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Coventry City 2-1 Gillingham

Coventry City 2-1 Gillingham

Despite a much improved second half performance, Gillingham’s winless run extended to seven matches under Ade Pennock as bottom side Coventry City won their first league match since 1st November, with a 2-1 victory at the Ricoh Arena.

Bromley 0-1 Solihull Motors

Despite having lots of possession throughout the game Bromley were unable to prevent Solihull completing the double over them in a hard fought game at Hayes Lane on Saturday.

Weston-Super-Mare 2-2 Welling United

Woodspring Stadium was the venue of a match that both management teams believed they should have won.

Carshalton Athletic 2-1 Cray Wanderers

Cray Wanderers playoff hopes took a knock as they went down to a second straight defeat as third placed Carshalton Athletic came back from a goal down to claim three points against a ten man Wands side. 

Faversham Town 3-0 Corinthian Casuals

“All around the performance was as well as we’ve played all season!”  Ray Turner’s view on a very impressive Faversham Town performance that saw his side crush Play Off hopefuls Corinthian Casuals in the Salters Lane early spring sunshine.

Rochdale 3-3 Charlton Athletic

Fans were treated to a six goal thriller at Rochdale on Saturday.

Pennock pre Coventry

Gillingham coach Ady Pennock was still clearly hurting when he spoke on Friday morning following his side being denied three points in midweek by Chesterfield’s 94th minute leveller at Priestfield.

Coventry City v Gillingham preview

Adrian Pennock is desperate to get his first win in charge of Gillingham at Coventry City this weekend.

Weston Super Mare v Welling United preview

Following a professional victory against East Thurrock United last weekend, Welling United have enjoyed a rare blank week before visiting Weston-super-Mare on Saturday.

Rochdale v Charlton Athletic preview

Charlton announced on Thursday‎ that Kevin Nugent  had left the club to take up the vacant first team coaching position at Barnet.

Carshalton Athletic v Cray Wanderers preview

Cray look to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat to Lewes with a tough trip to third placed Carshalton Athletic.

Bromley v Solihull Moors preview

After last week’s incredible comeback at Tranmere Rovers, Bromley are back in National League action at Hayes Lane on Saturday afternoon when they entertain Solihull Moors.

Dartford v Chelmsford City preview

Dartford have recovered well after defeat to Saturday’s opponents in the Trophy as Tony Burman’s side have become  the form side in the league with five wins on the bounce, they have scored 17 goals and conceded 5 goals.

Gillingham 1-1 Chesterfield

And so in the last two games played at Priestfield, there’s been a goal in the last minute of stoppage time.

Sittingbourne 2-2 Herne Bay

This Kent derby provided entertainment with four goals, 8 bookings & a sending off in which both officials of the clubs described the referee’s performance as poor.

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A dry year for Denly

A dry year for Denly

Kent batsman Joe Denly raised over £4,000 for two charities by not touching a drop of alcohol in 2016.

Johnson joining Murs at Kent Cricket

2015 X-Factor winner Louisa Johnson will be joining Olly Murs this summer on his UK tour, including a concert at The Spitfire Ground on Friday 7 July.

Po-Ba appointed for Tredwell testimonial

Kent spinner James Tredwell has a new chairman of his testimonial year following Min Patel’s appointment as Second Team coach.

Kent win in West Indies

Kent Spitfires made a big impact in their second appearance in the Caribbean Super50 tournament, beating the reigning champions Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by six wickets with almost 14 overs to spare.

Appointments by Kent Cricket

Former Kent and England spinner Min Patel has been appointed second XI coach and Jason Weaver becomes High Performance Director.

Kent announce squad for West Indies

Kent Cricket Academy scholar Ollie Robinson is in Kent’s 17-man squad for the FGS Plant Tour to the West Indies.

Greenway appointed Kent player-coach

Kent batsman Lydia Greenway is the new player-coach of the double-winning seven-time county champions.

Adams appointed by West Indies

Jimmy Adams has been appointed as the West Indies’ new director of cricket on a three-year contract.

Walker and Donald confirmed

Matt Walker is Kent Cricket’s new head coach with Allan Donald as his assistant.

Adams takes charge of West Indies

Former Kent coach Jimmy Adams is the new director of cricket for the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).

Billings named in England squads

Kent’s Sam Billings has been named in the England T20 and One Day International squads to tour India in the New Year.

Edwards to leave Kent

Charlotte Edwards CBE is to leave Kent after sixteen seasons at the club.

Kent aiming for One Day success

The Royal London One-Day Cup has a new early-season slot in 2017 – and Kent Spitfires have come up with the most imaginative response in their bid to reach a first Lord’s final since 2008.

Billings signs for Sydney Sixers

Kent Spitfires’ Sam Billings has signed for the Sydney Sixers franchise in Australia’s Big Bash League.

Kent’s 2017 fixtures unveiled

Kent welcome Gloucestershire to The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence in the opening round of the 2017 Specsavers County Championship on Friday 7 April.

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Jordan returns to Lydden Hill

Jordan returns to Lydden Hill

Former British Touring Car Champion Andrew Jordan has announced he will once again compete at Lydden Hill – the British leg of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.

Cook left out in the cold

Maidstone’s Louise Cook was left out in the cold after her appearance at the World Rally Championship in Sweden.

