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By Steve Tervet

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17.00 - CLOSE

It's been an incredibly busy day at KM Towers. Here's what you might have missed...

The FA have cleared Maidstone United to play in the Ryman League Premier Division play-offs

Ebbsfleet United manager Steve Brown has signed a two-year extension to his contract

Injured Gillingham striker Danny Kedwell faces another three weeks on the sidelines

Chelsea are monitoring under-8 goal machine Kenzie Monahan from the Isle of Sheppey

There's loads of other good stuff on kentonline.co.uk/sport and we'll be back at 08.00 on Thursday to bring you more sporting goodness from around the county.

Have a good evening.

16.20 - CRICKET

16.05 - BREAKING

Ebbsfleet United manager Steve Brown Picture: Steve Crispe

The big stories keep coming.

Ebbsfleet United manager Steve Brown has signed a two year-contract extension.

15.30 - FOOTBALL

Maidstone manager Jay Saunders Picture: Martin Apps

Maidstone United manager Jay Saunders has been speaking to Craig Tucker after the Stones were today cleared by the FA to compete in the Ryman Premier play-offs.

Click here to read the interview.

14.55 - CRICKET

Our photographer Barry Goodwin's been busy at the Kent Cricket press day...

14.45 - BREAKING

Bad news for Margate midfielder Tom Phipp, who's out for the rest of the season with a calf injury.

Gate boss Terry Brown told the club's website: "We are disappointed to lose Tom. We thought originally it was a more serious injury but it's still a blow."

14.40 - FOOTBALL

More reaction now, this time to the big breaking news about Maidstone United.

The Stones been given a Parliamentary thumbs-up...

14.20 - FOOTBALL

Earlier today we brought you this interview with Folkestone manager Neil Cugley. He's unhappy with the "farcical" situation which will see Invicta play their final game of the season, away to Guernsey, on a Friday night - almost 24 hours before the rest of Ryman League Division 1 South wrap up their campaigns.

Here's some reaction from the Channel Islands...

And another...

14.00 - FOOTBALL

Jay Saunders Picture: Steve Terrell

The news that Maidstone United have been granted permission to take part in the Ryman League Premier Division play-offs comes a week after manager Jay Saunders signed an extension to his contract at the Gallagher Stadium.

13.40 - FOOTBALL

And here's the reaction from the club. Maidstone United CAN play in the Ryman League play-offs this season.

Gallagher Stadium's 3G pitch. Picture: Martin Apps

13.25 - FOOTBALL

Standby folks, we've got reaction already from Maidstone United. Coming to kentonline.co.uk soon....

13.15 - FOOTBALL

Maidstone United's goalkeeper Lee Worgan tweets...

"So we can play in the play offs now the FA have over turned the decision, we need to liven up and make sure we're in them"

That sounds promising lads....


If you're just logging on after a busy morning at work, here's what you've missed so far today...

Danny Kedwell's knee injury could keep him out for another three weeks

Gills boss Peter Taylor says his team will attack Rotherham on Saturday

Tony Burman felt the referee made a big mistake in Dartford's game against Luton last night

Folkestone Invicta aren't happy about having to play Guernsey away on a Friday night

11.50 - FOOTBALL

Chelsea are the latest team to take note of Kenzie Monahan's exploits in front of goal. The New Road under-8 striker has scored more than 200 in the last two seasons Picture: Darren Small

Have you heard about the under-8 striker from Kent who scored 150 goals last season and is now on Chelsea's radar?

If not, you need to read this.

11.30 - CRICKET

11.00 - FOOTBALL

Danny Kedwell faces several more weeks out Picture: Barry Goodwin

Peter Taylor has told us Gills striker Danny Kedwell faces another "two or three weeks" on the sidelines.

10.40 - FOOTBALL

Sittingbourne chairman Maurice Dunk has given his backing to joint-managers Matt Wyatt and Nick Davis after they offered to resign last week.

Want to know more? Of course you do. Here's the story.

10.15 - FOOTBALL

Folkestone Invicta manager Neil Cugley Picture: Gary Browne

Strong stuff here from Folkestone Invicta manager Neil Cugley. His side will end the regular season by flying to Guernsey for a Friday night game and Cugley's not amused by the whole situation.

In fact, he doesn't think the Channel Islanders should even be in the Ryman League.

09.45 - FOOTBALL

On-loan Maidstone striker Jack Harris scored four times for Faversham Picture: Martin Apps

Young striker Jack Harris has signed a one-year extension to his contract at Maidstone United.

Here's Craig Tucker with the story.

09.20 - FOOTBALL

Tony Burman Picture: Andy Payton

It's fair to say Tony Burman wasn't happy with referee Richard Martin last night.

Click here to see what the Dartford boss said about the controversial red card shown to Kenny Clark.

08.55 - VIDEO

Here's a treat for you.

It's Luke Cawdell's weekly catch-up with Gills boss Peter Taylor. Enjoy.


Gillingham Football Club chairman Paul Scally

Did you hear the one about the League 1 club chairman, the Ryman League Premier Division club, the artificial pitch and the Football Association? If not, here's a recap on a story we had on kentonline.co.uk yesterday afternoon. Well worth a read.

08.30 - FOOTBALL

Up in the Championship, Charlton's survival bid took a turn for the better as they returned from Leeds with three points. Read the match report here.

08.20 - FOOTBALL

Just when you thought things couldn't get worse for Tonbridge boss Tommy Warrilow, they drop points at home in Skrill South, have a player sent-off and the sides around them picked up victories.

Here's the details on a night to forget for Tommy's boys.

08.10 - FOOTBALL

I was at Princes Park last night for Dartford's 2-1 defeat to Luton.

Here's my match report on a night of high drama in the Skrill Premier.

Alan Julian punches as the Luton fans look on Picture: Andy Payton

08.00 - WELCOME

Good morning one and all and welcome to another edition of Kent Sportsday. We've got plenty of reaction and reports from last night's football to come. It's press day at Kent Cricket club so we'll no doubt get some snippets from Canterbury later in the day. Stay with us and don't forget to interact by twitter, facebook or the old-fashioned email.

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