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August 2011

Tuesday 30th August 2011
Tooting match report
The report of yesterday's game is now available.
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Alan Dowson on Tooting
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Gary MacDonald on Tooting
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Monday 29th August 2011
Tooting & Mitcham 1-4 Kingstonian
Kingstonian picked up their first win of the season following a four-one victory at Tooting in the early season Bank Holiday fixture.

Bobby Traynor opened the scoring in the 16th minute, though the lead was short-lived a Lee Newman struck within minutes at the other end. Traynor, however, was on hand with his own response just as quickly, from the penalty spot following a handball offence.

Substitute Allan Tait struck a third for the K's with a quarter of an hour remaining, before captain Gary MacDonald headed home five minutes later to complete the scoring.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Sunday 28th August 2011
Rocky Baptiste
The club is pleased to announce the signing of forward Rocky Baptiste (38) from Harrow Borough.

Rocky made his name at Hayes before a brief move into league football with Luton Town. Upon returning to the non-league game his record has most notably included 30 goals in 59 games for Farnborough, 86 goals in 158 games for Havant & Waterlooville, and most recently over the past two seasons 50 goals in 76 games for Harrow Borough.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "We've been creating and wasting chances so I've been keen to bring another striker in. With Rocky we've got an experienced front man who regardless of age has continued to score plenty of goals throughout his career."
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An Evening with Gordon Banks
The club is pleased to present a fundraising evening with world cup winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks on Thursday 15th September, 7.30pm in the Ethelred Suite at Kingsmeadow. The evening includes a starter and main meal from the Sesame Indian Restaurant.

Tickets cost 35 per person or 320 for a table of ten. Reduced individual tickets are available for supporters club members at 30, and juniors are 15. Tickets are available from Alan Dowson, Pete Bowers, Vicky Jones or John Fenwick. Cheques should be made available to Kingstonian Supporters Club.
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Canvey match report
The report of yesterday's game is now available, courtesy of and welcome to new reporter Sam Bryant.
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Saturday 27th August 2011
Kingstonian 1-2 Canvey Island
A 12th minute Bobby Traynor goal was not enough for any points at Canvey Island came back with goals from Alex Rose and Rob King to win the game. Each side had a goal disallowed - Traynor and Rose restricted to a goal apiece by offside decisions.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Mark Hams on Canvey
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Friday 26th August 2011
Mo Harkin and Jordan Cheadle
Mo Harkin and Jordan Cheadle have joined Hanwell Town and Walton Casuals respectively on loan deals.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Mo and Jordan need to get games under their belts so have gone out to get them. Both are still part of our plans and we hope to have them back in due course."
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Tuesday 23rd August 2011
Horsham match report
The report of Monday's game is now available, courtesy of Peter Allan.
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Ryan Woodford
The club have received the following message from last night's opponents:

"Horsham Football Club would like to thank everyone who helped on Monday evening with our injured captain Ryan Woodford. Ryan is now back home after a pretty torrid time in A&E at St George's. After arriving home in the early hours Ryan went to his local A&E in Portsmouth for a full scan and has suffered prolapsed disc."

Kingstonian wish Ryan all the best for a full and speedy recovery.
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Monday 22nd August 2011
Kingstonian 3-4 Horsham
An injury time winner secured all three points for Horsham in a thrilling game at Kingsmeadow.

The visitors opened the scoring through a stunning effort from winger Tony Nwachukwu just before the half hour mark. It wasn't long before Nwachukwu broke loose to add a second, but Tom Hutchinson's looping header at the other end reduced the arrears within minutes. Visiting goalkeeper Matthew Armstrong-Ford remained on the pitch following a controversial collision with Hutchinson that proved to the half time talking point, even more so as former K's forward Danny Morris added a third for Horsham in stoppage time.

Kingstonian rallied in the second half, with Hutchinson again finding the net, despite his side being down to ten men at the time with wounded substitute Simon Huckle off the field being bandaged up. Almost immediately upon his return Huckle curled in a fine effort to level the scores at three-all, setting up an exciting final ten minutes. K's had chances to win the game but got caught deep into injury time as Nwachukwu grabbed a completed his hat trick with the deciding goal.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Horsham
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Sunday 21st August 2011
Aveley match report
The report of yesterday's game is now available, courtesy of and welcome to new reporter Jamie Cutteridge.
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Saturday 20th August 2011
Aveley 0-0 Kingstonian
A hard working performance saw a Kingstonian side reduced to 10 men for most of the match take a scoreless draw away at Aveley. Both sides had a handful of half chances, but the main talking point of the game was Tom Bird's sending off midway through the first half, following what was deemed a dangerous challenge.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Aveley
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New contracts for Alan Dowson and Mark Hams
The Club is pleased to announce that Manager Alan Dowson and Assistant Manager Mark Hams have agreed to extend their existing contracts for a further two years until May 2014.

Chairman John Fenwick is delighted, "The new Board felt that it was important to secure the long-term futures of both Alan and Mark in order to take the Club forward.

