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January 2010

Sunday 31st January 2010
Kingstonian 2-0 Margate
Kingstonian moved up into 2nd place in the league - the highest position since rejoining the Ryman League in season 2001/02 - following a two-nil win at home to Margate.

John Fletcher poked home his first goal for the club in the 19th minute, before a string of chances at either end - those for the visitors denied superbly by goalkeeper Rob Tolfrey.

As Margate searched for an equaliser, substitute Dean Lodge made sure of the points as he broke clear to add a stoppage time goal.

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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Rob Tolfrey on Margate
The goalkeeper spoke to us after the game and you can hear what he had to say via the audio player.
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Friday 29th January 2010
This week
A reminder that this weekend's game at home to Margate is a 1pm kick off on Sunday. The clubhouse will be open from noon and will remain open to screen the live Premier League game afterwards.

A friendly has been arranged away to Camberley Town on Tuesday, kick off 7.45pm at Krooner Park.

The Kingstonian Vets team are away to Met Police on Wednesday, kick off 7.30pm at Imber Court. There will be no admission charge for what is the team's first ever game.
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Wednesday 27th January 2010
Canvey match report
The report of Saturday's game is now available.
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Tuesday 26th January 2010
Waltham Abbey game arranged
The league game away to Waltham Abbey has been arranged for Tuesday 30th March, kick off 7.45pm at Capershotts.
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Monday 25th January 2010
Race Night
The Race Night has been scheduled for Friday 19th February at the Saxon Rooms, Kingsmeadow.

Thanks to Tony and Annette for their hard work in arranging this event and also to everyone who has already purchased horses and sponsored races. The event will feature 8 races, straightforward win-only betting facilities, cash raffle with a guaranteed first prize of 150 courtesy of our sponsors, the ever popular auction race and a full cold food buffet.

Tickets costing just 5 are now available and will be on sale in the clubhouse foyer at upcoming games, starting Sunday.
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Sportsman's Dinner
The next Sportsman's Dinner will take place on Friday 19th March, with a lineup to be announced shortly. One or two rumoured speakers have been ruled out due to high appearance fees that would have pushed up the price of tickets considerably, when the club is aiming to provide affordable entertainment.
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Golf Day
It may seem a long way off to our next Golf Day on Friday 14th May but for all golfers spring cannot come quickly enough after denial of their sporting weekenders during the recent white-out. Once again we are taking on the unique course that is Hampton Court Palace golf club where we shall endeavour to hit the ball somewhere safe as far as the deer are concerned. Full details to be announced in the coming weeks.
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Saturday 23rd January 2010
Kingstonian 2-1 Canvey Island
The return to action three weeks after the previous league game saw Kingstonian complete a double over Canvey Island following a two-one win at Kingsmeadow.

Bobby Traynor opened the scoring in the 9th minute before Bash Alimi added a second - his first since returning to the club - in the 37th minute. Canvey pulled a goal back on the stroke of half time with a fine free kick from Kevin Dobinson but with no further goals it proved little more than consolation.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Mark Hams on Canvey
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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Friday 22nd January 2010
Phil Ledger RIP
The club is saddened to hear of the passing of Woking FC Life President Phil Ledger last night. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

A highly respected figure, Phil was well known to a number of people at the K's, having served in a in a number of different roles at Woking since his playing days in the 1950's. Further details can be found on the Woking website.

Kingstonian coach Martin Tyler remembers Phil fondly, "I knew Phil for most of my life, first as a Woking player and then his return behind the scenes in 1967, from where he became 'Mr Woking'. He represented that club with integrity and humour, and was always on hand 24/7 - almost before that expression was even invented.

I went to watch Woking for the first time in a while on New Year's Day and very unusually he wasn't there. Phil was a fighter but we knew then he wasn't well and this is a true loss for not just Woking but the wider football community. He represented the best in football and I will miss him enormously."
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Kids for free promotion details
Following the recent kids for free announcement, for the sake of clarity the following details have been agreed by the Board.

One junior aged 16 or under will gain entrance free of charge when accompanied per paying adult or concession. The club expects juniors to be monitored by the person(s) bringing them into the ground. A ticket must be collected from the ticket issuing areas as is the case for all spectators.

