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Kinnear commits to the Cannons..........

Midfielder, Chris Kinnear has become the sixth player to commit to the club for next year by agreeing contract terms.  Chris joined us late last season from Tonbridge Angels playing sixteen games and scoring two goals.

 

 

More announcements will come next week……


Club News.....

The club held it's final Supporters get-together in the clubhouse on Wednesday 9th May and a large number of fans attended. Apart from hearing updates from the Manager, the Chairman and the Secretary, there was an open forum where all were encouraged to have their say. This led to a number of ideas being put forward, all of which will be discussed at the next Board meeting in early June. 

 

However, the number one topic was the formation of a Hythe Town Football Club Patrons group, the aim of which will be to help us compete against other Kent non-league clubs, many with higher average attendances who already have similar funding groups in place. It was suggested that membership of such a group could be set at variable levels with the highest level being suitable perhaps for commercial sponsors who would receive a good level of publicity locally should they so wish. 

 

Full details will follow in due course but in the meantime anyone interested in taking part in this group at any level is asked to register that interest by e-mailing the Club Secretary at   martinandsuegiles@gmail.com  or writing to the postal address 21 Wych Elm Way Hythe Kent CT21 6QE

 

 


Campbell commits for the new season....

Further good news for the club as Kieron Campbell has agreed a new deal with the club and will be under contract for the new season.

 

 

Kieron originally joined the club during the 2016-2017 season and has played 67 games scoring eight goals. 


News update.....

The club can announce that Ryan Johnson has decided to move on and will not be with us next season. Last season’s club captain played 112 games scoring five goals. Ryan will be sorely missed and we thank him for his time at the club. Good luck Ryan for the future. 

 

Also leaving is centre back, Callum Emptage who was only able to play two games due to a serious injury and has re-joined East Grinstead Town. Again we wish him well for the future.

 

 

A further player has confirmed he is remaining with us and that is Connor Sanders who joined us from Canterbury City. He is having a minor ankle operation during the summer and will return to the team in September.  


Dickenson signs for another year.....

The club are delighted to confirm that defender, Mitchell Dickenson, has committed to Hythe Town for a further twelve months as he has signed a new contract covering the 2018-2019 season. Mitchell was an integral part of the team last year playing 45 games and scoring three goals. 


A young supporters view.......

As the dust settles on the season, young Hythe Supporter Tom Ellerby aged 12 has looked back at his version of proceedings of the last game of the season against Corinthian-Casuals.

 

MATCH REPORT: HYTHE TOWN 1 CORINTHIAN CASUALS 1

Today was a must win game. At the start of the day, we were in 6th place, the lowest play off place in the league. If we won, we would finish inside the play off places. The Cannons remained unchanged from their 3-0 victory against East Grinstead Town.

 

Even after the first 2 minutes, it was clear it would be an emphatic end to end match. Only a few minutes in, Hythe produced a promising attack, with some great skill from Kieron Campbell only producing a corner. Just moments later, another great attack by Hythe ended with Ryan Palmer firing across the face of goal. A minute later, Casuals produced a good attack, firing just over the bar. Just after that, Hythe’s Liam King came forward, but a sudden stutter meant they could not capitalise.

 

Later on, a rocket shot from Palmer was saved by Corinthians keeper Gareth Williams. Casuals were making sure that defender Nathan Daly was sticking tight to forward Liam King, but allowing the skilful Kieron Campbell to run riot down the left-hand side.

 

Hythe’s defending was good enough, but after Harry Olloway’s effort was cleared off the line, the defenders began passing the ball about inside their own penalty area, which thankfully ended up with a Hythe goal kick.

 

Throughout the first period, Hythe were able to put some good passes forward, but they didn’t always meet their own players. Near the end of the first half, Corinthians came forward, but the shot was tipped over the bar by Hythe number 1 Will Godmon. Hythe were using the wings very well as usual but letting the dangerous Casuals forward Odunaike get forward too much. At half time, the two teams went into the changing rooms just as they started.

