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August 2008

Saturday 30th August 2008
Shoreham 1-3 Kingstonian
Kingstonian survived an FA Cup scare at Sussex League Shoreham, falling behind to a 24th minute strike, before a late charge to secure their passage through to a home game against Ashford Town on Sunday 14th September in the next round.

Substitute Phil Williams started the comeback in the 77th minute when converting a Dean Lodge cross, before a Bobby Traynor free kick put the K's into the lead just five minutes later. Strike partner Carl Wilson-Denis made sure of the result with a third in the final minute.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Shoreham
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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Dean Lodge on Shoreham
The winger spoke to us after the game and you can hear what he had to say via the audio player.
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Wednesday 27th August 2008
Squad photo 2008/09
The players page has been updated for the current squad, following this week's photoshoot.

A wallpaper of the squad photo can also be found on the downloads page.
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Message from Mark Hams
On behalf of my family and myself I would like to express our gratitude for the kind donation we received following the 5-a-side at Kingsmeadow on Sunday. As previously stated on the forum the UEFA A Licence course has been an expensive process for me but of course it is an award I have been determined to achieve.

The benefit that the majority of other candidates have on the course is that they work in the professional game and therefore have the financial backing from their clubs to support their education. I've always accepted that I would have to finance my own education and so the generosity shown to assist me in this has been very humbling.

I thank all of the teams that took part on what was a rather miserable day weather-wise, and the spirit the competition was played in was for the best part good-natured. I thank Alan Dowson for his efforts in finding enough teams to make the day a success and also to those who assisted in refereeing the many matches free of charge. My biggest thanks however go to Andy Clarke who manages the Kingstonian supporters team. He is the person responsible for organising the whole competition and was determined to make sure I was helped out as much as possible in terms of finance - his efforts are fully appreciated. The whole occasion backs up the 'family club' spirit of Kingstonian FC and I am proud to be a part of it.
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Tuesday 26th August 2008
Croydon match report
The report of Monday's game is now available.
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Monday 25th August 2008
Croydon Athletic 3-3 Kingstonian
Kingstonian came from behind three times to peg Croydon Athletic to a three-all draw in today's Bank Holiday fixture.

Hosts Croydon opened the scoring in the 9th minute when Omari Coleman struck from the penalty spot, before Dean Lodge headed in a close range header on the quarter hour mark.

Danny Waldren curled in a sublime free kick in the 20th minute though the scores were soon levelled again, this time with K's scoring from the penalty spot through Bobby Traynor.

Croydon retook the lead in the 55th minute when Coleman converted a pinpoint cross. Tony Bedeau's reponse at the other end was denied by an offside flag, though late drama saw a third penalty of the game awarded. Traynor stepped up again to level the scores. Further drama almost followed in stoppage time when Tommy Williams was denied by the fingertips of home goalkeeper Jack Smelt.

Full details of the match 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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Nick Rundell on Croydon
The defender 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 August 2008
Whyteleafe match report
The report of Saturday's game is now available, courtesy of Michael Underwood.
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Saturday 23rd August 2008
Kingstonian 3-0 Whyteleafe
Kingstonian continued their winning start to the season with a three-nil win against Whyteleafe.

Tony Bedeau scored his first goal for the club in the 58th minute with a deft finish before visiting defender Steve McNamara was dismissed for a second bookable offence. K's took immediate advantage and Bobby Traynor struck to double the advantage, before Phil Williams headed home a third in the final minutes.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Mark Hams on Whyteleafe
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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Jamie Beer on Whyteleafe
The defender spoke to us after the game and you can hear what he had to say via the audio player.
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Thursday 21st August 2008
Train service disruptions
Supporters travelling to Saturday's home game against Whyteleafe and Monday's away trip to Croydon Athletic are advised that there is engineering work planned over the Bank Holiday weekend which will affect all services to Norbiton and Kingston.

Buses will replace trains between New Malden and Shepperton / Strawberry Hill via Kingston.
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Shoreham coach
The Supporters Club will be running a coach to Shoreham on Saturday 30th August, leaving Kingsmeadow at 12.00pm.

