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October 2007

Tuesday 30th October 2007
Croydon Athletic 1-2 Kingstonian
A storming late finish saw Kingstonian come from a goal behind to beat Croydon Athletic at Mayfields.

Former Kingstonian striker Reggie Savage headed in the opening goal on the quarter hour mark before both sides were reduced to ten men. Debutant Jamie Beer and former K's man Gareth Graham were given their matching orders after tangling.

The scores were levelled with nine minutes remaining when Dean Lodge made the most of a Bobby Traynor throughball, before dusted himself off to convert a penalty with just three minutes remaining.

Full details are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Croydon
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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New addition to Dowse's squad
Congratulations to Alan and Donna Dowson on the birth of baby girl Jessica Lilly, weighing 9lb 12oz, this morning at 5am.
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Monday 29th October 2007
Tooting game arranged
The Isthmian League Cup third round match at home to Tooting & Mitcham United has been arranged for Monday 12th November, kick off 7.45pm at Kingsmeadow.
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Chatham match report
The report of Saturday's game is now available.
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Sunday 28th October 2007
Kingstonian 0-1 Chatham Town
FA Trophy conquerors Chatham Town put an end to Kingstonian's 100% home record courtesy of a 53rd minute goal from Gavin Shultz.

The K's were twice denied by goalkeeper John Whitehouse in the opening exchanges, though despite further spells of pressure were unable to break through the visitors' rearguard as they slipped to a one-nil defeat.

Full details are now available.
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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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Friday 26th October 2007
Jamie Beer and Carl Gibbs
The club are pleased to announce the signings of defender/midfielder Jamie Beer (31) from Leatherhead and striker Carl Gibbs (27) from Bromley.

Beer is the former captain of Leatherhead, where he made 254 appearances in 7 years for the Tanners.

Gibbs has featured in both the Conference National and Conference South this season, initially for Woking and more recently for Bromley.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "I have used this opportunity to bring a couple of experienced players to the squad. Jamie has mainly played at right back but can also do a job in midfield and Carl has plenty of energy and will add some pressure to the current strike duo."
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New merchandise in stock
The club shop has a number of new items in stock, including this season's home & away replica shirts (35 adult, 25 child), club ties (20), fleeces (25 adult, 15 children), caps (10), whilst new scarves are due in at any time. Opening hours are as usual an hour before kick off, during half time and half an hour after home games.
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Tuesday 23rd October 2007
Whyteleafe match report
The report of Saturday's game is now available.
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Saturday 20th October 2007
Whyteleafe 3-2 Kingstonian
An incident-filled second half at Church Road saw Whyteleafe grab a three-two win to move to fourth in the table, in a week where the top three have now all lost.

Kingstonian's problems started with an own goal by Gavin Cartwright almost straight from the second half kick off, before Danny Platel compounded matters on the hour mark with an angled lob in-off-the-post.

Dean Lodge's outstretched leg reduced the deficit seven minutes later, though Sam Clayton soon restored Whyteleafe's two goal advantage when breaking clear to slot home past Luke Garrard.

The hosts lost their discipline in the closing stages, first with Robbie Smith sent off for a second booking, and then when Leigh Douce chopped down Lodge in the box in the final minute. Bobby Traynor converted the penalty, which turned out to be little more than a consolation effort after goalkeeper Rob Tolfrey denied Saheed Sankoh in stoppage time.

Full details are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Whyteleafe
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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Friday 19th October 2007
Team wallpaper 2007/08
A desktop wallpaper has been added using this season's official squad photo, and can be found in the downloads section.
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'Prog Blog' feature
The Kingstonian matchday programme has been reviewed in a recent issue of the Non League Today newspaper. See the item in the other pages section.
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Thursday 18th October 2007
Tooting & Mitcham U18 3-1 Kingstonian U18 (aet)
The U18's were knocked out of the Surrey Floodlit Cup last night following a three-one defeat after extra time at Tooting & Mitcham United.

Goals early in each half of regulation time, first for K's then Tooting, saw the game go into extra time. The hosts took advantage to strike twice and progress to the next round.
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Wednesday 17th October 2007
Bob Vaughan RIP
From the current edition of World Soccer magazine:

The description of one of natures gentlemen is vastly overused but in the case of Bob Vaughan, World Soccers eastern European correspondent for years, is amply justified.

Bob, who has died aged 67, extended his original boyhood devotion to football to a playing peak as a goalkeeper with non-league Kingstonian. But his real career led him into education and ultimately to a role with the British Institute in Vienna, which with his command of German, opened doors for him throughout central Europe.

