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Kent Reliance continue to support Kent FA as ‘Community Partner’ for 2017/18

Kent Reliance continue to support Kent FA as ‘Community Partner’ for 2017/18

Refurbished Demelza Soft Play Opens Thanks to Football Family Project

Refurbished Demelza Soft Play Opens Thanks to Football Family Project

The FA and Football Foundation Launch £300k Futsal Fund

The FA and Football Foundation Launch £300k Futsal Fund

Kent U16 Representative Squad Announced

Kent U16 Representative Squad Announced

Kent U18 Representative Squad Announced

Kent U18 Representative Squad Announced

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Folkestone Invicta 3-2 Hendon

Folkestone Invicta 3-2 Hendon

Gutsy Invicta climbed two places up to seventh in the Bostik Premier Division as they came from two goals down to record their first win over Hendon (the so-called Greens but this time wearing navy) since the Kent side returned to the Premier league  as champions of Division One a couple of years ago.

Deal Town 2-1 CB Hounslow United

A goal six minutes from time by substitute Harry Alexander sent Deal into the third round qualifying of the Buildbase FA Vase on Saturday.

Havant and Waterlooville 2-3 Welling United

Despite being reduced to nine men and with no recognised goalkeeper for the last four minutes plus injury time, Welling held on to claim a well deserved three points at Havant and Waterlooville.

Horsham 1-5 Sittingbourne

Artificial pitch? No Problem. Three Sittingbourne players going off injured in the first hour? No Problem. Tom Loynes having to play at left-back for 30 minutes? No Problem. Sizzling Sittingbourne outclassed Horsham to record their biggest win for nearly two years (since a 6-2 victory down the road at Peacehaven). It took them up to a thoroughly deserved […]

Boreham Wood 0-1 Ebbsfleet United

Danny Kedwell’s second-half penalty delivered a precious, long-awaited win for the Fleet who had gone nine, largely frustrating matches without a three-point haul. Daryl McMahon won’t mind how they come and while this result might have been a narrow win, it was a well-worked, tactically shrewd triumph with a second-half performance that cancelled out the […]

South Park 2-2 Hythe Town

Hythe Town lost a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 at high flying South Park on Saturday afternoon.

Cray Wanderers 3-1 Herne Bay

An injury and suspension hit Cray Wanderers side secured an impressive win over Herne Bay in this Kent derby thanks to a hatrick from centre forward Michael Power who put in a fine display of how to play the number nine role with his link up play, holding the ball as well as finding the […]

Charlton Athletic 1-1 Bury

It was another frustrating‎ afternoon at The Valley, as Charlton had to settle for their first draw of the season.

Whitstable Town 6-5 Lancing

What a rollercoaster of a game as neither deserved to lose but in the end Whitstable got over the line in extra time. This was a superb game for the neutrals but for the managers and supporters of either club it was nerve wracking.

Gills Ladies 1-3 C&K Basildon

Gillingham Ladies suffered a home defeat as C&K Basildon ran out victors at Chatham Town FC on Thursday night.

The Non League Weekend Preview

With another round of FA Cup matches over, the county’s football clubs can return their focus to league action this weekend.

Rochdale v Gillingham preview

Gillingham head to Rochdale this weekend looking to make it back to back wins in League One.

Havant and Waterlooville v Welling United preview

After two cup defeats in a week, Welling United are back in league action with a visit to Havant and Waterlooville.

Charlton Athletic v Bury preview

Charlton go into Saturday’s game with Bury looking to end a two match losing sequence.

Folkestone Invicta v Hendon – Preview

Two sides who found themselves in the relegation scrap towards the end of last season, but who have made bright starts to the current campaign, meet at The Fullicks Stadium on Saturday when second-placed Hendon are the visitors with hosts Folkestone Invicta currently four points but seven places lower in the Bostik Premier Division table.

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Walker – questions need to be asked

Walker – questions need to be asked

Kent head coach Matt Walker said there were questions to answer after the match against Derbyshire at Chesterfield was abandoned without a ball bowled in the entire game.

Kent frustrated again in Derbyshire

Derbyshire’s final home game of the season looks destined to end in a complete wash-out after no play was possible for the third day running in the Division Two match against Kent at Chesterfield.

