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Breaking sports news from Gillingham, Charlton Athletic and Kent Cricket in Kent Sportsday on Tuesday, April 8

By Steve Tervet

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16.00 - CLOSE

Thanks for your company today. Follow Luke Cawdell on Twitter for Peterborough v Gillingham updates this evening and keep an eye on kentonline.co.uk for his match report and reaction from London Road.

And join me from 08.00 on Wednesday when I'll bring you news of all tonight's goals, the latest on Kent's progress in the cricket and the day's big breaking sports news.

15.55 - CRICKET

Kent have taken another wicket to reduce Loughborough MCCU to 188/6. This time it's Adam Ball doing the honours at the Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence.

15.45 - FOOTBALL

Time to round up what else is happening throughout the non-league pyramid tonight.

Second-bottom Tonbridge Angels desperately need a result at Concord Rangers in Skrill South, while Margate are away to East Thurrock United in the Ryman League Premier Division.

VCD Athletic, five points clear at the top of Division 1 North, are at home to Soham Town Rangers, and Chatham Town entertain Ware in the same division.

Aside from the Division 1 South games we've already mentioned, third-placed Folkestone Invicta go to Walton & Hersham and Whitstable Town visit Walton Casuals. They'll almost certainly spot each other on the M25.

And the two Southern Counties East title contenders are both in action. Second-placed Ashford United, who host Beckenham Town, will be hoping leaders Whyteleafe slip up at Corinthian.

15.20 - FOOTBALL

Jamie Collado Picture: Gary Browne
Jamie Collado Picture: Gary Browne

Hythe Town are at home to Merstham tonight and they'll welcome back three players who missed Saturday's 2-0 defeat to Eastbourne Town. Jamie Collado (pictured), Dan Stubbs and Graeme Andrews are all expected to feature at Reachfields against a Merstham side trying to break into the Ryman League Division 1 South play-offs, although Josh Burchell is struggling with a knee injury.

15.15 - CRICKET

Adam Ball bowls Devon Endersby for 53 and Robbie Joseph follows that up by taking his second wicket of the day.

Loughborough MCCU are now 165/5 against Kent at the Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence.

14.40 - FOOTBALL

The Southern Counties East League have confirmed that Saturday's fixtures will kick-off at 3.07pm to mark 25 years since the Hillsborough disaster.

Games in the Conference and Ryman League divisions are also starting at the later time.

14.30 - CRICKET

Mitch Claydon strikes after lunch.

Patel c Stevens b Claydon 49.

Loughborough MCCU are now 118/3 after 44 overs at the Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence.

14.00 - FOOTBALL

Charlton v Yeovil in the Championship later.

It was a miserable night for Gus Poyet on Monday so will his boy fare any better at The Valley?

13.45 - FOOTBALL

Congratulations to Dartford under-18s, who beat Welling 3-2 in the final of the Kent Cup on Sunday.

13.20 - CRICKET

It's lunch at the Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, where Kent have spent the last 36 overs in the field.

Loughborough MCCU are 91/2, with Robbie Joseph and David Griffiths having taken a wicket each.

13.10 - FOOTBALL

Joe Taylor Picture: Ken Medwyn
Joe Taylor Picture: Ken Medwyn

Striker Joe Taylor returns from suspension for Sittingbourne's home game against Hastings tonight. New signing Luke Turner is also available but defender Ashley Ulph misses out through work commitments.

Joint-boss Matt Wyatt has been having his say on systems ahead of the game. He axed Bourne's 4-4-2 formation after the 7-1 hiding at Burgess Hill and has seen them take seven points from nine since putting an extra man in midfield.

Wyatt said: "One thing we've learned is you can't always play the same formation week-in, week-out. We had a good run playing 4-4-2 but I think people cottoned on to that, so we've changed it back to make ourselves harder to beat.

