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April 2009

Thursday 30th April 2009
First pre-season friendlies
The pre-season schedule will begin with a double header away to Raynes Park Vale on Saturday 11th July, kick offs 12pm & 3pm at Grand Drive. Manager Alan Dowson comments, "I've been to see our friends at Raynes Park and am happy that we will be continuing our arrangements there next season. They'll lay a BBQ for the day and it's fitting that this should be our first game back."

The opening home friendly will be against Woking on Saturday 18th July, kick off 3pm at Kingsmeadow. There will also be a number of other features arranged for the day, with guest of honour Geoff Chapple bringing together members of the double FA Trophy winning team. More details will follow closer to the time.
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Congratulations Tommy!
Congratulations to Tommy Williams, whose partner gave birth to a baby girl yesterday.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Great news for Tommy and his family and great timing just after the season has ended! Tommy's one of the funniest lads in football so he'll keep the little ones well entertained!"
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Wednesday 29th April 2009
End of season presentations
The Supporters Club have indicated that there will be a bumper attendance at this season's end of season presentation party on Saturday, for which no more tickets are available.

To accommodate the increased demand, whilst still satisfying safety regulations, seating will be more limited than at previous parties. Therefore younger supporters are kindly asked to offer table seating to any older supporters and families with young children who may need it.
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Update from Alan Dowson
Manager Alan Dowson comments, "After the excitement of the last few weeks I had a chance to sit down with the two Chairmen on Monday night to do some planning ahead. As usual with Mark and Malcolm, it was a good night and were already underway for next season.

"I'm really looking forward to it, as are my excellent assistants Mark Hams and Martin Tyler. Weve got the end of season do to look forward to on Saturday but over the course of the next couple of weeks will be busy talking to the squad and arranging games for pre-season."
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Carl Wilson-Denis
The club is pleased to announce that striker Carl Wilson-Denis has signed a contract to remain with the club in 2009/10. Carl joined last summer and has since made 46 appearances, scoring 19 goals in the process.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Carl has made a big impact and enjoyed an excellent season. He's already had offers from two other clubs and wanted to sort his future out, so we're very pleased that he's chosen to commit to us."
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Where are they now? Arthur Crook
We have been contacted by Graeme Crook from Australia, with an update regarding former Kingstonians in his family:

"My father Arthur Crook, played for and, I believe, managed the club in the 1950's while my mother Elsie was a die-hard supporter in the late 1940's & 50's. I wanted to establish a dialogue with the club and to let people who may have known them, or know of them, that they are both still with us, Dad is 89, Mum 77, and live in retirement in Adelaide, South Australia."

If anyone wants to get in contact with Graeme drop us an email and we'll put you in touch.
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Tuesday 28th April 2009
Kingstonian statistical e-books
Programme editor Robert Wooldridge has completed the first two Kingstonian statistical e-books.

"Kingstonian vs..." is 112 pages of Ks results, opponent by opponent, in competitive matches since the clubs first Surrey Junior Cup match in 1893.

"Ks On This Day In History" is 119 pages of Ks results, listed day by day an expansion on a regular programme feature.

Each is priced at 6, with half of the profits donated to the club. To order either of these or any Kingstonian home programme from this season please visit Moosebert Books.
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Ashford match report
The report of the final game of the season is now available.
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Saturday 25th April 2009
Ashford Town 1-1 Kingstonian
Kingstonian finished the season on the back of a ten match unbeaten run, following a one-all draw at Ashford Town.

Stanley Muguo opened the scoring in the 49th minute for the hosts before Adam Thompson thrashed in a 77th minute free kick to level the scores. Simon Huckle looked like he had won the game when slotting home a rebound in the final minute, only to be deemed offside.

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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Nick Rundell on Ashford
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 24th April 2009
Surrey Comet
This week's Surrey Comet includes a special Kingstonian feature, with three pages celebrating the club's championship winning success. Make sure you get your copy, on sale now!
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Nick Rundell
Tomorrow will be defender Nick Rundell's last game for the club, before he leaves the country to head off to America. Nick has made 72 appearances, scoring 2 goals, in his two years in at the club.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "We'll really miss Nick as he's a good player and a manager's dream in terms of his attitude. He's served the club well and good luck to him on the other side of the pond!"
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Supporters Club fundraising update
Fight Against Blindness raised 160 from their collection on Saturday for the new Kingston branch of this charity formed to support people with the hereditary eye disease Retinitis Pigmentosa.

Meanwhile, there was a special presentation at half time for 775 of the sponsored walk money to The Princess Alice Hospice. Mick Dove made this presentation in memory of his late wife.

At the same time the Supporters Club donated a cheque for 2,318.50 to the club which comprised of 775 from the sponsored walk, 810 from the race night income and 733.50 from Golden Goal & 50/50 tickets. A previous Golden Goal & 50/50 ticket presentation was made to the club earlier in the season for 1,539.

