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October 2008

Friday 31st October 2008
London / Surrey Cup prices
The club are pleased to announce reduced admission prices of 6 (adults), 4 (concessions) and 2 (juniors) for their upcoming matches in the London Senior Cup and Surrey Senior Cup:

  • Tuesday 11th November - Kingstonian v Leyton - LSC

  • Monday 24th November - Kingstonian v Chipstead - SSC


  • Earlier in the season the club ran a student promotion in conjunction with sponsors Banquet Records and another incentive is planned for juniors.
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    Leyton game re-arranged
    The London Senior Cup game at home to Leyton has been put back a day to Tuesday 11th November, kick off 7.45pm at Kingsmeadow Stadium.
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    League Cup draw
    Kingstonian have been drawn away to Hillingdon Borough in the second round of the Isthmian League Cup. The provisional date for the game is Tuesday 2nd December.
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    Tuesday 28th October 2008
    Merstham match report
    The report of Saturday's game is now available.
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    Crowborough game arranged
    The away league game at Crowborough Athletic has been arranged for Tuesday 16th December, kick off 7.45pm at Crowborough Community Stadium.
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    Saturday 25th October 2008
    Kingstonian 1-0 Merstham
    Kingstonian extended their unbeaten start to the league campaign into November following a one-nil win over a Merstham side who have enjoyed a strong start to life in the Ryman League.

    Carl Wilson-Denis latched on to a Dean Lodge ball to strike the only goal of the game in the 26th minute, against the run of play at the time, with K's holding firm to take all three points.

    Full details of the match are now available.
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    Alan Dowson on Merstham
    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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    Simon Huckle on Merstham
    The midfielder spoke to us after the game and you can hear what he had to say via the audio player.
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    Friday 24th October 2008
    AFC Wimbledon and Kingstonian FC joint press release
    AFC Wimbledon and Kingstonian FC are pleased to announce that they have reached agreement on a proposal for the transfer of the additional land surrounding Kingsmeadow Stadium to AFC Wimbledon. The deal is designed to enable AFC Wimbledon to operate the stadium more safely and effectively, while helping to safeguard Kingstonian FC's future in the borough.

    The transfer of the land, which would be in the form of a lease, will need to be approved by The Royal Borough of Kingston.

    The key terms of the proposed deal are:

    AFC Wimbledon to be given a new lease on the land, co-terminous with the lease on the main site

    Kingstonian to receive a new 25 year licence to play at Kingsmeadow. The agreement contains safeguards for both clubs should the other decide to move

    Erik Samuelson, Chief Executive of AFC Wimbledon, commented "I'm delighted that we have reached agreement with Kingstonian for a joint approach to the council. We have always thought it is important to ensure that Kingstonian have a home in Kingston and this deal should ensure that, for a considerable length of time. In return, we will be free to make much-needed improvements in the stadium and that will help to secure our future here too."

    Malcolm Winwright and Mark Anderson, Joint-Chairmen of Kingstonian FC, said "We are delighted with this agreement and are optimistic it will be ratified very soon. It offers a much improved and longer term position for our club, enabling us to remain at Kingsmeadow Stadium. This new licence between AFC Wimbledon and Kingstonian FC also reflects the ever improving relationship between both clubs.

    "This arrangement has taken nearly two years to virtually finalise and we would like to express our thanks to Erik Samuelson CEO of AFC Wimbledon and Scott Herbertson of Kingston Council for their patience and assistance."
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    Monday 20th October 2008
    Corinthian-Casuals match report
    The report of Saturday's game is now available.
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    Sunday 19th October 2008
    Mobility scooter on offer
    Gary Lampton of Proteam Building and Maintenance has kindly supplied the club with a mobility scooter to give to any supporter or friend/relative who may need assistance with mobility.

    Manager Alan Dowson comments, "I know Gary and he's a good family man. This is very generous of him and I hope it can go to good use in helping someone."

    Interested parties can contact Alan Dowson by emailing football@kingstonian.net or in person after any upcoming game.
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    Alan Dowson's Soccer School
    Alan Dowson's Kingstonian Soccer School will be running during the October school holiday, from Tuesday 28th October to Friday 31st October (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.

    Further information and application forms can be downloaded from the download forms page.
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    Quiz night
    The Supporters Club will be holding their next quiz night this Friday 24th October, 7.45pm at St John's Parish Hall, Grove Lane, Kingston.

