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December 2009

Wednesday 30th December 2009
Bognor match report
The report of Monday's game is now available.
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Tuesday 29th December 2009
Billericay kick off moved
The league game at home to Billericay Town on Saturday 13th February has had its kick off moved forward to 1pm due to planned upgrade works on the floodlights at Kingsmeadow.
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Kingstonian New Year party
The Kingstonian Supporters Club New Year party takes place this coming Saturday, doors 7.30pm at Kingsmeadow. As usual there will be a disco and buffet supplied, whilst the Grand New Year Draw will also be taking place. Please note that admission is by ticket only.

Tickets and draw tickets will still be available at the Tooting game earlier in the day from the desk at the main foyer, 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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Monday 28th December 2009
Kingstonian 1-3 Bognor Regis Town
Bognor Regis put an end to Kingstonian's good run of form with a three-one win at Kingsmeadow.

Jason Prior opened the scoring for the visitors in the 7th minute before Bobby Traynor levelled the scores from close range ten minutes later. Bognor's Michael Birmingham then converted a controversially-retaken penalty just after the half hour mark, having seen his first effort well saved by Rob Tolfrey.

Bashiru Alimi saw an effort chalked off and with K's unable to find another equaliser, it was Bognor who struck again, through Prior in the 74th minute to seal a victory that lifted them off the bottom of the table.

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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Sunday 27th December 2009
Tooting match report
The report of the Boxing Day game is now available.
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Saturday 26th December 2009
Tooting & Mitcham 2-3 Kingstonian
Kingstonian recovered from going down to an early Jamie Byatt goal to win this Boxing Day clash with fine first half strikes from Carl Wilson-Denis, Dean Lodge and Bobby Traynor. Hosts Tooting pulled back a consolation goal from Aaron Goode in the final few minutes.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Tooting
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 25th December 2009
Christmas message from Dowse
Christmas message from Dowse

"What a year it's been - plenty of ups and not many downs. The highlight of the year was without doubt winning promotion, though there's so many other things on and off the pitch for us to all be proud of. We'll be going into next year a stronger group, that's for sure.

Speaking of strong, it's been a good year for my assistant manager and coach Mark Hams. He mixed it with big names from the game to get his UEFA A badge, and did pretty well to finish second in the World's Strongest Man too.

We've had some help along the way from friends in the game, and the latest example is Billy McKinley at Fulham. He was good enough to play in my testimonial and has helped us out with training facilities whilst the training ground has been frozen. We had a good session in their dome last night and look forward to going back. We just need a hand from mother nature to get playing again now as, with the exception of Dean Lodge who's looking doubtful, we've got a fully fit squad to pick from for the holiday games.

We've all got our little requests for Santa but I hope there's two of them out there now, as the Huckle family will be enough work to keep a whole Santa busy. So if there's anything left to go around, there's a few things we need to get on to his list...

  • Some clothes for Carl Wilson-Denis, as the poor guy had to turn up to the end of season do in cricket gear.

  • A new personal trainer for chairman Mark Anderson as whoever's working on him at the moment is making no difference whatsoever.

  • A script for secretary Gerry Petit as he's been a bit lonely and out of the public eye since he last appeared as Harold in Steptoe & Son.

  • A request for the tooth fairy to bring back some of Lee Hall's teeth.


  • We've seen some weddings and babies born over the year but Christmas is the time for love, so we're looking forward to hearing of Liam Collins and Tommy Williams' engagement. Thick as thieves those too - Posh & Becks eat your hearts out!

    So from myself, Hamsey, Martin, the staff and all the players, we hope you have a lovely Christmas and hope we can do our bit to make sure you have an enjoyable one. As always, thanks for your great support!"
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    Saturday 19th December 2009
    Match postponed
    Today's game against Ashford has been called off due to a frozen pitch.
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    Wednesday 16th December 2009
    Supporters Club draw
    The fourth Supporters Club draw for club shop vouchers has taken place, with 25 winners added to the 60 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 15 tickets make sure you join up if you already haven't done so!
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    Tuesday 15th December 2009
    Met Police Vets v Kingstonian Vets
    Kingstonian Vets team will travel to Met Police Vets on Wednesday 3rd February, kick off 7.30pm at Imber Court in the second round of the Isthmian Veterans Cup. More details will be announced at a later stage.
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    Monday 14th December 2009
    Sutton match report
    The report of Saturday's game is now available.
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    Update from Alan Dowson
    Manager Alan Dowson comments, "We had a big match on Saturday given the position of the two clubs, both in the league table and also in terms in terms of local interest.

