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Walsall v Gillingham preview

Walsall v Gillingham preview

Gillingham head to Walsall this weekend looking to extend their unbeaten start to the League One season.

Cyclists’ ten club charity marathon

Maidstone-based policeman Darren Stock and his pal Lee French, a logistics’ manager, called in at the Fullicks Stadium on Thursday as part of a ten-club cycle ride around the county.

Accrington Stanley v Charlton Athletic preview

Charlton, as expected, completed the signing of talented Arsenal youngster, Krystian Bielik‎, on a season long loan on Thursday.

The Weekend Football Fixtures

The weekend is upon us and it is time to round up those fixtures that are taking place this weekend so that you can pick where you want to head for your football fix.

Truro City v Welling United – Preview

When Welling United were defeated at Eastbourne Borough, they bounced back quickly.

Bromley v Gateshead preview

Bromley return to National League action on Saturday afternoon when they entertain in-form Gateshead at Hayes Lane.

Midweek Results

There were plenty of goals in the games involving Kent sides this week, as we bring you a round-up of all the scores from the midweek fixtures. 

Cray Wanderers 2-1 Ramsgate

Cray Wanderers progressed through to the next round of the Kent Senior Cup thanks to a double from Freddie Parker against Ramsgate at Hayes Lane on Wednesday night.

Whitstable Town 4-3 Deal Town

The Hoops bowed out of the FA Cup in gallant fashion in Wednesday night’s thrilling extra preliminary round replay at The Belmont.

Addicks move for Arsenal defender

There are strong rumours linking Charlton with Arsenal Defender, Krystian Bielik.

Cray Wanderers v Ramsgate – Preview

Cray Wanderers play their first competitive home game of the season on Wednesday night when they entertain Ramsgate in the Kent Senior Cup First Round at Hayes Lane.

Millwall 0-0 Gillingham (3-1 on pens)

The Gills exited the Carabao Cup at the first round stage on Tuesday evening, as they lost to Championship side Millwall on penalties.

Ebbsfleet United 0-1 Sutton United

After drawing blanks at Stonebridge Road for years, Sutton earned their second 1-0 win on Fleet soil inside five months — but the home side will be kicking themselves for the manner of defeat as a self-inflicted goal handed the visitors the points.

Corinthian Casuals 1-3 Folkestone Invicta

Outstanding midfielder Kieron McCann produced another electrifying performance as Folkestone won a lively game of attacking football to beat the promoted Casuals on a good playing surface at the King George’s Arena on Tuesday night.

Welling United 0-3 Billericay Town

Although Welling United gave a good account of themselves, Billericay Town’s experience helped them to victory at Park View Road.

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Spitfires book Quarter Final place

Spitfires book Quarter Final place

Kent Spitfires downed South Group leaders Somerset by five runs in a high-scoring thriller in front of the Sky Sports cameras at Canterbury to book their place in the last eight of this year’s Vitality Blast T20.

Blake hoping Spitfires progress

Alex Blake says Kent have all to play for when they take on leaders Somerset in Thursday evening’s south group Vitality Blast clash in Canterbury.

Spitfires edge tight Beckenham win

Half-centuries from Alex Blake and Daniel Bell-Drummond helped Kent hold their nerve and land a three-wicket Vitality Blast T20 win over Middlesex with three balls to spare in Beckenham.

Kent frustrated by Sussex rain

Heavy rain during the day and late afternoon forced the abandonment of Sussex Sharks’ Vitality Blast south group game against Kent Spitfires at Hove, with both sides taking one No Result point.

Tredwell looking towards 2019 season

James Tredwell has started his recuperation from keyhole surgery on a chronic shoulder injury and is aiming to be fit enough to join Kent’s preparations for the 2019 season.

Spitfires outclassed at Canterbury

Miles Hammond’s quickfire first T20 fifty and 32 not out from Ian Cockbain eased Gloucestershire to their sixth Vitality Blast victory of the season in a top-of-the-table clash with Kent at Canterbury.

Spitfires thrash sorry Hampshire

Adam Milne and Marcus Stoinis spearheaded Kent’s attack as they bowled Hampshire out for 88 in a demolition at the Ageas Bowl.

