Scott Reflects On Folkestone Game

Scott Porter - Hythe Town FC Manager
Scott Porter - Hythe Town FC Manager

Following the big Bank Holiday derby with Folkestone Invicta, Scott was interviewed by 'The Herald' (video below).


Reflecting on the game whilst talking to, Scott said - “I think it could’ve gone both ways to be fair. We had two early chances in the first half and they’ve got back into the game and had chances."


"I thought it was quite an entertaining game to be fair, a few mistakes at either end, any team could’ve won it at the end. I suppose a fair result is a draw to be honest with you, with the chances we had and the chances they had.”


But Scott was pleased that the bragging rights were shared with so much local pride wrapped up in the fixture.


“It’s a tough, tough place to come. Locally, the rivalry, with the clubs and the players’ and myself living in Folkestone and Neil living in Hythe, so there’s a lot riding on the game, and to be fair no one wants to lose the game so I suppose a fair result."


"Especially losing so late on at home to Hastings United on Saturday, to come back from being a goal down and then coming back and showing a little bit of character is definitely what we have in the changing room. Today out there the character was good and we got our rewards with a good, decent goal.”


Scott's interview with 'The Herald' - video not available on some mobile devices


Scott continued - “You have to take your chances and we haven’t done and that’s why we didn’t win on Saturday and we didn’t win the Tuesday before, because we didn’t take our chances in the final third, being clinical enough. Maybe that will come with a bit more sharpness so yes that’s been our trouble so far.”


“Folkestone have got some good players, they play attacking football. They’ve got some pace and we knew that and I think their league position is false. We just needed to be a little bit sharper. I got into the boys they needed to be sharper, a bit more quality in the final third and don’t complicate things."


"We’re getting openings, we just needed to be organised because they do try to hit you on the break so you do need to stay organised and disciplined and that’s basically what we did.”


“We had the character to go on and get something out of the game and we matched them and went 4-3-3 after they scored, and I thought we looked good as a 4-3-3. I thought we put them under a lot more pressure than we did in the first bit of the second half."


Scott finished - “After being 1-0 down we showed a lot of character after Saturday. It was a big game, it’s a massive game for the football club, for Hythe and Folkestone. They’re close-nit towns so to come back and do that is pleasing. The boys showed a lot of character to do that.”


Originally Published - 29/08/13