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Breaking sports news from Gillingham, Charlton Athletic, Kent Cricket and much more in Kent Sportsday

25 March 2014
by Steve Tervet

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17.00 - FULL-TIME

Right, that's it for today. Thanks for your company and enjoy your sport this evening. I'll be back at 08.00 tomorrow with reports and reaction from tonight's games.

Make sure you're following reporter Luke Cawdell and photographer Barry Goodwin on Twitter for news and pictures from MK Dons v Gillingham.

 

16.40 - FOOTBALL

VCD Athletic can go five points clear at the top of Ryman League Division 1 North tonight with a win at home to Redbridge.

In Division 1 South, Herne Bay and Whitstable Town are both at home, to Three Bridges and Hastings respectively, while Hythe Town go to Horsham.

And there are four games in Southern Counties East. They are: Deal v Lordswood, Erith Town v Tunbridge Wells, Greenwich v Whyteleafe and Rochester v Cray Valley.

 

16.15 - FOOTBALL

Action from Dover's 0-0 draw with Eastbourne Borough Picture Ruth Cuerden

Action from Dover's 0-0 draw with Eastbourne Picture: Ruth Cuerden

Dover Athletic will be looking to rediscover their scoring touch at Crabble when they entertain Farnborough in Skrill South tonight. The fifth-placed Whites were held to a 0-0 draw in front of their own fans by Eastbourne Borough on Saturday.

Elsewhere in the division, Bromley's game at Staines is definitely ON and there's a crucial game at Longmead, where Tonbridge Angels are up against fellow strugglers Gosport. All three fixtures kick-off at 7.45pm.

 

15.50 - FOOTBALL

James Morrish (centre) Picture Gary Browne

James Morrish (centre) Picture: Gary Browne

Midfielder James Morrish (above) returns for Hythe Town at Horsham tonight after missing Saturday's epic 5-4 win at Burgess Hill through suspension. Also expected back in the squad is Jamie Collado, who was involved in a car crash on his way to Burgess Hill at the weekend.

 

15.10 - FOOTBALL

Transfer-listed by Margate earlier today (see 11.40), Craig Holloway's already on the look-out for a new club...

 

 

14.55 - FOOTBALL

So, can Jay Saunders mark his contract extension with a Maidstone win at Billericay tonight? It's one of three games in the Ryman League Premier Division featuring Kent clubs.

Basement boys Cray Wanderers are at home to Grays Athletic and Margate entertain Met Police at Hartsdown Park.

To confirm, that's Cray v Grays and the boys in blue against the police.

 

14.32 - BREAKING

Jay Saunders Picture Steve Terrell

Jay Saunders Picture: Steve Terrell

Maidstone United manager Jay Saunders has signed a one-year extension to his contract.

The 35-year-old has been in charge of the Stones since March 2011 and his new deal runs until the end of the 2014/15 season.

Saunders told the club's website: "I am delighted, and it’s an honour to have the opportunity to carry on as first team manager. The timing’s perfect as I can start planning for next season and talking to players."

Click here for the full story.

 

14.15 - FOOTBALL

If you've set your sat-nav for Wheatsheaf Park, start the car.

 

13.50 - BREAKING

Jay Saunders Picture Andy Payton

Jay Saunders Picture: Andy Payton

Moves for two new players have fallen through ahead of Maidstone United's game at Billericay tonight.

Here's what Stones boss Jay Saunders told Craig Tucker.

 

13.30 - FOOTBALL

Kershaney Samuels (left) Picture Ken Medwyn

Kershaney Samuels (left) Picture: Ken Medwyn

Sittingbourne will be missing six players for tomorrow's tip to Burgess Hill Town in Ryman League Division 1 South.

My colleague Craig Tucker reports that Ryan Golding is suspended, Tom Loynes, Luke Girt and Ashley Ulph are ruled out through work commitments, Abdul Mansary is away with college and on-loan Kershaney Samuels (pictured) has been recalled by Dulwich Hamlet.

Bourne are set to name prolific academy striker Leslie Lewis in their squad, while former Woodstock captain George Blake could be involved for the first time.

Brickies joint-boss Matt Wyatt said: "Wednesdays are a nightmare for our players to get away from work and it's going to be tough with so many missing."

 

12.30 - LUNCH

If you've just logged on after a busy morning at work, here's a re-cap of what's been happening in the world of Kent sport today.

Gillingham are close to agreeing a long-term sponsorship deal with their current main backers MEMS.

