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October 2009

Saturday 31st October 2009
Kingstonian 4-2 Hendon
Kingstonian overcame FA Cup conquerers Hendon to progress in the FA Trophy, following a four-two win at Kingsmeadow.

Bobby Traynor opened the scoring in the 9th minute before a goal-packed second half. Matt Gray doubled the advantage five minutes after the break, whilst Carl Wilson-Denis made it three strikes from close range in the 56th minute.

Substitute Lubomir Guentchev pulled one back for the visitors with ten minutes remaining, though K's sub Christian Jolley restored the three goal cushion in stoppage time. Hendon found time for a second goal - this time from James Bent - though no more.

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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Friday 30th October 2009
Ashlee Jones
Goalkeeper Ashlee Jones has signed for League Two club Darlington.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "We know there have been clubs looking at Ashlee but it's still a shot out of the blue. It's a chance for him to move into the Football League and we're not going to stand in his way.

Whilst it's a shame to lose Ashlee it'll be good to get Luke Garrard back in. Luke's got experience and consistency so the shirt is back in his hands, though we'll obviously have to bring in another goalkeeper to challenge him and have already put in an approach for a target."
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Hastings match report
The report of last week's game is now available.
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Beckenham match report
The report of last week's game is now available.
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Monday 26th October 2009
Kingstonian Vets
The club are proud to launch a newly-formed Kingstonian Vets team, featuring a number of Isthmian League and FA Trophy winning stars, which will be taking to the field for competition following a successful Legends match against Woking in the summer.

The team will participate in the Isthmian League's Veterans Cup, and have been drawn to enter in the second round away to Metropolitan Police or Northwood in a game to be played by the end of November.

The team will comprise of K's players from 1987 to 2004 - a period during which the club was crowned Isthmian League champions in 1997/98, won back-to-back FA Trophy titles at Wembley Stadium, and reached the FA Cup 4th Round Proper in 2001. Further details will be announced when the opening fixture is confirmed.
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Saturday 24th October 2009
Kingstonian 1-2 Hastings United
A Hastings team missing a recognised goalkeeper for 64 minutes came from behind to take all three points and go third in the table at the expense of Kingstonian.

Bobby Traynor opened the scoring for the K's from the penalty spot, having been brought down by visiting goalkeeper Greg Nessling - who saw red for the offence. Traynor headed against the post soon after but the tide turned as the visitors took an increasing foothold in the game, levelling through Ade Olorunda five minutes before half time.

The numbers were levelled in the second half when Simon Huckle was dismissed for a late foul. Hastings' makeshift goalkeeper Sam Adams meanwhile remained a spectator for the whole second half, and his team grabbed all the points following a close range effort from Olorunda in the 81st minute.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Hastings
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 23rd October 2009
Kerry Dixon tickets sold out
Tickets for an "Evening with Kerry Dixon and friends" next month have now sold out. Thank you for supporting the event, another similar night is planned for Spring 2010.
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Thursday 22nd October 2009
Congratulations Dean!
Congratulations to Dean Lodge, whose partner gave birth to a baby girl yesterday.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Lodgey's a tricky character to handle on the pitch, and now he's got a little one to occupy him! There's no stopping us at the moment - this is the 5th baby since the beginning of summer!"
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Update from Alan Dowson
Manager Alan Dowson comments, "We've got Liam Collins, Tommy Williams and Adam Thompson out on official FA loans at the moment, and a couple of others in Luke Pigden and Ryan Lake getting also getting games at other clubs.

"There's still a couple of weeks left on the loans and we'll taken each as it comes - we want to make sure the they're getting games and as sharp as possible as these are all excellent players."
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Monday 19th October 2009
Kingstonian 4-0 Beckenham Town
Kingstonian coasted past Beckenham Town with a four-nil win in the Surrey Cup, to set up a home tie with Crystal Palace in the next round.

Carl Wilson-Denis struck twice in the first half, in the 23rd and 38th minutes, before completing his hat-trick in the 74th minute. Joel Ledgister completed the scoring with a fourth a couple of minutes before the end.

Manager Alan Dowson commented after the game, "The priority is to get through, btu it was good to do so by that margin. Carl richly deserved his hat-trick whilst it was nice to be able to give the two talented youngsters their first run out. I was a bit worried when Ali (Dewar) lost his boot as I wasn't sure if he could do his laces up, and it looked like his mum was going to run on to help him for a moment!"