Later he turned to sports journalism as a means of pursuing his love of football and began writing for World Soccer in the 1970s.

For well over a decade his insight into not only eastern European football but also its cultural and political context made him unique among the regions commentators and observers.

The subsequent coincidence of retirement and reunification took Bob back to Germany and a new home in Berlin, where he died suddenly.

My last memory of Bob was seeing him edge his way seamlessly through the media scrum at this years Champions League Final in Athens; that was Bob Vaughan not only one of natures gentlemen but also, to summon up another clich that would have prompted an appropriate smile, a gentle giant.

A memorial service is scheduled for Christ Church, East Sheen, London SW14 on November 13 at midday.
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Monday 15th October 2007
Sittingbourne match report
The report of yesterday's five-one win is now available.
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Tommy Moorhouse and Scott Corbett
Defender Tommy Moorhouse and midfielder Scott Corbett have left the club by mutual consent to join Met Police.

Moorhouse made 46 starts (plus 3 substitute appearances), scoring 4 goals, in two spells at Kingsmeadow, having originally signed in December 2005. He hit the headlines for his heroics in an FA Trophy tie at Canvey Island when aiding Lee Boylan after the striker had swallowed his tongue.

Corbett made 109 (plus 49 substitute appearances), scoring 24 goals, in two spells at Kingsmeadow, having originally signed exactly ten years ago. Scott was part of the Kingstonian Ryman League winning team in his debut season before picking up an FA Trophy winners medal with the K's at Wembley.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Tommy has played most of our games this season but is frustrated that with Gavin (Cartwright) and Simon (Sobihy) both available he may not get as much first team football as he wants. He's had an offer and good luck to him. Some positive news is that Wayne Finnie has been given the all clear to return to action and I'll get him some games in the Combined Counties (League) over the next couple of weeks to start building up his match practice.

Scott understands why he has not been getting games at the moment but at 33 we both think he needs to be playing more regularly. He is also due to move to Met Police, but I have an understanding with my mate Jimmy Cooper there that he will be able to return as and when required. I hope to see him back again but good luck in the meantime."
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Sunday 14th October 2007
Kingstonian 5-1 Sittingbourne
Kingstonian marked their return to league action with their biggest win of the campaign over Sittingbourne, following flurry of second half goals, with marksman Bobby Traynor bagging four.

Traynor opened the scoring in a first half dominated by the K's, applying the finish to a slick passage of play in the 8th minute.

The visitors had a spell on top after a penalty early in the second half, converted by Stuart Vahid, before a 17 minute onslaught by the K's strikeforce. Bobby Traynor struck in the 68th minute and strike partner Saheed Sankoh added his name to the scoresheet ten minutes later. Traynor went on to complete a fine hat trick before completing the rout with his fourth of the game.

Full details are now available.
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Martin Tyler on Sittingbourne
The coach spoke to us after the game and you can hear what he had to say via the audio player.
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Bobby Traynor on Sittingbourne
Four goal striker Bobby Traynor spoke to us after the game and you can hear what he had to say via the audio player.
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Saturday 13th October 2007
Whyteleafe games re-arranged
In order to fill next week's empty fixture slot, the league games against Whyteleafe have been reversed and dates adjusted.

K's will now play Whyteleafe away on Saturday 20th October, kick off 3.00pm, and the return game at home on Monday 21st April, kick off 7.45pm.
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Chatham match report
The report of last week's game is now available.
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Friday 12th October 2007
Horsham U18 1-1 Kingstonian U18
The U18's saw the last 100% record in the Ryman Youth League slip away after conceding a 93rd minute equaliser at Horsham last night. Ross Chalke had given the K's the lead in the 85th minute from the penalty spot.

The team are next in action when they visit Tooting & Mitcham United in the Surrey U18 Cup first round next Wednesday, kick off 7.30pm at Imperial Fields.
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Thursday 11th October 2007
Social at the Albion
A social event has been organised at The Albion pub on Saturday 27th October from 7pm.

All K's fans are warmly welcomed to join the players and management for what should be a good evening's entertainment, including karoake, laid on by long term supporter and pub landlord Pat Moroney.

There will be raffle prizes galore and some prestige items of football memorabilia up for auction, with proceeds aimed at benefiting long term injured players - Stuart Reeks in particular.
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Supporters Club quiz night
The Supporters Club will be holding their next quiz night on Friday 2nd November at 7.45pm at St John's Parish 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. Please come along and enjoy the evening!
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Wednesday 10th October 2007
David Shin
The club are pleased to welcome back winger David Shin (19) from Woking, on loan from Woking for the 'foreseeable future'.