Prices for members are 14 adults, 11 concessions and 5.50 juniors. Bookings can be made at the club shop, by leaving a message on the travel booking line 020 8330 6869 or sending an email to coaches@kingstonian.net
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Ken Hancock
Ken Hancock has been made a life member of the Supporters Club and also the Football Club. Ken has many a tale to tell of his long support of the club and we are pleased to offer him this honorary position.
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Tuesday 19th August 2008
Fleet match report
The report of yesterday's game is now available.
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Monday 18th August 2008
Kingstonian 2-1 Fleet Town
A second half comeback saw Kingstonian build on their win on the opening day of the season and make it two out of two.

Eddie Smith opened the scoring for Fleet midway through a wet and windy first half. The visitors had further chances but K's came back with a spirited second half performance.

Bobby Traynor levelled the scores minutes after half time, striking into the top corner whilst off balance, whilst Carl Wilson-Denis marked his senior home debut with a low strike in the 79th minute to secure all three points.

Full details of the match are now available.
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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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Sunday 17th August 2008
Sittingbourne match report
The report of yesterday's game is now available, courtesy of Simon Grier, with photos from Chris Hatton.
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Sittingbourne game re-arranged
The home league game against Sittingbourne has been moved back a day from Saturday 20th December to Sunday 21st December, kick off 3.00pm, due to a fixture clash at Kingsmeadow.
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Shoreham v Kingstonian
Kingstonian will travel to Sussex League side Shoreham in the FA Cup Preliminary Round on Saturday 30th August, kick off 3.00pm. The address of the ground is Middle Road, Shoreham, West Sussex, BN43 6GA.
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Saturday 16th August 2008
Sittingbourne 0-4 Kingstonian
Kingstonian started their league campaign with a comprehensive four-nil victory away to Sittingbourne to move straight into top spot on the first day of the season.

Dean Lodge opened the scoring in the 38th minute when he followed up his own shot past the stricken home goalkeeper. Having been denied from the edge of the box minutes later, Bobby Traynor got on the scoresheet with a similar effort ten minutes after half time.

Max Hustwick headed home his first goal for the club in 142 appearances midway through the second half, before Traynor poked home his second before the end to complete the scoring.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Sittingbourne
Manager Alan Dowson commented after the game, "I'm obviously really pleased to get off to a winning start, but the best thing was the attitude of the boys. They did the business on the pitch and came away afterwards with a good warm down and are already focused on the next game.

I'm going to have some real decisions about team selection - at the back I've got the three best centre backs in the league in Thompson, Hustwick and Finnie. It can be difficult at times but it's a good position to be in though as I've got choices to cover injury, form and formations."
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Thursday 14th August 2008
Simon Huckle
Simon Huckle returned to training tonight after a couple of weeks away with his young family, and will spend a couple of games at Raynes Park Vale to get his match sharpness.

Manager Alan Dowson said, "Simon's a massively consistent player for us - one of our best last season. This arrangement with Raynes Park Vale will help everyone and I can't wait to get him back in my side."
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Saturday 9th August 2008
Kingstonian 1-0 Sutton United
Kingstonian completed their pre-season schedule with a one-nil win over Sutton United, courtesy of an 84th minute Phil Williams goal.

Lineup:

1) Luke Garrard (19 Luke Naughton)
2) Jamie Beer (12 Jon Coke)
3) Nick Rundell (14 Ryan Gray)
4) Tommy Williams (20 Jean-Serge Musungu)
5) Adam Thompson
6) Wayne Finnie
7) Neil Lampton (16 Jason Turley)
8) Tony Bedeau (15 Phil Williams)
9) Bobby Traynor (18 Julien Thompson)
10) Carl Wilson-Denis (17 Jon Neal)
11) Dean Lodge (21 Jermaine McGlashan)
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Alan Dowson on Sutton
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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Tony Bedeau
The club are pleased to announce the signing of midfielder/striker Tony Bedeau (29) from Conference National side Torquay United. Tony made his professional debut in 1995 at the age of 16 and played in the Football League until 2007. He is also a full international for Grenada.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Tony's a quality player and his record speaks for itself. He's got massive Football League experience and that itself counts for a lot, as well as the direct threat he will pose the opposition."
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Dean Lodge
The club are pleased to announce that Dean Lodge has put pen to paper and will be playing for the K's in 2008/09.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "I always thought that Deano would stay. He did very well last season - rightly acknowledged at the end of season awards - and yet hasn't stopped working to improve his game. He'll continue do that with us."
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Friday 8th August 2008
Sponsor a Goal 2008/09
With the start of the new season just a week away, Sponsor a Goal is back! Jim Page and Geoff Yorke are again managing the scheme and will be looking to improve on last season's magnificent sum of 4,343.50, "We look forward to the continued support of our generous contributors, and warmly welcome any new members".

