Hythe Town 2 Whitstable Town 1
Ryman Football League Division One (South)
Tuesday 22nd September 2015
After the euphoria of Whitstable’s win on Saturday it was down with a bump as Hythe Town, with their new management team looking on, got their first win of the season as they ran out 2-1 victors.
There were limited chances created in the first half and it was Kieron Campbell who had the first opportunity of the half after six minutes when he ran in but shot wide. Hythe had their first attempt two minutes later when new signing Frankie Sawyer headed straight at Town keeper Adam Highsted. The rest of the half was fairly even but with the main chances falling to the hosts. Ex Whitstable midfielder James Morrish volleyed wide from outside
the area after 20 minutes and five minutes later Sawyer got through but his attempt was blocked. One more chance in the half on 29 minutes when Bradley Jordan hit a long range shot wide of the target.
The second half started with Whitstable on the attack as on 51 minutes a snap shot from Sam Bewick was blocked by Hythe keeper Joe Mant. Then came the three minutes that sealed the tie as Jordan Wells headed home on the far post on 54 minutes and then Sawyer scored the second running in on goal and planting his shot into the back of the net. Highsted blocked an attempt from Sawyer on 63 minutes to prevent further woe. The visitors did get a goal back on 68 minutes when the ball came to Campbell in the penalty area and the winger placed his shot through a crowd of players into the back of the net. Town did press looking for the equaliser but did not create any clear cut chances as Hythe hung on to take all three points.
It was another disappointing evening for Town as they must regroup before the league fixture at home to Molesey on Saturday.
Team: Highsted, Gray, Crimmen (Boyle 74mins), Doherty, McGeehan, Taylor, Heard, Algar, Nunn (Smith 59 mins), Bewick (Hurcombe 81 mins), Campbell