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November 2008

Sunday 30th November 2008
Kingstonian 2-3 Ashford Town
Ashford Town inflicted K's second league defeat of the season following a three-two win, with all five goals coming in the second half.

The visitors took advantage of some slack defending to strike twice in quick succession; James Humphreys in the 56th minute and Paul Jones in the 62nd minute.

Simon Huckle pulled a goal back for the K's with eight minutes remaining after Ashford goalkeeper Seb Barton spilled a shot, but the two goal cushion was restored in the 88th minute by Anthony Browne, meaning Tommy Williams' effort a minute later was nothing more than consolation.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Ashford
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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Tuesday 25th November 2008
Dean Lodge interview
The winger spoke to us following his move to Northwich Victoria and you can hear what he had to say via the audio player.
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Monday 24th November 2008
Kingstonian 1-0 Chipstead
A 9th minute goal proved enough for Kingstonian to progress in the Surrey Cup, completing an unbeaten 2008 in the competition. The third round tie will be a trip to Walton Casuals or Lingfield.

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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Godalming match report
The report of Saturday's game is now available.
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Christmas Draw tickets
Tickets are now available for the Kingstonian Christmas Draw, on sale at all upcoming games.

  • 1st prize: Weekend for two in Budapest

  • 2nd prize: 150

  • 3rd prize: 50


  • There are also a number of other prizes (donations from supporters welcome at the club shop), featuring 'The Official Illustrated History of Arsenal 1886-2007' by Phil Soar and Martin Tyler - personally signed by Arsene Wenger, Theo Walcott and Cesc Fabregas.
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    Sunday 23rd November 2008
    Walton game postponed
    The League game at home to Walton & Hersham, scheduled for Monday 8th December, has been postponed due to Walton's cup commitments. No new date has yet been set for the game.
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    Hillingdon game arranged
    The League Cup game away to Hillingdon Borough has been confirmed for Tuesday 2nd December, kick off 7.45pm at Middlesex Stadium.
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    Dean Lodge
    Winger Dean Lodge has signed for Conference Premier side Northwich Victoria on dual registration terms. The reigning player of the season has made 96 appearances for the K's, scoring 27 goals in the process, and was recently named FA Cup player of the (second qualifying) Round.

    Manager Alan Dowson comments, "We've always known clubs will be after Lodgey, but it was a surprise how quickly it happened. I received a phone call first thing yesterday morning telling me that Northwich had come in for him. He's a great lad and has turned down a lot of clubs to stay with us, on the understanding that he would only move to a pro club. Steve King (new Northwich manager) has obviously seem him from when he was local and put together a good full time package for him including accommodation up there.

    "I was on the phone to Lodgey after the game and he's obviously excited, but still wanted to know how we did. He'll come along and see us all when he's around the London area. I really wish him all the best, and if for any reason things don't work out for him then he's obviously always welcome back here."
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    Saturday 22nd November 2008
    Kingstonian 1-1 Godalming Town
    K's drew one-all with former goalkeeper Chuck Martini's Godalming Town side in a game lacking many clear cut chances.

    The visitors opened the scoring in the 48th minute following a long throw before Bobby Traynor equalised with a looping effort in the 64th minute.

    Full details of the match are now available.
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    Alan Dowson on Godalming
    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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    Tuesday 18th November 2008
    Jamie Byatt
    The club are pleased to announce the signing of left sided player Jamie Byatt from Tooting & Mitcham United. Jamie played 58 times, scoring 14 goals, during the Terrors' promotion campaign last season. Has made 13 appearances, scoring 4 goals, in the Ryman Premier this season.

    Manager Alan Dowson comments, "I'm pleased to have signed Jamie tonight as he's a really hard working player who will add something extra to the side. Paul Harkness has gone back to Farnborough so we'll be looking to Jamie to fill that role down the left hand side come Saturday."
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    Monday 17th November 2008
    Folkestone match report
    The report of Saturday's game is now available.
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    Sunday 16th November 2008
    Update from Alan Dowson
    Manager Alan Dowson reflects on the race night, "Thanks a lot to Vicky for arranging the race night, Butch and Gary for their services, and of course Tim the Spring Grove landlord for his support.

    "I have to say however that I thought the players were a disgrace - not one of them turned up. Events like this are supposed to be for the benefit of the club, and they're supposed to be a part of it. Next time they want a little favour here or there they might find my door shut. Mark Francis is in the middle of moving house and Hamsey had to go on for a night shift at work but they managed to turn up with the supporters and I'm grateful for their spirit."
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    Saturday 15th November 2008
    Kingstonian 1-1 Folkestone Invicta
    Kingstonian and Folkestone Invicta shared the points following a one-all draw at Kingsmeadow.