 

In the second period, Jerson Dos Santos came on for Liam King, and he certainly made an impact. Casuals were able to get forward but couldn’t execute the chances. After one miss, a goalkeeping error at the other end meant Dos Santos fired wide after a great break.

 

Only 10 minutes later, Zak looked like he was the Ansah, as the Ghanaian under-20 international put Hythe in front late into the game, and the crowd went completely bananas. During the rest of normal time, Hythe had to try to defend their best ever, clearing their lines after a Corinthians attack. But sadly, the fairy-tale was not to be, as Harry Ottoway put the ball past Godmon in the second of many minutes of added time, breaking Hythe hearts.

 

Minutes later, there was a big argument between both teams, but neither team had any players cautioned. Not long after, the final whistle blew. Hythe had crashed out of the play offs, after Walton Casuals’ win just down the road at Ashford. No promotion this season, but it gave Hythe a good chance to plan for next season.

 

Line-up: Godmon, Kisitu (Stirman 90+5), Webster, Kinnear, Johnson, Dickenson, Palmer, Oldaker, Ansah, King (Dos Santos 64), Campbell

 

Goals:Hythe Town: Ansah 80, Corinthian Casuals: Ottoway 90+2

 

 

Report by Tom Ellerby, aged 12

 

A big thank you to Tom and I am hoping that you will be able to help me a little bit next season


Bostik League South 2018-2019...

The new structure of the Bostik League South for 2018-2019 has been announced. The new 20 team structure will see a number of clubs move. The make-up is as follows:

 

Ashford United

Hythe Town

Cray Wanderers

Phoenix Sports

East Grinstead Town

Ramsgate

Faversham Town

Sevenoaks Town

Greenwich Borough

Sittingbourne

Guernsey

Thamesmead Town

Hastings United

Three Bridges

Haywards Heath Town

VCD Athletic

Herne Bay

Whitstable Town

Horsham

Whyteleafe

 

More details can be found on the Bostik League website at http://www.isthmian.co.uk/new-season-new-structure-new-clubs-50509

 

 


Forthcoming events at Reachfields....

Saturday May 19th FA Cup Final in the clubhouse   Bar opens 4pm Kick off is 5.15pm

 

England World Cup games The clubhouse will be open for England v Panama on Sunday 24th June KO 1PM  Bar open from noon,  and England v Belgium on Thursday June 28th  KO 7PM  Bar open from 6pm.

 

We will review our opening policy for later matches depending on the group results and numbers attending the club. 

 

Please note that we will NOT be open for the opening game versus Tunisia on June 18th


Sam wins Manager of the Month......

Hythe Town manager Sam Denly has been named Bostik League South Manager of the Month for April. Congratulations Sam-it is fully deserved in giving us a nail biting end to the season. 


End of Season Awards

Hythe Town held their end of season awards evening last Saturday and can confirm that the prizes were awarded as follows:-

 

Supporters Player of the Season: Ryan Johnson

Player’s Player of the Season: Ryan Johnson

Manager’s Player of the Season: Zak Ansah

Golden Boot: Zak Ansah

Website Award: Charlie Webster

 

Player of the Month Awards:

September: Mitchell Dickenson

October: Will Godmon

November: Will Godmon

December: Ryan Johnson

January: Ryan Palmer

February: Darren Oldaker

March: Zak Ansah

 

April: Salvyn Kisitu


Charlie Webster commits for another season......

The club are delighted to announce that Charlie Webster has signed a contract to commit to Hythe Town for next season. Charlie has so far played 72 games scoring five goals since signing from Tonbridge Angels at the start of the 2016-2017 season. 


Hythe Town FC dedicated offers......

Please check out the Hythe Town FC website by clicking on the Cannons logo (fourth down in the left hand menu) for offers specifically designed for Hythe Town FC supporters. It’s a great way for you to make and save money whilst at the same time donating money to the club without any cost to yourselves. Please check for offers on a regular basis as they are continually updated.

 

Your support would be very much appreciated.

  



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