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Ebbsfleet United defeated a primarily young visiting Charlton side on Wednesday evening thanks to Matt Godden’s 75th minute penalty.
A young Addicks team, captained by Chris Solly, went down to a 1-0 defeat against Ebbsfleet on Wednesday evening.
There were some entertaining games played on Tuesday night as Kent’s sides were in pre-season action.
Maidstone United and Welling United played out an entertaining game at the Gallagher Stadium with the Wings claiming the spoils with a comeback win.
Gillingham continued their unbeaten pre-season form as goals from Amine Linganzi, Luke Norris, Antonio German and Brennan Dickenson was enough to see off Dartford on a sunny and warm Tuesday evening at Princes Park.
Bromley travelled to newly promoted Ryman League Div One South side Whyteleafe and played their first ever senior game on an artificial pitch running out convincing winners in an entertaining game.
There are some great pre-season fixtures for football fans to enjoy across Kent over the coming days.
Three days after the announcement that West Ham and Stephen Henderson had agreed to cancel the player’s contract, Henderson signed a three-year deal at The Valley.
Margate Football Club have begun the task of forming a new senior ladies team to compete this season.
There were plenty of exciting games for fans to enjoy on Saturday as many of Kent’s sides went head to head in friendlies.
Sweltering temperatures greeted Welling United and Gillingham as both teams continued to build up fitness and try out new players prior to the start of the new season.
On an incredibly hot afternoon Bromley and their local Championship neighbours Millwall served up a very entertaining match at Hayes lane.
The future of Reza Ghoochannejhad has been the subject of speculation recently, with some suggesting he has already left the club.
An Eden Park Avenue record attendance of 2,135 watched on as the 2013/14 Kent Senior Trophy and SCEFL Cup winners Beckenham Town came out with much credit and many positives despite losing 4-1 to a skilful Crystal Palace youth development squad – The crowd was such that the kick off was delayed by 20 minutes.
There are plenty of pre-season fixtures to enjoy this weekend with many of Kent’s non league clubs in action.
A new sporting venture has captured the imagination of children across the County and as far away as the townships of Sierra Leone.
Kent play Surrey in the final round match of the 2014 Royal London One-Day Cup, the result of which will decide the 2014 Champions.
The Kent Women’s side will be at the T20 Final’s Day after bouncing back in style to secure their place.
Nine wickets in the game from Darren Stevens helped Kent to an 89 run win against Surrey in the County Championship at Guildford.
The Kent Cricket Women’s team suffered their first defeat of the season, losing by four runs to Surrey on Day One of the Regional Finals at Hayes Cricket Club.
Kent built up a lead of 239 runs as their vital Championship game with Surrey remains finely poised going into the final day at Guildford.
Kent put in a disciplined effort with the ball as they fought hard on the second day of their Championship game with Surrey at Guildford.
Round one of the National T20 Cup competition starts on Tuesday with the Kent Women’s Cricket team aiming to retain the title they won in 2013.
Kent’s batsmen worked hard to see them into a decent position at stumps on the first day of their Championship game against Surrey at Guildford.
Kent spinner James Tredwell will spend another month on loan with Sussex playing County Championship cricket.
Sam Northeast was surprised by the out of the ordinary weather conditions after Kent’s game with Somerset was halted by high winds and an electrical storm.
Calum Haggett is set to make his first Kent appearance of the season after being named in the 12-man squad for the Championship game against Surrey.
Kent Spitfires completed a Duckworth-Lewis win over Somerset on Friday night in a game curtailed by heavy winds and an electrical storm.
Sam Northeast has admitted that Kent’s inability to close out tight games is what cost them their place in this year’s NatWest T20 Blast competition.
Sam Northeast feels his game is in good shape after returning to the Kent first team with a match winning century against Leicestershire last week.
Team HARD’s Tom Barley will make his debut in the Michelin Clio Cup Series race at Brands Hatch this weekend.
