The club are delighted to announce the loan signing of former Reachfields favourite, Sid Sollis from Margate.
Sid was with us on a similar loan deal last season making 29 appearances and scoring eight goals.
He will be on loan until the end of the season.
Greenwich Borough 2 Hythe Town 0
Bostik League South East
Saturday 16th February 2019
Hythe Town were deservedly beaten by a struggling Greenwich Borough team who showed more determination and desire as they went down 2-0 at the DRS Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Greenwich were first to threaten as new signing Ben Allen launched a shot high over the bar in the first minute. Hythe had their first effort on four minutes as Kieron Campbell played the ball onto Nigel Neita but home keeper Oliver Webber blocked well. Greenwich could have been ahead as early as the sixth minute as Teshaune Tyreece Walters broke free and was brought down by Hythe keeper George Kamurasi in the penalty area. Fortunately for Hythe, Allen sent his penalty kick way wide of the left-hand post and the chance was gone. Two minutes later Hythe had the ball in the net as Campbell played the ball into Zak Ansah who passed to Ollie Rowe. The defender bundled the ball over the line only for the referee’s assistant to flag for offside and the goal was ruled out.
Campbell did have an attempt on ten minutes but his shot rolled into the arms of Webber. On 17 minutes, Greenwich were to take the lead as they surged forward down the hill. Rowe failed to clear and Luke Leppard broke through slotting the ball home to make it 1-0. There was one more chance for the hosts as Ryan King-Elliott charged in but Kamurasi was quick to come out to block. The rest of the half saw both sides fail to create any meaningful chances and Greenwich were the happier team at the break.
The balance of play did not change in the second half but Hythe were to have the first opportunity as on 50 minutes Ansah sent a free kick from twenty yards high over the bar. Kamurasi was to deny Greenwich as Beati Valler fed Leppard but the keeper was quickly off his line to prevent a shot. A long-range effort followed from Hythe new signing Joey Taylor but it flew into Webber’s arms and then at the other end a dipping shot from Reece Cave sailed just over the bar.
Greenwich were to put the game out of the reach of the visitors on 62 minutes as Kamurasi firstly denied Leppard as the striker broke in but his second tackle was adjudged to have been unfair and a second penalty was awarded. This time Kayne Roberts was given the responsibility and he sent Kamurasi the wrong way to make it 2-0. Hythe had their best opportunity to get back in the game on 69 minutes as Webber blocked a shot from Neita with his legs and then at the other end a long-range effort from Rhys Paul sailed into Kamurasi’s arms. Hythe had their last serious attack ten minutes from time as they had a couple of shots before Neita’s final attempt was blocked.
It was a poor afternoon for Hythe who will have an opportunity to put things right next Saturday (23rd February 2019) as they entertain Guernsey at Reachfields. Kick off is 12:45pm.
Team: George Kamurasi, Salvyn Kisitu, Joey Taylor, Charlie Webster (Chris Kinnear 52 mins), Ollie Rowe (Jack Sammoutis 65 mins), Mitchell Dickenson, Ryan Palmer, Elliot Capel (Zach Fagan 60 mins), Zak Ansah, Nigel Neita, Kieron Campbell.
Scorers: Greenwich Borough Luke Leppard 17 mins, Kayne Roberts 62 mins (pen).
Hythe Town v Phoenix Sports
Bostik League South-East
Saturday 9th February 2019
All are invited to a manager's update at Reachfields on Wednesday 27th February--7pm for 7.30pm
This meeting was originally intended to be a Patrons and Sponsors event but we have decided to make it open to all interested supporters.
As well as the manager attending there will be an opportunity to speak to the Chairman and Directors and hopefully other key personnel.
We have received statements from a number of individuals (some of whom are independent of Hythe Town FC) that have raised serious concerns within the club about the incidents that occurred after the game at Faversham on Tuesday 5th February 2019. We wish to share these concerns with Faversham Town FC and are therefore preparing a communication letter to be sent to them(copied to the Football Association and the Bostik League).