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July 2011

Saturday 30th July 2011
Kingstonian 0-2 Woking
Woking won the Trevor Jones Memorial Trophy following a two goal win, courtesy of goals from Moses Ademola in the 21st and 30th minutes. Substitute Paul Olima struck the woodwork for the K's as both sides went close to adding further goals.

Manager Alan Dowson commented after the game, "We've played two of the better teams in the Conference South now and Woking will certainly be right up there. With three weeks until the start of the season we have to challenge ourselves and we're getting a lot of good work under our belts."


1) Rob Tolfrey
2) Chris Page (18 Jamie Summers)
3) Tom Bird
4) Gary MacDonald (17 Jordan Cheadle)
5) Tom Hutchinson
6) Ian Selley
7) Jack Mcleod (14 Mo Harkin)
8) Jerome Maledon (16 Sam Clayton)
9) Allan Tait (12 Paul Olima)
10) Neil Barrett (15 Carl Downs)
11) Dewayne Clarke


12) Paul Olima
13) Nic Taylor
14) Mo Harkin
15) Carl Downs
16) Sam Clayton
17) Jordan Cheadle
18) Jamie Summers
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Friday 29th July 2011
Supporters Club membership 2011/12
New 2011/12 Supporters Club membership forms can now be downloaded from the forms page.
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Supporters Club coach travel 2011/12
The Supporters Club will as usual be running coaches to away games this season. Prices and times of travel can be found on the coaches page.

Details are also listed regarding coach travel season tickets - which offer generous savings over the course of the regular season (17 league matches covered).
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Thursday 28th July 2011
Trevor Jones Memorial Trophy
This Saturday sees Kingstonian host Woking for the Trevor Jones Memorial Trophy.

Each summer a match is played for a trophy bearing the name of former K's goalkeeper and reserve team manager Trevor, who tragically passed away in 2003. AFC Wimbledon and Fulham have also previously provided the opposition, though it is somewhat fitting that the game is for the second time against Woking, where he spent some time during his career.

Prices for this match will be Adults 7, Concessions 4, Students 2 and Juniors free.
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Wednesday 27th July 2011
Kingstonian 1-1 Glenn Hoddle Academy
Kingstonian and the Glenn Hoddle Academy shared a one-all at Kingsmeadow last night. Alex Fisher neatly slotted in the opening goal for the visitors in the 17th minute night before a late Jordan Cheadle penalty levelled the scores.

Manager Alan Dowson commented after the game, "I thought it was a good game and they seemed to enjoy themselves. It was good to have Glenn there his talented players and I'll be chatting to Graham Rix to see if we can have a closer look at a couple of them.

I chose to rest Gary MacDonald as he's been hard at it in every training session and I might do the same with Tom Hutchinson on Saturday as the last thing I want is to burn players out before the season even starts. Bash is carrying a bit of an injury but other than that we've got a clean bill of health at the moment."


1) Rob Tolfrey
2) Dean Hamlin
3) Tom Bird (19 Jordan Cheadle)
4) Michael Akande
5) Tom Hutchinson
6) Ian Selley (16 Jack Mcleod)
7) Dewayne Clarke
8) Jerome Maledon (18 Aiden Richards)
9) Bobby Traynor (15 Carl Downs)
10) Allan Tait (14 Chris Page)
11) Sam Clayton (12 Mo Harkin)


12) Mo Harkin
13) Lloyd Anderson
14) Chris Page
15) Carl Downs
16) Jack Mcleod
17) Inaki Ordono
18) Aiden Richards
19) Jordan Cheadle
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Tuesday 26th July 2011
Reduced prices for friendly matches
Following consultation the Board have decided to reduce admission prices for the two home Friendlies against the Glenn Hoddle Academy on Wednesday night and against Woking on Saturday afternoon.

Admission prices will be as follows - Adults 7, Concessions 4, Students 2 and Juniors (under 16) free.

It is hoped that this gesture will encourage as many supporters as possible to come and watch these two interesting matches and give Dowse and the team their support before the season commences.
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Saturday 23rd July 2011
Dorking Wanderers 1-8 Kingstonian
Despite going behind to a 20th minute goal, Kingstonian came back to strike eight goals against Dorking Wanderers in the picturesque setting of Westhumble.

