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Matthew Panting

Matthew Panting has covered sport in Kent over the past four decades. He joined the KM's sports desk in 2004.

Spitfires beaten at home again in T20 Blast

27 May 2022
Spitfires beaten at home again in T20 Blast

Kent Spitfires suffered a second T20 Blast defeat inside three days at Canterbury, losing to Essex Eagles on Friday night.

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Five players to leave Ebbsfleet

27 May 2022
Five players to leave Ebbsfleet

Ebbsfleet United have released five players but are in contract talks with 16 others.

Ebbsfleet boss Kutrieb wants top spot

27 May 2022
Ebbsfleet boss Kutrieb wants top spot

Ebbsfleet manager Dennis Kutrieb knows the perfect way to avoid play-off heartache again next season.

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Fleet boss Kutrieb signs new contract

26 May 2022
Fleet boss Kutrieb signs new contract

Ebbsfleet boss Dennis Kutrieb has agreed to stay at the club for two more seasons.

Holders Kent lose T20 Blast opener

25 May 2022
Holders Kent lose T20 Blast opener

Kent Spitfires started their T20 Blast defence with a defeat against Somerset at Canterbury on Wednesday night.

Dorking 3 Ebbsfleet 2: The play-off final in pictures

22 May 2022
Dorking 3 Ebbsfleet 2: The play-off final in pictures

The best of Barry Goodwin's pictures from Ebbsfleet's National League South play-off final defeat at Dorking Wanderers.

'Everything was really awkward for me'

22 May 2022
'Everything was really awkward for me'

Ebbsfleet boss Dennis Kutrieb speaks out on the FA's choice of referee for the National League South play-off final.

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Kutrieb: I’d rather get battered 5-1 than lose like that

22 May 2022
Kutrieb: I’d rather get battered 5-1 than lose like that

Ebbsfleet boss Dennis Kutrieb admitted having victory snatched away in stoppage time was worse than losing on penalties or being thrashed.

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Report: Ebbsfleet denied promotion in controversial fashion

21 May 2022
Report: Ebbsfleet denied promotion in controversial fashion

All eyes were on referee Jason Richardson’s timekeeping as Ebbsfleet were denied promotion to the National League in dramatic fashion on Saturday.

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Mind games for Kutrieb

20 May 2022
Mind games for Kutrieb

Saturday's National League South play-off final will be a test of Ebbsfleet's mental strength, says boss Dennis Kutrieb.

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'The one thing for me is that I never doubt what I am capable of'

19 May 2022
'The one thing for me is that I never doubt what I am capable of'

Lee Martin says football’s boo-boys won’t dent his self-belief after enjoying his finest hour in an Ebbsfleet shirt.

Robinson puts the doubts behind him

18 May 2022
Robinson puts the doubts behind him

Kent's Ollie Robinson admitted he had doubts over his batting after a slow start to the season.

Broncos bring rugby league back to Kent

17 May 2022
Broncos bring rugby league back to Kent

London Broncos will return to Kent after a nine-year absence this summer.

Martin: We can't get carried away

17 May 2022
Martin: We can't get carried away

Match-winner Lee Martin was keen to keep a lid on emotions after booking Ebbsfleet's place in the National League South play-off final.

Kutrieb: It was a deserved win

16 May 2022
Kutrieb: It was a deserved win

Ebbsfleet boss Dennis Kutrieb was confident his side would make the advantage of finishing third count in their favour against Chippenham.

Report: Martin fires Ebbsfleet into play-off final

15 May 2022
Report: Martin fires Ebbsfleet into play-off final

Ebbsfleet needed extra-time to book their place in the National League South play-off final on Sunday.

Kent face battle to avoid defeat against Surrey

14 May 2022
Kent face battle to avoid defeat against Surrey

Kent were made to follow on after being bowled out for 230 by Surrey on day three at Beckenham.

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Saunders busy shaping Tonbridge squad

14 May 2022
Saunders busy shaping Tonbridge squad

Tonbridge Angels manager Jay Saunders has made his first signings since taking charge.

Bonner: I’m absolutely gutted for everyone

13 May 2022
Bonner: I’m absolutely gutted for everyone

Dartford captain Tom Bonner cut a devastated figure after their play-off exit on penalties.

No place like home for Fleet boss

13 May 2022
No place like home for Fleet boss

Ebbsfleet United manager Dennis Kutrieb wants his team to make the most of home advantage.

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