New Chairman & Director Announced

New Chairman, John Dowsett - Photo Courtesy of Hythe Herald
New Chairman, John Dowsett - Photo Courtesy of Hythe Herald

Hythe Town FC are delighted to announce our new Chairman, John Dowsett (pictured), and new Commercial Manager, Peter Cuffe. John takes over from Paul Markland, who stepped down from the role in May after twelve years, having overseen the most successful years in our club’s history. Looking forward to pushing the club on even further, John said - "I have been a supporter for many years and have been to most home games in the last three years. We have a bright young manager - Read More


FA Cup & FA Trophy Draws

The draws have been made for the early rounds of this year’s FA Cup and FA Trophy competitions. All of Hythe’s opponents and potential opponents started last season in the Ryman South or North Divisions, and with the exception of - Read More


Double Award For Cook

It was a double celebration for Dave Cook and Hythe Town FC at the Ryman League's annual 'End of Season Presentation Evening.' As well as picking up the Golden Boot for the Ryman League Division One South with 27 league goals - Read More


Ryman League Division One South 2013/14 - Line-Up Announced

Following a meeting of the FA Leagues Committee, club allocations for Steps One to Four have been released, the size of our division has been extended by two to twenty-four ahead of next season.

 

Guernsey, last season's Combined Counties League runners-up become the first Channel Island club to compete at our level of the non-league pyramid, and have been placed in Division One South. Also, two sides have been promoted from the Sussex County League, champions Peacehaven & Telscombe and runners-up Redhill - Read More


Scott Captures Sam Bewick Signature

Hythe Town FC are delighted to confirm the signing of twenty-year old box-to-box midfielder, Sam Bewick. Sam joins the club from Herne Bay where he made eleven appearances last season, scoring two goals, and has also had spells at QPR and Tonbridge Angels as a teenager.

 

Sam originally moved to Winch's Field for more regular football, leaving behind the ultra-competitive squad of play-off winners Maidstone United. However, the Stones lost one of their most highly-rated - Read More


Welcome To Ryan Cooper, Farewell To Greg Smith

Hythe Town FC are delighted to confirm the signing of twenty-year old defender, Ryan Cooper. Ryan joins the club after leaving Sittingbourne following a successful season as part of an organised and disciplined side managed by the Ward brothers.

 

The Wards' side enjoyed a far better than expected season, finishing ninth in the Ryman South, an improvement of ten places on the season before. Predominantly a right-back, but a player who is capable of covering several positions - Read More


Welford Becomes First Summer Signing

Hythe Town FC are delighted to confirm the signing of striker Shaun Welford. Shaun joins the club after leaving Maidstone United, having captained the club to promotion via the Ryman South Play-Offs.

 

Our new signing scored 13 goals last season, despite being part of a rotated four man strike-force. During the 2011/12 season, he was the Stones’ leading goalscorer with 32 goals from 43 games. Of course, Hythe supporters know the kind of player they are getting, as Shaun scored twice against us in a Man of the Match display at Reachfields in January - Read More


Thank You Brendon

It is with regret that we bid a fond farewell to Brendon Cass, Brendon will go down in Hythe Town history as the man who finally fired us to Kent League Championship glory. Having signed at the start of the 2010/11 season, he went on to score 37 goals in 47 appearances that season, including being the player whose shot deflected off Tunbridge Wells keeper Michael Czanner to land us the Kent League title in the 89th minute of the final league game of that season.

 

Brendon had already scored two vital hat-tricks in the final five games of the championship run-in. One of which was completed in the 94th minute of a home game with Holmesdale that ended 3-2 after we had trailed 2-1 with twenty minutes of the game remaining. Crucial goals that if not scored would have handed Herne Bay the title that season - Read More



End Of Season Presentation Evening - The Winners Are...

On Saturday night Hythe Town FC held their annual End of Season Presentation Evening. It marked the end of another fantastic season for the club, with further steps forward, including a best ever final league position of 4th in only our second ever season in the Ryman South, which of course took us into the play-offs, again for the first ever time in our history! Well done to Scott, his management team, the players, and officials, and thank you to all our sponsors, volunteers, and of course the supporters, who all contributed to an excellent season. Finally lets not forget the brilliant individual performance of skipper Dave Cook, winner of the Ryman South Golden Boot with a stunning twenty-seven league goals from midfield - Read More


