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December 2008

Sunday 28th December 2008
Cray match report
The report of yesterday's game is now available, courtesy of Kevin O'Connor.
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Phil Williams
Winger Phil Williams has returned to the club after completing his month loan at Godalming Town.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Phil needed a run of games so we sent him to Godalming where he's done well for them and scored a few goals (three in seven games). He's looking forward to being involved with us again and I'm pleased to have him back."
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Jamie Byatt
Winger Jamie Byatt has left the club to join Corinthian-Casuals.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "We'd only recently brought Jamie in so it's a shame but he's decided to go to Corinthian-Casuals as he didn't feel he could fully commit to us so we've got to respect that. He's got a lot of friends at Casuals from when he used to play there so good luck to him."
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Saturday 27th December 2008
Cray Wanderers 2-4 Kingstonian
Kingstonian ensured that they will remain top of the table going into the new year, following a four-two win at second placed Cray Wanderers.

Simon Huckle opened the scoring in the 7th minute with a low drive, before a full stretch Carl Wilson-Denis doubled the advantage midway through the half. The hosts pulled a goal back from the penalty spot just before half time through veteran ex-K's player Colin Luckett.

League top scorer Bobby Traynor added a third for the K's in the 64th minute, sliding home from a tight angle followed a saved effort from Huckle. Wilson-Denis chipped in with a fine lob with ten minutes remaining to further extend the lead, whilst Leigh Bremner's late header was little more than consolation for the hosts.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Cray
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 26th December 2008
Fleet game arranged
The league game away to Fleet Town has been arranged for Tuesday 10th February, kick off 7.45pm at Calthorpe Park.
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London Cup game arranged
The London Cup game at home to Wingate & Finchley has been arranged for Monday 19th January, kick off 7.45pm at Kingsmeadow.

Reduced admission prices of 6 (adults), 4 (concessions) and 2 (juniors) will be in operation for this game.
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Thursday 25th December 2008
Festive wishes
The management would like to wish everyone associated with Kingstonian Football Club a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!
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Christmas Draw winners
The Christmas Draw winners, announced at the Alexandra Tavern on Sunday, are as follows;

  • Weekend for two in Budapest: 00261 Nick Shrosbree

  • 150: 00798 Lawrence Cooley

  • 50: 01779 Jim

  • Signed Arsenal book: 01231 Mick Howard

  • Men's watch: 02125 Lee Sykes

  • Signed K's football: 00117 Brian Giffard

  • K's goalkeeper shirt: 01955 Keith

  • Clarins products & toiletry bags: 01256 Ashley

  • Lancome gift bag: 00927 Martin Wyatt

  • Max Factor & Olay gift bag: 01640 Steve Burt

  • Bottle of rose wine: 01688 Gary

  • Bottle of Champagne: 00814 Malcolm Winwright

  • Chrome steamer: 01597 Tony

  • Bottle of vodka: 02245 Kirsty Park

  • Bottle of vodka: 00811 Malcolm Winwright
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    Wednesday 24th December 2008
    Kids for free
    Kingstonian Football Club are presenting juniors a great start to the new year with free admission to see the promotion-chasing K's play Croydon Athletic on Saturday 3rd January, kick off 3pm at Kingsmeadow Stadium. Under 16's will be required to provide proof of age and under 11's must be accompanied by an adult.

    Joint-Chairman Mark Anderson comments, "We are trying to encourage youngsters to come and support their local team as part of a series of events aimed at the wider audience. We ran a promotion with our sponsors Banquet Records aimed at older students earlier in the season, whilst providing savings for anyone who comes to watch us week in week out at a couple of recent games.

    "We want to get more people through the gates to show them what we have to offer - the three games we've run promotions at so far this season have seen us score eleven goals and concede none!"
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    Kingstonian New Year party
    This season the K's festive party will be later than usual, on Saturday 3rd January at Kingsmeadow. As usual there will be a disco and buffet on the night, whilst admission is by ticket only.

    Tickets will be available at upcoming games, costing 5 each or free to Supporters Club members. If you're not already a member then why not take this opportunity to join - application forms are available on the download forms page.
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    Tuesday 23rd December 2008
    Sittingbourne match report
    The report of Sunday's game is now available.
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    Sunday 21st December 2008
    Kingstonian 1-2 Sittingbourne
    Bobby Traynor's 54th minute lob was not enought to secure a result for Kingstonian today as a brace from Tom Bradbrook saw Sittingbourne recover to win by two goals to win.

    Full details of the match are now available.
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    Alan Dowson on Sittingbourne
    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 20th December 2008
    Jon Neal
    Striker Jon Neal has joined Whitstable Town on a one month loan deal.
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    Friday 19th December 2008
    Interview with Michael Mancienne
    Kindly supplied by Paul Warburton of the the Kingston Informer:

    KINGSTONIAN gained an extra fan this week - Michael Mancienne.

    And its all because the Chelsea defender, who was the shock inclusion of Fabio Capello's last England squad, heard his first-ever club are now taking an interest in him.

    Back in 1996, eight-year-old Mancienne might have been playing in the red-and-white hoops of the Ryman One South club a little longer had a Ks coach not also been on the look-out for Chelsea as well.

    Mancienne remembers going to a Saturday morning kids' club near where he lived in Hanworth and being spotted by Peter Baxter.

    "He had something to do with both clubs," recalled Mancienne. "He told my parents I would be good for Kingstonian - and I was very proud to be given their red kit."

    Although Mancienne is on loan at Championship Wolves as a full-back, where he also starred for QPR last season, the former junior K remembers he had a different role as a youth.

