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February 2008

Friday 29th February 2008
Saheed Sankoh
Forward Saheed Sankoh has left the club by mutual consent. Saheed spent just over a year with the K's, in that time scoring 14 goals from 39 appearances.

Alan Dowson comments, "Saheed did particularly well for us last season and we worked hard to get him in the summer but he's not been in the goals for a while now and maybe a new challenge is what he needs. He's told me that he's going to try his luck at a higher level and good luck to him."
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Sponsored walk tomorrow
A reminder that it's the sponsored walk to Met Police tomorrow, leaving Kingsmeadow at 12pm. The planned route, over Kingston Bridge and along the riverside to Hampton Court and onwards, is approximately 5 miles. There's a return journey too, though it is left to individuals to decide if they wish to walk one or both ways!

It's not too late to support the event, which benefits Kingston Mencap and Kingstonian FC, and there is no minimum or maximum amount which needs to be raised. Forms can be found on the download forms page.
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Thursday 28th February 2008
Kingstonian U18 2-0 Tonbridge Angels U18
The under 18's beat Tonbridge Angels by two goals to nil tonight, courtesy of goals in each half from Ross Chalke and Jack Murphy.

The team will next be in action next Thursday away to AFC Wimbledon, kick off 7.30pm at Banstead Athletic FC.
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Tooting semi final arranged
The Surrey Senior Cup semi final away to Tooting & Mitcham United has been arranged for Tuesday 11th March, kick off 7.45pm at Imperial Fields.
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Tuesday 26th February 2008
Redhill match report
The report of last night's game is now available.
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Monday 25th February 2008
Kingstonian 2-1 Redhill
Kingstonian moved into the semi finals of the Surrey Senior Cup to face a trip to Tooting & Mitcham United or Merstham following a two-one win over Redhill.

Dean Lodge headed in the opening goal in the 19th minute before ex-K's striker Tony Reid levelled the scored just before half time from the penalty spot. There was however just time for the game's deciding goal right on the stroke of half time when Simon Huckle bundled the ball home from close range.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Redhill
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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Sunday 24th February 2008
Burgess Hill match report
The report of yesterday's game is now available.
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Saturday 23rd February 2008
Kingstonian 2-3 Burgess Hill Town
A drama-packed game which could have gone either way was eventually taken by Burgess Hill following a last minute goal.

Tommy Williams had opened the scoring for the K's in the 8th minute with a fine strike before Steve Harper and Dave Piper responded to give the visitors a half time lead.

Bobby Traynor equalised in the 81st minute before a late flurry of late action. Whilst Kingstonian were denied by the goalkeeper and a clearance off the line, Stuart Tuck headed home in the final minute at the other end to claim all three points for his side - then reduced to ten men following Shaheen Sadough's dismissal.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Burgess Hill
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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Shawn Beveney
The club are delighted to announce the signing of Guyana international Shawn Beveney (25) from Dulwich Hamlet.

Shawn is an attacking midfielder who has been capped over 40 times for his country, captaining the national side at both U23 and senior level. Having played professionally for North East Star in Trinidad, he has made a big impression since moving to England, scoring 23 goals in 61 appearances since making his debut in October 2006 for Dulwich.

Manager Alan Dowson comments on the signing, "Shawn is a strong player who can hurt teams from deep. I am delighted to have persuaded him to join us as a number of clubs have been keeping tabs on him - some in the Football League. I've challenged him to make things happen for the team and help get us into the playoffs at the end of the season."
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Monday 18th February 2008
Dorking friendly cancelled
The Dorking friendly scheduled for Wednesday has been cancelled as a mark of respect for former Dorking player and captain Herve King who tragically collapsed and died during Ringmer's match on Saturday. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
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Sunday 17th February 2008
Walton match report
The report of yesterday's game is now available.
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Alan Dowson's Soccer School
A reminder that it's Alan Dowson's Kingstonian Soccer School this half term week. The programme is aimed at 6 to 14 year olds and runs 9am-3pm from Tuesday Friday at Hinchley Wood Secondary School in Esher. The cost is 15 per day or 50 for all four days.

