Cray Wanderers 5 Hythe Town 0
Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round
Sunday 25th August 2019
Hythe went down 5-0 at BetVictor Premier Division Cray Wanderers in the Emirates FA Cuo on a hot and sticky Sunday afternoon at Bromley.
This was thanks to two goals each from Tom Murphy and Joe Taylor with Bradley Pritchard getting the other one.
Full report to follow.
Team: Ryan Nicholls, Ryan Cooper, Charlie Webster (Luke Blewden 67 mins), Chris Kinnear (Elliott Capel 67 mins), Callum Adonis-Taylor, Ollie Rowe, Adam Woollcott, Tom Carlton, Frannie Collin, Stephen Okoh (Rhys Bartlett 80 mins), Aaron Simpson.
Scorers: Cray Wanderers - Tom Murphy 9 & 39 mins, Joe Taylor 45 & 90 mins, Bradley Pritchard 63 mins.
Hythe Town are delighted to announce the signing of Aaron Simpson from Gillingham.
The 20-year-old attacking midfielder was on loan at Margate the season before last and turned down a new contract at Priestfield this summer. He did play two EFL Trophy games for the first team at Gillingham.
He did play a couple of games for us in pre-season and has now decided his immediate future is at Reachfields.
Hythe Town v Whitstable Town
BetVictor Isthmian League South East
Tuesday 20th August 2019
Hythe Town 2 Whitstable Town 0
BetVictor Isthmian League South East Division
Tuesday 20th August 2019
Hythe Town comfortably ran out 2-0 winners in their local derby against Whitstable Town on Tuesday evening at Reachfields.
The early pressure all came from the Cannons as they started brightly but had to wait twelve minutes for their first attack on the Whitstable goal as Tom Carlton surged through and appeared to be brought down in the penalty area but the referee adjudged it to be a fair challenge. However, within a minute Hythe were ahead as the ever- dangerous Carlton unleashed a shot from 20 yards that smashed against the inside of the left hand upright and into the net to make it 1-0. The hosts continued to press as Charlie Webster crossed into Frannie Collin who met the ball with his head forcing Whitstable keeper Dan Eason to tip the ball over at full stretch.
Hythe were dominating this period of the game without getting a second as a Carlton cross found Collin who headed wide. The Oystermen had to wait until 31 minutes for their first meaningful opportunity as former Hythe stalwart, John Walker crossed into Aaron Millbank whose header looped into the arms of Hythe keeper Ryan Nicholls. Whitstable were now looking more of a threat as Millbank forced Nicholls to push the ball around the post for a corner.
Hythe still looked overall the better side in the second half as Luke Blewden found Collin who scooped the ball over the bar and then Carlton went on another blistering run but his final effort lacked power and Eason, another ex-Cannon, collected the ball easily. Whitstable had their best chance of the match on 67 minutes as Tom Bryant headed over from an Osman Proni corner. At the other end Stephen Okoh laid the ball off to Carlton who sent a curling shot that was tipped wide by Eason.
The Cannons were to seal the three points with just ten minutes to go as Carlton forced Eason to block with the ball rebounding to Rhys Bartlett who made no mistake as he fired home. There was one more chance for Whitstable to narrow the gap on 82 minutes as a cross from Tarik Ibrahim was cheekily back flicked by Osman Proni just wide of the target but the Cannons held on to gain the three points which were a great relief after the heavy defeat last Saturday.
Hythe will now have a daunting visit to Premier Division Cray Wanderers on Sunday (25th August 2019) in the FA Emirates Cup Preliminary Round with a 3pm kick-off.
Team: Ryan Nicholls, Ryan Cooper, Charlie Webster, Chris Kinnear, Callum Adonis-Taylor, Ollie Rowe, Adam Woollcott (Elliott Capel 76 mins), Tom Carlton, Frannie Collin (Sid Sollis 84 mins), Luke Blewden (Rhys Bartlett 64 mins), Stephen Okoh.
Goals: Hythe Town - Tom Carlton 13 mins, Rhys Bartlett 80 mins.
We are looking for a couple of ball boys for this season. This would best suit existing supporters who would be available for most matches on Saturdays and occasionally Tuesdays.
If interested please ring 07908 763101 or just come up to the club office at any home game