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April 2008

Tuesday 29th April 2008
Staff v Supporters game
The annual Staff v Supporters game will take place this Friday evening at Dinton Field, off Latchmere Road, Kingston, KT2 5TT. Kick off will be around 6.30pm as there are no floodlights at the venue.

Staff side player/manager Alan Dowson is busy preparing for the event, "We didn't really expect much from last season's game with Mark Anderson in goal - if he'd dived half as much as Blakey we might have had a chance. We've not won anything yet this season so thanks to Sally Brown for arranging the venue as I'm looking forward to the win."

All are welcome to attend to participate or spectate. There will be a tea bar in operation though please note that there is strictly to be no alcohol on the site as it is Kingstonian Youth's ground.
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Monday 28th April 2008
Friendlies update
With the season now over Alan Dowson is busy preparing a pre-season schedule for the summer. Commenting on rumours of a long distance trip to the Newcastle area he comments, "I like to take the squad away for a bonding session each summer and have been working hard to get a game up at Gateshead. There's a nice working men's club there too where even Luke Garrard will look trendy!"

Meanwhile games have provisionally been arranged at home to a Fulham XI and away to Godalming Town, though dates have yet to be confirmed.
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Supporters Club make Mencap presentation
The Supporters Club made a presentation for 1,150 to Kingston Mencap at Saturday's game, from the proceeds of this year's sponsored walk to Met Police. A special mention and well done to Paul Horsecroft who raised a marvellous sum of 400!
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Sunday 27th April 2008
Admission Prices 2008/09
Kingstonian Football Club have announced unchanged admission prices for the forthcoming season. The prices will as usual also apply to the home pre-season programme.

8 Adult
6 Senior (Over 60's)/Student
3 Junior (Under 16's)
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Season Tickets 2008/09
Kingstonian Football Club are pleased to announce that season tickets are now on sale for the forthcoming season.

EARLY BIRD PROMOTION: Season tickets purchased before the end of June will be valid for all home pre-season fixtures!

Prices, covering all 21 Ryman League matches, are as follows:

150 - Adult
100 - Senior (Over 60's at time of application)/Student
35 - Junior (Under 16 at time of application)

299 - Family (2 adults/1 junior)
199 - Family (1 adult/2 juniors)
179 - Family (1 adult/1 junior)

FORMS WILL BE SENT OUT TO ALL EXISTING SEASON TICKET HOLDERS, and will be available from the club shop on home matchdays. They can meanwhile be downloaded here.
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Patrons Packages 2008/09
Kingstonian Football Club are pleased to announce that patrons passes are now on sale, taking the season ticket concept to the next level in hospitality.

EARLY BIRD PROMOTION: Patrons passes purchased before the end of June will be valid for all home pre-season fixtures!

Patrons passes provide:
  • General admission to both seating and terracing in the ground, though patrons have a reserved seat in the main stand

  • First option on tickets for cup matches

  • Reserved car parking space

  • Programme upon arrival

  • Exclusive use of the Patrons Lounge (smart casual dress code)

  • Refreshments before, during and after the match

  • Name printed in every home programme

  • Prices, covering all 21 Ryman League matches, are as follows:

    350 - Adult
    225 - Senior (Over 60's)/Student

    700 - Family (2 adults/1 junior)
    420 - Family (1 adult/2 juniors)
    400 - Family (1 adult/1 junior)

    FORMS WILL BE SENT OUT TO ALL EXISTING PATRONS PASS HOLDERS, and will be available from the club shop on home matchdays. They can meanwhile be downloaded here.
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    Saturday 26th April 2008
    Kingstonian 1-2 Eastbourne Town
    K's lost their final match of the season despite largely dominating against Eastbourne Town. After striking the woodwork on three occasions and finding the visiting goalkeeper on top form, it was Phil Williams who eventually found the breakthrough on the hour mark.