Spitfires down Essex to go top

Despite dropping four catches in a sloppy fielding display Kent moved into first place in the Vitality Blast T20 south group following their 28-run win over basement side Essex in Canterbury.

Spitfires keen to get back winning

Three rain-ruined games in succession have left Kent with everything to play for if they are to progress from this season’s hard-fought Vitality Blast T20 qualifying campaign.

Spitfires frustrated by Cardiff rain

The game between Glamorgan and Kent at Sophia Gardens was abandoned as a draw without a ball being bowled, with the teams awarded a point apiece.

Rain beats Spitfires again

Kent’s Vitality Blast T20 clash with Sussex was abandoned 11.2 overs into the Spitfires’ innings as the hottest day of the year ended in a crescendo lightning, thunderstorms and a sudden deluge of rain over Canterbury.

Dickson backs Kent to bounce back

Kent’s ability to bounce back from adverse results will be fully tested once again on Friday when they welcome Sussex Sharks to The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence for a Vitality Blast T20 local derby (7pm start).

Kent beaten inside two days

Harry Dearden hit a quick-fire 50 to help Leicestershire spank Kent by 10 wickets with two days to spare in their Specsavers County Championship clash in Canterbury.

Wickets tumble at Canterbury

Leicestershire’s Ned Eckersley took five catches and top-scored on an attritional but fascinating opening day of Specsavers County Championship cricket against title-chasing Kent in Canterbury.

Rain the winner at Canterbury

Kent Spitfires and Surrey shared a point apiece after their Vitality Blast South Group clash in Canterbury was abandoned due to heavy rain during the innings break and after Surrey had posted a mammoth 250 for six – the fourth highest total in domestic T20 cricket.

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Conway targets success at home round

Conway targets success at home round

This weekend will mark Mike Conway’s home race in the two-year-long Superseason as the WEC paddock arrives in Silverstone for the third round of the season.

Paffett excels on home circuit

Gary Paffett had a weekend to remember on home soil as the Mercedes-AMG driver extended his championship lead to 29 points after finishing in 6th and 2nd place at Brands Hatch.

Jewiss maintains championship lead

Kiern Jewiss fought hard at Rockingham this past weekend to collect a total of 43 points, with two trips to the podium and a fifth-place finish, helping him to stretch out a 45 point advantage at the top of the British F4 Championship standings.

Motorbase back on the podium

Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher celebrated a return to the rostrum during rounds 19, 20 and 21 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, with Tom Chilton claiming his fourth podium of the season during an action-packed weekend of racing at Rockingham Speedway.

Double top ten for Lidsey

Increasingly competitive Renault UK Clio Cup driver Brett Lidsey took another big step forward in performance during the seventh event of the season at Rockingham in Northamptonshire over the weekend, with ninth and 10th place finishes in the event’s two races.

Paffett ready for home round

Leading the prestigious German touring car series at the halfway point of the season, Gary Paffett will be looking to add to his 27 point advantage at the top of the Drivers’ Standings as the series races in the UK for the first time since 2013.

Motorbase head to Rockingham

Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher heads to Rockingham Speedway this coming weekend for the seventh Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship meeting of the season, looking to fuel its championship challenge campaign as the series’ title battle heats up.

Jewiss heads to Rockingham

After a sensational start to life in single-seaters, Kiern Jewiss leads the 2018 British F4 Championship in his debut year by 29 points to his nearest rival, Ayrton Simmons, as the series arrives in Northants to contest round seven of the season.

Pidgley joins Team Hard

Ollie Pidgley will step into the fold at the Team HARD-backed outfit from Rockingham this weekend, with the 20-year-old signing a deal that runs until the end of the 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

Jewiss selected as BRDC Rising star

The championship lead, five wins and twelve podiums finishes in the 2018 British F4 Championship has not gone unnoticed, and Kiern Jewiss has been selected to join the most successful racing drivers from Great Britain and the Commonwealth at the British Racing Drivers’ Club.

Double podium for Dixon

Jake Dixon and the RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki team enjoyed another strong showing at round seven of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Thruxton on Sunday with second and third place finishes maintaining his second place overall in the title standings.