Full details of the match are now available.
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FA Trophy draw
Kingstonian have been drawn at home to Hendon in the second qualifying round of the FA Trophy. The game will take place on Saturday 31st October, kick off 3pm at Kingsmeadow.
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Sunday 18th October 2009
New stock in shop
The club shop have a number of new items now in stock, including new Vandanel replica shirts (away shirts in limited supply), polo shirts, t-shirts, bronx hats and badges.

The shop is open on matchdays an hour before kickoff, during half-time and half an hour afterwards.
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Met Police match report
The report of yesterday's game is now available.
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Billericay match report
The report of last week's game is now available.
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Saturday 17th October 2009
Metropolitan Police 0-1 Kingstonian
A Bobby Traynor strike in the 65th minute was enough to send Kingstonian through to the next round of the FA Trophy. The draw for the second qualifying round will take place on Monday.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Met Police
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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Francis Duku on Met Police
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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Thursday 15th October 2009
Steward vacancies
Due to potential increased gates next season and as a part of a review of existing arrangements, the club is looking for stewards to join the existing team for home matches.

Stewards will be requested to arrive at the ground by 1.30pm on Saturdays and by 6.30pm for midweek fixtures (generally Mondays).

Whilst there is no salary for this important role, the club offers a fantastic package to incentivise applicants:

  • Entrance to all home matches

  • Drinks voucher for two free drinks post-duty

  • Uniform provided

  • Programme of on-going training

  • End of season function and a chance to meet the manager and players


  • To register your interest in joining the team or for further information please contact Denise or Jon Turner at stewarding@kingstonian.net or call Jon on 07833 557272.
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    Supporters Club draw
    The second Supporters Club draw for club shop vouchers has taken place, with another 5 winners added to the 50 from the start of the season. Winning names can be found on the Supporters Club page, and with draws continuing throughout the course of the season for another 45 tickets make sure you join up if you already haven't done so!
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    League Cup game arranged
    Kingstonian will travel to Walton Casuals in the second round of the Isthmian League Cup sponsored by Championship Manager on Monday 9th November, kick off 7.45pm at Franklin Road.
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    Tuesday 13th October 2009
    Billericay Town 1-5 Kingstonian
    Kingstonian went one further than Saturday's win in defeating Billericay Town by five goals to one.

    Bobby Traynor opened the scoring from a retaken penalty in the 39th minute after Christian Jolley had been upended.

    Whilst the hosts had enjoyed plenty of possession, the second goal - struck by Dean Lodge - broke their resistance in the 64th minute. Simon Huckle and Carl Wilson-Denis added further efforts in quick succession, before a goal apiece in stoppage time - a fifth by substitute Karl Beckford and a consolation for the Town by James Baker.

    Full details of the match are now available.
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    Monday 12th October 2009
    League cup draw
    Kingstonian have been drawn away to Walton Casuals in the second round of the Isthmian League Cup sponsored by Championship Manager. The game is scheduled to take place during the week beginning Monday 9th November.

    The remaining rounds are scheduled for the following weeks:

    Third Round - Tuesday 8th December 2009
    Fourth Round - Tuesday 12th January 2010
    Quarter-Final - Tuesday 9th February 2010
    Semi-Final - Tuesday 2nd March 2010
    Final - Wednesday 24th March 2010
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    Sunday 11th October 2009
    Cray match report
    The report of yesterday's game is now available.
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    Margate match report
    The report of last week's game is now available.
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    Saturday 10th October 2009
    Kingstonian 4-1 Cray Wanderers
    Kingstonian came out on top in the battle of the sides promoted from Division One South following a four-one win over Cray Wanderers.

    Dean Lodge opened the scoring in the 34th minute before adding a second in the 53rd minute. His hat trick goal soon followed, tapping in from close range just as a penalty was about to be awarded.

    Leigh Bremner pulled a goal back for Cray in the 78th minute, but substitute Carl Wilson-Denis' emphatic strike five minutes from time restored the three-goal cushion.

    Full details of the match are now available.
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    Martin Tyler on Cray
    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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    Dean Lodge on Cray
    The winger spoke to us after the game and you can hear what he had to say via the audio player.
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    Congratulations Luke!
    Congratulations to Luke Garrard, whose partner gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday.

    Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Luke's looked upon as a bit of a father figure as skipper, and here he his now a proud dad in real life. That's the 4th addition to our extended family over the last few months, but Simon Huckle's always going to be out there in front!"
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    Wednesday 7th October 2009
    Evening with Kerry Dixon - update
    There are now just 50 places (out of 180) remaining for "An Evening with Kerry Dixon and friends" on Friday 20th November so if you are planning to join us please visit the club shop on Saturday for tickets.

