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March 2009

Tuesday 31st March 2009
Whitstable match report
The report of Saturday's game is now available.
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Monday 30th March 2009
Kingstonian 1-0 Walton & Hersham
Kingstonian returned to the top of the league following a one-nil win over Walton & Hersham, courtesy of a Carl Wilson-Denis goal in the 78th minute. Walton player-manager and former K's defender Matt Elverson was sent off for a second booking just before the goal.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Martin Tyler on Walton
The coach 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 Walton
The forward spoke to us after the game and you can hear what he had to say via the audio player.
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Saturday 28th March 2009
Kingstonian 1-1 Whitstable Town
Ten man Whitstable stole a share of the points following an 86th minute equaliser against a K's side who had lef following a 37th minute Bobby Traynor header.

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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Tom Dixon RIP
The club are saddened to hear of the passing of Tom Dixon yesterday. Tom was involved with the K's for many years, including roles as a director and fundraiser. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
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Friday 27th March 2009
Whiststable bar arrangements
The main bar will be closing at 6pm after Saturday's Whitstable game, with the patrons lounge opening to all supporters wishing to see the second half of the England v Slovakia international match.
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Thursday 26th March 2009
Crowborough match report
The report of Tuesday's game is now available.
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Chipstead match report
The report of last Saturday's game is now available.
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Croydon match report
The belated report of the London Cup game is now available.
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Tuesday 24th March 2009
Crowborough Athletic 1-3 Kingstonian
League newcomers Crowborough were consigned to relegation following a three-one win by Kingstonian.

Bobby Traynor opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 14th minute, before Simon Huckle added a second minutes later.

The hosts pulled a goal back early in the second half, but Carl Wilson-Denis made sure of the result with an emphatic finish with a quarter of an hour remaining. Max Hustwick almost added another in the closing minutes, but saw his header rebound off the post.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Crowborough
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 21st March 2009
Chipstead 2-3 Kingstonian
A three goal haul ensured a three point return as Kingstonian beat Chipstead at the High Road ground.

Liam Collins opened the scoring with a long range lob in the 3rd minute before Bobby Traynor chipped in with a second in the 37th minute.

Traynor added another, from the penalty spot, in the 64th minute before the hosts were awarded a spot kick of their own minutes later. Gavin Quintyne converted before Jordan Kiffin slotted in a late goal in the final few minutes.

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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Tommy Williams on Chipstead
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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Godalming match report
The report of last Saturday's game is now available.
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Friday 20th March 2009
Alan Dowson's Soccer School
Alan Dowson's Kingstonian Soccer School will be running during the April school holiday, from Tuesday 14th to Friday 17th 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.

Further information and application forms can be downloaded from the download forms page.
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Race night
A reminder that the club will be holding a Race Night next Friday 27th March in the Banqueting Suite at Kingsmeadow, doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

Tickets are just 5 each, including race card and fish and a chip supper, and are available from Vicky Jones at the Chipstead game tomorrow.
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Supporters coach
The Supporters Club are running a coach to Chipstead tomorrow, despite this not originally being advertised, leaving Kingsmeadow at 1pm.

Prices are 10 for adults, 7 for concessions and 3.50 for juniors. Non members can join the Supporters Club at any time.

Spaces are limited so to book a place please either leave a message on the Kingstonian Supporters Club Travel Booking Line on 020 8330 6869 or send a message to coaches@kingstonian.net
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Thursday 19th March 2009
Omari Coleman
Forward Omari Coleman has been released from the club.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "I'd only got just Omari in, based on what I saw of him at the start of the season, but it's turned out not to be the right player at the right time unfortunately so we've let him move on and good luck to him."
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Tuesday 17th March 2009
Fleet Town 2-0 Kingstonian
Kingstonian slumped to a two-nil defeat away to Fleet Town, with goals from Mark Anderson and Darren Wheeler in the 7th and 28th minutes respectively.

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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Saturday 14th March 2009
Godalming Town 1-2 Kingstonian
Kingstonian returned to winning ways at Godalming Town following a two-one victory.

Bobby Traynor converted a 20th minute penalty to give the K's the lead, before doubling the advantage with a second just after the hour mark. Former player Kenny Ojukwa pulled back what proved to be just a consolation goal late on.

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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Wednesday 11th March 2009
Race night
The club will be holding a Race Night on Friday 27th March in the Banqueting Suite at Kingsmeadow, doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

Admission by ticket only - 5 each including race card and food - available from Vicky Jones at upcoming games.

Meanwhile thank you to everyone who has sponsored a horse for the event. These have now sold out but some race sponsorships are still available at 20 each. Again, please see Vicky Jones to book a race.
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Alan Dowson on Croydon
Manager Alan Dowson comments, "I thought it was an exciting game last night and again the young lads like Rob and Craig have done well, as did Clement James in particular.

