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March 2010

Wednesday 31st March 2010
Tommy Williams
Midfielder Tommy Williams has joined Carshalton Athletic on loan until the end of the season.
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Tuesday 30th March 2010
Waltham Abbey game postponed
Tonight's game away to Waltham Abbey has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. The game has been re-arranged for Wednesday 7th April, kick off 7.45pm.
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Monday 29th March 2010
Kids for free
Kingstonian Football Club is offering youngsters the best value football in the region this month, with everyone aged 16 and under enjoying free admission. Those aged 11 and under will require adult supervision in the interests of safety.

This promotion starts with the highly anticipated local derby between two of the top three teams in the Ryman League on Saturday:

  • Saturday 3rd April - Kingstonian v Sutton United

  • Saturday 10th April - Kingstonian v Dartford

  • Saturday 24th April - Kingstonian v Maidstone United
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    World Cup 1966 Draw
    Tickets will be on sale before Saturday's game at 1 each for a chance to win a very special prize - a framed commemorative shirt signed by 8 members of the England 1966 World Cup winning team (Gordon Banks, George Cohen, Jack Charlton, Ray Wilson, Nobby Stiles, Martin Peters, Geoff Hurst, Roger Hunt). The prize comes with a certificate of authentication.

    The shirt will be on display behind the main bar, and the draw will take place at half time.
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    Sunday 28th March 2010
    Aveley match report
    The report of yesterday's game is now available.
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    Alan Dowson on Aveley
    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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    Dean Lodge on Aveley
    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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    Saturday 27th March 2010
    Aveley 3-4 Kingstonian
    Kingstonian left it late to snatch a dramatic late comeback win away at Aveley, courtesy of three goals in the final sixteen minutes.

    Steve Butterworth opened the scoring for Aveley with half an hour gone before Carl Wilson-Denis equalised on the stroke of half time. A neat finish from Sherwin Stanley put the hosts back in the lead in the 50th minute, and that lead was doubled by Ryan Edgar five minutes laer.

    The late Kingstonian charge commenced with Bobby Traynor converting a 74th minute penalty which had been awarded for handball. Traynor then duly levelled the scores with an 81th minute header before Dean Lodge flicked in the stoppage time winner.

    Full details of the match are now available.
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    Friday 26th March 2010
    Craig Bradshaw and Luke I'Anson
    Goalkeeper Craig Bradshaw and midfielder Luke I'Anson have completed their short term stays and left the club to join Walton Casuals and Welling United respectively. Luke made one substitute appearance, whilst Craig did not make any appearances.

    Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Craig came here to fill a gap whilst Luke (Garrard) was away on loan and did a job for us. Luke came to us but within a day was trying to sign for another club in the Conference South. He's gone on dual registration forms and so could come back in theory, but I'll only have players here who are 100% committed to the club."
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    Loan updates
    Goalkeeper Luke Garrard completed his loan stay at Margate and returned to the club at the start of the week.

    Liam Collins will meanwhile remain at Godalming Town for the rest of the season.
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    Tuesday 23rd March 2010
    Hornchurch match report
    The report of Saturday's game is now available.
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    Saturday 20th March 2010
    Kingstonian 2-0 AFC Hornchurch
    Kingstonian continued their fine home run of form with a two-nil win against Hornchurch.

    Simon Huckle opened the scoring in the 17th minute, whilst Elliot Styles made it two as he headed in an own goal just after the break. Bashiru Alimi was however sent off with around ten minutes remaining for collecting a second yellow card.

    Full details of the match are now available.
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    Alan Dowson on Hornchurch
    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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    World Cup 1966 Draw
    Raffle tickets will be on sale from today for a prize draw with a very special prize - a framed commemorative England shirt signed by 8 members of the England 1966 World Cup winning team (Gordon Banks, George Cohen, Jack Charlton, Ray Wilson, Nobby Stiles, Martin Peters, Geoff Hurst, Roger Hunt). The prize comes with a certificate of authentication

    Tickets are just 1 each and will be on sale before the game in the foyer, from the club shop, and then Alan Dowson after the game. Anyone willing to take a book of tickets to sell should speak with Alan.

    The shirt will be on display behind the main bar, and the draw will take place in a fortnight's time at the Sutton game.
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    Friday 19th March 2010
    Boreham Wood match report
    The report of the Boreham Wood game is now available.
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    Thursday 18th March 2010
    Supporters Club draw
    The seventh Supporters Club draw for club shop vouchers has taken place, with another 5 winners added to the 95 from over the course of the season. Winning names can be found on the Supporters Club page. This was the final draw of the season, but make sure you renew your memberships over the summer for more of the same next season!
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    Ashford match report
    The report of the Ashford game is now available.
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    Wealdstone match report
    The report of the Wealdstone game is now available.
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    Hornchurch match report
    The report of the Hornchurch game is now available.
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    Monday 15th March 2010
    Kingstonian 1-0 Ashford Town (Middx)
    An own goal from visitors Ashford on the stroke of half time was enough to seal all three points for Kingstonian in a tight contest.