David produced some exciting football whilst with the club towards the end of last season, and manager Alan Dowson is delighted to have him back but also makes a plea to seek help for the young Korean in an interview here.
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Surrey referees wanted
Due to the boom in grassroots and womens football the Surrey County FA are looking for more referees. For more information on how to get involved please visit their website.
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Tuesday 9th October 2007
Chipstead game postponed
The away league game at Chipstead, originally scheduled for next Tuesday, has been postponed due to an FA Trophy game involving the hosts. No new date has yet been set for the fixture.
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James Rose
Striker James Rose has left the club by mutual consent. James scored 1 goal from 3 starts (plus 6 substitute appearances) in what was his third spell at Kingsmeadow.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Things have not worked out as myself or James would have hoped. That's not to say that we haven't enjoyed working with eachother but he's got a couple of offers from other clubs to make a fresh start and I wish him good luck. In the meantime I am hoping to strengthen our front line over the next few days."
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Sunday 7th October 2007
Chatham Town 3-1 Kingstonian
Kingstonian made their earliest exit from the FA Trophy in 25 years following a three-one defeat at Chatham Town.

Dean Lodge opened the scoring at the start of a first half dominated by the K's, and following a succession of missed chances - including two strikes against the woodwork and a disallowed goal - the match was turned in it's head with thirteen minutes remaining. Two extraordinary own goals in as many minutes put Chatham ahead before the hosts added a strike of their own to further compound the misery and make it three goals in total.

Full details are now available.
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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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Erith match report
The report of Wednesday's game is now available.
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Friday 5th October 2007
Gareth Graham
Midfielder Gareth Graham has been released by the club, following three appearances this season, to rejoin former club Croydon Athletic.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Gareth is a terrific quality player who I've just not been able to fit into the side. He's looking for first team football and I wish him all the best at his next club."
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Isthmian League Cup draw
Kingstonian have been drawn at home to Tooting and Mitcham United in the third round of the Isthmian League Cup. The tie is likely to be played on Monday 12th November, though confirmation will follow.
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Thursday 4th October 2007
Cray match report
The report of Monday's three-one win is now available.
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Dover game arranged
The away league game against Dover Athletic has been arranged for Monday 26th November, kick off 7.45pm at the Crabble.
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Sittingbourne game re-arranged
The home league game against Sittingbourne has been moved back a day to Sunday 14th October, kick off 3pm at Kingsmeadow.
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Wednesday 3rd October 2007
Erith & Belvedere 2-1 Kingstonian
A much-changed Kingstonian side slipped to a last-gasp defeat in the club's return to the London Senior Cup at Erith & Belvedere.

Aiden Pursglove opened the scoring for the hosts in the eleventh minute following an attack down the left hand side before Lee Riddell levelled the scores with a perfectly placed free kick on the stroke of half time.

Substitute Mark Watkins went closest for the K's in the second half, denied by the legs of the goalkeeper, before a relatively uneventful period of extra time. With the game seemingly destined for a penalty shoot out, it was ultimately decided by just a single spot kick in the 117th minute. Matt Johnson rounded off a fine game for Erith by confidently converting to settle the tie.

Full details are now available.
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Akwasi Edusei
Midfielder Akwasi Edusei has been released by the club, following three appearances this season, to join East Thurrock United.
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Tuesday 2nd October 2007
Garrard grabs Golden Gloves Award
Goalkeeper Luke Garrard has been awarded the Isthmian League's monthly Golden Gloves Award, sponsored by Snapshot Poker, for holding the best defensive record in the division in August & September. Luke will receive a pair of goalkeeper's gloves and a framed certificate for his exploits.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "When I first took over Luke was chocolate hands and now he's safe hands! We all like to win things and in all seriousness well done to him as he deserves it. It's all a big team effort and he'll no doubt be thanking his defence for their part in this too."
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Monday 1st October 2007
Kingstonian 3-1 Cray Wanderers
Kingstonian made progress in the Isthmian League Cup with a three-one win over Cray Wanderers. Neil Lampton opened the scoring in the 14th minute with a confident finish before a George Fenwick equaliser five minutes before the break.

The introduction of Dean Lodge and Saheed Sankoh reaped dividends in the closing stages, with Lodge first setting up Bobby Traynor to tap home with three minutes remaining before providing Saheed Sankoh an opportunity to fire home in the final minute.

Full details are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Cray
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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