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Lordswood manager Richard Styles 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.

Lordswood boss Richard Styles represents the Kent football managers this week.

He's up against James Black from the KM sports desk, while Welling follower Stuart Lawless represents the fans.

Lordswood manager Richard Styles. Picture: Andy Payton
Lordswood manager Richard Styles. Picture: Andy Payton

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

Kent fans: 41 points

KOL sports desk: 30 points

Kent football managers: 28 points

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

Gillingham v Carlisle (FA Cup)

Richard Styles: I played under Steve Lovell at Sittingbourne and the Gills academy and so I know him well, he has done really well since taking over there as manager. They are up against a team from a division below and although Carlisle will have a go - and I expect them to nick a goal - I’m expecting a Gillingham win. 3-1

James Black: Much-improved Gillingham will be too strong for their League 2 opponents, however I am sure the Gills will give their fans a nervy few moments on their way to the FA Cup third round. 2-1Stuart Lawless: Not sure either of these teams have many goals in them. Being a Cup tie, I'll go for just the one goal to settle it. 1-0

MK Dons v Maidstone (FA Cup)

RS: It’s Maidstone’s cup final this one, it’s a huge game for them, but I’m expecting a win for MK Dons. Jay has done a great job at Maidstone and don’t get me wrong, I would love to see them get a win, but I fully expect MK to turn up and do the job. 3-0

JB: There is always at least one FA Cup shock, why can't it be Maidstone. They were flying in the National League until recent weeks, maybe the Cup will provide a welcome break and return to form. 0-1

SL: Maidstone have been shipping goals for fun in the last week so I can't see them holding out against League 1 opposition. 3-1

Ramsgate v Herne Bay(Bostik South)

RS: Both teams have been a bit inconsistent, their form has been a bit all over the place, but I’m going with Ramsgate on this. A couple of my pals play for them and so that’s where my allegiance is this weekend with Joe Kane getting the winner. 2-1

JB: Herne Bay have drawn their last three games and derby games tend to be close affairs. 2-2

SL: This one could go either way but I'll opt for an away win. 1-2

Whitstable v Chichester City (FA Vase)

RS: This is a tricky one. Chichester have already knocked Deal out of the FA Vase and this one will be close. I know Ports (the Whitstable manager) well, we live near each other and I see him on the school run. It’s going to be a tight game, ending 2-2 and going to extra-time, where Whitstable will nick it. 3-2 aet

JB: All to play for in this FA Vase clash and I have gone for a nine-goal thriller. 5-4

SL: Don't know a lot about either side so I'll go for another away win here. 1-2

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