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The Kent Non-League Football Podcast
67 minutes | May 24, 2022
Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 217
It's the last show of the season - but we go out on a high as we speak to Bromley manager Andy Woodman after his side made history by winning the FA Trophy, and the Ravens boss tells us about the preparation he put in for the game with Wrexham, how he told matchwinner Michael Cheek he'd score at Wembley and compares his playing success to managerial triumph at the famous stadium. We also hear from Sheppey United chairman Matt Smith after their incredible campaign which saw them win four trophies, and he discusses his hopes for the future and reflects on just how far the club has come. We also discuss the heartbreaking end to the season for Ebbsfleet United as their promotion hopes ended in extra time at Dorking Wanderers, and have some more breaking news as Dartford sack their boss Steve King. We reflect on a memorable campaign across the leagues, and get no joy as we try to ring a manager live to discuss one of our favourite moments of the season. Plus there's all the rest of the chat, including The Shining, Monkeypox and starting school on your birthday. Thanks for listening this season and we'll be back for 2022/23! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
58 minutes | May 18, 2022
Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 216
It's our penultimate show of the season and most of it is recorded with one of us on location at the Kent Senior Cup final! Before all that though, Bromley fan Machel St Patrick Hewitt gives us a supporters' perspective on their season as a whole and looks ahead to their Wembley date in the FA Trophy this weekend. Dartford were crowned Kent Senior Cup winners, and after two late goals, striker Ade Azeez was named man of the match. We hear his thoughts on the game, and the season as a whole for the Darts. Folkestone Invicta manager Neil Cugley discusses how he managed to get such a strong side together, the efforts of his side throughout the campaign and looks ahead to next season. Plus there's all the rest of the news from around the county including looking ahead to Ebbsfleet's play-off final, the latest managerial comings and goings and all the rest of the usual chat and nonsense, including Plato's number, misplaced swearing and Grace. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
82 minutes | May 11, 2022
Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 215
A bumper show this week with five interviews, including two men who have swapped the dugout at one Kent club for another. Firstly though we hear from Dartford winger Kalvin Kalala after his side's 7-2 win at Eastbourne Borough - but it wasn't enough for them to avoid the Eliminator play-off clash with Chippenham on Thursday. Maidstone United co-owner Oliver Ash reflects on his side's title success, the final-day scenes at the Gallagher and looks ahead to the challenges that await on and off the pitch. Jay Saunders is the man chosen to lead Tonbridge Angels into their new era on their 3G surface, he tells us why everything just felt right when he was given the chance to speak to the club. In Jay's place at Margate is Andy Drury, and the now former Whitstable Town manager tells us all about his switch to Hartsdown Park. And after his side were held by Dover, Bromley boss Andy Woodman discusses that draw, the challenges of competing at the top of the National League and has an eye on Wembley too... Plus we discuss great sporting films, Sunday picnics and lost more besides. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
86 minutes | May 4, 2022
Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 214
A celebratory mood for much of the show this week as we hear from four men who are celebrating promotion this week as the business end of the season pays out for a number of our clubs. Herne Bay boss Ben Smith tells us about their play-off win over Ashford, and the special person in his thoughts as his team secured their historic promotion. We also hear from Bay winger Kieron Campbell, scorer of the opening goal and involved in the second about his performance, looking ahead to the next level and his friendship with Zak Ansah. Ashford boss Tommy Warrilow also speaks after that game, a second successive play-off final loss for his charges and starts to ponder how next season will play out. We also hear from Sutton Athletic boss Dan Kelly after his side's extra-time win to take them into the SCEFL Premier Division, and Maidstone United goalkeeper Tom Hadler reveals why his girlfriend is probably as happy as him after they clinched the National League South title with two games to spare. Plus we discuss the huge managerial news from Tonbridge Angels, Welling's survival and all the rest of the news from across the county. Plus we talk bank holidays, change, arcades and a rare TV tip to avoid. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
81 minutes | Apr 28, 2022
Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 213
Plenty of drama on the final day of the season - and the start of the play-offs for our clubs. Larkfield & New Hythe booked their spot in the play-off final with a 1-0 win over near-neighbours Snodland. Larks boss Kris Browning tells us about that win, his hopes for the weekend final, the progress the club has made and getting more than 500 through the gates at Step 6. Snodland manager Luke Wallond reflects on his first full season in charge and looks ahead to a bright future for his team despite their narrow loss in that semi-final. There was late drama in the SCEFL Premier Division on the final day - Lordswood boss Richard Dimmock tells us about their achievement in staying up, why he couldn't watch the crucial moment and his hopes for the future, while Dominic Wynter-Stephens, the man who kept his nerve to score the late penalty which saved his side tells us all about it. Holmesdale manager Lee Roots reflects on a job well done for his team this season and looks ahead to next year after the end of the 2021/22 season. There's all the rest of the news, including title winners, relegation sufferers, play-off winners and two new managers, plus lots of the other chat and nonsense, including the return of "wally" as an insult, Snoop Dogg, golf and a social media graphic fail... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
86 minutes | Apr 21, 2022
Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 212