    An unmarked Luke Denton however headed in an equaliser in the 69th minute before free-scoring Liam Baitup took advantage of a loose ball in the goalmouth to grab a winner for the Sussex side.

    The defeat, combined with Dulwich's win at Met Police, means that K's finish the season in 7th place.

    Full details of the match are now available.
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    Alan Dowson on Eastbourne
    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 23rd April 2008
    Whyteleafe match report
    The report of Monday's game is now available.
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    Tuesday 22nd April 2008
    Kids for free
    The club is pleased to announce free admission for children to Saturday's home game versus Eastbourne Town, kick off 3pm. Under 16's will be required to provide proof of age and under 12's must be accompanied by an adult.
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    Saturday in the clubhouse
    For those wanting to make a whole day of it at Kingsmeadow on Saturday, the clubhouse will be open from noon showing the Chelsea v Manchester United game on the big screen (kick off 12.45pm).

    The main bar will meanwhile be closing at 6pm, though bar manager Paddy Sweeney and our friends at AFCW have kindly arranged for supporters who wish to stay on from the Eastbourne game for the End of Season party (from 7.30pm) to be able to do so in the Patrons Lounge.
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    Monday 21st April 2008
    Kingstonian 1-0 Whyteleafe
    A Dean Lodge goal just after half time proved enough to secure all three points for Kingstonian against Whyteleafe.

    Full details of the match 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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    Collection for Mayor's Charities
    There will be a bucket collection at tonight's game for the Mayor's Charities, which this year are:

  • Momentum - A charity based in Kingston hospital to provide support to children affected by cancer and life-threatening illness.

  • Royal Kingston Rehabilitation Centre (Lahore) - Established as part of the Fountain House project, which was set up for people with mental health illnesses. The Royal Kingston Centre will uniquely provide day and residential care and support to people affected by the Kashmir earthquake.

  • The Parkinsons Disease Society - The leading charity dedicated to providing support, advice and information for people with Parkinson's disease, their carers, families and friends and carers.
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    Carlsberg Up Nevis
    Mark Francis, a member of the K's backroom staff, is embarking upon a charity trek up Ben Nevis on Saturday 24th May - with a full beer keg weighing in excess of 50kg for company!

    He is part of a team from the Carlsberg Croydon distribution depot who will be taking part in aid of the St Christophers hospice, who look after and support terminally ill people. The club shop will be taking donations at the game, or alternatively donate online at and let Mark know the K's are supporting him!
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    Friday 18th April 2008
    Statement from Mark Hams
    First team coach Mark Hams has released the following statement:

    "I would like to take this opportunity to make clear the details following an incident that happened in the tunnel area at half time versus Tooting & Mitcham on Saturday 29th December 2007. I have had various local newspapers contacting me to get my version of events but I feel it only fair that the club and it's supporters are informed first. I also want to quash the various Chinese whispers floating around at both clubs.

    Following an altercation in the tunnel area with a Tooting & Mitcham player I was informed by Mark Anderson on the following Wednesday (2nd January) that the police wanted to talk to me regarding the incident. I reported to them on Monday 7th January 2008 and after being arrested on suspicion of ABH I gave a statement and was bailed to return on Thursday 7th February 2008 on which day I was charged with common assault.

    I appeared in court on Thursday 14th February 2008 to enter a plea of not guilty and was given unconditional bail and ordered to return for trial on Friday 18th April 2008. Between the initial court appearance and the trial date the police and my solicitor obtained statements from my witnesses which up until then had not been taken. Following this it was decided by the CPS on Tuesday 15th April 2008 that the case would be discontinued.

    I would like to take this opportunity to recognise the incredible efforts of my three witnesses Adrian Blake, Mark Francis and James Street. Without them giving up their own time from work and their families things might have been very different and my gratitude to them is beyond words. I also want to thank Tooting manager Billy Smith for his support in the couple of hours following the match, it is my opinion that the proceedings were not encouraged by him in any way.

