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August 2012

Tuesday 28th August 2012
Concord match report
The report of yesterday's game is now available.
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Monday 27th August 2012
Concord Rangers 0-3 Kingstonian
Kingstonian continued their free-scoring start to the season with a three-nil win at Concord.

Andre McCollin and Matt Pattison struck twice in the space of a minute around the half hour mark to give K's a two goal first half lead. McCollin proceeded to add another midway through the second half to complete the scoring.

Full details of the match are now available.
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Martin Tyler on Concord
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Sunday 26th August 2012
An Evening with Paul Merson
The club is pleased to present Paul Merson as the guest speaker for an evening of entertainment on Thursday 8th November, doors 7pm and dinner 8pm at The Ethelred Function Suite, Kingsmeadow Stadium.

Paul won the Sporting Speaker of the Year in 2011 thanks to his hilarious, sad but thought-provoking anecdotes from a wonderful playing career. Paul has truly confronted his demons and is not afraid to discuss them. He played 425 games for Arsenal and 21 times for England.

The evening includes a first class Indian dinner courtesy of our valued partners at the Sesame Restaurant, whilst an English option of chicken/chips or sausage/chips is available if pre-ordered).

Tickets are available from Pete Bowers commencing 2nd September, with prices as follows:

  • 35 per person

  • 32 per person (Supporters Club members)

  • 320 for table of ten (no further discounts)
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    Margate match report
    The report of yesterday's game is now available.
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    Saturday 25th August 2012
    Kingstonian 3-3 Margate
    Another high scoring game saw Kingstonian draw three-all with Margate as a sodden Kingsmeadow.

    The visitors got off to a quick start, with goals from Sam Long and Tommy Whitnell putting them two goals to the good in the first thirteen minutes. Gary MacDonald pulled a goal back for the K's, but Whitnell restored the advantage going in to the break.

    The K's came out with renewed vigour, and Andre McCollin reduced the defecit in the opening couple of minutes of the half. Dean Lodge almost followed up with a quick fire equaliser, only to see his fierce volley rebound off the crossbar. Lodge was later denied a strong penalty shout as the pressure grew on the Margate defence. The equaliser did eventually come, when Kieran Murphy rose to head home his first goal for the club in the 84th minute.

    Full details of the match are now available.
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    Alan Dowson on Margate
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    Replica kit
    The club shop has new replicas in stock for the updated home shirts (same Nike design, now with Trident logo) and new away shirts (yellow Errea design - get it before the players do!).

    Prices have been scaled down as much as possible on both, to the following:

  • Home shirt (adult): 32

  • Home shirt (junior): 28

  • Away shirt (adult): 28

  • Away shirt (junior): 25


  • All shirts come with the full front design (manufacturer logo, Kingstonian crest and Trident logo). Customisation options can be added to the back at around 4 an item (name, number, Banquet Records logo, Emily Ash Trust logo). Full details are marked on the order forms available in the shop.

    Supporters are advised that due to different manaufacturer styles, it is advised that they should consider buying a size up on the away shirts.
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    Friday 24th August 2012
    Supporters Club coach travel 2012/13
    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 (8 league matches covered until the new year).
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    Thursday 23rd August 2012
    Harrow match report
    The report of Monday's game is now available.
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    Monday 20th August 2012
    Kingstonian 4-2 Harrow Borough
    Kingstonian defeated Harrow Borough by four goals to two to briefly go top of the league.

    Simeon Akinola opened the scoring for the visitors on the quarter hour mark, but the lead was short-lived as Dean Lodge levelled the scores from penalty spot just minutes later.

    Andre McCollin opened his account for the K's with a headed effort in the 53rd minute, whilst Aaron Goode followed up to extend the lead two minutes later. Lodge added his second penalty of the evening with a quarter of an hour remaining, whilst Gary Jones grabbed a Harrow consolation in the final minute.

    Full details of the match are now available.
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    Mark Hams on Harrow
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    Gary MacDonald on Harrow
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    Sunday 19th August 2012
    Kingsmeadow DVD
    Thanks to all who picked up a copy of Adam Tyler's documentary Kingsmeadow at the ground last Saturday. The DVD will remain on sale in the club shop from Monday night, when K's host Harrow Borough.

    The DVD costs 10 and contains over an hour of previously unseen extra material, and 25% of the profits from each copy sold at the ground will be donated back to the club.
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    East Thurrock match report
    The report of yesterday's game is now available.
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    Saturday 18th August 2012
    East Thurrock United 1-1 Kingstonian
    A controversial last minute decision cost Kingstonian an opening day win at East Thurrock as referee Graeme Ions blew to award K's a free kick as Wade Small's shot flew into the goal, thus disallowing the substitute's goal.

    Dean Lodge had opened the scoring when his 35th minute strike flew in off the underside of the bar. East Thurrock had a goal disallowed on the stroke of half time as the decision making came increasingly under the spotlight.

