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September 2009

Tuesday 29th September 2009
An Evening with Kerry Dixon and friends
Tickets are now available for "An Evening with Kerry Dixon" which will take place on Friday 20th November 2009, 8pm at Kingsmeadow.

This is your chance to ask question of and listen to the former Chelsea and England striker, who has an excellent reputation on the after-dinner speakers circuit.

The evening includes the delights of an Indian Food Buffet by the Sesame Restaurant, whilst the fully licensed bar will be open throughout.

Tickets are priced at just 20 per person or discounted tables of ten are available for just 175. The venue capacity is 180 places and bookings are coming in fast so book early to avoid disappointment - forms are available from the downloads page.
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Bashiru Alimi
The club are pleased to announce the signing of midfielder Bashiru Alimi (27) from Carshalton Athletic. Bash has previously played 220 games from the K's between 2001-2006.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Bash is well known and regarded here and wanted to come back to the club. There's a lot of competition to get into the team so he'll have to work hard but he's prepared to do it."
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Tommy Williams
Midfielder Tommy Williams has joined Ashford Town (Middx) on a one month loan deal.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Tommy's a quality player but he's been out of the team and needs games so this will be a chance for him to get some under his belt in the Premier."
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Monday 28th September 2009
Corinthian-Casuals 0-3 Kingstonian
A Kingstonian XI won three-nil at King George's Field tonight, courtesy of goals from Joel Ledgister in the 51st and 87th minutes, sandwiching a strike from Liam Collins in the 61st minute. Bobby Traynor went closest in the first half, rattling the crossbar with a ferocious strike.

Lineup:

1) Ashlee Jones
2) John Fletcher (Tom Woolston)
3) Lee Hall
4) Rob Sheridan
5) Francis Duku
6) Matt Gray
7) Liam Collins
8) Bashiru Alimi
9) Bobby Traynor (Carl Wilson-Denis)
10) Joel Ledgister
11) Lewis Cook
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Peter Alexander RIP
The club are saddened to hear of the passing of Supporters Club Committee Member and long time K's Supporter Peter Alexander early on Sunday. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
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Sunday 27th September 2009
Surrey Cup game arranged
Kingstonian will host Beckenham Town in the Surrey Senior Cup first round on Monday 19th October, kick off 7.45pm at Kingsmeadow.
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Surrey Cup / League Cup prices
The club are pleased to again announce reduced admission prices of 6 (adults), 4 (concessions) and 2 (juniors) for early round matches in the Surrey Senior Cup and League Cup.
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Saturday 26th September 2009
Hendon 2-1 Kingstonian
Kingstonian's FA Cup run came to a dramatic end within the shadows of Wembley Stadium, conceding a last minute penalty which sent hosts Hendon through to the next round.

Carl-Wilson Denis had put the K's ahead in the 16th minute, whilst John Fletcher and Wilson-Denis himself were denied further goals by the linesman's flag.

Hendon rallied strongly in the second half and got a deserved equaliser on the hour mark through Casey MacLaren. With the tie seemingly destined for a replay, a rash challenge by Fletcher gave the hosts a 90th minute spot kick that was duly converted by Harry Hunt to complete a turnaround for the Dons.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Hendon
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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Corinthian Casuals v Kingstonian XI
A friendly has been arranged away at Corinthian Casuals on Monday night, kick off 7.45pm at King George's Field. Admission will be 5, and a number for former K's are expected to feature for the home side.
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Friday 25th September 2009
Social Maverick
A social event has been organised at The Maverick pub on Saturday 3rd October from 7pm. The team will be meeting there for breakfast in the morning and their coach will head straight back there from Margate after the game.

All K's fans are warmly welcomed to join the players and management for what should be a good evening's entertainment, including karaoke and a buffet laid on by supporter and pub landlord John Nelson. There will also be a chance to win some great football memorabilia in the raffle.

