Scott Porter believes seven games in the next month gives
under-performing Hythe Town the perfect platform to get their
season back on track.
The double-postponement against Chipstead on Saturday and
Burgess Hill on Tuesday, proved frustrating for the Reachfields
boss and his players but he said: “There is plenty of banter and
bubble among the boys, and we just want to get out and play.”
The Hythe squad were ready to leave for the midweek trip to
Sussex, only to get a phone call half an hour before, saying the
game had been called-off due to a waterlogged pitch at Leylands
Porter admitted: “They rang our secretary Martin Giles on
Monday saying there were puddles on the pitch and he advised them
to call in a referee to inspect the pitch on Tuesday morning but I
don’t think they did.
He added: “It was a bit frustrating because with several of
the boys travelling straight from work, we were unable to fix up
Hythe’s programme includes home games against Saturday’s
opponents Eastbourne Town and two lowly sides, Corinthian Casuals
and Three Bridges.
Porter hopes dropping out of the play-off bracket may prove
good news, although he admits they have struggled against lesser
sides at Reachfields already this season.
He said: “Hopefully it takes a bit of pressure off the boys
and we can go out and enjoying playing there.”