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The Cannons are delighted to announce the signing of experienced centre back Scott Doe from Welling United. The 32-year-old started his career in the youth set up at Swindon Town.
He went on to play for Weymouth and Kettering Town before he settled down at Dagenham & Redbridge where he played a total of 299 appearances in two spells. He has also represented Boreham Wood, Whitehawk, Billericay Town, Dover Athletic and Romford.
Scott played in the friendly at home to Maidstone United.
Hythe Town 1 Maidstone United 2
Pre Season Friendly
Thursday 29th July 2021
A dominant performance from Hythe resulted ended in a 2-1 defeat to Maidstone United on Tuesday night.
The Cannons had the first chance on 31 minutes, as Jordan Sarfo made a run into the box, playing the ball to Alex Brown who missed an open goal. Luckily, it was Sarfo who scored Hythe’s opener in the 43rd minute. Darren Oldaker’s corner was headed away, with the rebound going to Sarfo, who tapped the ball in. Unfortunately, it took Maidstone only a minute to reply. There were calls for a handball against Maidstone, who took advantage of Hythe’s lapse of concentration to give the ball to TT Walters, whose shot from outside the box beat the keeper to send the Stones level.
The first chance of the second half went against the Cannons, who allowed Alfie Pavey a header in the box, but he blasted the ball past an open goal. Two minutes later, in the 57th minute, captain Charlie Webster made a run into the penalty area, with Tom Hadler saving the shot. The rebound went out to Alex Brown; however, he was unable to control the header. Maidstone managed to get a late winner on 88 minutes, as a cross from Roarie Deacon was turned into the net by Hythe’s George Sibley.
Despite the result, the performance was very encouraging going into the new season. Hythe’s final pre-season match is away at Margate on August 7th, before returning to Reachfields for our opening game of the season against Corinthian on August 14th.
Hythe line-up: A Trialist, Liam Smith, Nathan Gordon, James Rogers, Eli Benoit, Scott Doe, Charlie Webster, Darren Oldaker, Noel Leighton, Jordan Sarfo, Alex Brown. Substitutes: Tom Walmsley, Jacob Gilbert, Jarred Trespaderne, George Sibley, A Trialist
Scorers: Hythe Town – Jordan Sarfo 43 mins. Maidstone United – TT Walters 44 mins, George Sibley (OG) 88 mins
Report by Tom Ellerby
Bearsted 1 Hythe Town 3
Saturday 24th July 2021
A depleted Cannons side put up a good performance as they easily brushed past Bearsted in a 3-1 away victory on a warm Saturday afternoon.
Hythe dominated from the start and were ahead after 12 minutes as Darren Oldaker planted a free kick on the edge of the area coolly into the corner of the net. It could have been two four minutes later as Alex Brown got on the end of a Charlie Webster cross slamming the ball against the upright.
On 18 minutes they did take a deserved 2-0 lead as new signing Jordan Sarfo surged down the left putting in a cross that managed to get through to Noel Leighton who after a couple of stabs managed to poke the ball home.
The Cannons made it three on 24 minutes as another Oldaker free kick was spilled by the Bearsted goalkeeper and Alex Brown was on hand to tap in the rebound. The hosts managed to narrow the gap on 36 minutes as a ball was sent into the Hythe penalty area and it was side footed past Hythe keeper Will Godmon.
The second half was a lot quieter with a couple of notable chances as firstly Godmon was called to make a point blank save and then at the other end a Tom Walmsley header was tipped over by the Bearsted keeper.
It was a comfortable win for Hythe as they now look forward to their next pre-season fixture at home to Maidstone United on Thursday evening (29th July 2021) with kick off at 7:45pm.
Scorers: Hythe Town-Darren Oldaker 14 mins, Noel Leighton 18 mins, Alex Brown 24 mins. Bearsted-Unknown 36 mins
Attendance: H/C 101
Hythe Town are delighted to announce the signing of winger Jordan Sarfo and Jacob Gilbert to the squad for the new season.
Jordan has impressed in pre-season and comes to club having played for Bedfont Sports before the pandemic. He also had a spell at Bedfont & Feltham.
Young midfielder Jacob Gilbert joins us from Maidstone United where he came through the youth set up- He did spend sometime last season at Haywards Heath Town on dual registration and also represented Lordswood in the recent Post-Lockdown Trophy.
We are also pleased to announce that Frannie Collin is stepping up into a player-coach role at the club.
Congratulations Frannie and welcome Jordan & Jacob....
Saturday June 26th Away v K Sports 1-1 Scorer Noel Leighton
Saturday July 3rd Away v Deal Town 0-3
Saturday July 10th Home v Kennington 0-0
Tuesday July 13th Home v Canterbury City 1-0 Scorer Morgan Willliamson
Saturday July 17th Away v Folkestone Invicta 1-2 Scorer Alex Flisher
Tuesday July 20th Home v Tunbridge Wells 1-1 Scorer Noel Leighton
Saturday July 24th Away v Bearsted 3-1 Scorers Darren Oldaker, Noel Leighton, Alex Brown
Thursday July 29th Home v Maidstone United 7.45pm
Saturday August 7th Away v Margate 3pm
Hythe Town can announce a new sponsor to the club...
Global B2B marketing agency commits support to club close to home.
Realia Marketing, the integrated marketing agency that works for ‘brands that benefit life’ has committed to supporting Isthmian League, South East Division side, Hythe Town for the 2021/22 season.
Paul Williamson, Managing Director commented “Realia works with market leaders in drug delivery, property insurance and construction right across the globe including the Nordics, Western Europe and North America. Although we are a global agency, giving something back to our East Kent home has always been of real importance to us. We are delighted to be doing our bit to support a club that is a focal point for the local community.”
“COVID-19 has caused huge amounts of anguish to so many. And, of course for football, the impact has been keenly felt, not just in terms of the missing social interaction for the fans, but also in terms of income for the club. We are grateful to sponsors such as Realia Marketing, as we collectively look to recover from the effects of the pandemic” John Dowsett, Vice President, Hythe Town FC.
Notes to editors:
Improving people’s lives. For us, that is the true measure of success. Every one of our clients’ businesses is complex. But at their core, they all make a positive difference to people’s lives. And it is our job to tell the world how they do it.
Realia is an award-winning, integrated marketing agency supporting several market leading national and international brands in the property insurance supply chain, construction, and drug delivery industries.
We use our real-time, real-world insight to define complex messages clearly, create a compelling proposition and deliver value at every stage, for every level, with every stakeholder. By delivering integrated thinking, we ensure consistency of message, maximise resource, reduce our impact on client time and deliver engaging ideas, brilliantly.
Our core services include: Marketing consultancy; Strategic development and planning; Brand creation, definition, and re-positioning; Market research and evaluation; Concept creation; Copywriting; Graphic design; Public relations; Direct marketing; Media planning and buying; Event Management, Web build, promotion & social media; and Campaign evaluation.
For more information, please call
Paul Williamson t. 01303 262101, e. firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.realia.co
Admission prices to Reachfields for the coming season (due to commence August 14th) are again frozen.
Season ticket holders from last season will be invited to pay an upgrade price of £25 and their old tickets will remain valid. Those wishing to purchase new season tickets will be advised of arrangements in due course.
Balcony ticket holders are invited to attend as before with nothing extra to pay. Would any persons NOT intending to use their places please let us know.
It is anticipated that there will be extra balcony passes available this season--again details to follow.
Finally, after all of the disruption caused by the pandemic it is intended to hold a supporters evening in the bar as soon as we are able, so please watch out for further details.