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Whitstable Town manager Scott Porter features in the 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.

Scott Porter, manager of Southern Counties East Whitstable Town, is in the hotseat this week.

He's up against Richard Trevena from the KM sports desk, while Maidstone supporter Less Apps represents the fans.

Whitstable boss Scott Porter. Picture: Chris Davey
Whitstable boss Scott Porter. Picture: Chris Davey

It's three points for a correct scoreline and one point for the right outcome (win, lose or draw). The leaderboard so far is:

Kent fans: 33 points

KOL sports desk: 24 points

Kent football managers: 22 points

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

Gillingham v Bury (Skybet League 1)

Scott Porter: Steve Lovell's done well as caretaker so that's a Gillingham win for me after they got through in the FA Cup. 2-1

Richard Trevena: Under Steve Lovell Gills have excelled against the better sides but the one blot on his record is the defeat at home to Northampton. However, Gills have the chance to move out of the relegation zone if they beat fellow strugglers Bury and other results go their way so I'm backing Gills. 2-1

Les Apps: They're both in the bottom four but Gillingham have picked up under Steve Lovell and, being at home, I think they'll win this one against a Bury side who are struggling. 2-1
Torquay v Maidstone (National League)SP: Jay's doing a great job at Maidstone, with the FA Cup as well the other day. They're on a good run, Torquay are not doing that great and Maidstone are good away from home as well. 0-2RT: Stones are flying in fifth in the National League and could be second by 4.45pm. Lowly Torquay have only won twice in the league this season and I can't see them getting a third victory this weekend. 0-2LA: Torquay are down the bottom but there's no easy games in this National League. They'll be right up for it and while I want to say a Maidstone win, I can see it being a draw. 1-1Sittingbourne v Haringey (FA Trophy)SP: He's done great, Nick Davis. We had them in pre-season and the amount of players that have come and gone, to be where they are in the league and beating Merstham in the last round is a great effort. 1-0RT: FA Trophy opponents Haringey are unbeaten in Bostik North but Brickies have been in great form for most of the season and I'm tipping them to make the next round. 2-0LA: Sittingbourne have lost their last couple but seem to be doing well all of a sudden this season and they've been getting good results against bigger sides. Harginey are doing well in Bostik North and I think this one will go to a replay. 0-0Sheppey v Beckenham (FA Vase)SP: We played Beckenham last week. They're two good footballing sides so I'd look at a draw there. 2-2RT: The Ites and Beckenham are separated by just two points in Southern Counties League East but home advantage should see Ernie Batten's side through. 3-1LA: Two teams in the same league. Sheppey have been on good form and scoring lots of goals. They're a good side in Southern Counties East and I've no doubts they'll win this one. 3-1

Can you do any better? If 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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