    I also want to point out that having worked for Tooting & Mitcham in the past I still have many good friends there and that my relationship with them has in no way been affected by this incident. It would appear that after the statements were taken from my three witnesses common sense has prevailed and I am delighted that no blemish will be left on myself, my family or Kingstonian FC."
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    Thursday 17th April 2008
    End of season presentation evening
    The Supporters Club are pleased to announce the end of season party and presentation evening will take place on Saturday 26th April, doors 7.30pm and presentations at 8.30pm, in the Saxon Rooms at Kingsmeadow. There will be a live band again, along with the usual raffle and bar. It would be greatly appreciated if any supporters were able to donate a prize to the raffle - please drop any items off at the club shop at either of the upcoming games.

    As usual there are a limited number of tickets on a first come first served basis, available from Vicky Jones. Meanwhile, voting slips will be available from the club shop on Monday for the Supporters Club player of the season.
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    Wednesday 16th April 2008
    Croydon Athletic match report
    The report of Saturday's game is now available.
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    Tuesday 15th April 2008
    Good luck Nick!
    Good luck to Nick Rundell who's undergoing an operation to overcome a groin problem which ended his season early.

    Alan Dowson adds, "We love Nick, he's a great lad and we look forward to having him back. He's gone back for some of his mum's home cooking in Kent - I just hope he doesn't come back as fat as Bobby (Traynor)!
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    Saturday 12th April 2008
    Kingstonian 1-0 Croydon Athletic
    A last-gasp goal from NJ Lampton kept Kingstonian hopes of an end of season playoff place alive, following a frustrating match against a stubborn Croydon Athletic side which had been reduced to ten men midway through the first half.

    Having gone close on a number of occasions, most notably when Simon Sobihy struck the inside of the post in the final minute of regulation time, the result seemed destined to be a disappointing one. However, a stoppage time Tommy Williams corner was nodded in by Lampton deep into injury time to secure victory.

    Full details of the match are now available.
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    Alan Dowson on Croydon Athletic
    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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    Monday 7th April 2008
    Carshalton Athletic U18 0-2 Kingstonian U18
    K's went top of the Ryman Youth League tonight following a two-nil win over Carshalton Athletic at Colston Avenue, with goals from Jack Murphy and Craig Mullen.
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    Sunday 6th April 2008
    Chatham match report
    The report of yesterday's game is now available.
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    Saturday 5th April 2008
    Chatham Town 3-1 Kingstonian
    A lacklustre performance saw Kingstonian lose to 20th place Chatham for the third time this season.

    The hosts struck twice on the counter attack in the opening stages, in the 10th and 18th minutes, before a hint of a late comeback following a Simon Huckle goal in the 77th minute. A converted penalty with five minutes remaining however restored the two goal cusion and made sure of the result.

    Full details of the match 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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    Thursday 3rd April 2008
    Surrey Senior Cup
    Tonight's hearing at the Surrey FA has resulted in the expulsion of both Kingstonian and Tooting & Mitcham United from this season's Surrey Senior Cup. This follows breaches of player eligibility in the semi final match, which K's had won four-nil last month.

    Details are not yet clear as to whether Whyteleafe, who won the other semi final against Woking, will have opponents in the final or if they have been awarded the cup by default.
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    Cray match report
    The report of Sunday's game is now available.
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    Wednesday 2nd April 2008
    Godalming Town friendly arranged
    A Kingstonian XI will travel to Godalming Town FC for a friendly match next Tuesday 8th April, kick off 7.45pm at Wey Court.

    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.
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    Tuesday 1st April 2008
    Alan Dowson's Soccer School
    Alan Dowson's Kingstonian Soccer School will be running during the school Easter break, from Tuesday 8th April to Friday 11th April (10am-3pm daily) at Hinchley Wood Secondary School in Esher.

    Aimed at 6 to 14 year olds, the cost is 15 per day or 50 for the 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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    Leatherhead match report
    The report of the Leatherhead game is now available.
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