February has been a busy month for the Kingstonian FC club and its supporters.
Here’s a recap of the key events.
Football v Homophobia
Following the postponement of the match versus Wingate & Finchley on Wednesday 19th February,
they have rescheduled the designated match in support of the Football v Homophobia Month of Action campaign on Wednesday 25th March 2020.
Local Charity Fund Raising at Wednesday’s Derby
The meeting with Corinthian-Casuals took place on Wednesday, 26th of February and a fundraising activity happened for two local charities.
The Corinthian Casuals FC and Kingstonian FC have come together to support two very worthy local causes. A Derby match was held at King George’s Arena. This had originally been planned Saturday before Christmas of 2019 but the heavens opened and the match was rearranged.
Each club has selected a borough-based charity; Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness (KCAH) and Kingston Carers Network (KCN).
Kingstonian 0-0 Worthing
Quite how this game ended goalless is a mystery as both the K’s and the league leaders from Worthing worked enormous shifts to try and break the deadlock, but weren’t quite able to. Both teams knocked seven bells out of each other all game, and whilst both teams might be wondering how they didn’t win the game, maybe a goalless draw, and a very exciting goalless draw, was the right result after all.
Kingstonian Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Andre Coker.
The winger has signed on loan from Bromley until the end of the season.
The former Crystal Palace graduate has been a long term target for the Kingstonian manager. Having caught his eye when watching Coker excel for Cray Wanderers in pre-season, Hayden Bird has been a known admirer of the dread-locked wide-man.
Ricky has also been of great assistance throughout the discussions. “Since arriving, I’ve maintained the importance of being patient with our player acquisitions. Instead of anxiously looking for a quick fix, we must find the right solutions. He has been on the radar since July. I had discussions with Tony Russell in December and thought we had a chance to sign him before he went to Bromley. However, our patience was rewarded this week. Andre’s agent made contact with me on Tuesday and after three or four days of talks, we finally made the breakthrough.”
K’s sign Omarr Lawson, whilst Jerry Puemo joins Bognor Regis Town on loan.
Kingstonian Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Omarr Lawson.
The former Dulwich Hamlet and Lewes player is a timely arrival at Kingstonian, bolstering Hayden Bird’s squad as the Manager prepares for a hectic Spring period.
At 26, Omarr has the experience and the quality needed to improve the team. One of the technician’s main attributes is his versatility. Lawson is equally as comfortable in playing as the No. 4, the No. 8 or the No. 10.
As one player arrives, other leaves, albeit on loan. Defender Jerry Puemo has signed for Bognor Regis Town on a month’s loan, to get game time.
K’s Supporters Club appoint a Women’s Liaison Officer
The Supporters’ Club Committee is delighted that Margaret McCormack has agreed to take on a new role as Women’s Liaison Officer. This seems very timely in the light of the current Surrey FA initiative promoting female-friendly clubs. This should also help support efforts to develop a Kingstonian Mind United women’s team.
Margaret will be working to help promote the right environment to encourage the involvement of women and girls within Kingstonian FC and Kingstonian Supporters’ Club, and will also provide a point of contact for women within the Club to make suggestions or discuss how they might be involved.
Leatherhead 1-1 Kingstonian
Honours even as the Tanners and the K’s draw at Fetcham Grove
It was another draw for the K’s as this time they ended level with Leatherhead at Fetcham Grove after both teams scored shortly before half time.
Gus Sow opened the scoring in the 37th minute, finishing a slick move on the edge of the box, but the lead lasted just six minutes before Tanners’ legend Jerry Nnamani equalised in the 43rd minute, following up after Rob Tolfrey was forced into making a fine save.
Neither side could break the deadlock in the second half, so it’s now six consecutive unbeaten games in the Premier Division tempered with the fact that K’s have now drawn twelve league games since the start of the campaign.
Sparkle Malawi collection
Kingstonian is delighted to announce the following has been raised and donated for our charity partner Sparkle Malawi, £564.77, and a cheque will be posted to them.
This consists of £109 donated from today’s 50-50 and golden goal raffles, £100 from the Supporters Club, and a magnificent £355.77 from the generous bucket collection.