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Hythe Town (A) - 26th September 2023
By Josh Cole
We begin our defence of the DFDS Kent Senior Cup as we travel to Hythe Town for the First Round on Tuesday evening.
The ‘Gate will be looking for a reaction after losing 4-1 to Canvey Island on Saturday in the league. You can read the full match report from that match by clicking here.
Manager Reece Prestedge is likely to give some squad players a go that haven’t featured as much this season as he prepares for two cup clashes in four days, with a trip to Chesham United on Saturday in the 3rd Qualifying Round of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday.
SEASON’S SO FAR:
The hosts currently sit in 8th place in the Isthmian South-East Division on six points from three games, with a goal difference of +1. After losing on Saturday, Margate have fell to 15th place on nine points from seven games with a goal difference of -6.
LAST FIVE: HYTHE TOWN
2nd September = Loss vs Hanworth Villa, home (0-2) FA Cup First Qualifying Round
9th September = Win vs Burgess Hill, away (1-3) Isuzu FA Trophy First Qualifying Round
16th September = Loss vs Chichester City, away (5-0) League
19th September = Draw vs Sittingbourne, away (1-1) Hythe win on penalties, Velocity Cup Second Round
23rd September = Win vs Chertsey Town, away (2-4) Isuzu FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round
LAST FIVE: MARGATE
2nd September = Win vs Hendon, away (2-3) FA Cup First Qualifying Round
9th September = Win vs Potters Bar Town, home (2-1) League
16th September = Draw vs Folkestone, home (2-2) FA Cup Second Qualifying Round
19th September = Win vs Folkestone, away (1-3) FA Cup Second Qualifying Round Replay
23rd September = Loss vs Canvey, away (4-1) League
The man in the middle for this DFDS Kent Senior Cup is Kane Dempster, and he will be assisted by Freddie Young and Reece Cahalane.
Margate will wear the black and white away strip for the second consecutive game!
The ‘Gate and Hythe have met twice one other time since our game in October 2014 with the record being split down the middle at one win a piece with the last trip to Hythe being a win for the hosts.
The winners of Tuesday evening’s tie will host Sittingbourne at home in the second round.
Not making the trip to Hythe on Tuesday night? Follow our official X account @margate_fc for live match updates commencing from 7:15pm!
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