    All are welcome, and admission is either 7 including a fish/veggie supper or 4 without food. There is no bar on site so you are welcome to 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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    Saturday 18th October 2008
    Corinthian-Casuals 2-5 Kingstonian
    Kingstonian beat Corinthian-Casuals by five goals to two in today's only league fixture.

    Tommy Williams opened the scoring in the 11th minute with a cross-come-shot in an otherwise quiet first half. The second half, however, started with a flurry as Bobby Traynor doubled the K's advantage in the 46th minute before the home side pulled one back within a minute. Another goal for Casuals in the 54th minute levelled the scores, though a quick-fire brace from Carl Wilson-Denis and a last minute goal from Neil Lampton ensured the final result was left in no doubt.

    Full details of the match are now available.
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    Alan Dowson on Corinthian-Casuals
    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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    Carl Wilson-Denis on Corinthian-Casuals
    The striker spoke to us after the game and you can hear what he had to say via the audio player.
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    Dowse and Hamsey's charity run
    Management duo Alan Dowson and Mark Hams raised a total of 235 sponsorship from pledges at the club, in addition to their personal sponsorship sheets, in aid of Cancer Research UK following their Hampton Court 10k charity run on 28th September.

    Mark comments, "Massive thanks to all the supporters and everyone involved with the K's who sponsored us as this money will help a very good cause. Thanks also to Vicky Jones who has been collecting the pledges on our behalf at games."
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    Thursday 16th October 2008
    Met Police match report
    The report of Monday's game is now available.
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    Monday 13th October 2008
    Kingstonian 1-1 Metropolitan Police
    Kingstonian and Met Police shared the spoils at Kingsmeadow this evening.

    Tommy Williams slotted home in the 19th minute for the K's whilst last season's leading scorer in the division Craig Carley came off the bench to head home an equaliser for the visitors in the 69th minute. Both sides had chances to win the game in the final stages but the score remained one-all.

    Full details of the match are now available.
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    Alan Dowson on Met Police
    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 12th October 2008
    Hayes match report
    The report of yesterday's game is now available.
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    Update from Alan Dowson
    Manager Alan Dowson looks forward, "It was a great match yesterday and whilst it's a shame we lost we have to look forward now to each and every league game, starting with Met Police tomorrow night. The two sides just behind us in the league dropped points at the weekend but we've now got to take advantage and see if we can extend the gap between ourselves and them a little.

    "In the meantime we've got to put the cup and all that behind us. I wish Garry Haylock and Hayes & Yeading all the best in the next round."
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    Saturday 11th October 2008
    Kingstonian 1-3 Hayes & Yeading United
    Kingstonian bowed out of the FA Cup following a spirited performance against Conference South high fliers Hayes & Yeading United.

    Having had a handful of clear chances in the first half, K's found themselves behind to a Will Hendry goal within a minute of the second half starting. The scores were levelled just five minutes later when Bobby Traynor converted a penalty after a foul on Dean Lodge.

    The closing stages saw Hayes & Yeading lose their manager Garry Haylock to the stands but gain two penalties. Josh Scott converted in the 87th minute before Hendry made sure of the result with a more controversial spot kick in the 88th minute to make sure of the result.

    Full details of the match are now available.
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    Alan Dowson on Hayes
    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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    Jon Coke on Hayes
    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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    Wednesday 8th October 2008
    Dulwich game re-arranged
    The away league game at Dulwich Hamlet has been brought forward by a day to Friday 5th December, kick off 7.45pm at Champion Hill.
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    Tuesday 7th October 2008
    Whitstable match report
    The report of Saturday's game is now available.
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    Monday 6th October 2008
    Dean Lodge - FA Cup player of the round
    Winger Dean Lodge has been voted E.ON Player of the Round following his four-goal FA Cup haul against Braintree, and will be awarded a trophy as well as a VIP trip to the FA Cup Final on 30th May.

    He had been shortlisted for the award by a panel including Mark Clemmit (Radio Five Live), Howard Wheatcroft (Daily Star), Ricky George (Daily Telegraph), Andy Townsend (ITV) and Graham Bartlett (E.ON Managing Director) before earning 44% of the public vote on the Football Association website.

    K's manager Alan Dowson comments, "I'm thrilled for the lad and he really deserves it as he's worked hard at his game. I'm always on his case because we're here to make him a better player and there's enough people around to tell him how good he is. It's not just good for him but it's good too for the club and a boost ahead of the next round on Saturday. What he's now got to do is make the sensible choice and take his mum with him to the cup final!"
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    Ralph Murwill funeral details
    The funeral service and celebration of the life of former K's physio Ralph Murwill, who tragically passed away after collapsing following a marathon last month, will be held at All Saints Church in Kingston Market Place this Thursday at 11.30am.