    "It was a tight game but we thought we were going to hold on after Hucks' goal. So we were obviously disappointed to concede, and the players on the pitch and also the subs warming up down the touchline were convinced that the goal was offside. I've had to get over to calm them down to make sure we didn't pick up any silly cards. As it happens I might have said something the ref didn't like and I ended up in the stands. It felt like the longest seven minutes being stuck up there but it was nice that my chairman Malcolm Winwright came over to sit with me, and I really appreciate that support.

    "The toughest call I had was whether to put Dean Lodge on. He's a match winner and I can't wait to get him back in the team but he's only just got back from an injury that had dragged on a bit, and it was a gamble on that pitch. With a full week of training he should be ready for the next game."
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    Saturday 12th December 2009
    Sutton United 1-1 Kingstonian
    Kingstonian and Sutton shared the spoils with a one-all draw in front of a crowd of 731 at Gander Green Lane.

    Simon Huckle opened the scoring for the K's with a long range 70th minute effort, though James Norwood headed an equaliser with seven minutes remaining.

    Full details of the match are now available.
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    Mark Hams on Sutton
    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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    Thursday 10th December 2009
    Xmas Party at Symonds Well
    A festive party has been organised at the Symonds Well pub, 30 South Street in Epsom (KT18 7PF), this Saturday 12th December from 7.30pm (open until 1am). There will be a disco, nibbles, raffle and demand pending, a poker table.

    Via public transport, the 470 bus runs from Sutton and Cheam stations towards Epsom every half hour until around 8pm. The 406/418 buses then run from Epsom towards Kingston every quarter of an hour until midnight.

    Manager Alan comments, "There should be a lot of people at the game on Saturday, and it would be nice to see them at the party that has been laid on for us at Epsom. Landlord Andy is one of K's biggest fans, in every sense!"
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    Update from Alan Dowson
    Manager Alan Dowson comments, "We had our midweek game at Hornchurch called off and I'm pleased with that to be honest. Not as pleased as the players though, as I can't imagine some of them braving a cold shower. I reckon Gerry (Petit) must have done their plumbing!

    It means we've had a chance to get onto the training pitch to get some extra preparation in for Saturday's game at Sutton. I know it's a game that particularly catches the local interest and I want to make sure the players are as up for it as the fans will be."
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    Liam Collins and Tommy Williams
    Midfielders Liam Collins and Tommy Williams have returned to the club following their loan spells at Leatherhead (and Ashford).

    Manager Alan Dowson comments, "We're pleased to have them back as they're good lads who showed last year what good ball players they are. It adds some competition to the team, though Liam will have to wait a little longer as he's currently injured."
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    Monday 7th December 2009
    Hornchurch game postponed
    Tomorrow night's league game away to AFC Hornchurch has been postponed due to problems at their Bridge Avenue ground.
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    Hendon match report
    The report of yesterday's game is now available.
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    Sponsored walk cancelled
    The Supporters Club sponsored walk planned for next Saturday has been cancelled due to a low number of participants. It is hoped that it will be rescheduled in the spring.
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    Sunday 6th December 2009
    Kingstonian 3-0 Hendon
    The fourth and presumably final meeting of the season between Kingstonian and Hendon went the way of the K's for the third time, lifting them to 3rd in the league table with a (now) positive goal difference of +3.

    Carl Wilson-Denis opened the scoring in the 53rd minute before Bobby Traynor struck twice in quick succession in the final quarter of the hour to seal the result.

    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 4th December 2009
    Mo Harkin
    Midfielder Mo Harkin has agreed to join the club on a permanent basis from Farnborough Town, from where he had originally come from on a three month loan.

    Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Mo is one of the best users of the ball in the league - he wins and then retains it, simple as that. He's got good experience at both professional and non-league level and we're delighted to be able to keep him."
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    Karl Beckford and Des Boateng
    Midfielders Karl Beckford and Des Boateng have been released by mutual consent. Both former Carshalton Athletic players joined

    at the end of August and made 14 and 16 appearances respectively for the K's.

    Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Karl needs to be starting more games and Des has been travelling across down from north London so needs to find somewhere more local. They came in as part of half a dozen or so when we were have a real tough time and have helped do a great job in turning things round. Good luck to both of them at their next clubs."
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    Tuesday 1st December 2009
    Crystal Palace match report
    The report of last night's game is now available.
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    Carshalton match report
    The report of Saturday's game is now available.
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