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November 2011

Wednesday 30th November 2011
Quiz Night
A reminder that the Supporters Club will be holding the next quiz night this Friday 2nd December, 7.45pm for an 8.00pm start at St John's Parish Hall, Grove Lane, Kingston.

All are welcome, and admission is either 10 including a fish/veggie supper (order on the door) or 5 without food. There is no bar on site so you are welcome to bring your own drinks - an off licence and pub are located just down the road from the venue. Please come along and enjoy the evening!
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Tuesday 29th November 2011
South Park 2-1 Kingstonian
Kingstonian made an early exit from the Surrey Senior Cup to competition debutants South Park, following a late winning goal.

The hosts opened the scoring through Chris Smith in the 37th minute, before Jamie Byatt fired home an equaliser just three minutes later. The second half ran long following a serious looking injury to one of the home players - who we hope is hope is ok - and Smith pounced to poke home from close range in the 99th minute to give South Park the victory.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Update from Mark Hams
A big thank you to all those who kindly sent me good luck wishes for the period in which I'll be covering Dowse's absence. Of course I hope that period is as short as necessary although it's vital the manager gets himself fixed before he returns. Rest assured he's in the hands of the experts and a supportive family and of course we in the first team wish him all the very best in his recovery. He is well aware of the support and good wishes from you all and he would like to send his gratitude for the messages etc.

For those who travelled to Margate I'm sure you'll agree that the players had no intention of using the managerial disruption as an excuse. The cruelty of the 93rd minute defeat was painful but we all know that football doesn't owe you any favours at all. The Bury game was a 'could've won but could've lost' type of match but with hindsight we were satisfied with a point at a tough away venue. The 3 points gained at Horsham was a real 'team result' and a good indication of that is I couldn't pick a man of the match if my life depended on it. It wasn't pretty but in a results based business we sometimes have to sacrifice an eye pleaser for a professional performance.

As you have seen we have recruited a few new faces for the recent matches and I hope to see them around the club for a good while. The likes of James Moon, Jason Henry, Stuart Duff and Jamie Byatt all come with good pedigree and an 'I won't let you down' mentality. That tied in with the chance to blood young legs lately will hopefully give us a base to develop a consistent squad. We also hope to add at least one more face by the end of the week but we'll certainly not be over-crowding the squad or breaking any budgets.

From all the staff in the first team setup we thank you for the vocal support you continue to give us and we very much hope to see you all at the upcoming set of fixtures. It's not long before we return to Kingsmeadow but until then please keep clocking up the miles as we try to give you something to cheer about.

Take care and see you soon,
Hamsey
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Horsham match report
The report of Saturday's game is now available.
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Sunday 27th November 2011
Lowestoft game postponed
The league game at home to Lowestoft Town, recently re-scheduled for Monday 5th December, has been postponed due to a League Cup match.
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Saturday 26th November 2011
Horsham 1-3 Kingstonian
Kingstonian overcame a determined Horsham side following a three-one victory.

Bobby Traynor opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the tenth minute before Gary MacDonald added a second on the hour mark. Horsham pulled a goal back shortly after, but were unable to draw back to level terms and it was Sam Clayton's cool finish that sealed the win late on.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Mark Hams on Horsham
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Wednesday 23rd November 2011
Kingstonian Vets 7-2 Northwood Vets
Kingstonian opened their defence of the Ryman Veterans Cup with a typically exciting performance, defeating former finalists Northwood by seven goals to two.

The curse of Colliers Wood struck again as due to various circumstances both teams had to play without a recognised goalkeeper, so Phil Wingfield, recovering from a recent operation, took to the sticks for the first half. Player/manager Eddie Akuamoah netted twice and Tony Reid bagged one before Northwood pulled one back through Dave Richards to make it three-one going in to the interval.

The second half saw the much anticipated veterans team debut of club record signing Dave Leworthy, who duly got his name on the scoresheet. Phil Wingfield - moving to an outfield position following the introduction of the other debutant on the night, Anthony Hayward - grabbed a goal too. The back line protected the inexperienced goalkeepers well, whilst at the other end last season's leading scorer in the competition Tony Reid went on to complete his hat-trick. Richards meanwhile netted his second for the visitors just before the final whistle.

Disappointingly, only 7 people were in attendance to watch the game - a blow not just to the former stars playing but also the finances required to operate the team.