All existing junior season ticket holders will have a letter posted to them this week to offer them 15 worth of club shop vouchers. They of course do not need to be accompanied by anyone. Entrance is guaranteed by producing their season ticket pass.
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Luke Hickie
The club are pleased to announce the signing of midfielder Luke Hickie (21) from Grays Athletic. Luke is a former Arsenal youth teamer who represented the Republic of Ireland at U17 level.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "We've had an eye on Luke as he was doing very well at Dulwich, and has been playing in the Conference National with Grays over the past few weeks. He'll be a great asset to us and goes straight into the squad for tomorrow's game."
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Tuesday 19th January 2010
Redhill 1-1 Kingstonian
Both teams got back into action following the big freeze in a well contested friendly game which finished even at one-all. Hosts Redhill opened the scoring in the 53rd minute though Tommy Williams levelled the scores with a low drive with a couple of minutes remaining.

1st half lineup:

1) Rob Tolfrey
2) Matt Gray
3) Christian Jolley
4) John Fletcher
5) Adam Thompson
6) Max Hustwick
7) Mo Harkin
8) Luke Hickie
9) Bobby Traynor
10) Carl Wilson-Denis
11) Bashiru Alimi

2nd half lineup:

1) Rob Tolfrey
2) Tom Woolston
3) Lee Hall
4) Francis Duku
5) A Trialist
6) Liam Collins
7) Stefan Martin
8) Tommy Williams
9) Dean Lodge
10) Simon Huckle
11) Liam Wright

Manager Alan Dowson commented after the game, "We were really pleased to finally get playing again and thanks to Redhill for agreeing to the game and also being excellent hosts. The lads got a good half each and bar a knock on Liam Collins we've not picked up any injuries."
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Monday 18th January 2010
Kids for free at every game
Kingstonian Football Club is pleased to launch its biggest youth promotion to date - free admissions for youngsters to every home game until the end of the season when accompanied by an adult.

The board feels that with the team looking forward to a potentially exciting second half of the campaign the time is right to explore avenues of both trying to increase gates and create appeal to the younger people in the community.

This promotion is part of a wider initiative to cater towards local youngsters. Kingstonian is committed to developing youth football throughout the Borough and the youth section is accredited as an FA Charter Standard Development Club.

The club also wishes to increase public awareness over the coming weeks and welcome all realistic thoughts in that direction which should be emailed to marketing@kingstonian.net
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Lewis Cook
Midfielder Lewis Cook has left the club to join Harrow Borough. Lewis made 18 appearances since joining in the summer.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Lewis has initially gone out on dual registration to St Neotts Town but that doesn't seem to have worked for him so he's gone to Harrow as he wants more games. We'll keep an eye out for him and wish him good luck."
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Sunday 17th January 2010
Redhill friendly this Tuesday
A friendly has been arranged away to Redhill this Tuesday 19th January, kick off 7.45pm at Kiln Brow. Admission will be 5 adults and 2.50 concessions.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "We've been fighting the weather to get a friendly arranged over the past few weeks so this is an excellent opportunity and we're grateful to Redhill for that. Canvey managed to play over the weekend so we've got to ourselves back into action and we'll be taking the full squad."
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Supporters Club draw
The fifth Supporters Club draw for club shop vouchers has taken place, with another 5 winners added to the 85 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 10 tickets make sure you join up if you already haven't done so!
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Friday 15th January 2010
Waltham Abbey game postponed
Tomorrow's game away to Waltham Abbey has been called off due to a frozen pitch.
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Thursday 14th January 2010
Wealdstone game postponed
The home game against Wealdstone scheduled for this coming Monday has been postponed due to their rearranged Middlesex Senior Cup game against Uxbridge.
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Tuesday 12th January 2010
Harrow game arranged
The league game away to Harrow Borough has been arranged for Tuesday 9th February, kick off 7.45pm at Earlsmead.
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Monday 11th January 2010
Update from Alan Dowson
Manager Alan Dowson comments, "The weather's been really tough for everyone but we're a committed bunch and that's not going to put us off. Credit to the lads, who've been in for every training slot over the past couple of weeks, as we've worked them hard in a variety of sessions. We can't wait to get back playing again and this will hopefully put us in a good position. I must mention a big thank you in particular to Keith Lyons at Hinchley Wood School for his continued support.

