PRE-SEASON FIXTURES ANNOUNCED: Tunbridge Wells (H), Margate (H), Kings Hill (A), Maidstone United (H), Eastbourne Town (H), Folkestone Invicta (H), K Sports (A), Sevenoaks Town (H), Whitstable Town (H) - See www.ashfordunitedfc.com/fixtures for more details!

Pat Kingwell

Vital Stats



Joined Ashford:
February 2014

Debut:
18 Feb 2014 v Deal Town SCEFL

Previous Clubs:
Bromley Green, Ashford Town & Hythe Town

Position:
Defender or Forward

Personal Stats

Date of Birth:
Mon 21 Nov 1983



Biography

A major coup saw Hythe Town duo Pat Kingwell and Dave Cook sign for Ashford United during February 2014 as the club looked to strengthen in a bid to push for promotion from the Southern Counties East League. It saw Kingwell return to Ashford having had a short spell with the Town side at the start of season 2004-05 and he marked his United debut, playing as a striker with a goal in the 4-1 league victory at Deal Town on 18 Feb 2014.

As a young 19 year-old, Kingwell first appeared for Ashford Town having joined from local side Bromley Green, making his debut as a substitute at home to Burgess Hill Town on 21 Aug 2004. It was however a turbulent spell for the club and after his debut which came three matches into the season, manager and owner Tim Thorogood stood down after the 1-2 defeat. Former manager Tony Reynolds was then appointed taking over as caretaker-manager, Pat’s full debut three days later at Leatherhead on 24 Aug 2004 therefore came under a new manager.

However the tenure of Reynolds in charge lasted for only three matches and just eight days in total, so when Kingwell made the last of his five appearances for the club it came with ex Tottenham player Terry Fenwick at the helm. Mind you, it did come in front of a bumper 2695 attendance in the 0-3 defeat at AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup on 4 Sep 2004, but only five appearances for one club under three different managers, must be a pretty unique record to hold. He scored one goal in his short spell, that strike came in a match that saw Ashford leading 3-1 at half-time at Tooting & Mitcham (28 Aug 2004), but then Tooting scored seven in the second half and so the game was lost 3-8. With Fenwick now in charge, Pat didn’t appear again as numerous players’ came and went during a season of struggle as the side battled gamely in a relegation dog fight.

He returned to Bromley Green, but lists a spell with Conference side St Albans City as another club represented before signing for Kent League side Hythe Town, alongside fellow team mate from the Kent County League outfit, Dave Cook in December 2007. He quickly established himself as an integral member of the side, winning all three Player of the Year awards for season 2008-09. Able to play as a defender or forward he missed few matches over the next six and bit seasons, winning the Supporters' Player of the Year trophy for the three seasons running 2010-11, 2011-12 & 2012-13, as well as lifting the Players' Player of the Year also for season 2012-13 .

His last Hythe appearance came on 4 Feb 2014 at Walton Casuals in a 1-3 league defeat, before Hythe announced his sudden departure due to work commitments and wanting to spend more time with the family, although shortly afterwards he signed on with Ashford United

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