    Rob Tolfrey saved a penalty midway through the second half to make sure of the points, whilst Carl Wilson-Denis went closest late on.

    Full details of the match are now available.
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    Saturday 13th March 2010
    Wealdstone 2-2 Kingstonian
    Kingstonian and Wealdstone treated the spectators to another exciting goal-fest, drawing two-all just weeks after the three-all draw at Kingsmeadow.

    K's first visit to Grosvenor Vale did not get off to a happy start, as goals from Danny Spendlove and Chris O'Leary gave Wealdstone a two goal lead with just four minutes on the clock.

    Carl Wilson-Denis was on hand however to pull a goal back within a minute of the early setbacks. Whilst both sides had chances to add further goals to the tally, it wasn't until the final minute that Wilson-Denis was able to fire home a dramatic equaliser.

    Full details of the match are now available.
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    Alan Dowson on Wealdstone
    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 12th March 2010
    Season tickets 2010/11
    Kingstonian Football Club is pleased to announce the early release of season tickets and the patron package for next season, frozen at current prices regardless of any potential league changes and matchday pricing levels.

    In addition, the club is taking long-term steps towards attracting the next generation of young fans. Adult and senior season ticket holders will be eligible to claim a free junior season ticket, whilst standalone junior tickets have been reduced to just 10. A new pricing category has also been introduced for students in full-time education, who will be able to benefit from a dramatic reduction in prices down to 30.

    To take advantage of this early price guarantee, tickets need to be purchased by 30 April. Application forms can be found in the downloads section. All early purchase season tickets will continue to benefit from free admission to the home pre-season matches over the summer.
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    Luke I'Anson
    The club is pleased to announce the signing of midfielder Luke I'Anson (21) from Conference South side Bromley. Luke joined Bromley from Spanish football in 2007, making 108 appearances and scoring 9 goals in that time.

    Manager Alan Dowson comments, "I've watched Luke a few times and he's an excellent attacking midfielder who will help give us an extra edge in the middle. He'll go straight into the squad for Saturday's game."
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    Wednesday 10th March 2010
    Update from Alan Dowson
    Manger Alan Dowson comments, "I've seen myself quoted in the local press about Sutton and just wanted to clarify so that there's no misunderstanding. I mentioned that they have a long throw and get their centre halves up, but that's certainly not all they're about. They are an excellent side and I have a lot of respect for Paul Doswell - he was the first person to call me after the opening four games of the season to give me some support and I won't forget that. I've just had a chat with him to make sure he knows that.

    "I also got misquoted on our playoff/promotion aims. We've just come up and our plan from day one has been to stay up - we've pretty much achieved that so it gives us a chance to see what else we can do. Given the position that we're in, and have been since the start of this year, of course we'd want to take our chance if we got into the playoffs. There's no pressure to go up and that's a good position to be in.

    "On Sunday there was some stick towards one of our players which is wrong, especially when Simon Huckle plays his socks off for the team, supports the club at social events and even coaches one of our youth teams in his own time. He's got family - and a big one at that - in the stand and they don't need to be hearing that. I've said before that 99% of our support is excellent but there's always a few who want to spoil it - these two must have had a bit of time off as it was a year to the day since I last heard a barrage from them (against Corinthian Casuals). I rather at least they focus on me rather any of my players, but really we don't need that at all during a game."
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    Sports for Schools and Clubs
    Kingstonian Youth are collecting Tesco Sports for Schools and Clubs vouchers, and would appreciate any collections from supporters. There will be a box by the club shop at next week's Ashford game for vouchers donations, or alternatively please speak to Sally Brown.
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    Monday 8th March 2010
    Alan Dowson on Boreham Wood
    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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    Adam Thompson on Boreham Wood
    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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    Sunday 7th March 2010
    Kingstonian 4-1 Boreham Wood
    Kingstonian returned to winning ways and their place second in the league table following a four-one win over Boreham Wood.

    Bobby Traynor opened the scoring in the 5th minute with a looping header, though the visitors responded through Greg Morgan midway through a cagey half.

    Alan Dowson's half time team talk did the trick as the side K's came out with renewed intent. Francis Duku poked home from close range to restore the lead in the 56th minute, before Christian Jolley struck a fine low drive on the turn to extend the advantage. Simon Huckle added a fourth in the final couple of minutes.

    Full details of the match are now available.
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    Thursday 4th March 2010
    Alan Dowson's monthly review
    Well in last months report I said we could either be 4 points behind Dartford or 14th in the table. I was well off the mark with both but we are still second. We've had a couple of wins, a few losses and two draws, not great I know but I do believe we've turned the corner and are ready for the run in. We've had to gamble a bit in the last two weeks due to injuries and the 3 games in 6 days but that has passed now and we will be going in to Sunday's game fresh and with a fully fit and I believe I will have one or two new players signed by then to help us make the final push. I can understand it might look as though we have had a bit of a blip and results show that but that was always going to happen some time and I'd rather it was now than next month.