Luke Cawdell's about to hit the M25 for the Gills' game at Milton Keynes, where Crystal Palace loanee Ryan Inniss is expected to return to the squad after injury.

And there could be some transfer activity in Princes Park in the next 48 hours, with Dartford manager Tony Burman keen to do some business before the loan window shuts on Thursday (see below).

 

12.15 - FOOTBALL

Tony Burman Picture Andy Payton

Tony Burman Picture: Andy Payton

Dartford manager Tony Burman is hoping to add to his squad before the loan window shuts on Thursday.

He said: "I'd like to think we could do something. But I'll only bring people in who I would think would strengthen us. Unfortunately that hasn't happened quite yet.

"If I can, I'd love to be able to get a couple of players in who I want. I won't just sign anyone though."

 

11.40 - BREAKING

Craig Holloway Picture Paul Amos

Craig Holloway Picture: Paul Amos

Margate have placed goalkeeper Craig Holloway (pictured) and midfielder Richard Avery on the transfer list.

Holloway asked to be transfer-listed, having found his opportunities limited since the Gate signed former Aldershot keeper Nikki Bull in January. Avery, meanwhile, had just returned from a loan spell at Chelmsford City.

Margate host Met Police in the Ryman League Premier Division tonight.

 

11.25 - FOOTBALL

Much rain overnight? Obviously yes if you live in Staines. Although in their defence, they were hit hard by the floods during the winter.

Remember this one from February....

11.00 - FOOTBALL

The countdown is on for Gillingham's trip to MK Dons this evening. Don't forget our reporter Luke Cawdell will be there to bring you all the latest but in the meantime, why not have your say in our poll below.

How will Gills get on at MK Dons tonight?

 

10.30 - ATHLETICS

The start of the Canterbury 10K at Chartham Picture Chris Davey

The start of the Canterbury 10K at Chartham Picture: Chris Davey

The second Canterbury 10K race took place on Sunday.

Click here to see what happened.

 

10.10 - FOOTBALL

Another star of the future?

 

 

09.50 - FOOTBALL

They are all at it now, free football in the Skrill Premier tonight. Which brings us to our question of the day. Give us good reasons why we should be out and about watching sport tonight (or tomorrow night in the case of Gravesend Rugby which is in aid of a good cause - see 09.10). Why should we be watching our local teams this evening? Join the debate now via Twitter and Facebook or use the comments section below.

09.40 - FOOTBALL

No-one does Southern Counties East football quite like our very own Andrew Gidley, and the mustachioed maestro followed title-chasing Ashford United to Fisher last night.

Ashford missed a penalty before taking a 2-0 lead and Fisher then had a player sent-off at Champion Hill. But the visitors let the win slip through their fingers, conceding a 93rd-minute equaliser as the game finished 2-2.

That means Paul Chambers' side are six points behind leaders Whyteleafe, with both sides now having 10 games left.

 

09.22 - FOOTBALL

Gillingham's loan defender Ryan Inniss Picture Barry Goodwin

Gillingham's loan defender Ryan Inniss Picture: Barry Goodwin

Crystal Palace loan defender Ryan Inniss is expected back in the Gillingham squad for their trip to MK Dons tonight.

Click here for the full story.

 

09.10 - RUGBY UNION

There's a testimonial game being played at Gravesend RFC tomorrow night. Gs' press officer Mike Cubitt has more details...

"It was in the seasonal home fixture, Gravesend v Sevenoaks, that youngster Mete McCarthy was accidentally injured in a tackle that resulted in him having to have one of his kidneys removed.

"Several weeks convalescing following the operation before Mete was able to return to school, and after a request from Sevenoaks, and much consideration it was agreed that the two teams would meet again."

So - that's Gravesend U15 v Sevenoaks U15 on Wednesday, 7.30pm kick-off.

 

08.40 - FOOTBALL

Gillingham are closing in on a long-term sponsorship agreement. Read Luke Cawdell's story to find out more.

 

08.30 - FOOTBALL

It may be a school night but that does not stop the good people of Deal encouraging the next generation to skip the football on the telly and watch their local team....kids go free tonight.....go on, you know you want to...

  

08.12 - FOOTBALL

It's going to be a busy night of football throughout the leagues, with Gillingham's trip to MK Dons in League 1 topping the bill. We'll bring you all the build-up over the next few hours.

 

08.00 - Good morning everyone and welcome to a brand new Kent Sportsday.

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