Thank You Paul

Everyone at Hythe Town FC would like to say a massive thank you to our outgoing Chairman Paul Markland. After taking over the helm more than twelve years ago, Paul has decided to step down due to increased work commitments. Paul has overseen the most successful years in our club’s history, including finding our feet in the Kent League after a decade of struggle before appointing current Manager Scott Porter, who in turn delivered the Kent League Championship in the 2010/11 season - Read More



Now Go Out & Finish The Job

Scott Porter has told his players to "finish the job" and end the season with promotion. Talking to Jack Wilson, Scott said - "We finished third in the Kent League in my first year, the pressure was on us to win the league in the second and we did that – and had an FA Cup run, and then we won the Kent Senior Cup and finished in the top ten in the third. Every year is a massive step forward for the football club but that's what I'm all about." - Read More

Cook Bags Golden Boot

It's a massive congratulations to our Captain, Dave Cook, who has won the Golden Boot for the Ryman League South! Dave said - "I just wanted to thank everyone at the club, and a big thank you to Scott and my old man for everything they do for us boys, you both are top gaffers, Blacky and Laney too. But I've got to thank all the boys because without them I couldn't get my goals and we wouldn't be where we are."



Cloke Eyes Play-Offs

Hythe Town are taking nothing for granted as they bid to seal a spot in the top five, but it hasn't stopped inspirational centre-half Craig Cloke eyeing up potential play-off opposition. A win on Saturday would guarantee the Reachfields outfit a spot in the end-of-season showdowns - Read More

Still Work To Do In Play-Offs Chase

We travel to Whitstable this weekend, a win will take us through the 70 point barrier. Scott is taking nothing for granted. Talking to Steve Tervet, he said - “Our aim was to get into the play-offs. Until we’ve mathematically achieved that, we haven’t done the job in my eyes." - Read More



Manager Of The Month For March

We are delighted to announce that the Macron Manager of the Month award for March, for the Ryman South, has been awarded to Scott Porter! Everybody at the club would like to congratulate Scott and his management team for an outstanding effort in March, the first time Scott has won the award - Read More

Ashford Trio Sign

Hythe Town FC are delighted to announce three new signings on dual-registration from Ashford United of the Kent Invicta League, including the re-signing of left-winger Kieran Byrne (pictured). Kieran was instrumental in our Kent League Championship - Read More  



Collado Signs For Crucial Period

Scott has announced the signing of exciting young midfielder Jamie Collado, from Ashford United. Jamie went straight into the squad at Herne Bay on Wednesday night, and provides cover in the squad for the injured Nick Barnes and unavailable Lee Winfield. Scott spoke to Jack Wilson ahead of a massive three games in six days - Read More

Barnes' Season Over

Nick Barnes has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury. The midfielder undergoes surgery to repair cartilage damage on Thursday after being injured in the 3-1 win over Corinthian Casuals last month. Talking to Andrew Gidley, Scott said - "It’s a blow because he is a valuable part of our squad and has been for the past two years." - Read More



Six In A Row!

Dan Eason talked to Jack Wilson following his sixth consecutive clean-sheet, Dan said - “I’ve not had anything like this before. I think once I kept two in a row and that was my best! It’s now six in a row but I can’t take all the credit. It’s come about because of the way we’ve been playing through the whole team.” - Read More

Play-Off's Are A Must

Scott insists a play-off spot is now ours to throw away. Talking to Jack Wilson, he said - "I said that to the lads on Saturday. We've got ourselves in a great position. We've worked so hard to get here and it's ours to throw away. If we don't reach the play-offs we're a failure, I've always reached our season goals." - Read More



Ryman South Tough On Kent Sides

Kent sides play 14 Kent derbies in their 42-match league campaign. Talking to Stephen McCartney, Scott said - “Very tough, and that’s why it’s hard for a Kent side to get out of this league because there’s so many Kent derbies. They can go either way. In these games it doesn’t matter where you are in the league positions, so it’s going to be tough.” - Read More

Yianni Man Of The Match

Talking to Stephen McCartney after the Dulwich Hamlet game, Scott praised Michael Yianni, for his disciplined performance to keep midfield magician Erhun Oztumer in his pocket. Scott said - ”We look at things, we have game plans for each team and Yianni’s discipline today was tremendous.” - Read More



Cass Targets Play-Off Glory

Brendon Cass has got play-off glory in his sights, talking to Jack Wilson, he said - "We've been defending as a team and digging in and keeping clean-sheets. The back five have been brilliant, though. There's a long way to go and a lot of points to play for, but we've put ourselves in a good position." - Read More