Meanwhile, a reminder that evening-only places are still available and open to all at 30 for Thursday's golf day at Hampton Court Palace golf course (smart casual dress code please). For further details please contact Pete Bowers at marketing@kingstonian.net
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Wednesday 23rd September 2009
Bobby Traynor - FA Cup player of the round
Striker Bobby Traynor has been voted E.ON Player of the Round following his FA Cup 1st qualifying round hat-trick against Bognor Regis Town, and will be awarded a trophy as well as a VIP trip to the FA Cup Final on 15th 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 "one of the highest figures ever received at the this stage of the competition" in the public vote on the Football Association website.

K's manager Alan Dowson comments, "I'm absolutely delighted for Bobby as he richly deserves this and also the club as it's the second such award in two years (following Dean Lodge).

"Knowing Bobby he'll probably be trying to flog the tickets now as we speak! In all seriousness, he was my very first signing at this club and probably the best signing I'll ever make."

Bobby Traynor himself is thrilled by the award and has expressed his thanks to everyone who voted for him.
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Horsham match report
The report of Monday's game is now available.
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Canvey match report
The report of Saturday's game is now available.
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Monday 21st September 2009
Kingstonian 2-1 Horsham
First half headed goals from Simon Huckle and Karl Beckford proved enough for Kingstonian to overcome a tidy Horsham team. The visitors pulled a goal back through Ben Andrews just after the hour mark but were unable to find another breakthrough as K's held on to move up into 8th place in the table.

Horsham's Mark Knee was stretchered off in stoppage time following a clash off heads and taken to hospital as a precautionary measure. Good luck to Mark for a speedy recovery.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Horsham
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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Des Boateng on Horsham
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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Sunday 20th September 2009
Send Bobby to Wembley!
Striker Bobby Traynor has been shortlisted for the E.ON Player of the Round in the FA Cup, following his hat-trick in last week's win at Bognor Regis. Traynor - last season's divisional top scorer - is currently on 9 goals from 9 appearances this season. The other players on the shortlist are Nathan Jack (AFC Totton), Alex Taylor (Kendal Town), Ryan O'Toole (Uxbridge), Chris Mortlock (Pegasus Juniors).

The winner will be a VIP guest of the Football Association at the FA Cup Final on Saturday 15 May, as well as receiving a commemorative trophy. To vote for Bobby visit the FA website by Tuesday.
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Saturday 19th September 2009
Canvey Island 1-2 Kingstonian
Kingstonian continued their climb up the table with a two-one win at Canvey Island.

Matt Gray opened the scoring for the K's in the 26th minute, whilst Simon Huckle was denied adding a second by the crossbar. The hosts levelled the scores five minutes after the break as they upped the pressure but it was Huckle heading home in the 77th minute to seal all three points for Alan Dowson's men.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Canvey
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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Karl Beckford on Canvey
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 18th September 2009
John Fletcher and Joel Legister
The club are pleased to announce the signing of defender John Fletcher (22) and midfielder/striker Joel Legister (21). John came through the ranks at QPR and has been playing in the USA, whilst Joel started at Southend and has Conference National experience with Oxford United and Woking.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "John's done well in training after being recommended by Gary Waddock and will add some cover to the defence whilst Joel made an impression in the friendly at Whyteleafe and will give us extra attacking options.

"We're keeping the squad quite big at the moment as we'll be busy with both the FA Cup and FA Trophy coming up as well as the league games. Some people may assume that we're throwing money at new signings but that is far from the case as we've been bringing in good players but players who just want to play for the shirt."
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Sam Stannard
Defender Sam Stannard has been released by the club by mutual consent after 3 appearances.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Sam came in and did a job but we've decided to go our separate ways and I wish him well."
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Thursday 17th September 2009
Supporters Club draw
The first Supporters Club draw for club shop vouchers has taken place, with a bumper winners list of 50 members! Winning names can be found on the Supporters Club page, and with draws continuing throughout the course of the season for another 50 tickets make sure you join up if you already haven't done so!
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Wednesday 16th September 2009
Golf Day individual entries and dinner tickets
With ten teams of four confirmed for the Kingstonian Golf Day on 1st October, we are also now accepting individual entries and bookings for the dinner, prize-giving and auction evening part of the day.

Dinner will commence around 6.30pm and the cost will be 30 for an evening-only ticket (smart casual dress code please). For those who wish to play golf but aren't part of a four ball please feel free to submit entries at 60 per person by 25th September and additional teams will be created as necessary.

