The club can announce another player who has committed to the Cannons for 2019-2020 as central defender, Ben Fitchett has signed for the new season. Ben joins us from Margate with whom he came through the ranks. He also had a short spell with Erith Town.
He joins Frannie Collin (pictured with Secretary Martin Giles signing his forms for Hythe on Saturday afternoon), Chris Kinnear, Sid Sollis, Ryan Cooper, Charlie Webster, Ollie Rowe and Tom Carlton who have already committed for the new season.
More news is expected to follow over the next week.
The club can announce that, following a successful loan period last season, a deal has been agreed with Margate FC for striker Sid Sollis to sign permanently for Hythe Town for the forthcoming season. Sid has had two spells with us on loan playing 38 times and scoring 13 goals.
We can also advise that coach Steve Nolan has left the club due to other commitments. Joining the management team is former Tonbridge Angels and Herne Bay player Lee Browning who was forced to retire from playing two years ago following a nasty head injury.
The club are delighted to announce two more signings for the new season.
First experienced striker, Frannie Collin has joined us from Margate. He started his career with Gillingham where he made nine first team appearances before moving onto Dover Athletic. He has also had spells with Tonbridge Angels, Maidstone United, Leatherhead and Hastings United.
Also joining is former Cannon Ryan Cooper. A Left Back, Ryan comes to us from Canterbury City for whom he joined last season from Faversham Town. He started his career in the Dartford Academy. He then joined Leatherhead before he signed for Faversham Town. He was with us in season 2013-2014 when he played 29 games. He also had spells with Folkestone Invicta, Sittingbourne, and Maidstone United.
We are pleased to announce our first batch of pre-season fixtures for 2019-2020 beginning with an attractive game at home to Folkestone Invicta...
The games are as follows:
Saturday 20th July 2019 Home v Folkestone Invicta
Tuesday 23rd July 2019 Away v Hollands & Blair
Saturday 27th July 2019 Home v Aveley
Tuesday 30th July 2019 Home v Lordswood
Saturday 3rd August 2019 Away v Margate
Tuesday 6th August 2019 Away v South Park
Saturday 10th August 2019 Home v Tilbury.
The club are delighted to confirm that four players have already committed to the club for next season.
Chris Kinnear, Ollie Rowe, Tom Carlton and Charlie Webster have all signed for season 2019/2020.