Hythe Town manager Scott Porter says his players owe fans a good performance against Sittingbourne
Hythe Town manager Scott
Porter got just the response he wanted from his players in
Saturday’s 2-0 win at Eastbourne.
Porter (pictured) had
lambasted his squad after the midweek home defeat by Ramsgate, but
said after Saturday’s game: "It was important to get a reaction
from the players on Saturday after the Ramsgate game, which was our
worst performance at home for a long time, and all credit to the
boys they produced it.
"The pitch was awful so we
had to get it from back to front quicker than we normally would. It
wasn’t a footballing pitch, it was just a case of digging in, doing
a job and getting out of there with the three points."
This Saturday Hythe take on
fellow Ryman League Division 1 South promotion challengers
Sittingbourne in what Porter predicts will be a "proper Kent
He added: "I watched them
beat Ramsgate a couple of weeks ago and (joint managers) Jim and
Danny Ward have got them working hard. We know it’s going to be a
"But the boys know they owe
our fans a good performance after the Ramsgate game and we need to
transfer our away form to Reachfields.
"We want to go into the new
year on an unbeaten run and, if we can do that, it will set us up
nicely for the second half of the season."
Porter will be without Nick Barnes and Ronnie Dolan this
weekend, while Taser Hassan is away on holiday, but Craig Thompson
returns after his one-week loan appearance for Ashford
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