"It is about what we do but if the opposition are on top in a game, you've got to have the bottle to change it. If you're playing 4-4-2 and getting slaughtered in midfield, you have to do something about it."

12.40 - CRICKET

Another wicket for Kent at the Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence.

Sterland c Northeast b Griffiths 27. Loughborough 66/2 after 24 overs.


Time to tuck into a meal deal, so here are a few links to check out while you eat.

Myles Weston backs Gillingham to bounce back at Peterborough tonight

We're not safe from relegation yet, insists Gills manager Peter Taylor

Maidstone boss Jay Saunders faces a selection headache ahead of tonight's Robert Dyas Cup Final

11.45 - SPEEDWAY

Kent Kings are looking to lift their 8.30pm race curfew at Central Park in Sittingbourne. Len Silver, co-promoter of the county's National League speedway team, believes it has to happen.

In an interview to appear in tomorrow's Sittingbourne News Extra, Mr Silver tells Craig Tucker why their Monday night meetings should be allowed to finish at 10pm, in line with other tracks around the country.

11.25 - CRICKET

Kent make an early breakthrough against Loughborough MCCU at the Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence.

Best c Stevens b Joseph for one, Loughborough 10/1.

11.20 - FOOTBALL

Dartford fans bound to be cheering on their local rivals in this one...

11.00 - CRICKET

10.30 - CRICKET

Skipper Rob Key is set for his first innings of 2014 after being named in the Kent team to face Loughborough University at the Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence. And pace bowler Robbie Joseph also features as he looks to earn himself a contract.

Kent team v Loughborough MCCU: Key, Northeast, Bell-Drummond, Nash, Harmison, Stevens, Billings, Ball, Claydon, Joseph, Griffiths.

Having won the toss, Kent will bowl first. Adam Riley lines up against Kent for the Students.

10.20 - FOOTBALL

You'll struggle to find a bigger non-league game tonight than Bromley v Eastleigh.

Eastleigh are the Skrill South leaders and red-hot favourites to clinch automatic promotion, but a win for Mark Goldberg's Bromley this evening would move them to within three points of the Spitfires.

It's a 7.45pm kick-off at Hayes Lane.

09.50 - FOOTBALL

Ebbsfleet's game at Staines on Saturday was captured on camera - here are the best bits.

09.20 - FOOTBALL

It's another big night for Dartford, even though they aren't playing. Tony Burman's side are one point from safety in Skrill Premier but the picture will change again in a few hours' time because the two teams immediately above them are both in action.

Burman will be hoping Jamie Day and Welling can do him a favour by beating Hereford, while Aldershot - level on points with the Darts as things stand - have a tough game at sixth-placed Alfreton.

08.50 - FOOTBALL

Maidstone manager Jay Saunders Picture: Martin Apps
Maidstone manager Jay Saunders Picture: Martin Apps

Forget the play-off argument for now, Maidstone United are playing for silverware tonight when they take on AFC Sudbury in the Robert Dyas League Cup Final.

Stones boss Jay Saunders has been speaking to Craig Tucker ahead of the game at the Gallagher Stadium.

08.30 - FOOTBALL

Myles Weston spots a gap in the Swindon defence Picture: Barry Goodwin
Myles Weston spots a gap in the Swindon defence Picture: Barry Goodwin

Gillingham go to Peterborough tonight and Myles Weston has backed the Gills to bounce back from their dramatic 4-3 defeat to Rotherham at the weekend.

Here is Luke Cawdell's interview with the winger.

08.15 - CRICKET

The three-day game between Kent and Loughborough MCCU has become a two-day game after heavy rain meant no play was possible at the Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence yesterday.

But a look at the club's webcam suggests we'll have plenty of cricket today. Stay with us for updates.

08.00 - WELCOME

Good morning. The sun's streaming through the windows of KM Towers, so I trust it's an equally beautiful day wherever you are.

There's plenty of sport to look forward to today and I'll be your companion for the next few hours.

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