"We believe that we have a strong team both on and off the pitch and the Youth Academy, established under Mark's leadership, has made excellent progress in its first year. We wish to build on the achievements and progress made by Alan and Mark whilst ensuring that we maintain a stable and sustainable financial position."

Manager Alan Dowson commented, "Both Mark and I are very pleased that the Board have extended our contracts and we appreciate their faith in us. The management team will continue to work hard to bring the success that this club and its supporters deserve."
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Lynvall Duncan and Carl Downs
The club is pleased to announce the signing of defender Lynvall Duncan (26), whilst midfielder Carl Downs has been promoted from the K's youth setup.

Lynvall has been with Conference South clubs Bishops Stortford and Thurrock over the past two seasons, and his former clubs include Ashford Town, Leatherhead, Billericay Town and Braintree Town.

Carl is the reigning Kingstonian U18's player of the year and has been playing and training with the senior team over the summer.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "We needed more depth in the centre back positions and Lynvall has done well over the past couple of weeks. He covers the ground quickly and is a good talker, and will provide cover or fit in alongside MacDonald and Hutchinson.

"Carl's a combative midfielder who is also comfortable on the ball. His attitude is spot on as he's shown over the summer that he wants to learn and is an excellent trainer."
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Friday 19th August 2011
Training wear sponsors
The club would like to thank Dorothy Hall, our oldest supporter, for sponsoring the new team tracksuits and Swan Cars for sponsoring the new team polo shirts.
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Banquet Records announced as shirt sponsor
The Club is delighted to announce a renewed sponsorship arrangement with Banquet Records, in a deal which will see their name emblazoned across the front of the Kingstonian shirts for the 2011/12 season.

The Kingston-based record shop and concert promoter boasts the tag line 'more than your local record shop' and again they live by that motto. "Our whole business exists because of, and for, the Kingston community," Jon Tolley Banquet's MD says. He adds, "it's really important to us to give back to Kingston, and sponsoring our local football club is a very visual way of doing so."

Now into the 4th successive year of shirt sponsorship, it looks like the relationship between Eden St and Jack Goodchild Way is strong. The multiple in-store promotions hope to be matched by on-pitch promotion as K's make a concerted effort to achieve a place in the Conference South.

Kingstonian Chairman John Fenwick comments, "On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Banquet Records for their continued support by sponsoring the home and away shirts once again. Jon Tolley and his team are K's supporters and we are pleased to have established strong links with them.

"We hope that this relationship will continue for many more years to come. We are also grateful to our new Vice-Chairman Chris Woolston, whose company Prestige Cars and Couriers has agreed to stand aside as shirt sponsor for this season. Chris has agreed that the sponsorship funds will be put to good use in another area of the football club."
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Emily Ash Trust named charity partner
The Club is delighted to announce the Emily Ash Trust as its designated charity partner. As part of the Club's support for the Charity, the Emily Ash Trust logo will appear on the back of the Kingstonian shirts for the 2011/12 season.

The Emily Ash Trust was founded in 2002 to improve the lives of children and young people suffering with cancer. Their aim is to raise awareness of the need for more bone marrow donors and funds to enable parents, carers and siblings of sick children to enjoy some sort of normality during difficult times.

Kingstonian Chairman John Fenwick comments, "The Club and its supporters have a history of fundraising for worthwhile local charities though the Supporters Club's annual sponsored walks and participation in the 'Tri For Life' event held earlier this summer. I hope that by channelling our charitable fundraising efforts into one very worthwhile cause we can help to raise awareness in the local community."

Emily Ash Trust Chairman Tim Rolfe reciprocates, "The Trust is delighted to be associated with Kingstonian and is very grateful for their support. This has helped us in turn bring valuable support to families with young cancer sufferers. We're right behind the K's and looking forward to cheering them on this season."

Susan May, Emily Ash Trust co-founder and committee member, adds, "When faced with our own busy lives it is so refreshing to meet a club that really does care, not only about their staff, their players, their fans, but also about our local children. It is only when faced with cancer that we can really understand the devastation it can cause, not only to the patient but the whole family unit. We are honoured to form this alliance with Kingstonian."
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Thursday 18th August 2011
New number
The club has a new telephone number for general enquiries, on 020 8330 6869.

A recorded message service will list upcoming fixtures, along with details on pitch inspections and match postponements as and when necessary. Callers wishing to speak to someone at the club will be able to leave a message after the recording.
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Saturday 13th August 2011
Godalming Town 0-0 Kingstonian
Kingstonian and Godalming Town played out a scoreless draw at Weycourt in this pre-season friendly.

Lineup:

1) Rob Tolfrey
2) Dean Hamlin
3) Chris Page
4) Tom Hutchinson (16 Jordan Cheadle)
5) Gary MacDonald (12 Lynvall Duncan)
6) Ian Selley
7) Jerome Maledon (18 Carl Downs)
8) Allan Tait
9) Julian Owusu (15 Jack McLeod)
10) Bobby Traynor (14 Simon Huckle)
11) Michael Gordon

Substitutes:

12) Lynvall Duncan
14) Simon Huckle
15) Jack McLeod
16) Jordan Cheadle
17) Jake Whincup
18) Carl Downs
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Thursday 11th August 2011
Michael Gordon
The club is pleased to announce the signing of winger Michael Gordon (26), previous known club Lincoln City.

