Published: 08:00, 05 August 2019
| Updated: 08:03, 05 August 2019
KentOnline’s team-of-the-week returns for the 2019/20 season and once again you can vote for your star man.
There were no Isthmian fixtures but with Gills getting their League 1 campaign under way and National League and Southern Counties East also kicking off, there were plenty of players to choose from.
Have a look at our XI and pick your favourite at the bottom of the page.
Hollands & Blair debutant Adam Highsted earned his money with some excellent saves in a goalless draw with Erith Town.
Highsted only joined a couple of days before the game but went straight into the starting XI and secured his side a point in their Scefl opener.
League new boys Welling Town picked up a point against a Canterbury side who look strong under new manager Clive Cook.
It finished goalless with right-back Gary Beckett pulling off a brilliant block when a big chance fell City’s way early in the second half.
Alfie Jones had a strong debut at centre-half as Gillingham opened with a 1-1 draw at Doncaster.
Jones, one of new boss Steve Evans’ 10 summer signings, looked at home alongside new skipper Max Ehmer in a tough game at the Keepmoat.
He’s partnered by Scott Doe, who was immense as Dover started their National League season with a 2-1 win at Chesterfield.
The Spireites are one of the promotion favourites but Doe had the measure of them, reading the game immaculately in a great win for Whites.
At left-back it’s Chatham Town’s former Gillingham youngster George Sheminant.
Sheminant has a wicked left foot and showed it by scoring direct from a corner in Chats’ 2-1 win at Greenwich.
In midfield, Regan Charles-Cook was involved in pretty much everything going forward for the Gills at Doncaster.
The former Charlton man is determined to show what he’s all about this season and this was a fine start.
Debutant Jamie Taylor scored a 30-yard screamer as new Lordswood chief Darren Anslow saw his side come from a goal down to beat Glebe 3-1.
It was some way for Taylor to introduce himself to Lords fans after arriving late in pre-season.
Talking of Lordswood, their former boss Richard Styles made a winning start as Tunbridge Wells manager.
He had one of his old Lords players to thank, too, with George Blake scoring in the 89th minute of a 2-1 victory at Sheppey United.
Substitute Alfie Pavey scored both Dover goals in their excellent comeback victory at Chesterfield.
Both were headers, including an 85th-minute winner, to stun more than 4,000 home fans at the Proact.
Justin Amaluzor was a bright spark for Maidstone in their 2-1 home defeat by Weymouth.
He’s expected to be a big player for the Stones this season and hit the ground running, looking dangerous down the left and scoring a decent goal.
Our final player was in friendly action but Jack Richards’ performance for Margate in a 5-2 win over Hythe certainly bodes well for the Isthmian Premier kick-off.
The ex-Maidstone youngster scored two classy goals as Jay Saunders’ side ended pre-season unbeaten.
Our top boss is Dover manager Andy Hessenthaler.
Not many teams will win at Chesterfield this season, particularly after going behind, with the introduction of Pavey proving decisive.
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