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Ashford United manager Jason Whitmore 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.

Jason Whitmore, manager of Bostik South Ashford, is in the hotseat this week.

He's up against Steve Tervet from the KM sports desk, while Folkestone supporter Mick Cork represents the fans.

Jason Whitmore
Jason Whitmore

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: 31 points

KOL sports desk: 22 points

Kent football managers: 19 points

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

Gillingham v Leyton Orient (FA Cup first round)

Jason Whitmore: I like the Gills under Steve Lovell so I'm going to go for a home win. 1-0Steve Tervet: When the draw was made, this looked a potential upset but Gills have been a different animal under Steve Lovell while Orient haven't won in the National League for two months. 3-1Ebbsfleet v Doncaster (FA Cup first round)JW: Ebbsfleet have got some good players and it could go either way but Doncaster might just have a bit too much for them. 1-2ST: This is a game Fleet have been waiting four years for. They're dangerous underdogs with League quality throughout the team and Doncaster's League 1 form has been very patchy. 1-0Folkestone v Dorking Wanderers (Bostik Premier)JW: I like the way Folkestone play and I like most things about the club. Neil Cugley's got a good team there at the moment. 2-0ST: Neil Cugley this week said Invicta are in the best shape they've ever been in and I expect them to get the win which could move them into a play-off spot. 2-0MC: Folkestone have had two gruelling FA Trophy games against Leiston and will do well to bounce back from Tuesday's replay defeat on penalties. With the exciting Sam Hasler back from suspension, I'd like to think they could beat Dorking for the first time ever on Saturday, but won't be surprised if they don't. 3-2Faversham v Horsham (Bostik South)JW: Players come and go really quickly in this league and keeping your team is harder than you think but Faversham seem to have got a couple of players in and turned it around. 2-1ST: After a poor start Ray Turner's got Faversham ticking again. They'll be fresh after two weeks without a game and with Liam King back in the squad they carry even more of a goal threat now. 4-0MC: Faversham had a poor start to the season, but seem to be picking up a bit of form right now while Horsham had a couple of good results early on, but are still below Town in the table. Ray Turner and Clive Walker will sort things out okay and I reckon the Lilywhites will win this one. 3-1

Mick Cork: Orient are not finding life easy in the National League while Gills' problems seem even worse at the higher level. I've just got a feeling that the underdogs might do it on Saturday. Gillingham don't need the distraction of an FA Cup run but it might be just what their visitors need to kick-start their season. 1-2

MC: Haven't been following the Fleet's fortunes all that closely, but they looked good against Folkestone in a pre-season game. I'm going for Rovers in this one though, who have former Hythe striker Alfie May on their books, sadly he is injured. 1-2

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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