A big plus for me is that Adam Thompson if back fit for the weekend and we've got a belief in the group that we'll kick on (and achieve our main target for the season). We've had a good crack at all the cup competitions but we can just concentrate on the league now."
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Tuesday 10th March 2009
Croydon Athletic 3-1 Kingstonian
Kingstonian exited the London Senior Cup at the quarter final stage following an exciting game at Mayfields, eventually won three-one by Croydon Athletic.

Former European Cup Winners Cup winner Ian Selley gave the hosts the lead with a superb free kick in the 7th minute. K's equalised through Bobby Traynor in the 35th minute, with each team missing a penalty either side of the goal.

The decisive strike came in the 78th minute from Crodon's Shabazz Baidoo, before former Kingstonian Youth player Tom Bolarinwa added a third to seal in the result in the final minutes.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Update from Alan Dowson
Manager Alan Dowson comments, "I know I've been in for some stick over the past week - and it's been a tough one - but we'll bounce back. I love this job but know like any other there are ups and downs. The fans have been great with their support of the team and after paying their money have a right to be disappointed after Saturday.

"We've got a good bunch of players and have had a steady squad all season but I've just been working on adding some quality with a couple of new signings last week and another still to come probably. I had an excellent defender lined up but he got snapped up by a Conference South side at the last minute yesterday."
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Players released
Forward Julien Thompson and midfielders Jason Turley and Phil Williams have been released.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "I've got to keep the numbers balanced so have had to let these three go. Phil's gone straight to Godalming but I've got a gentleman's agreement with Chuck (Martini), who I've known for a long time, that he won't play on Saturday against us. I'm sure Phil will do well there again, as well as the others at their next clubs and wish them all the best."
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Monday 9th March 2009
Ashford match report
The report of last Thursday's game is now available.
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Sunday 8th March 2009
Corinthian-Casuals match report
The report of yesterday's game is now available.
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Saturday 7th March 2009
Kingstonian 0-1 Corinthian-Casuals
A fourth minute headed goal from Martin Dunne proved enough to secure all three points for Corinthian-Casuals. Whilst the visitors also had a goal disallowed, the closest action at the other end saw K's strike the woodwork three times in the course of the game.

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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Dean Lodge and Omari Coleman
The club are pleased to announce the return of the reigning player of the year, midfielder Dean Lodge (21) from Conference National side Northwich Victoria, and also forward Omari Coleman (28) from Conference South side Hayes & Yeading.

Dean has played 96 games for the K's, scoring 27 goals along the way. His performances earlier in the season helped the K's to the top of the league, whilst also capturing personal accolades as an FA Cup player of the round.

Omari's spell in the Football League was cut short through injury and he has since been a well regarded player in the non-league game.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "I'm obviously absolutely delighted to get Lodgey back. We were unlucky to lose him in the first place and I've been on the phone to him every other day since. I know his name has constantly been on everyone's lips and he loves the club so it's a massive boost as we get into the most important part of the season.

"I've also managed to get Omari Coleman who really shook us up when playing for Croydon Athletic earlier in the season. He brings a lot of strength and character and will be an excellent signing.

"I have to say a massive thank you to our secretary Gerry Petit who works tirelessly for us anyway, but in this instance in particular was busy all day and late into the evening."
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Anthony Joseph
Midfielder Anthony Joseph has been released to rejoin former club Ashford Town (middx).

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "With the new signings we have to make some way in the squad and we'll have a sit down after the next game to make some decisions. In the meantime Anthony has gone back to Ashford and I wish him all the best there."
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Friday 6th March 2009
Alan Dowson on Ashford
Manager Alan Dowson spoke after the Surrey Cup game, "As always we put a team out who we thought would be capable of taking the result, and although we lost I thought the boys did well, in particular Tom Dilloway and Craig Mullen.

"We do have the most games left to play in our division so that was obviously a consideration. Hamsey had the rest of the players for a session back at the training ground, so they'll all probably turn up looking like Popeye now!"
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Thursday 5th March 2009
Ashford Town (Middx) 2-1 Kingstonian
Ashford Town (Middx) knocked K's out of a second cup competition this season, following a two-one win at Short Lane.

The hosts got off to a flying start, with Scott Harris finishing off a slick move in the opening minute. A Gavin Smith lob doubled the advantage in the 20th minute before Craig Mullen pulled a goal back soon after. Phil Williams struck the post in the second half but that's as close as it got to another bout of extra time.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Tuesday 3rd March 2009
London Senior Cup game arranged
The London Senior Cup quarter final away to Croydon Athletic has been arranged for next Tuesday 10th March, kick off 7.45pm at Mayfields.
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Sunday 1st March 2009
Merstham match report
The report of yesterday's game is 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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