    Andre McCollin had a goal struck off for a foul at the start of the second half, whilst Wade Small had another ruled out for offside. Meanwhile, the hosts levelled the scores through Kye Rule on the hour mark.

    McCollin was dismissed for a clash with Steve Sheehan, in an incident which also saw the home defender get his marching orders. The last minute drama came about as Wade Small beat East Thurrock's Jamie Riley to the ball as the custodian came rushing out of his area. The ball flew towards - and into - the net, though the referee immediately blew his whistle to send Riley off for clattering the striker. The resulting free kick free kick was blocked and the nine men of East Thurrock were able to hold out in injury time for the draw.

    Full details of the match are now available.
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    Alan Dowson on East Thurrock
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    Dean Lodge on East Thurrock
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    Friday 17th August 2012
    Squad list 2012/13
    The following players have been registered to represent Kingstonian for the coming season.

    Returning players:

  • Sam Clayton

  • Stuart Duff

  • Aaron Goode

  • Simon Huckle

  • Tom Hutchinson

  • Gary MacDonald

  • Matt Pattison

  • Saheed Sankoh

  • Rob Tolfrey

  • Jake Whincup


  • New signings:

  • Goma Lambu, 27 year old midfielder previously with Woking

  • Dean Lodge, 26 year old midfielder previously with Carshalton Athletic

  • Andre McCollin, 27 year old striker previously with Tooting & Mitcham United

  • Craig Mullen, 21 year old striker previously with Team Bath

  • Kieran Murphy, 24 year old defender previously with Carshalton Athletic

  • Karl Murray, 30 year old midfielder previously with Sutton United

  • Byron Napper, 20 year old defender previously with Crawley Town

  • Mark Nwokeji, 30 year old striker previously with Staines Town

  • Charles Ofusu-Hene, 21 year old midfielder previously with Dulwich Hamlet

  • Wade Small, 28 year old striker previously with Margate

  • Matt Somner, 29 year old midfielder previously with Lewes

  • Dominic Sterling, 36 year old defender previously with Tooting & Mitcham United


  • A couple more registrations are likely in the near future.
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    Wednesday 15th August 2012
    BBC Non League Show
    The BBC Non League Show returns this Sunday, and it's going to be bigger then ever before!

    This Sunday will see the first broadcast of the all new 5Live Non League Football Show. As always this show is about promoting Non League Football and the great quality of stories and above all people that make it so special. This is where you come in! We'd love your stories - you can email nonleague@bbc.co.uk but we would also love your voices! If you have a smartphone, or access to recording equipment, record 30 seconds about your story, your club, your match report, or just your thoughts on a non league topic and we could hear you on the show! Just email in any format to nonleague@bbc.co.uk and think of it as an audio letters page and your chance to get your club heard nationally. Just make sure you start the message with your name and club.

    We're recording every Saturday night at 8pm, so have a deadline of 6.30pm for that night's show, but we can play your content out throughout the week via Twitter at www.twitter.com/nonleagueshow.
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    Tuesday 14th August 2012
    Walton & Hersham 1-2 Kingstonian
    A young Kingstonian team beat Walton & Hersham by two goals to one in the final pre-season game of the summer.

    Wade Small opened the scoring just after the half hour mark, before the hosts levelled from the penalty spot on the stroke of half time. Craig Mullen struck the winner, also from the penalty spot, in the 55th minute.

    Lineup:

    1) Luke Nalder
    2) Byron Napper
    3) Greg Ngeno
    4) Kevin Bissaka
    5) Matt Somner
    6) Simon Huckle
    7) Goma Lambu
    8) Charles Ofosu-Hene
    9) Craig Mullen
    10) Wade Small (19 Alex Horsfold)
    11) Matt Warren (14 Jason Sheehan)
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    Sunday 12th August 2012
    Connor Whipp FAN Appeal Fund
    We have been asked to pass on a big thank you to everybody who donated to the collectors from the Connor Whipp FAN Appeal Fund at the Chelsea game. A total of 247.00 was raised for the charity.
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    Saturday 11th August 2012
    Kingstonian 0-1 Chelsea XI
    A young Chelsea XI defeated Kingstonian by one goal to nil, courtesy of a fine Billy Clifford strike in the 93rd minute.

    Dean Lodge and Andre McCollin had gone closest for the K's, both denied their one-on-one opportunities by Chelsea goalkeeper Jamal Blackman in the first half.

