Match Preview: Hythe Town A great local derby! Image credit to Hythe Town FC – https://www.hythetownfc.co.uk/club-information/how-to-find-us/ This weekend (Saturday 18th September) we travel away to Hythe Town in the Bostik League South Division for our first competitive match up in recent years. A few familiar faces may be on show, as the likes of Dave Cook, Ryan Palmer and Ben Wilson all featured in Hythe’s last match day squad, when they beat VCD Athletic 2-1 away on Tuesday 12th September. It’s been a slow start to the season to United, but we finally got our first win under our belt after a 1-0 victory over Ramsgate at home on Tuesday night, thanks to a Matt Day winner in the 64th minute. Hythe, sit more comfortably in the table as they picked up their 3rd league win of the season moving them up to 11th place, where as we sit in 20th, moving up from 23rd. The home side have scored 16 goals in all competitions this season, compared to Ashford’s 6. Looking for a pre-match drink? Try The White Hart in the high street (just a 10 minute walk away), or even The Three Mariners on 37 Windmill Street, who are sponsors of Hythe! Hythe’s ground, Reachfields, is just a 20-25 minute drive from Homelands (address below). Hythe Town Football Club Reachfields Stadium Fort Road Hythe Kent CT21 6JS Directions below, as taken from the Hythe Town FC website. The Reachfields Stadium is easily accessible from the M20 motorway. Leave the M20 at junction 11, then at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the B2068, signposted Hastings, Hythe. At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Ashford Road, A20. Continue forward onto Ashford Road, A20. Entering Newingreen, at the T-junction turn left onto Hythe Road, A261, signposted Hythe. Continue forward down London Road, A261. Entering Hythe, continue forward at the traffic lights onto Scanlons Bridge Road, A2008. Turn right at the next set of lights onto Dymchurch Road, A259. Either take the 1st left down Fort Road and turn right at the end of Fort Road for the car-park, or after a few hundred yards turn left onto the Reachfields estate. Follow the road round and the stadium will be on your right. The nearest train station to Reachfields is Sandling. There are regular trains to Sandling from London Bridge and London Charing Cross, as well as Ashford International. From the station the ground is approximately half an hour on foot and would include a steep climb on the homeward journey. Therefore a taxi is advisable, Folkestone Taxi’s 01303 252000.