Whilst Becks have been focused on the possibility of securing a third place finish, suddenly – and unexpectedly – the runners-up spot now looks within their grasp! Second placed Herne Bay’s midweek draw at Erith Town leaves Becks just three points adrift, and whilst Herne Bay have a game in hand they have still to visit Eden Park Avenue on the last day of the season.

There is another twist in what is proving an intriguing end to the Kent League Championship race. Faversham Town are clearly “over the hill and far away” so far as the Championship crown is concerned. However, if recent rumours are to be believed there appears some doubt surrounding their ground grading approval. Speculation about who qualifies for promotion, or not, is notoriously rife at this time of the season. The Who’s Who of which clubs are coming and going is a seasonal game of prediction that seldom proves to be very accurate.


There still exists the question of ‘what happens?’ if in the unlikely event of Faversham not getting the expected “ground grading nod of approval” from the FA. Does that open the promotional door for Herne Bay – providing they secure the runners-up spot? If that is the case, could Herne Bay need a win in their last game against Becks to secure promotion and could a Becks victory rob them of a Ryman League place ????

A lot of the conjecture could be put to rest, unless Becks manage to get something from what looks like a difficult Easter Bank Holiday weekend. A Good Friday visit to Champions elect, Faversham Town, (and before there is a chance to digest more than a handful of chocolate eggs) it’s off to an Easter Monday seaside trip to face faltering Hythe Town.  Read more