As the season comes to a close for most of our clubs this weekend, we've got four interviews for you this week, all from different divisions and with different stories to tell! Stansfeld joint-manager Billy Hamlin reacts to his side winning the SCEFL Division One title and discusses their phenomenal season, his own ban from the dugout and their hopes for next season. Ashford United know that two home wins in the play-offs will see them secure promotion - we speak to manager Tommy Warrilow ahead of them, and he also tells us about the experienced players in his squad, injury worries and the long-term plans at Homelands. There was a landmark moment for legendary striker Andy Constable at the weekend - he tells us all about his 400th goal in senior football, how he's still going strong at 43 and how he's not ruling out playing on. And Warren Feeney speaks after his side came from 3-0 down to get a point at Eastbourne Borough on Friday to move off the bottom of the table. All that and lots more besides, including yellow stickers, best before dates, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and a very special competition with an actual proper prize! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
83 minutes | Apr 13, 2022
Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 211
Four interviews on this week's show after another packed weekend of football. Sheppey United super-sub Michael Hagan reflects on his impact from the bench as the Ites retained the Kent Senior Trophy by coming from behind to beat Hollands & Blair. Blair boss Scott Porter gives us his reaction to the defeat and believes the future is bright for his young side. One of Porter's former clubs, Whitstable Town, are bidding not to drop into the SCEFL themselves, and player-boss Andy Drury is confident that his in-form team have what it takes to get out of the drop zone. They drew at Corinthian on Saturday, and Hoops boss Michael Golding gives us his reaction to that game, and the challenges he's facing as he gets ready for next season. There's all the rest of the news as Chatham and Stansfeld secure promotion, while there's more managerial changes and loads more to discuss. Plus we talk pressure washing, Nicolas Cage playing himself and find out how Matt's food rationing experiment went... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
70 minutes | Apr 6, 2022
Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 210
Three interviews from the Southern Counties East League this week as the season hurtles towards an exciting finale. Chatham Town manager/chairman Kevin Hake speaks after his side missed out on the chance to secure their promotion following a draw at Punjab United, while Punjab boss Chipie Sian is ambitious about next season as his team finish the current campaign strongly. We also speak to Hollands & Blair defender Luke Exall as his side prepare to face Sheppey United in this weekend's Kent Senior Cup final. There's all the rest of the news from across the county, including new managers, relegation battles, play-off pushes, reaching Wembley and more besides. Plus we talk dentists, golf, "Smart" motorways and trying to eat on £2.50 a day. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
81 minutes | Apr 1, 2022
Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 209
Better late than never, we've got four interviews for you to enjoy this week. Sheppey United manager Ernie Batten talks after the win at Rusthall which put his side on the brink of a promotion which they achieved three days later, discussing his side's season as a whole, teams raising their game against them and the possibility of getting 102 points and not winning the league. Rusthall boss Jimmy Anderson marked 100 games in charge with the defeat to the Ites, but insists his side have what it takes to get out of the drop zone. Neil Smith is back in the dugout - albeit the same dugout as he used to be in - and gives us the inside track on his appointment at Cray Wanderers and why he was happy to be back, and as Smith's former club chase a return to Wembley in the FA Trophy, winger Luke Coulson tells us about his injury, why Wembley would mean so much and the belief his side can turn their league form around. Plus there's all the rest of the usual chat and nonsense, including snow, Taylor Hawkins, Rook's the Butcher and more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
85 minutes | Mar 23, 2022
Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 208
This week we hear from Dover Athletic chairman Jim Parmenter after his side's relegation from the National League was confirmed, and he discusses what the future holds for the club next season as they return to National League South. Hythe Town player-manager James Rogers tells us about their win at Whitstable, trying to move away from the foot of the table and why he hopes to be able to drop himself soon, and Lordswood manager Richard Dimmock discusses his side's win at Bearsted and their huge clash with Tower Hamlets this weekend. Plus Non-League Day founder James Doe chats to us ahead of the return of the event this weekend, and we've got all the rest of the news from across the county, including two new managers, tight title races, cup semi-finals and goals galore. Plus there's the usual chat and nonsense including the clocks changing, Stranger Things, early nights and more besides! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
75 minutes | Mar 17, 2022
Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 207
Another packed show this week with three more interviews in the can! New Welling United manager Warren Feeney speaks to us after watching his first game in charge end in defeat, and he discusses that loss, his hopes for the rest of the season and why his Bulgarian experience will help at Park View Road. Beckenham Town were 9-1 winners at the weekend, and assistant coach Phil Wilson talks us through that win, the contentious forthcoming trip to Jersey and why he loves being on the sidelines. Herne Bay manager Ben Smith discusses their push for the play-offs and why they decided not to appeal the decision to award a game against them. And we've got lots more besides, including the FA Trophy, impending Dover relegation and all the rest of the news from across the county, plus Matt's had a pint and stayed up past his bedtime, so, well, you know... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
88 minutes | Mar 9, 2022
Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 206