K's will travel to the winners of the Ramsgate v Met Police tie in the second round, on a date to be arranged in December.

Lineup:

1) Phil Wingfield
2) Mark Dunne
3) Jeremy Jones
4) Matt Elverson
5) Julian Sills
6) Mark Thomas
7) Scott Corbett
8) Richard Thompson
9) Tony Reid
10) Conrad Kane
11) Eddie Akuamoah

Substitutes used:

12) Dave Leworthy
14) Steve Darlington
16) Anthony Hayward
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Tuesday 22nd November 2011
Bury Town 1-1 Kingstonian
Kingstonian and Bury shared the spoils following an entertaining one-all draw at Ram Meadow.

Kieran Leabon opened the scoring for the hosts in the third minute, before Jamie Byatt levelled the scores on the quarter hour mark.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Saturday 19th November 2011
Margate 2-1 Kingstonian
Kingstonian endured another tough trip to Hartsdown Park, conceding a winning goal in the 93rd minute, having let in an own goal in the opening stages of the match. Bobby Traynor had levelled the scores from the penalty spot just before half time.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Mark Hams on Margate
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Friday 18th November 2011
Kingstonian Vets v Northwood Vets
Holders Kingstonian will be hosting Northwood in the Isthmian Veterans Cup first round this Wednesday 23rd November, kick off 7.30pm at Colliers Wood United.

It is likely that we will have to charge an admission fee of 3 to help contribute towards ground and match official costs. Any help on the night or with sponsorship to help allow this team of former greats to continue will be much appreciated - enquiries to ali.kazemi@kingstonian.com
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Thursday 17th November 2011
Alan Dowson
Alan Dowson will not be managing the team at Margate on Saturday as he is going to take a short time out whilst recovering from a health issue. Head Coach Mark Hams will take charge of team affairs in his absence.

On behalf of the directors, officials, players and supporters we send Dowse our best wishes for a speedy recovery. We would also ask everyone to respect Alan's privacy whilst he is away from the club.
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Cokey's Legends 5-1 Dowson's All Stars
Thank you to everyone who supported the Jon Coke testimonial evening last night, and good luck to Jon for the future.

The match was won by Cokey's Legends, with goals from Clement James (2), Mazin Ahmad, Giles Coke and Jon Coke. In reply, Dowson's All Stars bagged the goal of the evening with Ian Selley scoring from the centre circle.
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Disco night postponed
The disco night scheduled for Friday 25th November has been postponed.

For those who have purchased tickets, thank you for your support and please see the person you bought from for the return of your money.
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Tuesday 15th November 2011
Neil Jenkins and Romone McCrae
Defender Neil Jenkins and midfielder Romone McCrae have been recalled from their loan spell by Sutton United.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Neil and Romone came in and did well for us just when we really needed it, which is why we extended their loan deals beyond the initial month. We are grateful to Sutton for lending them to us in the first place. Hopefully their time here will have helped them as it helped us, and we wish them well."
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Monday 14th November 2011
Jon Coke testimonial match
A reminder that there is a testimonial match for former player Jon Coke this Wednesday, kick off 7.30pm at Kingsmeadow Athletics Stadium. Admission will be 6 for this special game.

Cokey's Legends (featuring Dave Leworthy, Matt Crossley, Eddie Akuamoah and other former players)
v
Alan Dowson All Stars (featuring Phil Babb, Ian Selley, Ralf Little, Ian Pearce, Glenn Cockerill, David Howells, Dean Holdsworth, Marcus Gayle, Martin Tyler and others)
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Carshalton match report
The report of yesterday's game is now available.
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Sunday 13th November 2011
Kingstonian 2-3 Carshalton Athletic
Kingstonian twice came back from behind but were denied any points in the closing stages as Carshalton won an exciting game by three goals to two.

Laurent Hamici opened the scoring for the visitors in the 13th minute, though Gary MacDonald levlled in the 35th minute after Bobby Traynor's volley had come back off the crossbar.

Hamici struck again in the 53rd minute, but again MacDonald matched him, just four minutes later this time. Former K's striker Paul Vines headed the Robins back into the lead and Tom Bird denied another with a clearance off the line, before a flurry of chances at the other end. A Tom Hutchinson shot was well saved, yet the rebound somehow eluded the diving Sam Clayton. Vines was on hand in his own area to block on the line in the closing stages. Substitute Mo Harkin then saw an acrobatic stoppage time effort hit the inside of the woodwork and roll across the goal as Carshalton survived to take all three points.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Carshalton
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Jason Henry
The club is pleased to announce the signing of winger Jason Henry from Merstham.