"So it's been business as usual for us. We've had a couple come back from loan and a couple go out on loan, and are also always looking to see if there's a player or two out there who can give us something extra. I don't like to talk about player approaches but Tooting went public with our seven-dayer for Paul Vines, whilst we didn't when they came in for Dean Lodge a while back. Either way, both players chose to stay at their respective clubs so that's that.

"We'll be having some more socials to try and keep the community spirit and raise a bit of money too, so check back for more details as your support is most appreciated. We're looking to stop off at the Symonds Well in Epsom for the Horsham game as it's on route and they deserve a better turnout than last time. We'll also be having a do at the Maverick in Chessington which is Jamie Street's local, to celebrate his upcoming marriage. Jamie has been at K's in one role or another since the beginning of the time so we need to get a move on and get him hitched! Finally, we're planning on having a testimonial for Jon Coke at the end of the season to mark his completion of five seasons continuous service at the club. Cokey was a model player and such loyalty should be rewarded."

See pictures of K's in training over the weekend here.
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Sunday 10th January 2010
Hornchurch and Ashford games arranged
The league game away to AFC Hornchurch has been arranged for Tuesday 2nd March, kick off 7.45pm at Bridge Avenue.

The league game at home to Ashford Town (Middx) has been arranged for Monday 15th March, kick off 7.45pm at Kingsmeadow.
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Margate kick off moved
The league game at home to Margate on Sunday 31st January has had its kick off moved forward to 1pm.
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Friday 8th January 2010
Match postponed
Tomorrow's game away to Harrow Borough has been called off due to a frozen pitch, as have been all the other games in the division.
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Sunday 3rd January 2010
Luke Garrard and Lewis Cook
Goalkeeper Luke Garrard and midfielder Lewis Cook have gone out on one month loan deals to Met Police and St Neots Town respectively.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Luke has been the number one for three of four seasons and is an important player and club captain. He has been out for a few weeks though and Rob (Tolfrey) currently has the shirt so it's a chance to get him playing again. Lewis has good pedigree and there's more to see of him but we need to get him match sharp in the meantime and St Neots are an ambitious club who are doing well at the moment."
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Update from Alan Dowson
Manager Alan Dowson comments, "I know I give the players a lot of stick at times but must give them credit for staying behind for the party of Saturday night, at short notice. We're all here to support eachother and have a lot to look forward to in 2010."
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Grand New Year Draw winners
Grand New Year Draw winners, announced at the party on Saturday night, are as follows below. Unclaimed prizes will be available for collection from the club shop at the next home game.

  • Weekend for two in Paris - 00786 - T Baker

  • 150 cash - 01872 - G Horsecroft

  • 50 cash - 02267 - C Arthur

  • Morphy Richards Juicer - 00378 - P Beaupre

  • 2010 Good Beer Guide - 00896 - B Livesey

  • The Pier x2 outdoor tea light lanterns - 00660 - Carl Stacey, The Maverick

  • Football signed by K's squad - 00955 - Martin White

  • Clarins products +2 Clarins Toiletry bags - 02025 - R Stiff

  • Marks & Spencer Cava - 00647 - Mark OS, The Maverick

  • Home Fragrance Set - 01387 - P Bowers

  • Football signed by K's squad - 01667 - Dan Simons, The Maverick

  • Bottle of Champagne - 01142 - J Street

  • Bottle of Wine - 01143 - J Street

  • Box Chocolate Liquers - 02028 - R & R Stiff

  • Men's Toiletries Set - 01944 - Eric Russell

  • Visions of Football Book - 00093 - Amanda Champion
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    Saturday 2nd January 2010
    Kingstonian 1-1 Tooting & Mitcham
    Kingstonian and Tooting entertained a crowd of 480 with a one-all draw at a frosty Kingsmeadow.

    Carl Wilson-Denis went closest in the first half when striking against the post as the division's second most potent attack created a number of chances.

    The breakthrough finally came in the 78th minute, with Bobby Traynor converting a penalty after Wilson-Denis had been tripped in the box. Visitors Tooting however pulled back an equalising goal through Tom Graves in the 89th minute to share the points.

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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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