    Lineup:

    1) Rob Tolfrey (17 Louis Bragg)
    2) Aaron Goode
    3) Dominic Sterling (20 Simon Huckle)
    4) Gary MacDonald
    5) Kieran Murphy
    6) Karl Murray (21 Matt Somner)
    7) Matt Pattison (14 Craig Mullen)
    8) Saheed Sankoh (15 Wade Small)
    9) Andre McCollin (12 Mark Nwokeji)
    10) Sam Clayton (16 Charles Ofosu-Hene)
    11) Dean Lodge (18 Goma Lambu)
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    Trident Maintain Limited named as new kit sponsor
    Kingstonian Football Club is delighted to introduce Trident Maintain Limited as the new primary kit sponsor for the 2012/13 season. The Chessington-based building and maintenance company includes former K's player of over 100 appearances NJ Lampton as one of its three directors.

    Trident's Rod Lampton comments, "We are delighted to be the proud new kit sponsor of Kingstonian FC this season.

    "Trident Maintain Limited offers 24-hour maintenance and drainage services, extensions, conversions and all aspects of building services. We would like to take this opportunity to offer our services at a discounted rate to all K's fans - give us a call for a free quote and mention Kingstonian to receive 5% off the work."

    Kingstonian Chairman John Fenwick adds, "On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Rod and NJ Lampton of Trident Maintain Limited for their sponsorship of the first team shirts for the new season. We hope that we will be able to establish close links and provide them with additional business through our supporters."
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    Banquet Records back for more sponsorship
    Kingstonian Football Club is delighted to announce that Banquet Records have signed a new sponsorship deal which will see their logo on the back of the team playing kit for the 2012/13 season.

    Banquet's Jon Tolley comments, "This year we are quite literally backing our local football team as our logo will be on the backs of the players' shirts.

    "The independent bodies of the Kingston community are utterly important. Not just to us, but also to you. K's are one such example of this. Banquet is another. There are plenty of parallels between the two, and the importance of Kingston businesses and people helping out others from Kingston is something that should never be lost. We wish K's all the best for the season.

    "We've seen some inspiring sport in Kingston and some massive crowds at our New Slang concerts over the summer. Let's hope this momentum continues as we aim for K's promotion on the pitch, whilst we have plenty of promotions in the record store.

    We are proud to, quite literally, back Kingstonian FC as shirt sponsors this season. K's and Banquet - back of the shirts... back of the net!"

    Kingstonian Chairman John Fenwick adds, "We are grateful to Jon Tolley and Banquet Records who have agreed to continue their involvement by sponsoring the backs of the first team shirts. They have been great supporters of Kingstonian, and Kingston as a whole, over the years."
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    Thursday 9th August 2012
    Kingsmeadow DVD extras details published
    We're delighted to publish details of the extra features on the DVD of Kingsmeadow, ahead of its exclusive release in the club shop on Saturday.

    Inside Kingsmeadow

  • The Heroes - Simon Huckle, Rob Tolfrey, Bashiru Alimi and Adam Thompson speak about their earliest memories of the game, their experience playing for Kingstonian F.C., the K's fans, and each other! (11.23)

  • The Leader - An extended interview with K's manager Alan Dowson, discussing his life in football and his philosophy of management (12.03)

  • The Wise Man - K's first team coach Martin Tyler speaks about discovering non-league football as a child through Woking F.C., and his lifelong love affair with the game (05.29)

  • The Prodigy - Former K's winger Christian Jolley talks about his short but sweet Kingstonian career, including fond memories of one particular win over Sutton... (05.51)

  • The Kids - An extended edit of Weston Green School vs. Emberhurst School (03.43)

  • The Penalty Save - Following its omission from the film, the footage of Rob Tolfrey's glorious penalty save against Ashford Town (Middlesex) in the 09/10 season is finally revealed (03.11)


  • Beyond Kingsmeadow - Six short documentaries about non-league life across the UK

  • Preston Dynamos - Secretary David Carruthers on Sunday league football, from its emergence in the 50s through to the present day (04.36)

  • Newhaven FC - Chairman Andy Lloyd on his club's ambitions and role in the local community (02.56)

  • Arundel FC - Chairman Bob Marchant on the challenges of running a small-town club in football's modern era (02.43)

  • Dorking Ladies FC - Captain Hannah Duncan on women's football, the fastest-growing sport in the country (03.30)

  • Lewes FC - Charlie Dobres on the burgeoning success of the club's community ownership model - "exactly the same as Barcelona, just a little bit smaller... at the moment" (03.05)

  • Peacehaven & Telscombe FC - Chairman Jim Edwards on his lifelong passion for amateur football (02.54)
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    Tuesday 7th August 2012
    Godalming Town 0-4 Kingstonian
    Kingstonian beat Godalming Town by four goals to nil in a friendly match at Wey Court.

    Sam Clayton's long range strike gave the K's a first half lead before substitute Craig Millen added a brace of headers after the break. Clayton completed the scoring after some deft work in the 84th minute.