Goals immediately on either side of the half time break from Allan Tait and Bobby Traynor put the K's ahead. Tait added another couple of efforts to complete a hat trick just after the hour mark, whilst Traynor added his second of the game shortly after. Further strike from Jerome Maledon, Jack Mcleod and Sam Clayton in the final ten minutes completed the scoring.

Manager Alan Dowson commented after the game, "We got off to a slow start but we sorted that at half time and it worked out well. Good luck to Dorking Wanderers for the season. They've had a number of promotions in their short history and are in the middle of a lot of ground improvements and it's a well managed setup there."


1) Nic Taylor
2) Dean Hamlin
3) Chris Page (14 Jack McLeod)
4) Gary MacDonald
5) Tom Hutchinson (16 Michael Akande)
6) Jerome Maledon (18 Manny Sackey)
7) Suhael Odeh (15 Sam Clayton)
8) Ian Selley
9) Allan Tait
10) Paul Olima (12 Bobby Traynor)
11) Tom Bird
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Dorking Wanderers XI 0-4 Kingstonian XI
A Kingstonian XI comprising mainly of Academy and U18 players overcame a Dorking Wanderers XI by four goals to nil in the early kick off.

Manager Alan Dowson commented after the game, "It was a good workout for the players, split over two games. Mo Harkin returned to action in the early kick and along with Inaki Ordono led the youngsters well."
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Wednesday 20th July 2011
Adam Thompson
Defender Adam Thompson has left the club by mutual consent. Adam made 118 appearances for the club, scoring 5 goals, during his three seasons at Kingsmeadow.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "I've known Thommo since he was 16 and he's done very well for me in that time, winning promotions at both Walton and here. Things didn't work out the way we wanted last season though it's now time to move on. I wish him good luck for the future."
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Tuesday 19th July 2011
Kingstonian 1-5 Sutton United
Last season's league champions Sutton won this friendly with a flurry of second half goals. Having taken the lead through an Alan Bray header on the stroke of half time, the U's struck again through Leroy Griffiths, Ronane MCree, an own goal and Neil Jenkins, whilst Allan Tait struck for the K's.

Manager Alan Dowson commented after the game, "I thought we were excellent for the first 45 minutes but things changed as more subs went on and we tried different formations, whilst they showed that they have more strength in depth. We had a couple of knocks that I wasn't willing to risk before the game and I had to take Dewayne and Bobby off earlier than planned as a precaution. I've had a chance to see everyone in action over the past four days and that's been very useful. We still need one or two players but we'll keep on working on that, and in the meantime our next games are at Dorking Wanderers on Saturday when it will be a young XI in the first game followed by a more senior team."


1) Rob Tolfrey
2) Chris Page
3) Tom Bird
4) Ian Selley
5) Paul Olima
6) Gary MacDonald
7) Jack Mcleod
8) Dewayne Clarke
9) Bobby Traynor
10) Jerome Maledon
11) Sam Clayton

Substitutes (all used)

12) Simon Huckle
14) Dean Hamlin
15) Allan Tait
16) Carl Downs
18) Inaki Ordono
19) Michael Akande
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Monday 18th July 2011
Final Youth Academy trials
The Kingstonian Football Club Youth Academy, in association with SCL and Glyn School, is holding trials this summer for season 2011/12. The poster can be downloaded here (pdf file, 3.1mb).

If you are aged 16-19 years and would like to combine your education with football the Academy is holding trials:
Wednesday 27th July & Wednesday 3rd August, 12pm-2pm
Priest Hill Playing Fields, Reigate Road (A240), Ewell, Surrey KT17 3DT

  • Compete in the Conference Youth League against other top non-league clubs

  • Emphasis on progressing youth team players into the first team squad

  • 4-6 hours of elite training by a UEFA 'A' licence coach

  • Education
  • 2-year programme

  • Study the NVQ level 3 in Football Coaching (equivalent to 2 A-levels)

  • Gain FA Level 1 & 2 Football Coaching Qualifications

  • Option to study additional A-level, BTEC and other Level 2 & 3 subjects

  • For more information please contact Mark Hams, Kingstonian 1st Team Assistant Manager at
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    Surrey Senior Cup 2011/12
    Kingstonian have been drawn away to South Park in the second round of the Surrey Senior Cup, with the winners at home to either Badshot Lea/Dorking or Leatherhead in the third round.

