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Hythe Town host Horsham FC on a crucial weekend in Bostik South East

By Steve Tervet

Hythe can make a significant move in the Bostik South East promotion race on Super Saturday.

The top eight teams are all playing each other on the biggest weekend of the season so far.

Hythe, who haven't lost a league game at home all year, face a stern test against the league's form side Horsham.

Hythe Town have not lost a league game at home this year Picture: Paul Amos
Hythe Town have not lost a league game at home this year Picture: Paul Amos

They know victory at Reachfields will lift them into second place if out-of-sorts Hastings fail to win at Haywards Heath.

"It is a massive weekend," Denly said. "All of a sudden we're only a point behind Hastings.

"Not so long ago it felt like they were six or seven points ahead with games in hand so it goes to show how things can change.

"I know Cray are flying, 11 points clear of us, but we just need to keep the pressure on. We want to be up there.

"Every weekend is big. There's no easy games in this league and that's showing.

"East Grinstead are a hard team on their day and they won at Hastings.

"I thought Guernsey were a good side on Saturday (when Hythe won 2-0).

"But this weekend, the top eight are all playing each other so if you can get a win in one of those games, it certainly helps."

Horsham have won six of their last seven league games but Hythe are unbeaten in six and have only dropped two points at Reachfields this season.

Denly said: "It's a very long time since we lost a league game at home so we go into this game full of confidence.

"Horsham are a very good side, they're flying at the moment so we know they're going to be decent.

"It's going to be a difficult game but we're a different animal at home. We've been outstanding there.

"We won't overlook Horsham, we'll prepare well this week in training and we'll do all the right things.

"But we know, given the fact it's a home tie, that if we're at it and play as we're capable of, we can get the win.

"If we do that, it'll leave us in a very good position."

Chris Kinnear is in contention after injury while Zach Fagan and Jack Sammoutis both came through the Guernsey match unscathed.

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