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Published: 00:00, 26 March 2014 |
Updated: 16:57, 26 March 2014
17.00 - CLOSE
That brings the curtain down on another Kent Sportsday.
Scroll down to read any of the pieces we've put online during the day and join us from 08.00 on Thursday when we'll do it all again.
We've got some cracking stories which you won't want to miss.
16.45 - FOOTBALL
In the immediate future (see 16.25), Folkestone have got a pretty tasty game coming up this weekend.
Their trip to Leatherhead represents 2nd v 4th in Ryman League Division 1 South and you can read Invicta manager Neil Cugley's pre-match thoughts here.
16.25 - FOOTBALL
Big news involving Folkestone Invicta, who will now finish the regular season with a Friday night game.
Neil Cugley's side were due to travel to Guernsey on Saturday, April 26, but the Channel Islanders' home ground has already been "contracted to stage a competing sporting event on that day."
And with it being the last day of the season, kick-off couldn't be delayed as that would mean both sides knowing the results from elsewhere in Ryman League Division 1 South.
Folkestone chairman Mark Jenner has issued this statement:
"This problem was only brought to the attention of the Folkestone Invicta board during the course of the last week following which several options, including switching the fixture to the Fullicks Stadium, were discussed with GFC officials who put them to the Ryman League for approval. It was deemed not possible to switch the fixture to Folkestone, with the League ruling that the fixture must be either be played on the Friday evening preceding or on a neutral ground on the mainland on the Saturday.
"After discussions with the playing staff it has been agreed that the fixture will be played on Friday, April 25 at 7.45pm in Guernsey. We have taken the view that we exist to take part in sport and do not wish to be seen to be gaining a potential technical advantage by adopting an unsporting attitude."
16.00 - FOOTBALL
Hythe Town have now won six games on the bounce and I asked manager Scott Porter what's made the difference in recent weeks at Reachfields.
15.20 - GREYHOUNDS
There's more to sport than football, and for those who like a trip to the dogs, here's our weekly column from Crayford Greyhound Track.
15.15 - VIDEO
The goalkeeper who scored from the edge of his own box last weekend has been speaking to us about that incredible goal.
Click here to read our interview with Tim Roberts and treat yourself to another look at the clearance which has quickly become a YouTube sensation.
14.45 - BREAKING
Maidstone United co-owner Oliver Ash has revealed details of his plans to expand the Gallagher Stadium.
14.40 - FOOTBALL
Breaking transfer news of interest to Gillingham and Whitstable fans.
Great signing in capturing young Ashley miller from Gillingham fc can't wait to work with him again. Top prospect 3 years ago @gills— Nicky southall (@SouthallNicky) March 26, 2014
14.30 - FOOTBALL
Want to find out the latest managerial news from Sittingbourne? Look no further than here.
14.05 - FOOTBALL
Danny Walder is set to re-join Tonbridge Angels from Herne Bay.
Speaking to Andrew Gidley, Bay manager Sam Denly revealed that two Ryman League clubs had made seven-day approaches for Walder, who's instead chosen to renew acquaintances with Tommy Warrilow at Longmead.
Herne Bay have, meanwhile, re-signed Calum McGeehan. The former Bay youngster had been playing for Lordswood on a dual-registration deal from Thamesmead Town.
Time to bring you the best of this morning's stories. To save you scrolling back down the page, here are some handy links to click while you eat your sandwiches.
12.05 - FOOTBALL
Still basking in the glory of Gillingham's win at MK Dons last night? We are, too. Why not check out Barry Goodwin's pictures from the match in our gallery.
12.00 - FOOTBALL
Looking ahead to tonight...
11.25 - FOOTBALL
I've been speaking to Faversham Town manager Ray Turner about their bad-tempered clash with Merstham on Saturday.
Faversham lost the game 4-1 and had Brendon Cass sent off for retaliation, while two Merstham players saw red later in the game.
Turner said: "Scoreline-wise, it was a hard one to take. It turned into a very ugly match. Merstham wanted to turn it into a physical game and the referee ended up guessing which players were in the wrong.
"Brendon's not one for ill-discipline but I know he won't back down in terms of a physical game. The goalkeeper antagonised him by kicking the ball straight at Brendon from a yard away and Brendon reacted by grabbing him round the throat. All the players got involved after that."
10.50 - FOOTBALL
There were seven games featuring Kent clubs in the Ryman League last night.
Read our handy round-up to catch up on all the action.
10.30 - FOOTBALL
Dover Athletic's 1-0 loss to Farnborough last night was their eighth defeat at Crabble this season. Phil Page scored the winner three minutes from time.
Whites boss Chris Kinnear said: "It was a very disappointing result and performance - there is no doubt about it. But what is really important is that we must not let ourselves get too beat up about it - these things happen in football.
10.15 - FOOTBALL
Whitstable Town held promotion-chasing Hastings United to a 1-1 draw in Ryman League Division 1 South last night.
That point moved the Oystermen 10 clear of the drop zone.
Manager Nicky Southall said: "It's a month until the end of the season and we've still got 11 games to go. It's crazy. Our first objective is to ensure our safety in the division - it should only take a couple more wins - and then look to finish as high up the table as we can."
10.05 - FOOTBALL
News, from my colleague Richard Harvey, of Deal Town's 3-0 win over Lordswood in Southern Counties East last night.
Deal had lost their previous two games and it needed a half-time roasting from manager Paul Murray to inspire his troops at the Charles Sports Ground.
09.45 - FOOTBALL
It's not looking good for Tonbridge Angels in Skrill South. They lost 2-0 at home to fellow strugglers Gosport Borough last night and they've dropped back in the relegation zone having now played more games than the two sides immediately above them.
09.40 - SCHOOL SPORT
The Kent School Games continue...
09.30 - FOOTBALL
Time for some Skrill Premier chat.
Matthew Panting was at Park View Road last night to see Welling United lose for the third time in four games, this time 2-0 to Braintree Town.
09.20 - FOOTBALL
Luke Cawdell spoke to Gills goalscorer Craig Fagan after the game at MK Dons last night.
Fagan revealed the near-empty stadium had helped him communicate with Cody McDonald for the move which led to Gillingham's winner.
09.00 - FOOTBALL
It was a good night for Charlton Athletic, who won 1-0 away to managerless Nottingham Forest in the Championship.
Jordan Cousins scored the only goal - click here for the match report and reaction from Addicks boss Jose Riga.
08.45 - FOOTBALL
Jack Parkinson scored twice last night as Maidstone United ended their six-game losing streak on the road with a dramatic 3-3 draw at Billericay.
08.30 - FOOTBALL
"It’s an outstanding result for us and one I am sure a lot of people didn’t expect and probably something we didn’t expect as well."
08.20 - FOOTBALL
It was a good night for this man...
Great result for the boys tonight makes up for sat ?? Big performance's from everyone ????— Craig Fagan (@Craigfagan7) March 25, 2014
08.00 - FOOTBALL
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