    We were awful against Cray, did better against Wealdstone, better again against Tonbridge, back to our best against Hornchurch and are ready to have a right go. The return of Adam Thompson has been the biggest plus, though if we were to lose Bobby for a month there would be a lot of worried faces round the place which is why we gave him a breather on Tuesday. Thommo was as big a worry for us, he's one of the best defenders in this league and will play a massive part for us in the next month so we're pleased he's back. It's also great to have Duku back as he is a big presence around the place and has been great for us. He just wants to win matches, always trains as hard and as professionaly as possible and thats why he's a great leader. With Max hoping to be fit as well and Fletch playing well on Tuesday, we've got the kind of selection headache that we would have loved to have had in the last couple of weeks. So everything is in place and going to plan for the last 11 games, results will decide how right we are. I was quite taken back by the support from the supporters and players for Tolfs on Tuesday night. He's been great for us and I'm sure will go on to play higher but like all keepers he made a mistake. At the final whistle I was wondering what to say to lift him but Hamsy runs 90 yards to console him, the lads are all around him and then our great loyal supporters start singing his name. Classic stuff and something that made me proud to be a part of this great club. I know how much Rob appreciated it, he has won us 8 points on his own already and will again so it's forgotten now and won't be mentioned again but a massive thanks to the supporters who were there.

    I'm hoping lots of you can come along to the Hollins and Cundy night, hopefully work permitting hosted by Martin Tyler. Pete Bowers has been running around trying to drum up support and for 25 (20 for Supporters Club members) it's a great deal. I love nights like that - K's having their own events at the ground with 180 people all supporting the club. Events like this help make us grow. Good luck Pete, I'm sure it will be a cracker!

    I was very sad to hear Vicky Jones' dad passed away last Saturday. I saw her partner Alan before the Tonbridge game and managed to get through to her before kick off to tell her our thoughts were with her. Vicky's a lovely lady that does a lot for the club. When I first got the job three years ago she phoned me on my first day to wish me luck - something I have never forgotton. All the staff and players' thoughts are with her and her family.

    On a brighter note, well done to the owners for stabilising the club's future for the next 25 years. That's the best bit of news the club has had in a long time. Well done to them both and when I sign my 24 year roll-on contract I can retire a happy man!

    I hope you understand what we have tried to do over the last couple of weeks. We've got 11 games to go and after how badly I managed during the summer, I'm delighted that with seven weeks to go we've still got everything to play for. The simple fact is we need results starting Sunday and I call on all you great supporters to help us with the final run in. Look forward to seeing you all Sunday.
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    Tuesday 2nd March 2010
    AFC Hornchurch 1-1 Kingstonian
    A third game in six days saw a somewhat changed Kingstonian team share the points at Hornchurch.

    Dean Lodge opened the scoring just after the half hour mark with a well taken finish. Both goalkeepers were called into action with smart stops, though one slipped out of the clutches of Rob Tolfrey to allow the hosts a 68th minute visitor.

    Substitute Bobby Traynor almost grabbed a winning goal with the final strike of the game, only to see his effort parried away.

    Full details of the match are now available.
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    Reaction from Alan Dowson
    Manager Alan Dowson commented after the game, "I thought we did well and controlled the game so am disappointed that we didn't come away with all the points. Rob Tolfrey has been exceptional for us, on and off the pitch, and is really gutted about the goal but he should at least win 250 from You've Been Framed for that!

    The team reaction afterwards was good and we'll bounce back and that's for sure. Even though we've not been picking up as many points as we would have liked over the past couple of weeks we are on 50 now and that's a good springboard. We should have everyone back fully fit shortly and I'm hoping to get in one or two of my targets to help give us that extra push."
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    Get your legends tickets
    Tickets are already selling very well for the forthcoming legends evening with Jason Cundy and John Hollins at Kingsmeadow, and Ks fans can buy theirs this Sunday 7th March when there will be a designated sales area in the foyer from 2pm until kick off.

    Tickets for the evening, including the fine food of the Sesame Restaurant, cost 25, with a special discounted rate of 20 for Supporters Club members. Tables of ten are available for 225 (or 200 for members).

    Entertaining the audience on 19th March will be both Jason Cundy and John Hollins; no introductions needed really for any football fans for these two former Chelsea lads who also went on to play for certain other London clubs of course. Sky Sports leadman Martin Tyler will be hosting the event and as always we have some fantastic auction items, a cash competition to try and match the Cundy/Hollins World Cup starting XI, and of course the big money cash raffle.

    Once again it promises to be a fun evening with Jason Cundy known to be occasionally controversial on his TalkSport radio slot certain to create a debate or two in the arena so please do come and join us for the second of these events this season. The first was a great success and the feedback was positive so it would be great to see a lot of K's fans at this event.
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