Denly looking for first win of 2019
Denly looking for first win of 2019

Hythe Town make the county long trip to Oakwood to play VCD Athletic with both side knowing that victory could see either of them occupying a Play Off place in BOSTIK South East come the end of the game.

Hythe boss Sam Denly though knows that his side make the trip looking for their first win of the year.  “Wasn’t happy with Saturday (and the 0-0 draw with Sevenoaks) as I thought it was two points dropped,” Denly admitted to KSN this week.  “I thought we dominated the first and played some really good stuff – completely frustrated as to not being able to score a goal but on the plus side it was another clean sheet for us.!

“We’re two points outside of the Play Off places now which is a good thing as we want to get back in them as soon as we can – its tight this year as a of clubs are fighting to get into those top places!  Obviously, Cray have got a ten-point gap and now Hastings has a small cushion too now but then theres four other teams fighting for the spaces.

“We need to start winning games just from our point of view – we have lost in 2019 yet but we haven’t won either as we’ve drawn both games but there are other teams who are now winning and that’s why we’ve got to start winning so that we won’t leave ourselves too much to do.  You’re better off losing games and winning rather than being unbeaten with draws and only getting a point a game.  I really would rather win two or three and then lose one as picking up draws is frustrating but at the same time, we ae playing much better now than we were – Ollie Rowe’s come in, and has shored us up at the back – we’re playing some good stuff now in parts but we’ve got to get back to getting the consistency to picking up the wins.”

“It may have helped us not playing in midweek as they played at Sittingbourne on Tuesday but we know that they’re a good side and any team that has Charlie MacDonald involved is a good team and especially at home they’re a  good side and  hard side to beat – they’ll have their own ambitions I’m sure to get in the Play Off places and I know it will be another very tough game and one that we’ll go looking to win!”  But it will be a game when Denly will have to do without Ryan Palmer who was sent off last weekend in the closing stages of the game with Sevenoaks.