Folkestone Invicta boss Neil Cugley remembers victory over Hythe Town last Christmas
Neil Cugley knows a week is a long
time in football so a year ranks as an eternity.
The Folkestone Invicta boss will
make the short trip from his home in Hythe to Reachfields for the
Boxing Day derby, 12 months on from the crushing 8-0 win over their
close rivals at Cheriton Road in the first ever Ryman League,
Division 1 South clash between the two rivals.
Three of the goalscorers that day
have since moved on with four-goal Stuart King now at Maidstone,
while James Everitt defected to Hythe earlier this season and his
brother Micheal is now player-coach at Whitstable.
A 2-0 victory on Easter Monday
clinched the double for Cugley’s men but he still vividly remembers
that Christmas win.
Cugley (pictured) said: "It was a
great day. We were a strong side on a hell of a run which won me
the manager-of-the-month award.
"Hythe are a strong, very
experienced side and third in the table on merit. It will be a hard
Defender Liam Dickson looks set to
miss the busy Christmas and New Year programme – five matches in
the space of a fortnight – beginning with the
visit of Chipstead on Saturday.
Dickson damaged ankle ligaments in
Invicta’s 1-0 win against Tooting earlier this month.
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