Hythe Town manager Scott Porter sees the signing of James Everitt as a coup for the club
Hythe Town manager Scott Porter has
heralded the arrival of James Everitt from rivals Folkestone
Everitt, who signed for Porter’s
side on Friday, scored two goals on his debut as Hythe beat
Whitstable 2-0 at Reachfields the next day.
With Town sitting second in Ryman
League, Division 1 South, Porter (pictured) said the capture of
Everitt underlined the club’s credentials as serious promotion
He said: "I don’t think we could
have made that signing two years ago. That’s how far we’ve
"Our crowds are bigger than
Folkestone’s and for James, it was the right time to jump ship.
James had been at Folkestone for nearly 10 years and it was time
for a new challenge for him.
"He wants to get promoted and he’s
at the right club. He knows he’s made the right choice. It’s great
for the football club and myself. He became available and we
reacted straight away.
"He’s a player I’ve admired for a
long time, he’s a workhorse and he’s scored goals at this level.
He’ll fit in exactly with what we’re trying to achieve."
Porter hopes the midfielder Nick
Barnes will be fit for the visit of Walton & Hersham this
Pat Kingwell will be absent as he completes a three-game
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