Hythe re­dis­cover winning for­mula

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Classified -

HYTHE got back to winning ways on Satur­day as three sec­ond­half goals saw them past Slade Green and back to the top of the Bul­mers Cider Kent League.

In­spired by a man-of-the­match per­for­mance from mid­fielder Lee Winfield and boosted by the early re­turn of goalscor­ing supremo Buster Smis­sen, Paul Fisk’s men re­warded the home crowd with an ex­cel­lent dis­play.

The first half wasn’t bad, ei­ther, al­though Hythe failed to score as a mix­ture of ref­er­ee­ing de­ci­sions and the keeper thwarted their at­tempts.

The ref­eree was the first to in­ter­vene as he dis­al­lowed Roy Guiver’s goal af­ter two min­utes be­cause of a push. Green keeper Dy­lan MacVicar then bravely stopped Ja­son Bra­zier be­fore watch­ing help­lessly as Ben Sly hit the bar.

Bra­zier also headed wide in the clos­ing stages of the half but Green clung on.

Their stub­born­ness lasted un­til the hour mark when Winfield’s free-kick found its way to Mo Takaloo who scored with a header.

Two min­utes later, the lead was dou­bled when Bra­zier forced the ball home af­ter Dave Cook’s header from a Takaloo cross re­bounded off of the cross­bar.

Guiver com­pleted the victory with a back-heel from a Winfield cen­tre, be­fore Smis­sen made his re­turn as sub­sti­tute just in time to force Green de­fender Tarik Ozres­beroglu into a rash chal­lenge from which he saw red.

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