saddened to hear news of the passing of Fred Harris. Fred was a regular at both Richmond Road and Kingsmeadow, following the fortunes of his son Kim as both a player and later manager. Our thoughts go to his family and friends.
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Friday 6th July 2007
Match posters
Posters advertising the two home pre-season friendlies can now be downloaded for distribution from the match posters page.
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Thursday 5th July 2007
Ross Chalke
Kingstonian Football Club are delighted to announce that midfielder Ross Chalke has signed a contract with the club.

Ross hit the headlines towards the end of last season after making his first team debut in the final league game of the season - just a week after turning 17. Having come through the K's ranks starting at U9's, Ross played 24 times for the Under 18's last season, scoring 16 goals in the process.

K's manager Alan Dowson comments, "Ross attracted a great deal of attention when he made his senior debut, and rightly so as he is a fine example to youngsters of all ages. There has been a strong bond between him and the club over the years and this contract is a culmination of that. League clubs are already aware of his ability, and we will always help a player should the opportunity arise to move on to bigger things. QPR have been keeping an eye on him whilst Millwall have invited him over to train with them next week."
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Wednesday 4th July 2007
On your bike
Sunday 15th July sees people from Kingstonian FC and Kingstonian Youth come together for a sponsored bike ride to raise funds for the Kingstonian U18's coming season.

A 10.30am start at Kingsmeadow will see a number of K's coaches and players from across the ranks and their supporters head off for the cycle to the Swan Pub in Walton upon Thames, which will be followed by a barbeque.

The U18's have completed their second season and are an important stepping stone in the K's ranks - towards the end of last season Mark Watkins and Ross Chalke came through to make their first team debuts and there will be no doubt others knocking on the senior teams door soon.

Further information and sponsorship forms are available from James Kennedy on 07795 233244 or at james.kennedy@kingstonianyouth.com
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Tuesday 3rd July 2007
Bill White RIP
The club are saddened to hear news of the passing of lifelong Ks supporter Bill White, who passed away on 27th June at Kingston Hospital, aged 83. Our thoughts go to family - Geoff, Martin, Denise and Jon - and friends.

The funeral takes place this Thursday, 11.40am at Kingston Crematorium. All friends are welcome to attend.
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Monday 2nd July 2007
FA Cup 2007/08
Kingstonian have been drawn away to Eastbourne Town on Saturday 1st September in the FA Cup Preliminary Round.

The winners will be at home to Walton & Hersham or Hassocks or Rye United on Saturday 15th September in the First Qualifying Round.

Preliminary Round - Saturday 1 September 2007
First Round Qualifying - Saturday 15 September 2007
Second Round Qualifying - Saturday 29 September 2007
Third Round Qualifying - Saturday 13 October 2007
Fourth Round Qualifying - Saturday 27 October 2007
First Round Proper - Saturday 10 November 2007
Second Round Proper - Saturday 1 December 2007
Third Round Proper - Saturday 5 January 2008
Fourth Round Proper - Saturday 26 January 2008
Fifth Round Proper - Saturday 16 February 2008
Sixth Round Proper - Saturday 8 March 2008
Semi Final - Saturday 5 April 2008
Final - Saturday 17 May 2008
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FA Trophy 2007/08
Kingstonian have been drawn away to Chatham Town in the FA Trophy Preliminary Round on Saturday 6th October.

The winners will be at home to Witham Town in the First Qualifying Round on the weekend of 20th/21st October.

Preliminary Round - Saturday 6 October 2007
First Round Qualifying - Saturday 20 October 2007
Second Round Qualifying - Saturday 3 November 2007
Third Round Qualifying - Saturday 24 November 2007
First Round Proper - Saturday 15 December 2007
Second Round Proper - Saturday 12 January 2008
Third Round Proper - Saturday 2 February 2008
Fourth Round Proper - Saturday 23 February 2008
Semi Final First Leg - Saturday 8 March 2008
Semi Final Second Leg - Saturday 15 March 2008
Final - Saturday 10 May 2008
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