Lidsey focussing on strong start

Rockingham in Northamptonshire, one of the most unique challenges on the Renault UK Clio Cup calendar, will host rounds 13 and 14 of the season this coming weekend, where Brett Lidsey is confident of mounting a bid for a brace of top 10 results at the very least. 

DTM next at Brands Hatch

DTM, the world’s fastest touring car race series, returns to Kent’s Brands Hatch after a five-year absence on 11-12 August with the promise of breath-taking wheel-to-wheel action on the epic full Grand Prix circuit.

Chadwick creates history

Douglas Motorsport’s Jamie Chadwick and Carlin’s Nicolai Kjaergaard were the two winners at the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit last weekend, on a historic day at the Kent circuit. Chadwick’s victory was the first for a female driver in the long history of British F3, and came in the second contest of the weekend held this […]

Hawkey reflects on what might have been

Esmee Hawkey returned to action last weekend as the second half of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB season began at Snetterton in Norfolk. Hoping to build on a strong showing at Oulton Park in June, the teenager ran well in the build-up to Sunday’s races but struggled for grip in damp conditions on race day.

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Paul selected for European team

Paul selected for European team

Rob Paul has been selected in the Europe team for next month’s Fightmaster Cup against the United States, which is being played at Paul’s “home” course of Walmer & Kingsdown GC.

Kent Exiles set for Quarter Final

After winning their Southern Conference Division One East title last week Kent Exiles American Football team, take on Sussex Thunder from the Central division in the Play-off Quarter Final on Sunday afternoon at Beaverwood Sports Club as they look to make their way to Britbowl.

Five KSI World Champions at Kent Karate

Kimura Shukokai Karate club based in Maidstone were victorious at the recent KSI World Karate Championships held in Stockholm, Sweden.

Dame Kelly set for epic challenge

Double Olympic Champion and charity founder Dame Kelly Holmes will run, cycle and kayak across Malawi in support of improving nutrition – and is looking for 20 teammates to join her.

Kent Kestrels win SDL title

Kent Crayford Kestrels won the 2018 Southern Development League [SDL] title, retaining their 100% record in the competition with three wins against south coast opposition at Iwade on Sunday afternoon.

Asher-Smith looking to Olympics

Kent’s Dina Asher-Smith says her focus is now all on the run-up to the Olympics in 2020 after she confirmed an historic golden sprint treble at the European Championships in Berlin.

Asher-Smith claims 2nd European gold

Kent’s Dina Asher-Smith refused to jinx her historic treble bid after storming to 200m glory at the European Championships.

Canterbury 78-7 Bedlinog

The city club were far too quick and powerful for their Welsh visitors in  this first pre-season friendly as they piled up twelve tries.

Dynamos set up Slough Jets challenges

The Invicta Dynamos will warm-up for the 2018/19 campaign with a pair of challenge games against the Slough Jets.

Make mine a triple

Make mine a triple! That’s what’s happening at Iwade Speedway track this Sunday (12th. August) when the Kent ‘Crayford’ Kestrels go into action, completing their home matches in the Southern Development League [SDL] in one fell swoop: with the visits of the three opponents they’ve yet to host this season. 

Birmingham Brummies 45-45 Kent Kings

When these two teams meet at Perry Barr, the crowd can more often than not be guaranteed a last heat decider and again the visiting Kent SLYDE Kings suffered heat 15 frustration – seeing victory grasped from their reach by a 5-1 by the hosts, which led to a 45-45 draw.

Bainborough aborts Dynamos move

Invicta Dynamos Head Coach Kevin Parrish is back on the lookout for a netminder after goalie Ryan Bainborough cancelled his switch to Gillingham to sign for a club closer to his home.

Asher-Smith wins European gold

Kent’s Dina Asher-Smith made it a golden European sprint double for Britain after storming home in her 100m final on Tuesday night.

Eight on the trot for Kent Kings

A meeting which began with the crushing blow of losing their number one Steve Boxall, who received an immediate interim racing ban for a Speedway Control Bureau disciplinary offence, in the end gave the Kent management plenty of room for continued optimism, so well did their young charges respond to the unexpected adversity to take […]

Dynamos sign second import

The Invicta Dynamos have announced the arrival of a former Extraliga Champion and a forward with over 240 appearances in Slovakia’s top tier to his name after completing the signing of 25 year old import Edmund Piacka.

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