Share

Moderate showers

Fri

17°C | 8°C

Light rain

Sat

13°C | 6°C

Light rain

Sun

14°C | 8°C

Home   Folkestone   Sport   Article

Hythe Town hoping for bumper crowd when they entertain local rivals Folkestone Invicta on Boxing Day

24 December 2013
by Steve Tervet

Hythe Town manager Scott Porter

Scott Porter

Up to 1,000 supporters will pack Reachfields on Boxing Day when faltering Hythe host in-form neighbours Folkestone.

Both sides started the season with play-off ambitions but while Invicta have roared into the
top-five, Hythe are reeling after five defeats in six games.

Manager Scott Porter described Saturday’s 4-1 defeat at Tooting as Hythe’s worst performance since they were hammered 8-0 at Folkestone exactly two years ago.

By contrast, Invicta have only lost one of their last 10 league games and they thrashed Crawley Down 8-0 last weekend, so they go in as favourites.

But Porter said: "The form book goes out of the window. A different mentality can come into it. We’ve got nothing to lose and this game has come at the right time for us.

Neil Cugley

Neil Cugley

"I’m from Folkestone, I played for Folkestone and there’s a massive rivalry between the sides. Hopefully we get a thousand people through the gate."

His opposite number, Neil Cugley, has guided Folkestone to fifth and is determined not to let the noisy neighbours derail their promotion charge.

He said: “The Hythe games are good games and they’ve got a bit of spice to them. The way we’re playing, we’re looking forward to it.

"It’ll be a big crowd and the players enjoy these games."

Kick-off at Reachfields is at 1pm.

Full preview in the Folkestone & Hythe Express.

Click here for more sport from Folkestone.

Click here for more news from around the county.

Comments 
Sorry, comments are not enabled for this article.

Login or register to post commentsPost Comment

Forgotten Password?

Forgotten Username?

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments.
Please click here for our house rules.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.