    "I used to boss the Ks midfield," he joked, and I would have carried on playing for them - at eight you don't know any different.

    "But I must have been playing quite well, because at the end of the first season, I was moved over to Chelsea where I stayed."

    But Mancienne was heartened by the Kingsmeadow faithful's new interest in him.

    He said: "I'm glad my England call-up gave them some pleasure. I'll take an interest in how they're doing now.

    "I caught sight of a table recently and saw they were top of the league, so I hope they get promotion as well."
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    Thursday 18th December 2008
    Kingstonian Christmas Draw
    Christmas Draw tickets will be on sale at Sunday's game against Sittingbourne (kick off 1pm) from the main foyer in the clubhouse. Following the game there will be nibbles & such laid on at the Alexandra Pub in Park Road, Kingston from 5.00/5.30pm. The Christmas Draw will follow during the early evening.

    A reminder of what's up for the winners:

  • 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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    Update from Alan Dowson
    Manager Alan Dowson says, "I've got to say a massive well done to the players, who've sold around 700-800 Christmas Draw tickets between them. I think it's very important that everyone does things together and for eachother at the club and this is just that kind of spirit so I'm very pleased. Thanks to everyone who's been involved with the raffle, but I have to single out John from the Maverick Pub in Chessington who has sold 300!

    "We've not had any games for a fortnight so can't wait to get back into action. We've used the opportunity to get a lot of good training in. Martin ran them into the ground on Monday to work them up an appetite as it was off for a very nice team Christmas meal afterwards!"

    "We hope to make it a good Christmas on the field too but have a very tough game on Sunday against Sittingbourne. They've got a great away record so we'll have to be at our very best."
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    Tuesday 16th December 2008
    Match posters
    Posters advertising the next three home games can be downloaded for distribution from the match posters page.
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    Monday 15th December 2008
    Adrian Blake
    Goalkeeping coach Adrian Blake has been signed on to league forms. Adrian, 44 and a veteran of hundreds of appearances for the K's, will provide emergency cover for regular custodians Luke Garrard and Luke Naughton.

    Manager Alan Dowson comments, "I wanted to make sure we're covered in case anything happens and it was a straight choice between Adrian and (Chairman) Mark Anderson. In the end I decided to go for the older more experienced man, and Blakey's got to be the second oldest person at the club behind (Secretary) Gerry Petit!"
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    Surrey Cup game arranged
    Kingstonian will travel to Walton Casuals in the Surrey Senior Cup third round on Monday 12th January, kick off 7.45pm at Franklin Road.
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    League Cup game arranged
    Kingstonian will travel to Ashford Town (Middx) in the League Cup third round on Tuesday 6th January, kick off 7.45pm at Short Lane.
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    Saturday 13th December 2008
    Fleet game postponed
    Today's game at Fleet Town has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
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    Thursday 11th December 2008
    Anthony Joseph
    The club are pleased to announce the signing of winger Anthony Joseph from Bromley. Anthony has made 14 appearances for the Hayes Lane club in the Conference South this season, previous to which he made around a hundred appearances at Ashford Town (Middx).

    Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Anthony's a good player who's going to offer us more attacking options as he's got plenty of pace and likes to run at opponents. Competition is tough for a place in the team but he'll be in action on Saturday."
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    Crowborough game postponed
    The League game away to Crowborough Athletic, scheduled for next Tuesday 16th December, has been postponed due to Crowborough's cup commitments. No new date has yet been set for the game.
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    Sunday 7th December 2008
    Walton & Hersham game arranged
    The league game at home to Walton & Hersham has been arranged for Monday 2nd February, kick off at 7.45pm at Kingsmeadow.
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    Dulwich match report
    The report of Friday night's game is now available.
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    Friday 5th December 2008
    Dulwich Hamlet 0-3 Kingstonian
    Kingstonian increased their lead at the top of the league table following a three-nil win at Dulwich Hamlet in this Friday night encounter.

    Carl Wilson-Denis opened the scoring in the 13th minute when tapping in after Tommy Williams' curling effort had rebounded back off the angle of the goal.

    The hosts were reduced to ten men just before the break when Stanley Muguo was sent off, and Kingstonian took full advantage to dominate the second half. Dulwich goalkeeper Jamie Lunan earned his man of the match award but wasn't able to prevent Jamie Byatt's low drive in the 82nd minute - the winger's first goal for the K's.

    Simon Huckle made it three in the final minute when blasting home from close range after an exquisite cross by Liam Collins.

    Full details of the match are now available.
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    Wednesday 3rd December 2008
    Hillingdon match report
    The report of last night's game is now available.
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    Tuesday 2nd December 2008
    Hillingdon Borough 0-3 Kingstonian
    Kingstonian went through to the third round of the League Cup following a comfortably three-nil win away at league newcomers Hillingdon Borough.

    Wayne Finnie headed in the opening goal on the stroke of half time before Craig Mullen added a second with a neat chipped finish just after the hour mark. The home goalkeeper was sent off in the closing stages for upending Jon Neal, who picked himself up to convert the ensuing penalty to complete the scoring.

    Full details of the match are now available.
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    Monday 1st December 2008
    Sittingbourne kick off changed
    The league game at home to Sittingbourne on Sunday 21st December will now kick off at 1pm, as opposed to 3pm as originally arranged.
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    Ashford match report
    The report of Saturday's game is now available.
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    Chipstead match report
    The report of last Monday's game is now available.
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    Phil Williams
    Winger Phil Williams has joined Godalming Town on a one month loan deal.
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