Our next game will be on Easter Monday (22nd April 2019) as we visit Whitstable Town in the league. Kick off is 3pm. There is NO game on Saturday.....
Ground: Belmont Ground, Belmont Road, Whitstable, CT5 1QP. (31 miles)
Directions: M20 to Junction 10, take Kennington Road/Willesborough Road and join A28 to Canterbury. In the city turn left onto Rheims Way, straight on at the next roundabout and the left past West Gate Towers and stay ahead onto A290 to Whitstable. Cross the Thanet Way and turn right at the next roundabout. At Tescos turn left, signed Crematorium. At the bottom of the hill turn left into Grimshill Road, and the ground and car park is down a track on the right.
Sunday 28th April 2019 - Brewmaster v Market Hotel
Ashford & District Sunday League - Bodkin Cup Final
Bar will open at 1:30pm for all these games. All Games kick off at 2:30pm
Hastings United 1 Hythe Town 1
Bostik League South-East
Saturday 13th April 2019
Hythe Town came away from Pilot Field with a well-earned point as they drew 1-1 with Hastings United on Saturday afternoon.
It was a cagey start to the game with both teams testing each other out with the early chances coming mainly for Hastings. After only one minute a curling shot from ex-Cannon Sam Adams from just outside the penalty area sailed over the bar and then Jordy Mongoy turned and shot but that had the same result. The hosts continued to look the more likely as an Adams cross was headed over by Bradley Stevenson. Stevenson who is on loan from Gillingham continued to be a “thorn in the Cannons side” throughout the game as he forced Hythe keeper George Kamurasi to save down to his right.
Kamurasi had to be at his best to tip over a shot from Daniel Ajakaiye but it was Hythe who took the lead with their first meaningful attack of the game on 26 minutes. Charlie Webster fed the ball through to Sid Sollis who took his time to place his shot past Hastings keeper Louis Rogers for his fifth goal since returning to Reachfields. The remaining chances in the half came from the hosts as firstly Jack Dixon drove a shot straight into the arms of Kamurasi and then Ajakaiye rattled the upright with Dixon following up sending his effort wide. Two efforts from Stevenson then forced saves by Kamurasi as the Cannons held on for a half time lead.
The second half started with Stevenson again in the action as Kamurasi parried away a shot on 48 minutes. At the other end a neat one-two between Sollis and Zak Ansah ended with the latter having his attempt deflected wide. However, it was Hastings who were having the lion’s share of the chances as Adam Lovett was again denied by Kamurasi and then Stevenson curled a shot wide. In between a Ryan Palmer corner was headed over by Mitchell Dickenson. Hastings came close on 68 minutes as Sam Cruttwell slammed a shot against the cross bar but the pressure was eventually rewarded as the hosts equalised on 69 minutes. Kamurasi saved well but the ball came out to Stevenson who finished neatly from close range.
Hythe were to have the next chance as Kieron Campbell threaded the ball through to Ansah who had two attempts that were both saved by Rogers. However, Hastings still were looking for the winner as they increased the pressure. Ajakaiye had a shot blocked away for a corner and then the ball found its way to Davide Rodari but his scissor kick went over the bar. Despite the efforts of the hosts to steal the points it was again Ollie Rowe and Dickenson who stood firm in the centre of the Hythe defence. Hythe nearly stole the points two minutes from time as Sollis pounced of a defensive error from Rodari but as the Hythe striker broke through Rogers was quick off his line to prevent any damage. There were a couple of opportunities for both sides in the dying minutes as Tom Carlton curled a free kick from the edge of the penalty area over the home cross-bar and then at the other end a shot from Rodari was deflected away for a corner and from the resultant kick a header from Gary Elphick was held by Kamurasi.
Eventually the teams had to settle for a point each that sees Hythe remain in seventh place but are without a game on Saturday so their next fixture is an interesting visit to Whitstable on Easter Monday (22nd April 2019) with a 3pm kick off.
Team: George Kamurasi, Salvyn Kisitu, Charlie Webster (Jack Smith 89 mins), Elliott Capel, Ollie Rowe, Mitchell Dickenson, Ryan Palmer, Tom Carlton, Zak Ansah, Sid Sollis (Tom Walmsley 85 mins), Kieron Campbell.
Scorers: Hastings United – Bradley Stevenson 69 mins. Hythe Town – Sid Sollis 26 mins.
Hythe Town v Ashford United
Bostik League South-East
Saturday 6th April 2019
Hythe Town FC will be holding fundraising and presentation night
Saturday 4th May 2019 7pm start until late.
Live music by the legendary rock band The Treblemakers tickets
At Hythe Town FC, Reachfields.
Tickets available from the bar at the game on Saturday or you can reserve in advance by ordering from John Dowsett by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.