Many thanks to everyone who has participated and contributed towards these activities.
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Thursday 23rd April 2009
End of season presentation evening
A reminder that the end of season party and presentation evening will take place on Saturday 2nd May, doors 7.30pm and presentations at 8.30pm, in the Saxon Rooms at Kingsmeadow. There will also be a disco, nibbles, raffle and bar.

A limited number of free tickets are still available on a first come first served basis, available from Vicky Jones at Ashford on Saturday or the club shop next Wednesday evening before the London Cup final from 7pm.
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London Senior Cup final
This season's London Senior Cup final is being held at Kingsmeadow next Wednesday 29th April, kick off 7.30pm between Croydon Athletic and Hendon. The club shop will be open from 7.00pm before the game and also during half time.

K's supporters may be particularly interested in the specially embroidered 'champion' t-shirts, priced 12.50.
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Wednesday 22nd April 2009
Update from Mark Anderson
"The victory on Saturday, amidst such fantastic scenes, must be seen very much as a work in progress and the first step in what we hope will be a successful period for the Club in the coming years", writes Mark Anderson, Joint-Chairman of Kingstonian FC.

"Malcolm Winwright and I both got involved because we believed that we could return Kingstonian to its rightful place in the pyramid. From the very sorry state in which we found the club, and with the support and assistance of so many, we have tried to create a secure platform from which Dowse and his managerial team can work their magic. What we have proven in the last three years is that the heartbeat of a football club goes way beyond the bricks and mortar of a stadium. It's about the people - our people - and their desire to help us in achieving our aim. We have one very fit and healthy football club which is looking forward with relish to the 2009/10 season."
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Anderson discount for supporters coach
In order to celebrate Kingstonian's achievement in winning their league and to thank Kingstonian Supporters Club for their continued custom, Anderson Travel have provided the Supporters Club with a significant discount on the price of the last coach of the season to Ashford.

The Supporters Club would like to thank Mark Anderson and his company for their generosity. Discounted rates of 12 adults, 9 concessions and 4.50 juniors will be passed on to members on Saturday, whilst existing travel season ticket holders will be given a 5 discount upon renewal next season.

Bookings can still be made by either leaving a message on the Kingstonian Supporters Club Travel Booking Line on 020 8330 6869 or sending a message to coaches@kingstonian.net
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Update from Alan Dowson
Manager Alan Dowson on the final week of the season, "We've had a great few days and I'm so delighted for the fans and everyone around the club. It was great to share Saturday with them on the pitch, in the dressing room and the bar afterwards. There's so many people to thank, but a couple to mention right now are Vicky Jones and Sally Brown who've helped so much.

"Looking towards the weekend and we're be back in for training tomorrow, where we'll run the championship out of the lads as we've still got a game to win on Saturday!"
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Monday 20th April 2009
Champions 2008/09
Kingstonian Football Club would like to thank the supporters, volunteers, sponsors, management and players who have all contributed to such a wonderful season.

The club has moved forward both on and off the pitch over the past couple of years, and this league title is a culmination of all that effort. Promotion will bring with it many opportunities and the club is very much looking forward to returning to the Ryman Premier Division in 2009/10.

For more on the championship celebrations, including special interviews, merchandise and photos, please visit the champions 2008/09 page.
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Ryman League Clubcall
The official Ryman League Clubcall line speaks with Alan Dowson today - and for the rest of the week - about Kingstonian's achievement of clinching the Division One South title.

The interview can be heard by telephoning 09066 555 777 (calls cost 60p per minute).
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National media coverage
Coach Martin Tyler's role at the club is featured in today's Sun newspaper. Meanwhile, Martin will be appearing on Talksport radio (1089/1053 AM) at 2.30pm.
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Dulwich match report
The report of Saturday's game is now available.
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Saturday 18th April 2009
Kingstonian 2-1 Dulwich Hamlet
Kingstonian secured their position as champions of Ryman League Division One South following a two-one win against Dulwich Hamlet.

It was the visitors Dulwich who opened the scoring midway through the first half, not when Stuart Myall saw his penalty saved by Luke Garrard, but minutes later when Scott Simpson struck.

The breakthrough finally came for the K's - playing in front of a 558-strong crowd and the league trophy - when Dean Lodge slotted home an 80th minute equaliser. A winning goal seemed almost inevitable, and it duly arrived with full power from the boot of Tommy Williams in the 86th minute.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Dulwich
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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Luke Garrard on Dulwich
The goalkeeper and club captain spoke to us after the game and you can hear what he had to say via the audio player.
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Friday 17th April 2009
Cray match report
The report of Monday's game is now available.
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Thursday 16th April 2009
Dulwich bar arrangements
The main bar will be closing at 6pm after Saturday's Dulwich game, with the patrons lounge then open to all supporters wishing to see the second half of the televised FA Cup semi final.
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Matchday stewarding
The Football Club is planning an overhaul of its matchday stewarding as it seeks to continually raise standards across all operations.

