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Hythe get three points ...........
Hythe Town 2 Sittingbourne 1
Ryman League Division One (South)
Saturday 25th February 2017
Hythe Town eventually held on to take all three points in a 2-1 win at home to Sittingbourne on Saturday afternoon.
The Cannons dominated the first half but a combination of some poor finishing, lack of luck and great goal keeping kept the half-time score down to 1-0. Within the first five minutes the hosts created three chances as firstly Ben Wilson curled a free kick over the bar and then Jay May looped high towards Dean Grant who scooped the ball also over the cross bar. Jerald Aboagye was then to pull the ball back to Matt Newman who fired just over. The pressure continued as Wilson sent in a shot they produced the first great save from Sittingbourne keeper Simon Overland who pushed the ball around the post. The pressure was rewarded on 19 minutes as The Cannons took the lead. A Sam Adams corner found Craig Cloke who directed the ball towards goal and May was on hand to ensure the ball crossed the line.
At this stage of the game it was one way traffic as on 26 minutes Aboagye delivered another cross that found May whose header was blocked by Overland. Grant was next to threaten as he broke in from the left but he pulled his attempt wide. Sittingbourne had to wait until 31 minutes for their first goal scoring opportunity as Jono Richardson headed wide from a Josh Wisson cross. However that was a rare attack from the visitors as a long range dipping shot from Newman went just over the bar. Overland was again to deny Hythe as Adams delivered in a free kick that found Grant who had his header tipped over the bar. Sittingbourne had their second chance on 36 minutes as Gil Carvelho broke through but Dave Cook did well to block. One more chance for Hythe before the interval as an Aboagye centre found Adams who pulled his shot wide.
The second half started in the same fashion as Hythe should have been two up after 46 minutes. Aboagye sent in a deep cross that found Wilson but he fired wide from close range. Wilson was then to send in a free kick that was headed over by Cook. Sittingbourne had an attempt as Carvelho hit a long range shot wide of the target. However the chances were still falling for the hosts as Wilson sent in a cross finding Adams to side footed against the cross bar. The pressure turned into a second goal on 61 minutes as Ryan Johnson fed the ball into Grant who slotted home.
Overland was back in the action on 65 minutes as substitute Frankie Sawyer passed into May whose rifled shot was well saved. Josh Burchell was next to threaten as he ran onto the ball and fired high over the bar. Sittingbourne were to narrow the gap with ten minutes to go as substitute Jason Ngandu hooked the ball home from the far post. As the visitors looked for an equaliser, Hythe were reduced to ten men as Cook was sent off for a second yellow card. Sittingbourne pressed for a late equaliser but a breakaway from Kieron Campbell ended with another fine save from Overland.
Hythe held on for the three points that takes them one place outside the play-off as they prepare for Tuesday night’s game at Reachfields against Hastings United.
Team: Joe Mant, Jerald Aboagye, Josh Burchell, Ryan Johnson, Craig Cloke, Matt Newman (Kieron Campbell 75 mins), Dave Cook, Sam Adams, Jay May, Dean Grant (Frankie Sawyer 64 mins), Ben Wilson.
Scorers: Hythe Town – Jay May 19 mins, Dean Grant 61 mins. Sittingbourne – Jason Ngandu 80 mins.
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Join the Reachfields backroom team.......
The club are in urgent need of another match-day steward to help with some general duties in and around the ground. There are some benefits but this would mostly suit a supporter who already attends games and who would like to get a little more involved with the club.
We are also looking for an active person who can help with pitch preparation during the week and in the close season.
If you are interested in either of these posts please phone 07908 763101 for more details, or call into the Club Office on any match day.
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