Alan will be joined by Martin Tyler, along with some first team players and other known faces. Further information and can be downloaded from the download forms page.
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Matt York
Midfielder Matt York has left the club by mutual consent following a two month spell in which he made 7 appearances for the K's.

Alan Dowson comments, "Matt's a good player and we gave it a try but we've agreed that he can have a chance to move on to give it a go somewhere else - good luck to him. I've got other options available and to make openings in the squad I need to let players go first."
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Saturday 16th February 2008
Walton & Hersham 3-3 Kingstonian
A thrilling game at Stompand Lane saw Kingstonian come back from a two goal deficit to Walton & Hersham for the second time this season.

Gavin Cartwright had given the K's the lead in the 20th minute, and could have doubled the advantage himself, whilst Dean Lodge was twice denied by the home goalkeeper. Walton took advantage to embark upon an 11-minute goalscoring spree early in the second half, with forward Julian Thompson helping himself to a hat trick.

The game took another turn however when Bobby Traynor pulled a goal back from the penalty spot in the 70th minute before Simon Sobihy headed in the equalising goal with 9 minutes remaining.

Full details of the match are now available.
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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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Friday 15th February 2008
Kingstonian U18 3-0 Staines Town U18
The under 18's secured a fine three-nil win over their former Kingston College Academy, now known as Staines Town, last night with goals from Omar Folkes, Tom Dilloway and Robbie Bootle.
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Dorking friendly arranged
A Kingstonian XI will travel to Dorking FC for a friendly match on Wednesday 20th February, kick off 7.45pm at Meadowbank.

The game will allow manager Alan Dowson to give a number of players a chance to impress, in particular some members of the U18's side. Admission will cost 3, set to cover the costs of staging the match.
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Thursday 14th February 2008
Chipstead match report
The report of Tuesday's game is now available.
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Tuesday 12th February 2008
Chipstead 2-2 Kingstonian
Kingstonian had to come back twice to force a draw against a Chipstead side whom they had comfortably beaten just weeks earlier.

The home side struck on the quarter hour mark and again from the penalty spot after half an hour, with Saheed Sankoh and a late Neil Lampton header the K's replies.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Chipstead
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 9th February 2008
Kingstonian 3-0 Dulwich Hamlet
K's moved above opponents Dulwich and back into the playoff places following a three-nil win at Kingsmeadow today.

Bobby Traynor opened the scoring in the 25th minute before Wayne Finnie and debutant Tommy Williams notched their first goals for the club in the second half.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Dulwich
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 8th February 2008
Wes Goggin
Midfielder Wes Goggin has been released from his contract with the club and is expected to rejoin former club Ashford Town (Middx). Wes made 46 appearances during his year-long stay with the K's.

Alan Dowson comments, "It's a really tough one letting Wes go as he's an honest player and one who I've had with me for many years now. I really wish him all the best for the future."

It has got to a stage where I needed to make some changes. The squad is quite small at the moment so it's a case of 1 in 1 out pretty much. Danny Summers is going to be away for a little while with some commitments in America so I've taken this opportunity to bring two new faces in.

I was badly let down by a forward who was due to sign last night, which has messed up my plans as I could have been using that time to persuade someone who really wants to play football to join us. What it means is a little bit more time for some of my players to show me that they're worth keeping - it's up to them now."
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Tommy Williams and Stephen Goddard
The club are pleased to announce the signings of midfielder Tommy Williams from Boreham Wood and striker Stephen Goddard from AFC Wimbledon.

Williams (28) has been a regular in a Boreham Wood side for the past three seasons, during which time he has won promotion to the Ryman Premier division and reached the FA Trophy semi finals.