    K's were denied a penalty in the first half when the referee seemed to point to the spot, only to later give a free kick the other way. Visiting skipper Jimmy Dryden poked home after a brief scramble to make it one-nil to the Kent side on the stroke of half time.

    Dean Lodge broke through to level the scores in the 52nd minute, though both he and Bobby Traynor were unable to convert further chances to take all three points.

    Full details of the match are now available.
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    Alan Dowson on Folkestone
    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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    Adam Thompson on Folkestone
    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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    Friday 14th November 2008
    Kingstonian Race Night
    A reminder that the club will be holding a race night tomorrow at the Spring Grove public house, Bloomfield Road, Kingston. The first race is at 8pm and admission is free, with a 1 minumum stake of 1 per bet. All adults are welcome.
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    Update from Alan Dowson
    Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Things couldn't have gone any better for us midweek with the cup game. The lads who came in did a great job and the rest of the players got through an extra training session. Everyone's fighting fit and ready to go.

    "We've got a big game tomorrow. Folkestone have been right up there all season, and although they've had some problems - and I wish their club all the best - they're still in the playoff places and not to be at all underestimated."
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    Update from Kingston Mencap
    On behalf of Kingston Mencap I am writing to express our most sincere thanks for allowing our four collectors on to Kingsmeadow for Flag Day and to tell you that we collected a total of 1,863.15 across the borough and once again bettered last years total of 1,733.47. This is marvellous for us as it does show that the general public and your supporters in particular, do support Kingston Mencap even in the current financial climate.

    We actually collected a spectacular 130.73 from supporters of the match against Merstham for which we thank you, all supporters and your Chairman very much.

    Kingston Mencap wants people to have the same rights as everyone else and that's why we campaign for equal rights, change and understanding and better services to allow people to live as independently as possible in a place they choose. We arrange social opportunities; organise and run three midweek leisure clubs for disabled members; run a local support group for carers; run a holiday house for all members and in early 2009, funds permitting, we are hoping to embark on a new venture - a Saturday Drop-In Club.

    All funds raised on Flag Day go to support our work and I am most grateful that Kingstonian Supporters Club once again supported us too as Flag Day is one of our main means of fund raising. Another is our Christmas Fayre which will be held on Saturday 22 November at St James Church Hall, Bodley Road, New Malden where we will be serving a lunch of homemade soup, filled hot rolls, cakes and scones so I hope to see many of you there. Tell friend and colleagues! Doors open 1pm entrance is 50p.
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    Wednesday 12th November 2008
    Jean-Serge Musungu and Julien Thompson
    Midfielder Jean-Serge Musungu and striker Julien Thompson have left the club by mutual consent. Both players joined in the summer, from Fisher Athletic and Walton & Hersham respectively.

    Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Serge and Julien are both good players but they've not been able to nail down a place in the team. After the new signings last week we've decided it's best to let them have a chance somewhere else. I'm sure they'll do a good job wherever they go so good luck to them."
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    Leyton match report
    The report of last night's game is now available.
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    Tuesday 11th November 2008
    Kingstonian 6-0 Leyton
    A Kingstonian side featuring ten changes - including four debuts to youngsters - to the starting eleven from the weekend saw off Ryman One North side Leyton by an emphatic six goals to nil.

    Paul Harkness marked his second game for the club with an opening goal in the 6th minute before Rob Sheridan struck his first competitive goal for the club in the 20th minute. Craig Mullen marked a man of the match debut performance with a crisp strike on the stroke of half time to increase the cushion to three.

    The final ten minutes saw the K's put another three past their opponents, with Wayne Finnie striking from close range in the 81st minute. Substitute and debutant Tom Dilloway thundered a free kick into the top corner for a fifth goal in the final minute before Phil Williams completed the rout just before full time.

    Full details of the match are now available.
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    Alan Dowson on Leyton
    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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    Wayne Finnie on Leyton
    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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    Monday 10th November 2008
    Update from Alan Dowson
    Alan Dowson looks forward to what's on this week, "Tomorrow night's game will give us a chance to stretch the squad out and see what the other players can do. There's a few youngsters like Ross Chalke and Rob Sheridan in that group and it gives them a chance to stake their claims. We want to do well in every competition we enter and it will be an interesting game. The chairmen have been very good in cutting the admission prices (6, 4, 2) so the game will hopefully get a decent turnout.

    "On Saturday after the Folkestone game the club have got a Race Night at the Spring Grove pub. Skipper Luke Garrard is organising the players and we will have a good turnout, so I hope as many supporters and locals as possible join us. It's a chance to raise some funds but also to have a good social get together."
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    Whitstable match report
    The report of Saturday's game is now available.
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    Worthing match report
    The slightly delayed report of last Monday's game is now available.
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    Saturday 8th November 2008
    Whitstable Town 2-4 Kingstonian
    Kingstonian extended their lead at the top of the table to eight points following an exciting four-two victory at Whitstable Town.