    Tickets are 20, and include the Sesame Indian buffet. This event is likely to be a sell out and there will be no tickets available on the night.
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    Golf Day roundup
    Thank you to everyone who took part in the Kingstonian Golf Day in the delightful surroundings of Hampton Court Palace last week.

    K's joint chairman Malcolm Winwright's injury forced him out of action as he needed to be fit for his golfing break in Portugal this week! A special mention must be made to Supporters Club representative Annette Boddy who caddied through the 18 holes for Tony Rabbetts and she managed to raise a few bob whilst doing it.

    To the winners then and congratulations to local referee and former footballer Gary Dodd who played superb golf to win the individual event with a staggering 40 points; runner up was Marc Edwards on 36 points who edged out Molesey's Paul Cross.

    The team event went to joint Merstham chairman Chris Woolston's foursome (who totally over 120 points). Paul Cross took the longest drive award sponsored by former Carshalton boss Hayden Bird while G Bristow took the plaudits for nearest the pin at the 8th.

    And finally the award for "it's been one of those days" went to Gerry "The Dancemaster" Petit for his constant conversations with the trees on the course. All done with a smile of course!

    The next golf event will take place in early March 2010.
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    Tuesday 6th October 2009
    Adam Thompson
    Defender Adam Thompson has joined Merstham on a one month loan deal.

    Manager Alan Dowson comments, "We've been able to get Adam treated quicker than expected with a non-invasive procedure that avoided surgery, so he's got the all clear to return to full action now. He's consistently been one of my best players so I can't wait to get him back, but he missed all of the summer and also the start of the season so we need to get him match fit again."
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    Monday 5th October 2009
    Alan Dowson's Soccer School
    Alan Dowson's Kingstonian Soccer School will be running during the October school holiday, from Tuesday 27th October to Friday 30st October (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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    Performance of the month
    Kingstonian have been awarded the Team Performances of the Month, sponsored by Vandanel, which in this instance reflects upon the great upturn in the team's fortunes during September as a whole.

    Manager Alan Dowson comments, "We had to make changes to pick things up after the first few games, and whilst we've just had a couple of injury time disappointments, have been doing much better. Well done to all the players for their work which has been recognised by this award, but we're obviously playing the long game and this is just the beginning of a long season so there's plenty left to do."
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    Tom Dilloway
    Defender Tom Dilloway has been released by the club to join Chipstead. He made 10 senior appearances in total over the course of a year, having come through the youth ranks.

    Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Tom's a young lad with a chance of getting more games at Chipstead so we've decided it would be best to let him go and wish him good luck."
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    Saturday 3rd October 2009
    Margate 2-1 Kingstonian
    An injury time goal consigned K's to defeat for the second week in a row. George Jeremy opened the scoring for the hosts in the 8th minute before a Matt Gray pile-driver levelled the scores just three minutes later.

    With the game seemingly destined for a draw at a blustery Hartsdown Park, Lloyd Blackman poached the decisive goal in the 92nd minute to give Margate their first win under the stewardship of Neville Southall.

    Full details of the match are now available.
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    Alan Dowson on Margate
    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 2nd October 2009
    Bognor game re-arranged
    The league game at home to Bognor Regis Town has been brought forward a day to Monday 28th December (Bank Holiday), kick off 3.00pm at Kingsmeadow Stadium.
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    Peter Alexander funeral details
    The funeral service of Peter Alexander will take place next Thursday 8th October, 11am at Leatherhead Crematorium, Randalls Road, Leatherhead, KT22 0AG. Refreshments will be available afterwards.

    Family flowers only, but if you wish, any donations may be made to the chosen charity "The Fircroft Trust", c/o Frederick W. Payne, 265 Ewell Road, Surbiton, KT6 7AA.

    If required, supporters who wish to make a donation can give the money to either John Fenwick or Vicky Jones, and the Supporters Club will send one cheque covering all donations to the Fircroft Trust.
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    Liam Collins
    Midfielder Liam Collins has joined Leatherhead on a one month loan deal.

    Manager Alan Dowson comments, "As with Tommy (Williams), Liams is a quality player, and having been out of the team he just needs to get a string of games under his belt."
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    Golf champ
    Thank you to everyone who came to Thursday's Golf Day. The winner, much to Alan Dowson's annoyance, was Gary Dodds so well done!
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    Hendon match report
    The report of last week's game is now available.
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