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Stream like a dream

Almost 1,200 people checked out a stream of Maidstone United under-23s match on Saturday afternoon.

StonesTV provided live coverage of the Guru Nanak friendly via YouTube, to road test the technology ahead of the new season.

With stadium capacities around the country set to be reduced due to coronavirus, watching matches online could become as common as Zoom meetings.

StonesTV producer John Gooch said: “There’s clearly an audience out there for this. We had about 400 watch from start to finish and another 800 dipping in and out and watching large chunks.

“Nothing beats being at the Gallagher but in the short term streaming is a way of trying to fill that void and keeping fans close to the action.”

If you missed Saturday’s stream, highlights of the 7-0 win are available to watch online.

Try the stream experience this Saturday when the Stones U23s welcome VCD Athletic to the Gallagher. The link will be available later this week.