Goddard (21) came through the ranks at AFC Wimbledon where his first team goalscoring record was 12 strikes from 11 starts, before familiarising himself with the K's in a month-long loan spell in December.

Manager Alan Dowson comments on the signings, "Tommy has been a transfer target of mine for a while now. I had another look at him when Boreham Wood played down this way a couple of weeks ago and he has was a big influence in the side. He's a keen player and should bring plenty of quality on the ball to the side.

Steve's been with us for a bit before and injury shortened his stay a bit but I know we've got a lot of potential there. If he puts the right effort in then I'm sure he could be good enough for a higher level.
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Thursday 7th February 2008
Leatherhead U18 3-3 Kingstonian U18
The under 18's exited the Isthmian Youth Cup at in-form Leatherhead tonight, losing 5-4 on penalties after playing out a 3-3 draw.

Craig Mullen opened the scoring for the K's in the first half before a pair of late goals from Ross Chalke and a long distance free kick strike from Tom Dilloway had taken the game into extra time.
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Wednesday 6th February 2008
Notes from the Chairmen
The now well-documented events of last weekend at Moseley involving abusive language aimed at the home goalkeeper who then retaliated is something that has been brewing for some time. It was only two away games ago that we had another unfortunate incident involving a Kingstonian follower in the bar after the Walton Casuals game aimed "up close and personal" at our Manager.

Such behaviour cannot be countenanced nor is it acceptable. We do not want to sound like some sort of patronising headmaster here as shouting, yelling and generally letting off steam at football is one of the last freedoms in a society where government increasingly wants to control everything we do. But there is a fine line between what is ok and what is not and we feel that the general consensus is that that line has been crossed on a few occasions recently.

I have heard it myself when standing behind the goal on a few occasions and I have heard others mutter that they are not happy with the amount of foul and abusive language they are hearing. Unfortunately up to this point no one has taken any of the culprits to task. Don't blame them for not doing it - just stating a fact.

We are trying to build a family club which encourages youngsters to come and watch K's for all the right reasons and not to expand their vocabularies with a few choice adjectives and nouns which should not be used. Lets get on with watching the football and in a pleasant environment - every game.

Mark Anderson & Malcolm Winwright
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Tuesday 5th February 2008
Molesey match report
The report of Saturday's game is now available.
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Sunday 3rd February 2008
Molesey 2-2 Kingstonian
Bottom club Molesey grabbed a share of the points with a late equaliser from Laurent Hamici in yesterday's game at Walton Road. The Moles had taken the lead through a Doug Ford strike in the 21st minute before Bobby Traynor struck twice for the K's - first from the penalty spot on the stroke of half time and then from close range in the 62nd minute.

The result leaves K's in 6th place in the table, level on points but just behind next week's opponents Dulwich Hamlet on goal difference.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Molesey
The manager spoke to us after yesterday's game and you can hear what he had to say via the audio player.
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Friday 1st February 2008
Sponsored walk
This year's sponsored walk will take place on Saturday 1st March 2008, leaving Kingsmeadow for the game at Met Police's Imber Court ground at 12pm. The planned route, over Kingston Bridge and along the riverside to Hampton Court and onwards, is approximately 5 miles. There's a return journey too, though it is left to individuals to decide if they wish to walk one or both ways!

The walk is open to anyone with a comfortable pair of shoes/trainers and a willingness to support the event, benefiting Kingston Mencap and Kingstonian FC. There is no minimum or maximum amount which needs to be raised. Forms can be found on the download forms page.
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Have your say on grassroots football
The FA's National Game Strategy 2008-12 will outline how things will work both nationally and locally to develop football in a safe and positive environment. Nearly 20,000 football participants and providers have already had their say in the most fundamental review to date of the state of grassroots football in England.

A short questionnaire is available at the Surrey FA website, with participants entered into a prize draw to win a pair of tickets to a 2010 World Cup Qualifier at Wembley Stadium with hospitality in The FA Club. The closing date for the survey is 14 February.
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