    All are welcome, and attendees are welcome to wear some colour, such as their favourite football or rubgy shirt. After the service a reception will be held at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park.

    Donations can be made to the Ralph Murwill Memorial Fund which will support sight saving cataract surgery at Haydom Hospital in rural Tanzania, where he volunteered for two months in 2007. Payments can be made online to the Ralph Murwill Memorial Fund, account number 71894404, sort code 402612, and cheques to 'Ralph Murwill Memorial Fund', c/o Frederick W Paine, 29 Coombe Road, Norbiton, KT2 7AY.
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    Sunday 5th October 2008
    Match posters
    Posters advertising the next five home games can be downloaded for distribution from the match posters page.
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    Corinthian-Casuals game re-arranged
    The away league game at Corinthian-Casuals has been brought forward by ten days to Saturday 18th October, kick off 3.00pm at King George's Field.
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    Surrey Senior Cup game arranged
    Kingstonian will play at home to Chipstead in the second round of the Surrey Senior Cup on Monday 24th November, kick off 7.45pm at Kingsmeadow.
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    London Senior Cup game arranged
    Kingstonian will play at home to Leyton in the second round of the London Senior Cup on Monday 10th November, kick off 7.45pm at Kingsmeadow.
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    Saturday 4th October 2008
    Kingstonian 2-3 Whitstable Town
    Kingstonian lost their first game of the season after being knocked out of the FA Trophy by Whitstable Town.

    The visitors opened the scoring in the seventh minute following a half volley from Dan Whisker. The K's responded with some fine football, and Tommy Williams struck a sublime equaliser in the 39th minute before crossing for Bobby Traynor to head his side into the lead going in the half time.

    Unusually, Kingstonian were caught second best in the second half, and found themselves behind within five minutes from the restart. Ian Pullman lobbed in an equaliser in the 48th minute before Whitstable were awarded a penalty minutes later that Jake Gess stabbed home after Luke Garrard had made a fine save. A final flurry from Kingstonian almost saw the tie head back to Kent for a midweek replay, though Max Hustwick and his side were denied by the woodwork.

    Full details of the match are now available.
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    Alan Dowson on Whitstable
    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 3rd October 2008
    Supporters Club quiz night
    The Supporters Club will be holding their next quiz night on Friday 24th October, 7.45pm at St John's Parish Hall, Grove Lane, Kingston.

    All are welcome, and admission is either 7 including a fish/veggie supper or 4 without food. There is no bar on site so you are welcome to 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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    Eastbourne match report
    The report of Wednesday's game is now available.
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    Thursday 2nd October 2008
    Update from Alan Dowson
    Manager Alan Dowson looks forward to another prestigious cup competition, "The FA Trophy is obviously something we have a great history after back-to-back wins. The club has had a couple of decent efforts since, but the past two seasons have been very disappointing so we're out to do something about that on Saturday."

    He adds, "The lads were having a laugh last night on the coach about what's been in the local papers this week. It's given people something to talk about but that's all it is. I'm sure our paths (ref Ian Hazel) will cross in the coming weeks and it'll be business as usual as there's nothing more to it."
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    Annette Boddy rides for charity
    On Friday 15th August Supporters Club committee member Annette Boddy completed a sponsored bus ride across London in aid of the Princess Alice Hospice. The hospice has looked after many supporters and their families, including the late Trevor Green.

    Annette will be presenting a cheques to the Princess Alice Hospice at half time on Saturday. She raised the magnificent sum of 266 and thanks all the K's supporters who so generously sponsored her.
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    Wednesday 1st October 2008
    Eastbourne Town 2-4 Kingstonian
    Kingstonian battled through a tough game at Eastbourne before securing a late win to extend their lead at the top of the table.

    Carl Wilson-Denis opened the scoring in the second minute with his side's first attack, though Eastbourne broke through to level the scores in the 36th minute. Max Hustwick headed the K's ahead again on the stroke of half time but this was short-lived as the hosts again equalised - this time in the 55th minute following a slick counter attack.

    Adam Thompson fired home from close range in the 87th minute to give K's the advantage once more, and this time it was maintained, and extended, in stoppage time when Dean Lodge rounded the goalkeeper to make sure of the result.

    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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