Jim and Geoff can be found around the foyer at home games, or at any away game. Alternatively, they can be reached by email at goal@kingstonian.net.
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Wednesday 6th August 2008
Carl Wilson-Denis
The club are pleased to announce the signing of forward Carl Wilson-Denis (25). Carl played last season for Maidenhead United in the Conference South league.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Carl's a big strong lad and should complement our front line well."
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Sol Patterson-Bohner
Midfielder Sol Patterson-Bohner was released from his registration and will be playing his football elsewhere this season.

Meanwhile, Alan Dowson is trimming his group of players, "I've been making decisions on my squad but won't be announcing this until the weekend as I'm hoping some of the lads fit in at Raynes Park Vale with their league season starting on Saturday."
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Tuesday 5th August 2008
Raynes Park Vale 1-1 Kingstonian
Raynes Park Vale and Kingstonian shared a one-all draw at Grand Drive tonight in a match featuring a number of players who have appeared for the K's in pre-season on both sides.

Having missed a number of early opportunities the K's found themselves a goal down in the first half after a loose clearance in the box ricocheted straight into the back of the net.

With chances at a premium in the second half, Julien Thompson struck a spectacular overhead kick in the final ten minutes to level the scores.

Lineup:

1) Luke Naughton
2) Wayne Finnie
3) Jason Turley
4) Jean-Serge Musungu
5) Justin Fevrier
6) Richard Harris
7) Phil Williams
8) Dan Nwanze
9) Steve Goddard
10) Julien Thompson
11) Jermaine McGlashan

Subs (all used):

12) Charlie Magoye
14) A Trialist
15) A Trialist
16) Xavi Barra
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Supporters Club coach travel
The Supporters Club will as usual be running coaches to away games this season. Prices and times of travel can be found on the coaches page.

Details are also listed regarding coach travel season tickets - which offer generous savings over the course of the regular season (11 league matches - cup games are excluded).

Meanwhile, new 2008/09 Supporters Club membership forms can now be downloaded from the forms page.
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Monday 4th August 2008
Match posters
Posters advertising the first three home games of the season can now be downloaded for distribution from the match posters page.
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Fulham match report
The report of Friday's game is now available.
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Friday 1st August 2008
Kingstonian 0-8 Fulham XI
A Fulham XI featuring six full internationals in the starting lineup showed their class in a comprehensive win at Kingsmeadow tonight.

Despite a quick start by the Premiership team, in which Erik Nevland opened the scoring in the 7th minute, K's had their share of the first half game and chances. Visiting goalkeeper Neil Etheridge made a handful of fine saves, most notably when finger-tipping a Dean Lodge shot onto the post. However, Hameur Bouazza struck on the stroke of half time to make it two-nil to Fulham. Wayne Brown made it three with an exsquisite curling strike just after the break.

The final half hour saw a flurry of substitutions for both sides, and Fulham took full control, bagging a series of goals with a display of clinical finishing. Erik Nevland struck on the hour before Clint Dempsey converted a 67th minute penalty following a foul on Andranik. Bouazza blasted his second goal of the game into the top of the net in the 73rd minute, whilst substitute Lewis Smith slotted home the seventh four minutes later. Nevland completed the scoring with a low drive. Phil Williams went closest for K's in the second half, denied by Etheridge after a blistering run.

Lineup:

1) Luke Garrard [capt] (19 Luke Naughton)
2) Jon Coke (12 Jamie Beer)
3) Nick Rundell (14 Ryan Gray)
4) Max Hustwick
5) Adam Thompson (20 Tom Dilloway)
6) Sol Patterson-Bohner (18 Jean-Serge Musungu)
7) Neil Lampton
8) Tommy Williams
9) Carl Wilson-Denis (17 Jon Neal)
10) Tony Bedeau (15 Phil Williams)
11) Dean Lodge (16 Jermaine McGlashan)
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Alan Dowson on Fulham
Manager Alan Dowson commented after the game, "At half time I was delighted with the boys and thought we played excellent for the first hour, though the last thirty minutes it was men v boys. Letting eight in is never good and not something my teams have done before or will do again - that's regardless of whether they're playing against multi-million pound players or not."
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