Forms are available from the downloads page or alternatively pick one up from the club shop on Monday night. For any queries please contact Pete Bowers at marketing@kingstonian.net
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Quiz night
The Supporters Club will be holding the next quiz night on Friday 9th October, 7.45pm for an 8.00pm start at St John's Parish Hall, Grove Lane, Kingston.

All are welcome, and admission is either 8 including a fish/veggie supper or 5 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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Match posters
Posters advertising the next three home games can be downloaded for distribution from the match posters page.
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Tuesday 15th September 2009
Supporters Club representative to the Board
Vicky Jones is standing down from her position on the Kingstonian FC Board to focus on her role as Supporters Club secretary.

She comments, "It was four seasons ago that the Supporters Club were kindly invited by our Chairmen to send a representative to the Board and I believe the move has been mutually beneficial. It has given both a closer understanding of eachothers' concerns and enabled a much stronger and supportive relationship to develop."

Taking up the position on the Board will be Supporters Club Chairman John Fenwick - a committee member for a decade and supporter for much longer. The club look forward to working with John and continuing this important relationship.
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Adrian Withers joins backroom team
Former K's player and youth team manager Adrian Withers has joined Alan Dowson's support team as Scout. Adrian has most recently been part of the coaching setup at Raynes Park Vale.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Adrian has had an involvement down here for many years and is someone who I trust and respect. His main role will be scouting players and reporting on opposition teams."
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Monday 14th September 2009
Whyteleafe 0-2 Kingstonian XI
A Kingstonian XI won two-nil at Whyteleafe tonight, courtesy of goals from trialists Joel Ledgister and Tom Woolston in the 40th and 65th minutes.

Lineup:

1) Ashlee Jones
2) Rob Sheridan
3) Femi Ilesanmi (16 Francis Aton)
4) Simon Huckle (14 Sam Stannard)
5) Tom Dilloway
6) Tommy Williams
7) Joel Ledgister (15 Adam Blake)
8) Liam Collins
9) Christian Jolley (12 Anton Douglas)
10) Karl Beckford (17 Tom Woolston)
11) Lewis Cook
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Bognor match report
The report of Saturday's game is now available.
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FA Cup draw
Kingstonian have been drawn away to Hendon in the FA Cup second qualifying round. The match is to be played on Saturday 26th September, kick off 3pm at Wembley FC.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "I told the Chairmen that I'd turn things around, but didn't expect we'd be heading for Wembley in the FA Cup so soon!"
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Sunday 13th September 2009
Whyteleafe v Kingstonian XI
A friendly has been arranged away at Whyteleafe this Monday night, kick off 7.45pm at Church Road.
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Saturday 12th September 2009
Bognor Regis Town 1-4 Kingstonian
Kingstonian booked their place in the FA Cup second qualifying round with a four-one win at Bognor Regis Town.

Bobby Traynor opened the scoring on the stroke of half time, but the hosts rallied and levelled in the 61st minute through Mickey Demetriou.

Traynor put the K's back into the lead eight minutes later from the penalty spot, before Lodge in the 76th minute and Traynor - completing his hat-trick - added further goals to make sure of the result.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Bognor
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 Bognor
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 11th September 2009
Ashlee Jones
The club are pleased to announce the signing of goalkeeper Ashlee Jones (22). Ashlee finished last season with Wycombe Wanderers, having previously been at Fisher Athletic, and has been playing for Gillingham reserves this term.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Ashlee was recommended to me by my former teammate Jim Stannard and has made an impression already. Luke (Garrard) holds the number one jersey at the moment but everyone goalkeeper needs good competition."
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Wednesday 9th September 2009
Merstham 3-3 Kingstonian XI
A Kingstonian XI returned for a friendly at Merstham last night, drawing three-all at the Moatside ground.

Julian Owusu-Bekoe struck a first half brace for the home side, with 12th and 44th minute goals sandwiching Kingstonian efforts in the 33rd and 35th minutes from a Shane Hill penalty and Leon Simpson. Christian Jolley added a third for the K's before Owusu-Bekoe completed his hat trick with six minutes remaining.

