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Dartford manager Tony Burman features in the latest edition of Beat the Pundit

By Matthew Panting

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

Dartford boss Tony Burman represents the Kent football managers this week.

He's up against Mark Stokes from the KM sports desk, while Gills supporter Tony Fisher represents the fans.

Dartford boss Tony Burman Picture: John Westhrop
Dartford boss Tony Burman Picture: John Westhrop

Lordswood boss Richard Styles bagged four points for the managers last week, including one correct score. 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: 43 points

Kent football managers: 32 points KOL sports desk: 30 points

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

Plymouth v Gillingham (League 1)

Tony Burman: Steve Lovell's doing a good job at Gills and I think they'll make the long trip back with a point. 1-1

Mark Stokes: Gills have been chalk and cheese so far under Steve Lovell, producing excellent results away while struggling at Priestfield. I can see them repeating the pattern here to secure a narrow win over League 1's bottom club, whose home return of eight points from 10 games is the joint lowest in the division...along with Gillingham. 1-2

Tony Fisher: Gillingham have been on a great run away from home but I fear it could end this weekend. Plymouth will edge it I think. 1-0

Dover v Hartlepool (National League)

TB: When I look at the National League, it could be the Kent League! I wish we were up there. Dover have got some good players and there are some really good teams in that division, especially from the South of England. 2-0

MS: Former leaders Whites have gone four league games without a win (two draws, two defeats) but their form at Crabble has, in the main, been good. Hartlepool have yet to build up any real momentum since relegation so I predict a return to winning ways for Chris Kinnear's men.2-0

TF: Dover are having a bit of a wobble at the moment with no wins from their last four n ithe league. I think that will be extended to five this weekend but they'll take a point from a goalless draw. 0-0

Welling v Truro (National League South)

TB: Truro lost at home on Saturday and then at Oxford City in midweek so it'll be interesting to see how they respond. I can see this one finishing all square. 1-1

MS: They may be six places apart in the table but there are only three points between them and the Wings will be looking to bounce back from last week's 3-0 home defeat to East Thurrock. Expect goals in a high scoring draw.2-2

TF: Truro, who have lost their last two, will bounce back and enjoy their visit to the capital. I fully expect them to return with the points, keeping the pressure on Dartford at the top. 0-2

Faversham v Greenwich (Bostik South)

TB: Greenwich are having a decent season and I think they'll have too much for Faversham on the day. 1-2

MS: Faversham boss Ray Turner is currently going through a re-building job but he consistently produces sides who are competitive and recent results suggest they are becoming harder to beat. Greenwich have only lost twice on their travels and just four times all season so I can't imagine there will be much in it. 1-1

TF: Faversham have gone three unbeaten but I think Greenwich will end their own indifferent form this weekend, with a comfortable win. 1-4

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