Denly wants Hythe response
Denly wants Hythe response

Going into the Festive Season, Hythe Town boss Sam Denly has called for a response to his side’s three games losing streak starting at his former club Herne Bay.

Speaking to KSN this week, Denly admitted, “we’ve had a frustrating couple of weeks really,” the Hythe boss admitted.

“Had a fantastic 2-0 win at Guernsey and then if I’m honest, the wheels have come off in truth in the last couple of weeks – we’re almost in self destruct mode; losing our unbeaten home record and then losing again and then to Whyteleafe last weekend was a hard one to take and we now going into the weekend with a reaction very much needed.

We’ve had a bit of a goalkeeper crisis in recent weeks – Henry Newcombe from Margate will be our fourth keeper in a month. We’ve been pretty horrendous defensively and I’m hoping that we can address that quickly.”

“I know it’s a very tight League and a win could take us to within a couple of points of second again! We are a good side – you don’t become a bad side overnight and over the last few games we have been below par defensively and that’s something where we’ve got be better at keeping goals out as we’re scoring goals OK – we’ve had a fantastic season and Ive really enjoyed my time since I arrived at Hythe, but off the back of three defeats, it’s down to how we address it as management and we don’t let it continue.

Denly returns to Winches Field where he both played and then managed. Of course I’ve got great memories of the place – I left on good terms and for a reason and I stand by that still and I’ve still got a lot of good friends at the club and have had taken no pleasure in seeing them struggle this season and I’m sure that they will get out of the rut that they’re currently in”

It’s a club where I have a lot of happy memories if I’m honest and I am looking forward to going back on Saturday. Both sides need to kick start their seasons again, which if we as a club have true aspirations of moving ahead, just shows that games like these are ones that we have to win.

I really don’t think that there are any easy games in the League this year – if we’re not playing a Horsham or a Whyteleafe in the top five, we’re playing a Kent derby with connections all over the place – every game has got something on it.”

“To me there’s no easy games in the League and over Christmas we’ve got two games in Herne Bay on Saturday and then Whitstable next week – two games that we can all look forward to with a level of excitement!”