FIVE FACTS: Kingstonian

Mens Full Time
  • Kealy (7')
  • Aguiar (47')
  • Theophanous (50')
Isthmian Premier Division Saturday 28th September, 2019

1. K’s were formed in 1885 by the Young Men’s Christian Association, as Kingston and Surbiton YMCA, with the organisation unable to support a rugby club – the town’s dominant sport at the time.

2. Their heaviest defeat came against Ilford in 1937, when they suffered an 0-11 hammering.

3. Just four years earlier, they had enjoyed what still remains the highest crowd in the club’s history; 8,760 filling the terraces of Richmond Road for a game versus Dulwich Hamlet.

4. 5 is the magic number, in terms of Micky Preston’s appearance record, which has stood for more than thirty years and stands at 555 from 1967 to 1985.

5. Seven Anglo-Saxon Kings of England, including Alfred the Great’s son, Edward the Elder and Ethelred the Unready were crowned in Kingston between 900 and 979 AD.