Scott Praises Cass' Loyalty

Talking to Jack Wilson, Scott praised the loyalty of in-form Brendon Cass, Scott said - "Whitstable came in for him and I just said I didn't want him to go as he was a big part of our plans. He's a great bloke on and off the pitch and he's got that crucial experience. In the last three games he's had four chances and he's scored three goals." - Read More



It's A Fight For The Play-Offs

Scott says now is the time for his players to show they are up for the promotion fight. Talking to Jack Wilson, Scott said - "As a manager I want it. Now it's about whether the players want it enough. We're in a great position. If you were offered that position at the start of the season, you'd take it." - Read More

Miller Makes Angels Switch

Ashley Miller has chosen to accept a one month loan move from parent club Gillingham to Blue Square South side Tonbridge Angels, managed by Hythe legend Tommy Warrilow. Jack Thomas writes - Hythe had hoped to extend Miller’s stay until the end of the season - Read More



Scott Hoping To Extend Miller Loan

Jack Wilson writes - Scott Porter is still hopeful of extending Ashley Miller's loan spell for another two months, despite the striker being told he could leave Gillingham on a free transfer. The 18-year-old signed on loan for a month with that coming to an end after next Saturday's game at Leatherhead. - Read More

Ratty Leaves For Whitstable

Jack Wilson writes - A deal which would have taken Folkestone Invicta's Josh Burchell to Hythe Town and James 'Ratty' Everitt back to Cheriton Road has fallen through. But striker Everitt is understood not to have been keen on a return to Cheriton Road and has instead moved to Whitstable Town - Read More



Scott's Praise for Ace Ashley

Talking to Jack Wilson, Scott outlined his hopes for Ashley Miller to fire us back into the play-offs. Scott said - "He's got so much quality there. You can see what he offers with his pace and touch and that's exactly what we needed, Ash has got a lot of ability and I'm glad to have him at the football club."" - Read More

Darren Winfield Returns

Hythe Town FC are delighted to announce the signing of Darren Winfield, the twin brother of our longest-serving player Lee. Darren enjoyed a solid Ryman South debut, slotting in at left-back in the 3-1 win over Corinthian-Casuals. Darren has played for us in the past - Read More



Tas Sold For Four Figure Fee

It's a fond farewell after Scott agrees to sell Taser Hassan to a full-time Turkish club for a four-figure transfer fee. Talking to Jack Wilson, Scott said - "We played our own part in deadline day! He'd been in Turkey filming for Nike and now he's got an opportunity to play lower-league football out there at a club that I imagine is a similar level to Gillingham. Tas goes with our best wishes, he's a good lad" - Read More

Scott Promises Shake-Up

Scott has revealed that he wants to sign three players to shake up an under-performing squad that he says is "letting everyone down." Talking to Jack Wilson, Scott said "Too many people aren't playing how they can. We're three or four players short at the moment, a few lads have been found out. Maybe they've been at the club too long? Maybe they're not good enough? I need to make some changes" - Read More



Ashley Miller Signs on Loan

Hythe Town FC are delighted to announce the loan signing of eighteen-year old Gillingham striker Ashley Miller. Talking to Jack Wilson, Scott said - "He's fit and he's quick and he gives us something we haven't got. He's in the side to score goals as that's what our strikers haven't been doing. At the end of the day, the lad's a pro with a lot of talent. He can get in behind and cause team problems and that's what we need." - Read More

Yianni Makes Return

Hythe Town FC are delighted to announce the signing from Ramsgate of Mike Yianni. Scott finalised the move on Thursday to bring back a player he knows very well, having both played alongside and managed Mike in his previous spells at the club. Our latest signing is expected to bring cover and competition to the position he started his Hythe career, right-back, with Greg Smith currently injured - Read More



Squad Stronger Than Ever

Pat Kingwell believes the squad at the club is now stronger than ever before. Talking to Jack Wilson, Pat said - "We're going through a rough patch at the moment but I think we're good enough to reach the play-offs. It's a good squad, a strong squad, and I would say it's as good as it has ever been. I've been here since 2007 and I've seen plenty of players come and go but this is a good bunch" - Read More

Town Could Lose Hassan

Taser Hassan's future at Hythe is in doubt after Scott revealed the winger could be set to move abroad with his filmstar dad. Tas works as an actor and model and has missed several games this season due to his filming commitments. Talking to Jack Wilson, Scott said - "Tas might be moving abroad with his dad. He's still away Saturday but we're keeping in regular contact to see what he wants to do." - Read More



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