    Dates will be arranged in due course.
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    Sunday 17th July 2011
    Leatherhead 6-3 Kingstonian
    Kingstonian finished 4th in the Geoff Harvey Memorial Vase after a 6-3 defeat in the third place play-off against Leatherhead.

    Kieran Lunn scored a first half hat trick for Leatherhead, added to by Josh Gallager to give the Tanners a four goal lead in a half where K's best effort was a Matt Ellis header against the bar. Simon Huckle pulled a goal back in the 56th minute, and whilst Connor Hilder struck immediately at the other end, Malaki Lumsden and Huckle struck again for the K's to close down the deficit. Sol Bonner put any hopes of a late comeback to an end.

    Manager Alan Dowson commented after the game, "It's been a mixed game for us - I was as disappointed today as I was pleased yesterday. We might not have a reserve team but that doesn't account for some of the sloppy play or errors we made today, against a team who were also resting most of their senior players. Some of the younger players will be involved in a trial match tomorrow and the early kick off against Dorking Wanderers next week, but other than that I've got to trim down the number of extra players and trialists now."

    Corinthian-Casuals won the tournament after beating Staines Town 2-1 in the final.


    1) Nic Taylor
    2) Dean Hamlin (15 Josh Johnson)
    3) Inaki Ordono
    4) Michael Akande
    5) Tom Siefers (12 Charlie Dunn)
    6) Simon Huckle
    7) Carl Downs (14 Curtis Richards)
    8) George Peterkin
    9) Malaki Lumsden (18 Mark Hams)
    10) Matt Ellis (16 Joe Hicks)
    11) Jack Mcleod
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    Saturday 16th July 2011
    Staines Town 0-0 Kingstonian
    Kingstonian will play Leatherhead tomorrow morning at 11am for third place in the Geoff Harvey Memorial Vase after losing their semi-final to Staines Town after a penalty shoot-out (5-4).

    Bobby Traynor went closest to scoring during the game, curling a strike against the angle of the goal frame. Following a scoreless 90 minutes the game went straight to penalties, where only Simon Huckle was denied.

    Manager Alan Dowson commented after the game, "I'm very pleased with how we set about our game against a team playing their third game of pre-season, how well the new players fitted in, and particularly how much they all wanted it. I want to see the same tomorrow from the rest of the squad as every game matters in our team preparation, and with strong competition in the squad every player has to show me they deserve their shirt."


    1) Rob Tolfrey
    2) Chris Page
    3) Tom Bird (19 Jordan Cheadle)
    4) Tom Hutchinson
    5) Gary MacDonald (15 Mickael Akande)
    6) Ian Selley (12 Jack Mcleod)
    7) Dewayne Clarke
    8) Jerome Maledon (17 Carl Downs)
    9) Bobby Traynor
    10) Paul Olima (14 Simon Huckle)
    11) Bashiru Alimi (16 Sam Clayton)
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    Friday 15th July 2011
    Family Race Night
    The supporters club is holding a joint social event in association with the Molesey Royal British Legion tomorrow night (Saturday 16th July) from 7.30pm. The address is Molesey Royal British Legion St Marys Road, East Molesey.

    Admission is free and food includes a delicious chicken curry and a fully licensed good value bar. There will be a minimum of 8 races and full tote facilities will be available.
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    Wednesday 13th July 2011
    Fixtures 2011/12
    The fixtures for this upcoming season in the Ryman League Premier Division have been released and can be found on our temporary fixtures page here, until the database gets updated shortly.

    The Kingstonian 2011/12 fixture list can also be downloaded as a pdf file (49Kb).
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    Tuesday 12th July 2011
    Board announcement
    Following a Board meeting last night, the Club is pleased to announce the appointment of two new shareholders, John Fenwick and Chris Woolston.

    John has been the chairman of the Supporters Club for the past four years and the supporters' representative on the Board for the last two seasons. Chris joined the Board as a director in August 2010.