Ross Twyman made a huge step-up last weekend as he took to the track in the National Superstock 600 race at Brands Hatch.
This weekend represents the biggest challenge for Oman Racing as they head to the 24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps for the Blancpain Endurance Series.
Teenager Nathan Heathcote will be making his debut in the Swift Sport Rallycross when it heads to Pembrey this weekend.
A bold call by Mike Conway in the second Grand Prix of Toronto race meant that the Brit roared to his second victory of the season.
It was another solid weekend for Kent based Jota Sport after a second place at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.
On a difficult weekend at Brands Hatch Shane Byrne walked away with the title ‘King of Brands’ after an entertaining day of racing on Sunday.
Jake Dixon had another excellent weekend in the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship with a pair of fourth place finishes.
The Junior Blue and Formula Blue classes were invited to take part in today’s race meeting at Buckmore Park, a day which surprised us with perfect weather conditions; that is, until the very last race.
Jota Sport are back in action this weekend as the latest round of the European Le Mans series takes to the track at the Red Bull ring in Austria.
Mike Conway is back on track this weekend as the IndyCar series moves to Toronto for its latest double header.
Jota Sport will be looking for further success this weekend as the latest round of the European Le Mans Series takes to the track at the Red Bull ring in Austria.
Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne will be fighting a host of international rivals for his seventh race victory of the season this weekend when the popular MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship comes to Brands Hatch.
So here is the blog about my first trip to Spa, Belgium for the next rounds of the VW Cup.
The HSCC graced the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit at the weekend with its yearly HSCC Super prix, boasting a huge entry list throughout all of the classes.
Anthony Leone will once again don the ‘C’ of captain for the Invicta Dynamos in 2014/15 after the 31 year old penned a contract for a third consecutive term in Kent – his seventh campaign at the Silver Blades altogether.
Teams from the English Premier League and National Ice Hockey League will face each other next season in a revamped English Challenge Cup competition.
Cyclists are being invited to ride alongside Cyclothon UK sporting heroes with riders to compete for prizes on the legendary Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit.
The Kent Kings’ captain Simon Lambert was in fine form as he retained the Kent Laurels for the WJ Cearns Trophy, fending off eleven other riders at Central Park, Sittingbourne on Monday evening.
On Tuesday my place in the British Team for the European Championships in Zurich was confirmed! Yay!
Simon Lambert defends his Kent Laurels title on Monday at Central Park when the attention shifts away from team action to the pursuit of individual glory in the 40th staging of this famous event for the WJ Cearns Trophy.
Over 75 players competed in the inaugural footgolf tournament over at Orpington Golf Centre at the weekend.
There was late drama as time ran out on the Kent Kings at Central Park, Sittingbourne on Monday evening as they were narrowly beaten by the runaway leaders the Cradley Heathens in their latest fixture of the National League.
Kent CTA Fire Kings’ luck certainly deserted them ahead of the weekend with travel chaos and illness hampering preparations, however this didn’t stop them coming back to Kent with victory.
The summer is here and with it comes British Cycling’s Sky Ride Local programme in Kent.
Following the success of last year’s inaugural Summer Camp, and the positive feedback received from attendees and parents, Maidstone Hockey Club have announced that they will again be running a hockey camp this year.
Forward Nicky Lewis has become the sixth player to make the Invicta Dynamos roster ahead of the 2014/15 campaign after the lively winger committed for a sixth term at the Silver Blades Gillingham.
There was some really bad luck for the Kent Kings at Central Park, Sittingbourne on Monday evening as they were deservedly beaten by the Mildenhall Fen Tigers in their latest fixture of the National Trophy.
An investment of £3000 by Kent Company BCTEC has seen an increased level of participation in sport at The John Wallis Academy in Ashford.
Blue liner Arran Strawson will remain with the Invicta Dynamos in 2014/15 after the defenceman agreed to stay in Kent for a third term having signed from the Wightlink Raiders back in 2012.