Denly hoping for more success
Denly hoping for more success

Hythe Town boss Sam Denly has urged his side to continue their start to their BOSTIK South East season as they begin their Buildbase FA Trophy campaign against FC Romania at the weekend.

The Hythe boss told KSN, “we had a great win on Saturday with a really good performance against VCD Athletic which puts us third in the League, so I’ve got to be pleased with the start that we’ve made to the season.”

“VCD had made a good start too, so for us to take the points and get a clean sheet was very pleasing indeed.”

“We’ve been working on a few things in training and they came to the fore on Saturday which was pleasing to see and we needed to sort a few things out, which I’m glad to say we did at the weekend.”

“And over the course of the ninety minutes, I thought it was a very professional performance and it was pleasing to get three points, the clean sheet and a response after the defeat to Sevenoaks the week before.”

“Cray have obviously made a flying start to the League again, as they did last season and I still believe that we haven’t quite found or reached the levels that I know we can reach – that said, I can’t really argue at the start can I?”

“It’s all about the points and it doesn’t really matter sometimes about the performances, as after it is a results based industry on which you are judged. There are times of course when you don’t play well and win, which is of course the mark of a good team – we want to play a certain way and keep clean sheets, but as I’m concerned, it’s all about winning games of football.”

Denly then turned his attention to the club’s Trophy hopes.  “We missed out on a run in the Cup after one win in that competition, we met a very good Tonbridge side, so to get one in the Trophy starting this weekend is massive,” he said.

“To get a run creates revenue which is important for any club at this level and so it’s a big game for us.”

“We’re third in the League, playing some good stuff, but obviously we want to have a run in the Trophy as it’s great for the players’ mentality and brings that much needed revenue into the club.”

“It’s a little bit of a trip into the unknown for me, but I’ve been told that the clubs have played each other before and I’m led to believe that it was a pretty “lively” encounter and so I expect it will be similar.”

“Charlie Webster’s missing as he’s away with work, and I’m hoping that Chris Kinnear is fit and there could be one more coming in before the game, but we’re still working on that.”

“They’ve come up through the leagues. but we’ll prepare exactly the same and be ready for them, and hopefully we’ll bring enough to the table to get us into the next round.”