Small Club Spotlight: Hythe Town FC

Hythe, a town located in Kent in the southern part of England, was founded as a market and port town with medieval and Georgian roots. Hythe has had its fair share of attention, from fighting off the French in the 13th century to building to massive castles called Saltwood and Lympne. But what everyone cares about is that Hythe have a non league football team called Hythe Town FC.
Created from the scrappy remains of Hythe Wednesday FC, it was founded in August 1910. For roughly 60 years Hythe was a junior team and collected three Kent Amateur League winners medals. When they finally acquired a place to call home (Reachfields Stadium), they were granted seniorship. Major advancements at the club were made by Tony Walton. He spent numerous amounts of money not only bringing the ground up to standard but bringing in many players that will play a key role in the club’s success especially in competitions other than the league.
Two key notable cup appearances were one in the FA Vase and the other in the most prestigious club competition in England, the FA Cup. Firstly was Hythe’s semi-finals appearance in the 1989-1990 FA Vase and the other was the first round of the 210-2011 FA Cup. The following year they won their first ever Kent Senior Cup defeating Dartford 1-0.
Currently Hythe spend their time occupying the bottom half of the Isthmian League Division One playing their home games at Reachfields Stadium. COME ON THE CANNONS!


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