Bewick The Next Ex-Cannon To Return!

A Cannon Once More - Sam Bewick
A Cannon Once More - Sam Bewick

Hythe Town FC are delighted to confirm the return of midfielder, Sam Bewick. Sam re-joins the club from our opponents on Saturday, high-flying Faversham Town.

Of course, most of you will remember Sam from last season, when he came into the squad for the final thirteen games of the campaign, to help steer the club away from the threat of relegation.

The highly-rated youngster originally signed for the club last summer, but had to sit on the sidelines for almost the entire season as he completed his rehabilitation from knee surgery.

Originally Sam came to the club from Herne Bay, who he had joined in the search of regular 1st Team football, leaving behind the ultra-competitive squad of then play-off winners Maidstone United.

However, the Stones lost one of their most highly-rated youngsters, as the year before Sam was their Supporters’ Player of the Year runner up after 50 appearances during the 2011-12 season. Sam has also had spells at QPR and Tonbridge Angels as a teenager.

Talking to the website, 1st Team Manager, Tim Dixon said - "I'm really pleased to have secured the signature of Sam Bewick. Speaking to people involved with the club last year, he is very well thought of both as a player and a person. I have watched him play for both Maidstone and Herne Bay and he has always caught my eye."

"The whole management team are really looking forward to working with him. He is a grafter and also likes a tackle as well as being a very good footballer. He is just the sort of player we need to help us with our battle to get further up the table. After speaking to him after the Faversham game...he can’t wait to get going."

Following the confirmation of his return to the Cannons, we also spoke to Sam about why he decided to end his time at the championship-chasing Lilywhites - "After a nightmare season last year with my injury, it was important for me to get game time and get back to playing at my best. Over the last few months it hasn't quite happened for me at Faversham so it felt like a change was needed."

"I was impressed with the club last season with the support I received during my injury, so it was a no-brainer for me to come back when Tim contacted me. Over the next couple of months we need to get results and get away from the relegation zone. The squad is better than the actual league table shows, so a nice unbeaten run will be a massive lift for the club and get us back at the right end of the table, come on you Cannons!"

Welcome back to the club Sam!

Originally Published - 01/02/15