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Published: 09:00, 11 April 2014 |
Updated: 15:52, 11 April 2014
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That brings Sportsday to an end for this week, but the sporting weekend is just around the corner. We'll have reports, reaction and pictures right here on kentonline.co.uk so make sure you stay with us and don't miss a thing.
15.45 - RUGBY
Gravesend could be celebrating promotion back to the National Leagues on Saturday evening. The Gs are level on points with Chichester at the top of London 1 South but they've got a superior points-difference - and a game in hand.
They travel to Hove tomorrow, while Chichester are in action down the road at Brighton. For the West Sussex side, the season finishes there, but Gravesend have got another game to come - at Haywards Heath - seven days later, so the title is very much within their grasp.
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The question is, what's the 'mega fixture' in the Kent football world this weekend? With the Gills away at Leyton Orient, the biggest game in the county is probably at Princes Park, where Dartford's bid to pull off the Great Escape continues with a home game against Forest Green Rovers. A second win in less than 48 hours could lift the Darts out of the Skrill Premier relegation zone for the first time since November.
I'll be covering the game and you can follow me on Twitter.
For those of you in east Kent, Dover are at home to Staines in Skrill South and promotion-chasing Folkestone Invicta entertain Corinthian Casuals in Ryman League Division 1 South. A win there would all but secure a play-off spot for Neil Cugley's men.
Elsewhere, Tunbridge Wells v Whyteleafe is 3rd v 2nd in Southern Counties East.
15.10 - RUGBY
Tomorrow @cantrugby Members can get a friend in free to shout the guys on in this mega fixture v Bishops Stortford KO 3:00 don't miss it— Canterbury RFC (@cantrugby) April 11, 2014
The 'mega fixture' in question is Canterbury's penultimate game of the season in National 2 South. Promotion isn't beyond them - yet - but they certainly need to win on Saturday to keep their slim hopes alive.
15.00 - FOOTBALL
I can't think of a team that's been in better form recently than Chatham Town, who have now won 11 of their last 13 games in Ryman League Division 1 North.
And after three wins and three clean sheets in the last week, Chats boss Kevin Watson is a very happy man. His side entertain Maldon & Tiptree tomorrow.
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Sutton United v Ebbsfleet United is one of the more eye-catching fixtures this weekend, with both sides looking likely to feature in the Skrill South play-offs.
Here's what happened when they met on a truly filthy day at Stonebridge Road back in December.
14.00 - FOOTBALL
So nice to be back free days of full training and to be back with the boys— danny kedwell (@DKedwell) April 11, 2014
Good to hear, Keds...
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A team-talk from young cancer patient Jack Gilby inspired Maidstone to League Cup glory on Tuesday.
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Tomorrow we will hold a 96 second silence before kick off , one second for every supporter who lost their life on that tragic day #YNWA— Erith & Belvedere FC (@ErithBelvedere) April 11, 2014
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Dover Athletic climbed back into the Skrill South play-off places last night with a 2-0 win away to Kent rivals Tonbridge Angels. That result leaves the Whites sitting fifth, although Concord and Havant - the two sides just below them - both have games in hand.
At the other end of the table, time is running out for Angels to save themselves from relegation. They're two points from safety and about to play their fourth game in eight days, although manager Tommy Warrilow says there's no point moaning about the relentless schedule.
Angels go to Maidenhead tomorrow (that's 19th v 21st, by the way) and Dover host Staines (5th v 9th).
13.00 - VIDEO
Have you ever been in the wrong place at the wrong time? I'm afraid that fate befell our very own Martin Apps, who was on photographer duty at the Gallagher Stadium on Tuesday night.
Maidstone United have just won the Robert Dyas League Cup and their players are about to run to the fans to celebrate. And poor old Martin finds himself in between.
The You've Been Framed moment comes at 10:20...
The weekend is so close, you can taste it. Or at least you can taste your packed lunch.
Here are the big stories we've been feasting on this morning:
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It's the same story right across Kent tomorrow, with football games kicking off slightly later than normal to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. Play in the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest was stopped at 3.07pm on that fateful day.
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It's high time we heard from Dartford manager Tony Burman, who was clenching his fist and grinning like a Cheshire cat at about 9.30pm last night. Why? Because he'd just watched his team pick up three priceless points with a 1-0 win over Grimsby.
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Maidstone United dropped out of the Ryman League Premier Division top-five this week but manager Jay Saunders reckons they can still make the play-offs. Speaking to Craig Tucker, he said four wins from the Stones' last four games would be enough. What do you think?
11.00 - COLUMN
I reckon Gills assistant manager John Schofield is one of those 'glass half-full' types. In his latest exclusive column for us, Schoey says he's looking up the League 1 table, not down it, ahead of Gillingham's trip to Leyton Orient tomorrow.
10.50 - FOOTBALL
While we're talking Ebbsfleet, here's my piece looking at the striker rotation conundrum facing manager Steve Brown at the moment. Billy Bricknell, Ben May and Michael Thalassitis are vying for two places in the Fleet team, and even the most basic maths tells you someone has to miss out.
10.35 - FOOTBALL
A quick injury update on Ebbsfleet defender Yado Mambo, who's been out of action with a knee injury lately. Fleet manager Steve Brown had feared the former Charlton man might miss the rest of the campaign but he's told the club's website today: "Yado's injury is settling down nicely and hopefully we will see him involved in some capacity before the end of the season."
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So, who will play at centre-half for Gillingham at Leyton Orient tomorrow?
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Non-league football throws up some terrific stories and this is one of them.
Fashion designer Max Cornhill was due to be in Holland on a work trip last night but he managed to re-arrange at the last minute so he could play for Dartford against Grimsby.
09.45 - FOOTBALL
Gillingham are pretty low on defensive options ahead of tomorrow's trip to Leyton Orient in League 1. Leon Legge and Ryan Inniss are both injured and Callum Davies can't be recalled from his loan spell at Dover for another two weeks.
09.30 - MOTORSPORT
It's that time of year...
09.10 - FOOTBALL
Do you know what, it only feels like a few hours ago that I was pitchside at Princes Park watching Dartford beat Grimsby Town 1-0 in Skrill Premier. That's because it was - Thursday night football came to north Kent and the Darts picked up a win when they needed one most.
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