Another bumper show this week, with three interviews from across the game in the county. Margate winger Ben Greenhalgh tells us why it was an easy decision to sign on for another campaign at Hartsdown Park and talks about his work coaching youngsters at Dartford. Harry Hudson discusses his bright start to being at the helm of Sevenoaks Town and how he's managed to bring in almost a whole new team and Dover defender Jake Goodman reflects on their defeat at Barnet - and we discuss the bigger picture for the doomed Whites. There's all the rest of the action from across the county and lost more besides, including England C, broken bones, James Martin and our tributes to Shane Warne. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
76 minutes | Mar 2, 2022
Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 205
After last week's shorter effort, we're back with a packed show with three great interviews. Maidstone United manager Hakan Hayrettin discusses the defeat in the top-of-the-table clash with Dorking and insists the title race is far from over. Erith Town chairman Mark Deveney tells us why now was the right time to give manager Adam Woodward a new three-year contract and talks about the bright future the club has. And Erith & Belvedere joint-manager Danny Murphy discusses the need for better pitches in the SCEFL, the visit of promotion favourites Sheppey United and why plans are already afoot for next year. Plus we talk Trigger Point, Peugeot, Chinese meals, pancakes and a defunct Margate restaurant... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
48 minutes | Feb 24, 2022
Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 204
This week, Glebe chairman Rocky McMillan gives us the inside track on why he sacked manager Harry Hudson, the support he's received this week and the future for the club. Dartford captain Tom Bonner reflects on their good form and hopes for the rest of the season, and we look ahead to a massive game at the top of National League South. Plus we've got all the rest of the news from across the county and some - but not as much as usual - of the usual chat, including the storm, poker and being alone in a big department store. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
66 minutes | Feb 16, 2022
Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 203
Jon and Matt hear from Phoenix Sports manager Steve O'Boyle after he lifted his side off the foot of the Isthmian League South East table with a win in a six-pointer against Whitstable. It's been a week to remember for Deal Town striker Connor Coyne and he discusses the five goals which took him to a club milestone as well as his hopes to upset the big-spenders. There's all the rest of the news from across the county, including the departure of a long-serving manager and some late call-off nonsense. Plus there's all the usual chat, including niche podcasts, the incoming storms, paying for COVID tests and lots more besides. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
83 minutes | Feb 10, 2022
Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 202
Five interviews this week after another busy seven days in the world of non-league football in Kent. Tonbridge Angels goalkeeper Jonathan Henly reflects on their defeat to Eastbourne Borough and looks ahead to their FA Trophy clash with Bromley. We hear from both managers after Dartford and Welling play out a six-goal thriller, as well as Margate's Head of Recruitment Steve Miller. And Corinthian assistant boss Paul Sawyer discusses their continuing progress in the Isthmian League, why he is glad to be back in the game and the challenges of coaching his own son. Plus we talk Valentine's Day, throwing your shoes away, loving animals and lots more besides. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
63 minutes | Feb 3, 2022
Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 201
In this week's show we speak to Billy Bennett after he captained Sheppey United to glory in the 2020 Kent Senior Trophy, and he explains how they hope to make history by retaining the cup soon and how it can be a catalyst for the rest of the season. Keith Bird has won two of his first three games at Canterbury City and he tells us how happy he's been with the start to his reign and his hopes for the future. We've got all the rest of the news from across the county after a busy few days on the pitch, including a mammoth comeback and a 7-0 away win which both happened at the same place! Plus we talk literature, pre-planning for pandemics, Wordle and a sensational pizza... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
70 minutes | Jan 27, 2022
Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 200
We're back from our break and we've got two reasons to celebrate - not only is it our 200th episode, but, for the first time this season, Dover have won! We hear from boss Andy Hessenthaler after that win, and Matt talks us through his emotions, going viral on Twitter and his red-hot phone. We also hear from Grant Basey after his Cray Wanderers side were beaten 2-0 at Lewes, and he talks about his time at the helm and hopes for the future. Plus we reflect on all the rest of the action in a busy period, and of course reflect on our milestone, including the answers to our quiz and lots more besides! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
68 minutes | Jan 13, 2022
Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 199
In this week's show, we catch up with Tonbridge Angels boss Steve McKimm after their dramatic win over Hungerford, and he also discusses the FA Trophy, hastily rearranged long trips and plans for a 3G pitch at Longmead. Tunbridge Wells play their first game of 2022 on Saturday as they head west to face Bridgwater in the FA Vase and their manager Richard Styles looks ahead to that clash and discusses their season so far. Plus there's all the rest of the news from across Kent, including late call-offs and big games to come. Plus we talk rubbish (literally as well as figuratively for a change), Stay Close, Ted Lasso and more besides. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
72 minutes | Jan 6, 2022
Kent Non-League Podcast - Episode 198
It was Chatham Town who came out on top in the battle of the SCEFL big-hitters, and we have reaction from both camps. Chatham midfielder Jordy Robins discusses how important it was to win the game, doing the dirty work and why they have to back up the result on Saturday, while Sheppey United boss Ernie Batten takes their first league defeat since 2019 in his stride, remaining upbeat despite the loss. We also hear from Welling United boss Peter Taylor after their win at Dulwich and discuss the rest of the action from another busy weekend across the county. And we talk Christmas lights, New Year's Eve and listening to podcasts before you go to bed... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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