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Scott Porter says commitment and camaraderie are key qualities in helping his Hythe side maintain their long overdue return to form.
They face Merstham at Reachfields in Ryman League Division 1 South on Saturday, looking for a fourth win in a row.
The Reachfields boss watched Ronnie Dolan’s winner see off plucky bottom side Three Bridges on Tuesday and said: "I don’t need to change things. We just need to carry on what we have been doing.
"Having had a dodgy spell like we have, the game could have been a real banana skin for us. People would have looked at the table, seen where we both are in the table, and think we should have won by three or four.
"Ronnie would admit himself he should score more goals because he gets into good situations and it was also good to see Dan Eason keep his first clean sheet, which will do him and the rest of the back four’s confidence a power of good."
Porter (pictured) believes the signing of defender Darren Winfield has been a key move.
The twin brother of long-serving Lee has been playing local Saturday football, unable to make the step-up due to work commitments but is now ready to make up for lost time.
He said: "Darren has given us a lot more shape and organisation, which has definitely helped. He has come in and made the difference at the back together with Michael Yianni."
Jake Hobbs (hamstring) and Nick Barnes (swollen knee) are both still nursing injuries and will miss Saturday’s game but are expected to return at home against Walton Casuals the following week.
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