Karting Champion joins Clio Cup

Bromley’s Jack McCarthy is the latest exciting young racing talent to announce he will contest the Renault UK Clio Cup championship in 2017 – and with one of the top names in the business, Team Pyro.

Jota Sport join forces with Jackie Chan DC Racing

Two of endurance racing’s most successful racing teams in 2016 will combine for the new FIA World Endurance Championship season in 2017.

Conway sixth in Daytona

Mike Conway got his 2017 season underway with a 6th place finish at the Rolex 24 hours of Daytona this past weekend.

Ray to make British Superbikes debut

19-year-old Bradley Ray will become the youngest rider to feature on the 2017 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship grid when the Ashford-based contender makes his debut with the Buildbase Suzuki team, lining up on the all-new GSX-R1000R this season.

Second Team Hard British GT pairing announced

Following a very successful debut British GT campaign culminating in the team championship, Team Hard Racing have announced the second of their pairings of Michael Caine and Mike Newbould.

Hill back with Team Hard in BTCC

Rochester based Team Hard racing have announced the return of Kent based driver Jake Hill to the team for their 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

Third Britcar entry for Team Hard

Rochester based Team Hard Racing have announced a third entry for the Britcar Endurance Championship with an exciting young driver line-up.

Conway to compete in the Rolex 24 at Daytona

Mike Conway will be commencing his 2017 campaign when he competes in the 24 hours of Daytona this weekend. 

Hawkey returns for GT Cup title attack

Esmee Hawkey will return to the GT Cup for 2017 with the target of winning the GTA title firmly in mind.

Rally to kick off Brands Hatch season

A packed 2017 season at Brands Hatch gets underway this Saturday when the MGJ Engineering Winter Stage Rally brings the exciting sport of rallying to Kent with a much-needed dose of winter cheer.

Motorbase complete BTCC line-up

Wrotham based Motorbase Performance have revealed its new look driver line-up for the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season.

Streather joins WDE in Clio Cup

Paul Streather has announced he will switch to the Ashford based WDE Motorsport team for the 2017 Renault UK Clio Cup season.

Second Britcar entry for Team Hard

Team Hard have announced their second pairing in the Dunlop Endurance Championship for 2017.

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Dame Kelly taking part in Goatham’s Great Kent Cycle Ride

Dame Kelly taking part in Goatham’s Great Kent Cycle Ride

Dame Kelly Holmes will be taking part in the first ever Goatham’s Great Kent Cycle Ride covering nearly 200 miles across the county in aid of Kent Sports Trust Foundation and Help for Heroes.

Bracknell Hornets 4-4 Invicta Dynamos

The Invicta Dynamos came away from the Hive at Bracknell both stung and frustrated with a draw against the Bracknell Hornets.

Packed fixture list for Kent Kings

A packed fixtures list sees the Kent SLYDE Kings go into action on three fronts when the 2017 Speedway season gets underway in April.

Henley Hawks 33-22 Canterbury

Poor defence, lack of real bite and a touch of bad luck conspired to send Canterbury to their tenth defeat of the season which pushed them down into the middle reaches of the National 2 South table.

CS Rugby 1863 33-29 Maidstone

After last week’s wintery conditions, the visit to CS rugby’s ground by the Thames, bathed in sunlight, with temperatures indicating that spring is on the way, was a stark contrast.

Medway 25-10 Old Colfeians

First versus second in the league, perfect weather for open rugby, large crowd supporting both teams; the biggest game of the season so far at Priestfields.

Oysters juniors win again

Juniors from Whitstable’s Oyster Indoor Bowling Club sent two teams to an away match against Ashford last Saturday, as part of the Kent Invicta Junior League competition.

Blog: Holcombe – The process

After the rustiness that inevitably accompanied the opening games last weekend, if someone were to have asked where you’d like to play the following week with the same squad of massively reduced numbers and notable absentees, you’d be forgiven for the ‘1-player-short-of-full-strength’, currently unbeaten two-time defending champions in their own back yard not being top […]

Crusaders cruise to fourth straight win

Kent Crusaders reeled off their fourth straight win in Men’s NBL Division 2 with a 109-76 win over Newham Neptunes on Saturday at Brompton Academy.

Blog: My shooting revelation

As I sat on the train home from London, staring out of the window as though I was in the music video for a crappy early ’00s song, I realised that during this week had been the anniversary of my grandmother’s funeral.

Wimbledon 2-1 Holcombe

Holcombe travelled to two-time reigning Champions and current league leaders Wimbledon on Saturday, looking to regain top spot in the division after surrendering the lead in a 0-0 draw last weekend.

Hawkins claims World Grand Prix title

Kent’s Barry Hawkins produced a scintillating display of heavy scoring to beat Ryan Day 10-7 and win the World Grand Prix in Preston.

Streatham 4-3 Invicta Dynamos

The Dynamos lost out on the 2nd versus 3rd league position clash as rivals Streatham closed the gap on them.

Canterbury 21-17 London Irish Wild Geese

This was a welcome pick-up victory for Canterbury after their poor form of the previous week and although the final margin was narrow they were in control of the key areas.

Maidstone 43-26 Chiswick

On a cold, bleak day, with snow in the air and a cutting east wind, both Maidstone and the visitors, Chiswick, served up an eleven-try treat to warm the hearts of the spectators.

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