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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.

'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.

Report: Penalty heartache for Dartford in shoot-out

12 May 2022
Report: Penalty heartache for Dartford in shoot-out

Dartford suffered penalty shoot-out agony in the National League South play-off eliminator on Thursday night.

FA reveal league allocations

12 May 2022
FA reveal league allocations

The FA have released league allocations for clubs at steps 3 to 6 for the 2022/23 season.

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King: Big players must deliver

12 May 2022
King: Big players must deliver

Dartford manager Steve King has warned his players now is the time to deliver.

Kutrieb: Enjoy the pressure

12 May 2022
Kutrieb: Enjoy the pressure

Ebbsfleet boss Dennis Kutrieb has told his players to enjoy being in the thick of the play-offs.

Chapman: I feel we can beat anyone on the day

10 May 2022
Chapman: I feel we can beat anyone on the day

Promotion-chasing Ben Chapman believes the best is yet to come in Ebbsfleet’s season.

Tonbridge name Saunders as new manager

09 May 2022
Tonbridge name Saunders as new manager

Jay Saunders has left Margate to take over as manager of National League South Tonbridge Angels.

Kent Merit Under-14 girls cup final

09 May 2022
Kent Merit Under-14 girls cup final

Two-goal Zera Oshevie led Kent Football United to victory in the Kent Merit Under-14 girls cup final over Bromley on Sunday.

Kutrieb: We have achieved nothing so far

08 May 2022
Kutrieb: We have achieved nothing so far

Ebbsfleet boss Dennis Kutrieb warned his players they’ve achieved nothing so far after landing a top-three finish on Saturday.

Report: Fleet survive late scare to finish third

07 May 2022
Report: Fleet survive late scare to finish third

Two goals in five minutes at the start of the second half ensured Ebbsfleet finished third in National League South on Saturday.

More questions than answers

06 May 2022
More questions than answers

Injuries and Monday's loss to Braintree have given Dartford boss Steve King plenty to ponder ahead of the National League South play-offs.

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