    John joins the Board as a director, and has been appointed Chairman, with Chris being appointed Vice-Chairman. These appointments will enable Malcolm Winwright and Mark Anderson to step back from the day-to-day running of the club and to share responsibilities with Chris and John, whilst remaining on the Board as directors. Talks are meanwhile continuing with another potential shareholder.

    Simon Murray has also agreed to join the Committee as Financial Controller with immediate effect.

    Director and former Joint-Chairman Malcolm Winwright comments, "When Mark and I prevented the Club from entering administration in June 2006, we resolved that once all the debts had been cleared, Kingstonian was competing at a higher level and the administration of the Club was more structured, we would try and ensure a much wider share ownership.

    "Obviously more people sharing the substantial financial burden each year significantly increase the security for our great Club, and these two important appointments are vital to the start of this process.

    "Mark and I are also grateful that John and Chris have understood the intensity of this project over the last five years. As a result they have offered to give Mark and myself a small breather over the next season with John taking the Chairman's role for season 2011/12."

    Manager Alan Dowson is also pleased with the new appointments. "I have known John, Chris and Simon for some time and they have all worked hard behind the scenes towards making Kingstonian successful. I am sure that this will strengthen the Board and that these appointments will be good for the long term future of the Club. I look forward to working with them."
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    Triathlon complete!
    Well done to the management and players of Kingstonian who took part in the Tri For Life fundraising triathlon at Dorney Lake on Sunday, and thank you to everyone who supported them.

    Manager Alan Dowson comments, "I was dead keen to beat the players, and was relying on an injury to take Gary Mac out but both him and Tom Hutchinson did me on the line. Birdy had a big smirk on his face when he went past so that's a fine for him. At the back Bash must have been on one of his schoolkid's bikes as it can't have had any gears given the speed he was going! Hamsey managed to finish on Monday, which isn't bad given all the bulk he's carrying.

    "We've got close links with the Emily Ash Trust - it's a fantastic charity - and we look forward to continuing to work to raise awareness and funds for them."
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    Friday 8th July 2011
    FA Cup 2011/12
    Kingstonian have been drawn away to Andover or Poole Town in the FA Cup with Budweiser First Qualifying Round on Saturday 17 September 2011.

    First Round Qualifying - 17th September 2011
    Second Round Qualifying - 1st October 2011
    Third Round Qualifying - 15th October 2011
    Fourth Round Qualifying - 29th October 2011
    First Round Proper - 12th November 2011
    Second Round Proper - 3rd December 2011
    Third Round Proper - 7th January 2012
    Fourth Round Proper - 28th January 2012
    Fifth Round Proper - 18th February 2012
    Sixth Round Proper - 17th March 2012
    Semi-Finals - 14th/15th April 2012
    Final - 5th May 2012
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    FA Trophy 2011/12
    Kingstonian have been drawn at home to Godlaming Town in the FA Carlsberg Trophy First Qualifying Round on the weekend of 22/23 October 2011.

    First Round Qualifying - 22nd October 2011
    Second Round Qualifying - 5th November 2011
    Third Round Qualifying - 26th November 2011
    First Round Proper - 10th December 2011
    Second Round Proper - 14th January 2012
    Third Round Proper - 4th February 2012
    Fourth Round Proper - 25th February 2012
    Semi Final 1st Leg - 10th March 2012
    Semi Final 2nd Leg - 17th March 2012
    Final - 12th May 2012
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    FA Youth Cup 2011/12
    Preliminary Round - Week commencing Monday 5 September 2011
    Kingstonian v Eastbourne Borough

    First Round Qualifying - Week commencing Monday 19 September 2011
    Kingstonian or Eastbourne Borough v South Park or Horley Town

    Second Round Qualifying - Week commencing Monday 3 October 2011
    Whitstable Town/Erith & Belvedere/Chipstead/Carshalton Athletic v Kingstonian/Eastbourne Borough/South Park/Horley Town
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    Thursday 7th July 2011
    Management and players to Tri For Life
    A whole host of Kingstonian people are fundraising in aid of the Emily Ash Trust this Sunday, as they take part in the 'Tri For Life' triathlon at Dorney Lake.

    Manager Alan Dowson comments, "The The Emily Ash Trust is a fantastic charity which supports families of children with cancer. I have taken on this challenge, not only to raise much needed funds, but also to raise awareness of what the Trust does and how it helps families facing cancer.