    Bobby Traynor blasted in the first goal of the game in the opening minute, before adding a second in the fifth minute. Carl Wilson-Denis and Dean Lodge had further goals disallowed for offside as the K's threatened to run rampant, though the home side struck back through Dan Wisker in the 27th minute. Dean Lodge restored the two goal advantage on the stroke of half time.

    Whistable added a fine second through Jack Tanner on the hour mark as again they threatened to come back, whilst at the other end K's were unable to take a number of chances before finally putting the game to bed with Traynor's hat trick goal with two minutes remaining.

    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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    Liam Collins on Whitstable
    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 7th November 2008
    Liam Collins
    The club are pleased to announce the signing of midfielder Liam Collins (26) from Carshalton Athletic. Liam joins the club on a contract following interest from a number of other clubs.

    Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Liam is a player who I tried to sign last year and also in the summer so I'm obviously very pleased that we've persuaded him to join. He's been at the club before and saw the time was right to come back.

    "I said we'll only bring in players who are better than what we've got - Liam has been picked for the FA XI side and is possibly the best crosser of the ball in the league. He can play anywhere across the midfield really so he's going to add a lot to us and will be straight in for the trip to Whitstable."
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    Thursday 6th November 2008
    Update from Alan Dowson
    Manager Alan Dowson comments, "I was desperate to go more than thirteen games unbeaten in the league, which I'm informed is the most the club has gone in a very very long time, but it wasn't to be and we have to kick on from here. I'm sorry if it came across that I was disappointed with the fans as we've got the best supporters in the league and it was a miserable evening out there. Their support has made a difference this season and the players really appreciate it. For me personally, the numbers who travelled up to my home town club in the summer and sang my name was a special moment.

    "I've said that I'll bring players in if the occasion is right and I've done that with Paul Harkness (29), signed on dual registration from Farnborough. Paul's a forward who can play up top or on the left and he's a proven player. He's been at Farnborough since their Conference days in 2003 and was their captain as they won our equivalent division in the Southern League last year.

    "I'm having a close look at another player and it may turn out that we bring two more in over the next week or so. That could mean having to release a couple but I always say that if I bring players in they have to be better than what I've got. Paul (Harkness) will be involved on Saturday and with some cup games coming up a few of the players not in the starting eleven will get a chance to stake their claims.

    "Finally, congratulations to Simon Huckle and his family following the birth of his baby girl tonight. Simon's a great family man and we're really pleased for him. I'll give him tomorrow off but he'll be back in on Saturday where we can hopefully celebrate with him."
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    Match posters
    Posters advertising the five home games in November can be downloaded for distribution from the match posters page.
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    Wednesday 5th November 2008
    AFC Wimbledon and Kingstonian FC joint statement
    Kingstonian FC and AFC Wimbledon are pleased to confirm that their joint proposal for a new lease to be granted in respect of the perimeter land was approved at yesterday's meeting of Kingston Council's Executive Committee.
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    Monday 3rd November 2008
    Kingstonian 1-3 Worthing
    The division's last unbeaten record went tonight as leaders Kingstonian lost three-one at home to Worthing.

    Ben Andrews poked the visitors into the lead on the stroke of half time before Bobby Traynor equalised from the penalty spot early in the second half after a foul on Carl Wilson-Denis.

    The Sussex side however retook the lead midway through the half, with Jamie Brotherton slotting the ball home, before Micky Demetriou added a third minutes later to seal the result.

    Full details of the match are now available.
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    Alan Dowson on Worthing
    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 2nd November 2008
    Kingstonian Race Night
    Kingstonian Football Club will be holding a race night on Saturday 15th November, first race 8pm at the Spring Grove public house, Bloomfield Road, Kingston.

    This is the latest in a series of events which has seen the club holding events in the local community, following fundraising events at the Maverick and Albion pubs last season. If any venues would like to be involved with a future event please contact the club.

    Please help support us for the race night - everyone is as ever welcome!
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    Chipstead match report
    The report of yesterday's game is now available.
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    Saturday 1st November 2008
    Kingstonian 3-0 Chipstead
    Kingstonian overcame the conditions and opponents Chipstead as they struck three times without response at a sodden Kingsmeadow.

    Bobby Traynor opened the scoring in the 8th minute from the penalty spot to bag his 50th goal for the club, before rounding off a slick move with a second in the 34th minute. Substitute Jon Neal struck his first goal for the club meanwhile, as he came on to complete the scoring in the closing stages.

    Full details of the match are now available.
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    Mark Hams on Chipstead
    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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    Bobby Traynor on Chipstead
    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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