Frustration for Kent at Chesterfield

Derbyshire remain “committed” to staging first-class cricket at Chesterfield despite another blank day in the Division Two match against Kent.

Stevens – Catches win matches

Darren Stevens claims Kent will need to brush up on their slip fielding skills during the close season if they are to successfully pursue the county’s No 1 ambition of sealing championship promotion next season.

Kent game meanders to a draw

Not even a badly damaged finger could prevent Gareth Roderick from keeping Kent at bay on the final day of Gloucestershire’s Specsavers’ County Championship game in Bristol.

Kent game in the balance

It will take a significant performance of note, with bat or ball, on the final day of this Specsavers’ County Championship game at Nevil Road, to see one of these two sides push on to victory.

Bancroft puts Gloucestershire in charge

Cameron Bancroft carried his bat for an unbeaten 206 as Gloucestershire were bowled out for 385 by Kent on the second day of the Specsavers County Championship match at Bristol.

Honours even at Bristol

Overseas signing Cameron Bancroft registered a maiden Specsavers County Championship hundred against Kent in his final appearance for Gloucestershire before returning to Australia.

Hart records piece of history

Kent County Cricket Club scorer Lorne Hart had the honour of inking Jimmy Anderson’s 500th Test wicket into the record books on Friday.

Kent pull off Durham draw

Kent’s Sam Billings returned from the migraine which had laid him low for two days to defy Durham, and their record-breaker Graham Onions, in the Specsavers County Championship match at Chester-le-Street.

Kent game heading for a draw

Only 29 overs were bowled in three sessions on the third day of the Specsavers County Championship match between Durham and Kent at Emirates Riverside.

Wickets tumble in Championship game

Kent skipper Sam Northeast scored more than half his side’s runs before he was last out for 110 in the Specsavers County Championship match against Durham at Chester-le-Street.

Kent on top at Durham

Four years after leaving Durham, Mitch Claydon returned to haunt his former team-mates as Kent had the better of the 32 overs on day one of the Specsavers County Champsionship match at Chester-le-Street.

Beckenham crowned Premier League champions

Beckenham are Premier League Champions after a resounding 158 run victory over Holmesdale.

Stevens reaches PCA landmark

Kent’s veteran all-rounder Darren Stevens again proved that there is no substitute for experience by becoming only the second player to reach the 5,000 points landmark in the Professional Cricketers’ Most Valuable Player Rankings this week.

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Brands Hatch set for BTCC finale

Brands Hatch set for BTCC finale

Two contenders will duel for the biggest prize in British car racing at Brands Hatch next weekend at the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season finale on the Kent venue’s legendary Grand Prix circuit.

Winning return for Hawkey

Esmee Hawkey returned to racing action in the GT Cup at Donington Park last weekend and asserted herself by qualifying third and taking victory in Saturday’s second sprint race.

Racing excelled at Buckmore Park

A cool and dry circuit greeted the competitors for the fifth round of the BPKC summer championships at the parkland Chatham circuit and though the entries were down the racing excelled.

Eaton swaps to HARD. Ginetta for final round

Abbie Eaton will contest the final round of the SRO British GT Championship at Donington Park in the Team HARD. run 2016 Ginetta G55.

Disappointing weekend for Conway

The Texas heat provided hard work for Mike Conway and the #7 TS050 HYBRID as they could only manage a 4th place finish in the sixth round of the 2017 World Endurance Championship.

Highs and Lows for Hill at Silverstone

23 Year-Old BRDC ‘Rising Star’ Jake Hill put in an outstanding performance in qualifying for the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, putting his TAG Racing VW CC a superb fifth on the grid, a career-best so far.

Tough weekend for Team Shredded Wheat

Team Shredded Wheat Racing with DUO endured a tough weekend at the ‘Home of British Motorsport’, Silverstone during rounds 25, 26 and 27 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship over the weekend. Despite showing impressive race pace, the Kent-based team suffered an incredible run of bad luck, recording two DNF’s during Sunday’s action, […]

Success for Jewiss at Silverstone

It was another successful weekend for Kiern Jewiss in the ninth round of the Ginetta Junior Championship, as he extended his lead in the Rookie Championship at Silverstone.

Tough weekend for Byrne at Oulton Park

Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne had a challenging day at Oulton Park on Sunday with the five-times and defending champion scoring a best position of 7th in the two MCE British Superbike Championship races to slip back to third overall in the title chase.