    "I'm going to lead by example, though after a few miles that might not be literally the case. We've also got director Chris Woolston and scout Adrian Withers (plus family) doing it, as well as players Bash Alimi, Tom Bird, Tom Hutchinson and Gary MacDonald. I'd add Mark Hams too, but he'll be carrying out special duties - like carrying home the knackered.

    "Speaking of which, we had an emotional moment of reflection at training the other night in honour of Gary Mac who's done the the unthinkable and managed to pull through two training sessions in a row unhurt!"

    "I'd better add that Bash and Birdie don't have many friends and need a bit of help, so if anyone wants to sponsor them that would be great."

    To find out more about the Tri For Life and about the work of the Emily Ash Trust, please visit:
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    Sam Long
    Despite agreeing to join the club, winger Sam Long has gone to Cray Wanderers instead.

    Manager Alan Dowson comments, "I went to meet Sam personally and we shook hands on the deal. He said he couldn't make training on Saturday, when we were going to sort the paperwork out, and the next thing I know Ian Jenkins (Cray manager) is on the phone telling me he's signing there instead.

    "It doesn't surprise me that football has come to this when one minute he says he wants to play for us and the next he's off without any explanation. At least we've got this done and out of the way now as I don't want any characters like that in my squad."
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    Tuesday 5th July 2011
    Kingstonian v Glenn Hoddle Academy
    Former Chelsea and England manager Glenn Hoddle will be bringing the Glenn Hoddle Academy to Kingsmeadow for a pre-season friendly on Wednesday 27th July, kick off 7.45pm.

    The opponents are the first independent professional football academy in the UK, established to offer a route back into professional football for some of the youngsters discarded by professional clubs. They have recently relocated to the National Sports Centre at Bisham Abbey from Spain.

    Glenn and his coaching staff of Graham Rix and Dave Beasant will be happy to talk to fans and sign autographs after the game.
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    Paul Olima
    The club is pleased to announce the signings of forward Paul Olima (24) from Thurrock.

    Paul started out at St Patrick's Athletic in Ireland before moves to Grays Athletic and Hitchin Town. He has spent the past two seasons at Thurrock, with a spell at Lewes in between at the turn of the year.

    Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Paul is a big powerhouse, with muscles bigger than Hamsey! Alan Devonshire had lined him up for Hampton good but left before it happened so we've made the move instead. I've signed him to give us a presence up front, but he can also play at centre back if we need him to."
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    Sunday 3rd July 2011
    Ian Selley
    The club is pleased to announce the signing of midfielder Ian Selley (37) from Havant & Waterlooville.

    Ian started out at Arsenal, where during a five year spell won trophies including the Cup Winners Cup. Spent three seasons apiece at Fulham and Wimbledon, though injuries interrupted his professional career and so he moved into the non-league game with Woking in 2003. After four seasons at Kingfield he has since had spells at Lewes, Grays Athletic, Maidstone United, Croydon Athletic and Dorchester Town. Ian is a former England U21 international.

    Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Ian is a high calibre player who will help us keep the ball, whilst bringing invaluable experience to our younger players who can learn off him."
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    Peter completes 'La Marmotte'
    Congratulations to Peter Allan who completed 'La Marmotte' - a legendary French cycle ride over 174km with a 5,000m height gain - yesterday in a time of 10 hours and 8 minutes.

    Alan Dowson, who is taking part in a triathlon at Dorney Lake next Sunday for the same charity - the Emily Ash Trust - comments, "I'm very proud of Peter and his efforts. If he keep going at this rate the Tour de France will be on him before he knows it!"
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    Friday 1st July 2011
    Fundraising for the Emily Ash Trust
    Good luck to K's Web match reporter Peter Allan on his charity bike ride tomorrow, in aid of the Emily Ash Trust - a charity strongly backed by manager Alan Dowson, who comments, "Peter is a good friend of mine whose kids I've coached, and it's a fantastic effort he's putting in."

    To sponsor Peter, please visit:

    Good luck to Alan himself too, as he embarks upon a triathlon in aid of the same charity at Dorney Lake next Sunday 10th July.

    To sponsor Alan, please visit:
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