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Hythe Town boss Scott Porter serves stadium ban for Ryman League games against Sittingbourne and Walton & Hersham

05 March 2014
by Steve Tervet

Scott Porter

Scott Porter

Hythe manager Scott Porter couldn't watch his team play this week - because he was banned from the stadium.

Porter, sent from the dugout during the Kent derby against Ramsgate last month, was handed a two-game stadium ban by the FA and fined £200.

He briefed his players at the Imperial Hotel before Saturday’s clash with Sittingbourne but had to stay away from Reachfields during the game.

And it was the same story when Hythe hosted Walton & Hersham on Tuesday night.

Porter said: "This ban has hit me hard. We met before the game at the hotel and I did my pre-match team talk but it was difficult for me.

"There’s a conference room there so we got the spreadsheets out and I had a chat with the boys for about 40 minutes. I picked the team, went through the game plan and the set-pieces and then I went one way and they went the other.

"It was so frustrating. I was looking on Twitter and websites (for news) but it’s never going to be on time because everything’s delayed. It’s not something I want to experience again.

"Whenever I’ve been banned from the touchline, I’ve sat in the directors’ box. But they looked at my history, I suppose, and they’ve hit me with this."

Read the full story in the Folkestone & Hythe Express.

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