Michael started as a trainee at Arsenal before making 19 appearances for Wimbledon in the Championship. Following a spell at Swindon Town he moved into non-league football, playing amongst others for Havant & Waterlooville, Sutton United and Northwood. His form for Merstham in 2009 landed him a move back in to the Football League with Lincoln City. Capped by England at U15 level.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "We've been looking to find someone to play a similar role to what Lodge did, and Michael fits the bill perfectly. He's got bags of pace and likes to run at people so will hopefully add to what we've got both in terms of excitement for the fans but importantly as an attacking outlet for the team."
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Update from Alan Dowson
Manager Alan Dowson comments, "It's been a strange pre-season and people have noted that we've been playing a very changeable team. Whilst it's been an opportunity to look at trialists and youngsters, that has been going on more than I would have ideally planned as we have had a number of knocks and injuries to contend with. I've not known anything like it before but I'd much rather it happened now than when the season proper starts. Most of them should be clearing up, but we're not going to gamble on risking players at this stage. The most important time of pre-season is the final week so we'll play who we can on Saturday and then work on our final preparations."
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Wednesday 10th August 2011
Merstham 2-1 Kingstonian XI
A Kingstonian XI lost 2-1 at Merstham. The hosts scored a goal in each half, from Jason Thompson and Dean Gunner, whilst the K's got one back in the closing stages through Jay Kalama.

Lineup:

1) Jake Whincup
2) Joe Hicks
3) Jordan Cheadle
4) Jerry Nnamani
5) Teddy Ngoy (16 Jay Kalama)
6) Simon Huckle
7) James Moon (15 Josh Murphy)
8) Carl Downes
9) Kofi Lockhart-Adams
10) Suhael Odeh (14 Aiden Richards)
11) Michael Gordon

Substitutes:

14) Aiden Richards
15) Josh Murphy
16) Jay Kalama
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Saturday 6th August 2011
Walton Casuals 0-0 Kingstonian
Kingstonian and Walton Casuals played out a scoreless draw at Waterside Drive in this pre-season friendly.

Lineup:

1) Rob Tolfrey (13 Jake Whincup)
2) Dean Hamlin
3) Chris Page (15 Jordan Cheadle)
4) Teddy Ngoy
5) Tom Hutchinson (16 Jerry Nnamani)
6) Ian Selley
7) Michael Gordon (12 Sam Clayton)
8) Jerome Maledon
9) Bobby Traynor
10) Allan Tait
11) Dewayne Clarke (14 Jack MacLeod)

Substitutes:

12) Sam Clayton
14) Jack MacLeod
15) Jordan Cheadle
16) Jerry Nnamani
17) Jake Whincup
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Thursday 4th August 2011
Godalming game arranged
The FA Trophy first qualifying round game against Godalming Town has been arranged for Sunday 23rd October, kick off 12pm at Kingsmeadow.
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Wednesday 3rd August 2011
Thurrock XI v Kingstonian XI
A Kingstonian XI will travel to Thurrock this Saturday 6th August, kick off 2pm on the pitch adjacent to Thurrock's Ship Lane ground.
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Tuesday 2nd August 2011
Walton & Hersham 2-1 Kingstonian
A much changed Kingstonian XI, featuring a number of youngsters and trialists, lost two-one at Walton & Hersham. The hosts struck in the 4th minute and again in the 41st minute, with the K's temporarily down to ten men. Substitute James Moon curled a free kick in off the underside of the bar just after the hour mark to halve the deficit.

Manager Alan Dowson commented, "We're working the players hard during the pre-season and so are wary about not putting them through two games a week at this stage. We took those who played on Saturday for a run before this one, and used the game to play others who we wanted to have a look at. You learn a lot about trialists in a match situation, and some did well whilst others not so. We'll be back to a more regular lineup over the next couple of weekends, whilst we'll use the midweek game in between as a last chance to see this sort of side in action."

Lineup:

1) Joe White (17 Nic Taylor)
2) Dean Hamlin
3) Inaki Ordono
4) Michael Akande (14 Jay Kalama)
5) Jordan Cheadle (18 Cedric Ake)
6) Mo Harkin (12 Joe Hicks)
7) Aiden Richards (16 Rees Longville-Daley)
8) Neil Barrett (19 James Moon)
9) Bobby Traynor (13 Kofi Lockhart-Adams)
10) Paul Olima (20 Manny Sackey)
11) Harold O'Brien (15 Jamie Summers)

Substitutes:

12) Joe Hicks
13) Kofi Lockhart-Adams
14) Jay Kalama
15) Jamie Summers
16) Rees Longville-Daley
17) Nic Taylor
18) Cedric Ake
19) James Moon
20) Manny Sackey
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