Jason is best known for his time at Tooting & Mitcham, whom he left last month.
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Saturday 12th November 2011
Ali Chaaban
Striker Ali Chaaban has accepted an approach to join Staines Town.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "We've done everything we can for Ali and his play for us has been excellent, so we're very disappointed to lose him but Staines came in with a better offer and a higher division of football. We are looking for a replacement but will bide our team if needs be to get our man, just like we did with Chaaban and (Paul) Vines before him."
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Mat Police match report
The report of Wednesday's game is now available.
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Thursday 10th November 2011
Horsham game re-arranged
The league game away to Horsham, originally scheduled for New Year's Eve, has been re-arranged for Saturday 26th November, kick off 3.00pm at Gorings Mead.
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Alan Dowson on Met Police
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Wednesday 9th November 2011
Metropolitan Police 2-1 Kingstonian
Met Police came from a goal behind to beat Kingstonian by two goals to one in front of a season's best crowd of 412 at Imber Court.

Bobby Traynor opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 39th minute, having been tripped as he was about to shoot. The lead was however short-lived as Met Police levelled within a minute as Tyron Smith struck from long range.

The second half saw the hosts take control of possession but each side had their chances. Simon Huckle saw a headed goal disallowed, though there was nothing wrong with Stafforde Palmer's 80th minute strike - which proved decisive.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Lowestoft game re-arranged
The league game at home to Lowestoft Town, originally scheduled for 26 November, has been re-arranged for Monday 5th December, kick off 7.45pm at Kingsmeadow. This is due to Lowestoft's continued run in the FA Trophy.
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London Senior Cup game arranged
The London Senior Cup fifth round game away to Welling United has been arranged for Wednesday 14th December, kick off 7.45pm at Park View Road.
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Tuesday 8th November 2011
Disco night
The next Kingstonian fundraiser will be held on on Friday 25th November at The Ethelred Suite, Kingsmeadow, from 8 'til late.

The 70s & 80s Disco Fun Nite will feature glam, punk, pop and dancefloor classics with DJs Pete B and Chris C. The evening will include a cash raffle and a food buffet.

Tickets are available from Pete Bowers, Vicky Jones or Alan Dowson.

Adults 10 (supporters club members 8)
Under 18s 5 (supporters club members 4)
Family special 25 (supporters club members 22)
Table for ten 80 (no additional discounts)
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Sunday 6th November 2011
Supporters Club draw
The latest Supporters Club draw for club shop vouchers has taken place, with 10 more winning member names now available on the Supporters Club page. Draws continue throughout the course of the season so make sure you get your membership if you already haven't done so!
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Friday 4th November 2011
Concord match report
The report of Tuesday's game is now available.
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Wednesday 2nd November 2011
Met Police game re-arranged
The league game away to Met Police has been moved forward from Boxing Day to next Wednesday 9th November, kick off 7.45pm at Imber Court.
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Carshalton game re-arranged
The league game at home to Carshalton Athletic has been moved back by 24 hours to Sunday 13th November, kick off 3.00pm at Kingsmeadow.
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Tuesday 1st November 2011
Concord Rangers 2-3 Kingstonian
Kingstonian struck three times on their way to taking maximum points at Concord.

Sam Clayton opened the scoring just after the half hour mark when his long range effort slipped through the goalkeeper's hands, and the lead was doubled courtesy of Romone McCrae's looping header a couple of minutes later. McCrae's deflected shot made it three on the hour.

With the result seemingly decided Concord produced a rousing stoppage time rally, pulling back goals through Tony Stokes and Karl Beckford, though it wasn't ultimately enough to change the final outcome.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Alan Dowson on Concord
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Ian Selley
Midfielder Ian Selley has joined Chertsey Town on loan for one month.
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Lynvall Duncan
Defender Lynvall Duncan has left the club by mutual consent.

Manager Alan Dowson comments, "Lynvall joined us to give us extra cover at the start of the season and was excellent to work with. His chances have been limited though and so he has moved on and I wish him all the best."
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