    Lineup:

    1) Louis Bragg
    2) Byron Napper
    3) Greg Ngeno (12 Simon Huckle)
    4) Matt Somner
    5) Gary MacDonald
    6) Karl Murray
    7) Goma Lambu
    8) Jason Sheehan (14 Craig Mullen)
    9) Sam Clayton
    10) Mark Nwokeji
    11) Wade Small
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    Sunday 5th August 2012
    Kingstonian Race Night
    A Kingstonian Race Night has been arranged for Saturday 25th August, from 8pm at the Molesey Royal British Legion.

    This fundraising event is open to everyone and entry is free!
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    Match posters
    Posters advertising the opening games of the season can be downloaded for distribution from the match posters page.
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    Supporters Club membership 2012/13
    New 2012/13 Supporters Club membership forms can now be downloaded from the forms page.
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    Saturday 4th August 2012
    Corinthian-Casuals 2-3 Kingstonian
    Kingstonian lifted the Geoff Harvey Memorial Vase following a three-two win over Corinthian-Casuals.

    Joel Thompson opened the scoring in the 25th minute. The game was turned around by a brace of Dean Lodge goals in the early stages of the second half - the first a penalty and the second a fierce strike.

    Francis Gabbidon's deflected 77th minute goal drew Casuals level again, but Sam Clayton was on hand to grab the winner four minutes later at the other end.

    Lineup:

    1) Rob Tolfrey
    2) Aaron Goode (14 Goma Lambu)
    3) Dominic Sterling
    4) Kieran Murphy
    5) Tom Hutchinson (17 Gary MacDonald)
    6) Charles Ofosu-Hene (18 Saheed Sankoh)
    7) Matt Pattison
    8) Matt Somner (15 Karl Murray)
    9) Andre McCollin (16 Sam Clayton)
    10) Mark Nwokeji (12 Craig Mullen)
    11) Dean Lodge
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    London Senior Cup 2012/13
    Kingstonian have been drawn at home to the winners of Cray Valley v Hanwell Town / South Kilburn in the fourth round of the London Senior Cup.

    Dates will be arranged in due course.
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    Thursday 2nd August 2012
    Supporters required to promote the Club
    The club would like to ask any will supporters who are able to help assist with upcoming promotional activity.

    Manager Alan Dowson is running an awareness this Saturday, meeting 10am sharp at Banquet Records (52 Eden Street, Kingston). The Surrey Comet will be there for the send off, before the group head across Kingston town centre, handing out flyers, posters and free junior season tickets.

    Match posters will as usual be available to download from the website. Posters for the league games will be out soon, but in the meantime the Chelsea game is ready, and there will be plenty of copies to collect from Banquet. Please advice Robert Wooldridge of participating outlets who agree to display our posters, so that they can be thanked with a credit in the matchday programme.

    Interest in the free junior season ticket scheme is already high, with hundreds having been handed out at the two home friendlies so far, and the club due to meet some local schools shortly. Supporters can collect as many tickets and forms as they require to distribute within their own circles, and should speak to co-ordinator Sally Brown at any home game for more information.
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    Wednesday 1st August 2012
    Kingsmeadow DVD launched for Chelsea friendly
    "Anyone who loves football will love this film" - Alan Smith

    Following broadcasts on Channel 4 and ESPN that reached over 60,000 people, the long-awaited DVD of Adam Tyler's documentary film Kingsmeadow will be on sale for the first time, exclusively at the club, on Saturday 11th August, as the K's host a Chelsea XI.

    The film is set over one tense evening in the build-up to a K's Monday night match, taking the viewer into the dressing room and onto the pitch. It features manager Alan Dowson, assistant manager Mark Hams and K's stalwarts Simon Huckle, Bashiru Alimi and Rob Tolfrey, along with many of the supporters and back room staff of Kingstonian Football Club.

    The DVD release will contain over an hour of never-before-seen extra material, including extended interviews with Dowse, Martin Tyler and the featured players, as well as a very special deleted scene. The DVD will cost 10, and 25% of the profits from each DVD sold at the ground will be donated back to the club.
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    Peter completes the Etape
    On a day when Bradley Wiggins rode to Olympic gold through Kingston ("Just going through Kingston there at the end the noise was amazing and I don't think my sporting career will ever top that"), we also offer our congratulations to K's supporter and match report writer Peter Allan, who successfully cycled round the Etape (a stage of the Tour de France covering 204km with 5,200m of climbing) in 10 hours 20 minutes.

    Peter comments, "Overall it went pretty well and notwithstanding the expected brute of a climb of the Col de Tourmalet, the biggest problem was that the tops of the climbs were in cloud which led to a number of treacherous and freezing cold descents in the rain. The highlight was undoubtedly an exhilarating descent into the finish where I covered the last 5 miles at an average speed of 35 mph.

    "So far I have raised in excess of 1,700 for (Kingstonan charity) the Emily Ash Trust, which includes many generous donations by Kingstonian fans, to whom I am very grateful."
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