Lineup:

1) Jake Whincup
2) Rob Sheridan
3) Christian Jolley
4) Shane Hill
5) Chris Clements
6) Tom Dilloway
7) Bentley Graham
8) Tommy Williams
9) Leon Simpson
10) Karl Beckford
11) Liam Collins

Substitutes:
Tom Wolston
Adam Blake
Jamie Summers
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Tuesday 8th September 2009
Kerry Dixon Evening
Final details are still to be confirmed but we have set a seating limit of 180 for this event on Friday 20th November, which will feature a question and answer session with the former Chelsea and England striker. There will also be an Indian buffet for you to enjoy courtesy of the excellent Sesame Restaurant just along the road from Kingsmeadow.

Tickets for this event are 20 per head or a table for 10 will cost 175. Tickets will be available shortly but with advance bookings for over 80 already in place tickets will sell fast so please check back for the definite on sale date.
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Golf Day update
The Kingstonian Golf Day on Thursday 1st October is almost fully booked now but you can still be part of it even if you are not a golfer. There are a limited number of evening only tickets available for the 3 course meal (starting around 6.30pm), the prize-giving and the auction of items such as signed Premiership shirts, Premiership match tickets and more.

Evening-only places cost 30 and need to be booked via Pete Bowers on 07790 009642 or via email at marketing@kingstonian.net. The closing date for bookings is Friday 25th September. If you still wish to enter a four man team in the competition please download an entry form.

The day itself, taking place in the delightful surroundings of Hampton Court Palace Golf Club will feature ten teams of four battling for the right to be K's golfing champions.

The field includes Luke Garrard, Wayne Finnie and Simon Sobihy while manager Alan Dowson is asking for just a 50 donation to the event for the right to have him alongside you as your caddy for the day. He will even offer yardage advice! Malcolm Winwright and Mark Anderson have teams going for the honours while secretary Gerry 'The Dancemaster' Petit has entered his Chessington Acorns team.

We also have several K's fans in the field so it should be a fun day for all. The first tee off is now confirmed for 11.32am.
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Sponsorship opportunities
To sponsor any of the 18 holes at the Golf Day with your company banner on display at the tee the cost is 100 per hole. Please contact Malcolm Winwright, Alan Dowson or Pete Bowers. All you will need to do is provide the banner and we will arrange the rest for you. All sponsors will be invited to join us for dinner.
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Monday 7th September 2009
Matt Gray
The club are pleased to announce that recent signing Matt Gray has committed himself to the K's for the foreseeable future following an initial game-by-game deal.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Matt has fitted in well and felt welcomed straight away. He's a top quality player so I'm obviously delighted to keep him here."
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Luke Pigden
Midfielder Luke Pigden has joined Godalming Town on a one month loan deal.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Luke's a bright young player but he's not been featuring so I've loaned him out to Godalming. I get on well with Chuck (Martini) and they're doing well so it should suit everyone.
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Congratulations Lewis!
Congratulations to Lewis Cook, whose partner gave birth to a baby girl on Friday.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "The lads have been busy working on the next generation - this is the third baby over the summer - and Lewis now a proud dad. He was off over the weekend spending time with his family but will be back in the frame for the next game."
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Sunday 6th September 2009
Merstham v Kingstonian XI
A friendly has been arranged away at Merstham on Tuesday night, which Alan Dowson will be using as an opportunity to field players who haven't featured in the last few games following the recent additions to the squad.

Admission is just 2, which will go to a support fund striker Billy Marshall - a trialist for K's over the summer - who has just had an operation following a bad facial injury sustained last week.
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Saturday 5th September 2009
Kingstonian 1-1 Waltham Abbey
Bobby Traynor's sixth goal in seven games secured a point against Waltham Abbey as Kingstonian extended their unbeaten run to three games since reshuffling the team.

The visitors had taken the lead through Harry Elmes midway through the first half before Traynor's equaliser in the 66th minute. The K's charge for a winner was however halted, most notably when Dean Lodge's final minute effort struck the post.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Waltham Abbey
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 1st September 2009
Carshalton match report
The report of yesterday's game is now available.
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