A larger pool of volunteer stewards is required to achieve this efficiently, whilst satisfying ground regulations. The efforts of Paul Horsecroft and his current team are greatly appreciated, and they and anyone else who is interested in helping next season are invited to come forward.

Denise Turner has been appointed Head Steward for next season, to be assisted by Jon Turner, and she will be taking on this role following a formally recognised FA qualification in stewarding during the summer. There will be an opportunity, subject to sufficient interest, for all stewards to acquire this qualification at a later date.

If you would like to join the stewarding team for next season please register your interest with Denise or Jon either in person or by emailing stewarding@kingstonian.net
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Monday 13th April 2009
Kingstonian 2-0 Cray Wanderers
Kingstonian overcame second placed Cray Wanderers in front of a division best attendance of 746 today to extent their lead at the top of the table to six points with two games remaining.

Simon Huckle stretched to open the scoring in the 14th minute before Max Hustwick doubled the score with a 27th minute header. Carl Wilson-Denis saw a goal disallowed for an adjudged handball in a second half of few chances as the game finished two-nil to the K's.

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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Bobby Traynor on Cray
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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Sunday 12th April 2009
Burgess Hill match report
The report of Saturday's game is now available.
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Saturday 11th April 2009
Burgess Hill Town 1-2 Kingstonian
Kingstonian beat Burgess Hill Town by two goals to one courtesy of a brace of goals from league leading scorer Bobby Traynor.

The first came from the penalty spot in the 18th minute, though proved to be a short-lived advantage as the hosts equalised through Luke Gedling five minutes later.

Traynor however was quickest to react to a parried Tommy Williams shot in the 50th minute, nodding home the decisive goal.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Burgess Hill
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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Jamie Beer om Burgess Hill
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 10th April 2009
Eastbourne match report
The report of Monday's game is now available.
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Wednesday 8th April 2009
Cray game promotion
With the top of the table clash against Cray Wanderers this Bank Holiday Monday fast approaching, the club is hoping to attract a bumper crowd to the game.

The regular poster has been redesigned to highlight the significance of this fixture, as well as the 'kids for free' promotion. This can downloaded for distribution from the match posters page.

Meanwhile, club sponsors Banquet Records are kindly producing 5,000 A6 flyers, which will be available along with some printed posters from their store at 52 Eden Street, Kingston from tomorrow.

The push is now on to market the game to the widest audience possible, and our supporters can make the difference! Please pop in to Banquet during opening hours on Thursday-Saturday, or even Monday, to pick up some flyers if you are able to help - pass them on to friends, family, colleagues, and generally anyone!
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Monday 6th April 2009
Kingstonian 3-0 Eastbourne Town
Kingstonian made the most of their final game in hand on the rest of the league with a three-nil win over Eastbourne Town.

Bobby Traynor opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 34th minute, following a foul which saw Eastbourne defender Luke Denton sent off for a second bookable offence.

Simon Huckle, having been denied by the crossbar, added his name to the scoresheet in the 55th minute with a powerful header before grabbing another just three minutes later to complete the scoring.

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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Simon Huckle on Eastbourne
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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Player of the season
Voting slips are now available from the club shop on home matchdays or Vicky Jones at away games for the Supporters Club player of the season award.
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Sunday 5th April 2009
Kids for free against Cray
Kingstonian Football Club are offering youngsters free admission to the much anticipated top of the table clash against Cray Wanderers on Bank Holiday Easter Monday - kick off 3pm on 13th April at Kingsmeadow Stadium. Free tickets will be issued on the turnstiles for under 16's providing proof of age and under 11's accompanied by an adult.

Joint-Chairman Malcolm Winwright comments, "This has been a very exciting season so far and we think it's a perfect opportunity to encourage as many youngsters as possible come to see us in action."

Alan Dowson's Kingstonian Soccer School will be running during the rest of that holiday week, 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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Match posters
Posters advertising the final three home games of the season can be downloaded for distribution from the match posters page.
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Saturday 4th April 2009
Folkestone Invicta 0-2 Kingstonian
Kingstonian beat Folkestone Invicta by two goals to nil to remain top of the table. Bobby Traynor opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 21st minute before Adam Thompson added a second on the half hour mark. Simon Huckle saw a goal disallowed and an attempt cleared off the line in a goal-less second half.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Mark Hams on Folkestone
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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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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Wednesday 1st April 2009
Walton match report
The report of Monday's game is now available.
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