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Maidstone manager Jay Saunders features in our latest edition of Beat the Pundit

By KentOnline reporter

It's time to get your predictions in for our latest installment of Beat the Pundit.

Maidstone's Jay Saunders has masterminded his team's rise through non-league football - but can he come up trumps at Beat the Pundit.

He's up against Craig Tucker from the KM sports desk, while Dartford supporter Gary Clark represents the fans.

Maidstone boss Jay Saunders. Picture: Andy Jones
Maidstone boss Jay Saunders. Picture: Andy Jones

It's three points for a correct scoreline and one point for the right outcome (win, lose or draw).

Last week saw KOL sports desk's James Black score five points to move his side off the foot of the table.

The table so far:

Kent fans: 18 points
KOL sports desk: 11 points
Kent football managers: 10 points

This week's predictions are below, don't forget to join in using the comments section below with your own guesses.

Rochdale v Gillingham (League 1)

Jay Saunders: Gills had a great win against Charlton at the weekend and I think a draw would be a good point away from home and another positive result for Ady Pennock. 1-1

Craig Tucker: Ady Pennock avoided the sack with that win over Charlton and I reckon he'll buy himself more time against fellow strugglers Rochdale. I can see Gills nicking a goal and then punishing Dale on the break as Keith Hill's men go after a side they feel they should beat. 0-2

Gary Clark: Gillingham have only scored once away from home in six matches, which is a concern. Rochdale have a pretty decent home record so far, given their position, losing only once. Despite Gills winning last weekend, I'm going for a home win. 2-0

Guiseley v Dover (National League)

JS: This is an interesting one because Paul Cox has just taken over at Guiseley and he might have a couple of new faces in and will change the way they play. But Chris Kinnear has got Dover flying, they're nice and solid and they have players who can nick a goal, so I fancy them to win. 1-2

CT: No one should be surprised by Dover's start to the season. Chris Kinnear's been building good sides for 30 years and I reckon they'll be too strong for Guiseley. 0-2

GC: Although struggling away from home, Guiseley have a decent home record. Dover seem to be playing well anywhere, and will make formidable opposition but I fancy Guiseley to spoil things slightly. 1-1

Weston v Dartford (National League South)

JS: Weston's never an easy place to go but Dartford are flying at the moment and Tony Burman's doing a great job there. 0-2

CT: This is Dartford's year to get out of National South. They've hit top spot after a steady start and I expect them to push on and win at Weston. 1-3

GC: WSM look to be a funny side, scoring and conceding plenty of goals. However the Darts have been ruthless this season, and in their current form, they'll relish this trip. 0-2

Thamesmead v Ramsgate (Bostik South)

JS: If Ramsgate were at home I think this would be tighter but Tommy Warrilow's got Thamemead playing well and it's an experienced team against a young team. 3-1

CT: Lloyd Blackman's had a bit of a go at his Ramsgate players this week but I can't see them getting anything against a big, physical Thamesmead side who are strong at Princes Park. 2-0

GC: Thamesmead have come off the back of a great draw against Billericay Town at the weekend, and regardless of the replay result, they've been doing well overall. Ramsgate look in serious trouble, based on their league form and I'd take Thamesmead to win this. 2-1

Do you want to take part in next week's Beat the Pundit? Email medwaysport@thekmgroup.co.uk to register your interest.

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