Club News 2017/2018

Hythe sign Dos Santos...........

We are pleased to announce the signing of highly experienced striker Jerson Dos Santos from Corinthian-Casuals. Jerson has already scored five league goals this season. Manager, Clive Cook said “ I am excited to bring the boy to this football club and he is a great addition to our squad He is a natural goal scorer and I looking forward to working with him-welcome to the club Jerson.”

Jay May leaves for Margate- Sid Sollis joins......

Jay May has left the club to join Margate. Jay played 19 games for us scoring six goals. Coming the other way is young striker Sid Sollis who joins on a long term loan from Margate. The Westerham based 18 year old played in the youth set up at Tonbridge Angels where he made six first team appearances scoring two goals.

Player update at Reachfields......

There are a number of changes been made at Reachfields over the last week or so. Firstly leaving the club are goalkeeper Joe Mant who has joined VCD Athletic. Joe was a loyal servant of the club while he was here playing 101 games. Also departing is Matt Newman who has returned to Folkestone Invicta. We wish them both every success at their new clubs.


Joining the club is former Margate left back Tommy Cooney (pictured). He is 22 years old and played most of his career in the north including a spell with Morecambe. He will go into the squad for the game away at Thamesmead Town.   

Hythe sign ex-Gillingham defender.....

Hythe are delighted to announce the signing of 20 year ex-Gillingham defender, Mitchell Dickenson. Highly rated, Mitchell, made two appearances for the Gills with his senior debut in the EFL Trophy game against Luton Town back in August 2016. He made one league appearance as he came on as a first half substitute at Bury in March 2017. During his time at Gillingham he had loan spells at Whitstable Town, East Grinstead Town and Hastings United.

Pre-season friendlies programme .....

The result of pre-season friendlies are:


Sunday 9th July 2017 Away v Folkestone Invicta Lost 1-4 Scorer: Miller

Saturday 15th July 2017 Home v Tilbury Won 1-0 Scorer: Loynes

Tuesday 18th July 2017 Away v Sheppey United Lost 2-3 Scorers: Campbell & Cook

Saturday 22nd July 2017 Away v Peacehaven & Telscombe Won 3-1 Scorers: Grant 3

Tuesday 25th July 2017 Home v Crowborough Athletic Won 2-0 Scorers: Grant 2

Saturday 29th July 2017 Home v Dorking Wanderers  Lost 0-1

Tuesday 1st August 2017 Away v SC Thamesmead Drew 1-1 Scorer: Jay May

Saturday 5th August 2017 Home v Bowers & Pitsea Lost 4-5 Scorers: Kieron Campbell 2, Jordan Johnson- Palmer, & Sam Adams,


Hythe sign Johnson-Palmer.........

We are pleased to announce the signing of midfielder Jordan Johnson-Palmer. The former Guildford City, Metropolitan Police, & Molesey player impressed in the pre-season friendly against Peacehaven & Telscombe.

The Cannons on tour.................

A few notable members of the Board and Supporters on tour in Gibraltar. A challenge to anyone who takes a photograph with a Cannons Scarf in an exotic holiday destination then send them to me and we will put them on the website.

Hythe Town announce new captain.................

Hythe Town Manager, Clive Cook, is pleased to announce that the Club Captain for the 2017/18 season will be Ryan Johnson, with Sam Adams as the Vice- Captain. Both players are pictured here in the new Home and Away shirts, sponsored by Premier Marquees.

Cannons sign Emptage......

The club are pleased to announce the signing of defender Callum Emptage who joins from Hastings United. Callum started his career via the Gillingham youth set up. He spent some time last season on loan at East Grinstead Town. 

Clive Cook's update...........

Hythe Town manager Clive Cook has been busy since the end of the season preparing for 2017-2018. He advises:-


Firstly-Craig Cloke...Clokey has left the club to play his football elsewhere, basically to give himself another challenge in football. He has been a great servant to this football club on and off the pitch and will be missed by myself and the rest of the dressing room.  He is passionate about his football and a very good leader of the team and well respected in all other football clubs we play against. I hope it goes well for him in his next venture. I would like to go on record in thanking Clokey for everything he has done for me and Hythe Town. He will be welcome back anytime he wants to watch a game or have a beer-Thank you Clokey. 


I can also advise that the vast majority of last year’s squad have signed up for next season including Ryan Johnson, who had signed a one year contract, and Sam Adams. With some additional signings in the pipeline, I am optimistic for the new season.


Also joining the club are Michael Ward as coach and Donna Walker who will be the new physio. 


Keep an eye on the website for regular updates and news. 

Ashley Miller returns to Reachfields.......

Manager Clive Cook is pleased to announce the re-signing of former striker Ashley Miller who has joined from Folkestone Invicta. The former Gillingham forward will provide the team with more options up front. Ashley will be in his third spell with us have been on loan from the Gills in 2013 and then a longer stint in 2014-2015.


We expect further signing very soon so keep an eye on the website. 

Ryan Palmer joins the Cannons.......

Clive Cook is delighted to announce the signing of former Leatherhead, Hendon and Glebe winger, Ryan Palmer from Ashford United.


Clive said “Ryan is an exciting addition to the squad who will bring a new dynamic to the club”