First podium for Ray

Bradley Ray continued his impressive rookie season in the MCE British Superbike Championship by taking his first podium in the premier series. 

Bushell crowned Clio Cup Champion

Mike Bushell might not have won a race at Silverstone in the penultimate round of the Renault UK Clio Cup Championship, but that won’t matter as he was crowned the 2017 champion.

Dixon still in contention

An heroic ride by Jake Dixon in the opening MCE British Superbike Championship race at Oulton Park on Sunday ensured the 21-year old and the RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki team remained in Showdown contention with five races still remaining.

Best ever qualifying in the BTCC for Hill

After showing promise in free practice, TAG Racing’s Jake Hill put in a superb lap to place his Team HARD-run VW CC a storming 5th overall – his best-ever qualifying in his Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship career so far.

Dixon remains in BSB for 2018

Jake Dixon will return with the Lee hardy Racing team in 2018, building on an incredible MCE British Superbike Championship campaign this year, securing a position in the Showdown for the first time.

Byrne remains with PBM for 2018

With the 2017 showdown getting into full swing this weekend at Oulton Park, PBM have confirmed that Shane Byrne will continue to ride for the team next season. 

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London Raiders 5-4 Invicta Dynamos

London Raiders 5-4 Invicta Dynamos

A brave fightback in the last period wasn’t enough to avoid defeat for the Dynamos when they started their cup campaign in London.

Stoke 43-47 Kent Kings

Kent SLYDE Kings signed off their regular Travel Plus National League season up at Stoke on Saturday night with a sixth win in the last seven league matches – a superb run of form which ends with the Central Park Stadium-based side separated from top spot only by points difference

Stoke v Kent Kings – Preview

This Saturday the Kent SLYDE Kings travel to Loomer Road for their final Travel Plus National League fixture against Stoke. This fixture had previously been for a fortnight previous but was postponed due to the bad weather in Staffordshire that weekend.

Chamberlain makes Dynamos exit

Forward Bobby Chamberlain has departed the Invicta Dynamos having been offered a position within his family’s business back in Hull with defenceman Arran Strawson now taking over the club captaincy.

Kent Kings confirm play-off dates

October promises huge excitement at Central Park Stadium as the 2017 Kent Speedway season reaches its thrilling conclusion.

Plant to play first tournament as a pro

Kent golfer Alfie Plant will make his debut as a professional when he plays in the Portugal Masters at Dom Pedro Victoria GC at Vilamoura starting on Thursday.

Kelso wins English Boys title after play-off

Kent’s Jacob Kelso won a four-hole play-off to triumph in the weather-hit English Boys’ County Champion of Champions tournament at Woodhall Spa GC.

Blog: Holcombe – The New Campaign

“As far as I’m concerned, the league has just re-set, and everyone’s starting on zero.”

Kent Kings 49-41 Birmingham

The Kent SLYDE Kings ran out 49-41 winners in Monday evening’s Revenge Challenge match against the Brummies.

Buxton 47-43 Kent Kings

The Kent SLYDE Kings missed the opportunity to go top as they slipped to a 47-43 defeat at Buxton. The Kings still claim a consolation point for losing by less than 7 points.

Invicta Dynamos 3-2 Swindon Wildcats

The Invicta Dynamos made it the perfect weekend with victory over Swindon Wildcats after just nine seconds of overtime.

Runners up spot for quartet

Walmer & Kingsdown were beaten by Littlestone in the final of the Kent Junior Foursomes at Mid-Kent Golf Club on Saturday.

Eastbourne 40-49 Kent Kings

The Kent SLYDE Kings reigned supreme in Sussex with a 49-40 victory over Eastbourne which sealed the Kings Play Off position. Eastbourne had not been beaten at home in official competition since joining the National League at the beginning of the 2015 season.

Cardiff Fire 1-4 Invicta Dynamos

The Invicta Dynamos picked up their first win of the season in Cardiff with Adam Rehak on fire scoring all four goals.

Canterbury 41-7 Broadstreet

In the lead up to this game Head of Rugby Andy Pratt said he wanted the Marine Travel Ground to be a fortress where visiting teams knew they were in for a rough ride.

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