Hastings keen to cash in on home double

Action from Hastings United's 3-2 win at home to Hythe Town on Tuesday night. Picture courtesy Joe Knight
Action from Hastings United's 3-2 win at home to Hythe Town on Tuesday night. Picture courtesy Joe Knight
  • Hastings face two home games in four days
  • Hythe visit The Pilot Field today and Folkestone on Tuesday
  • United have won two and lost one of first three league games
  • U’s beat 3-2 in the League Cup in midweek
  • Walder should return, Cole hopes to be fit, Attwood doubtful
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Hastings United manager Garry Wilson is keen to make the most of two home games over the coming week.

The U’s will entertain Hythe Town today (Saturday) and Folkestone Invicta on Tuesday night in Ryman Football League Division One South.

United have picked up six points from their opening three games, winning at home to Chipstead and away to Sittingbourne before losing at Chatham Town last weekend. Hythe have taken one point, while Folkestone boast nine out of nine.

United won 3-2 at home to Hythe in a Ryman League Cup first round tie on Tuesday, but with both teams likely to line up somewhat differently tomorrow, Wilson doesn’t expect that to have much bearing.

Wilson said: “I don’t think that will make much difference. It’s a different competition and different way of playing.

“It was important we got the result on Tuesday, but they will come as a different team on Saturday. I’m confident we can show the attacking prowess that we did on Tuesday.”

Jack Walder will return and Wilson hopes Sam Cole will be fit. Zac Attwood is doubtful, and Jerome Jibodu is heading back to the Dunstable area and will be leaving the U’s.

TODAY’S FOOTBALL FIXTURES

(Kick-off 3pm)

Ryman League, Division 1 South: Hastings Utd v Hythe Town.

Macron Store Southern Combination League, Division 1: Little Common v Mile Oak; Steyning Town v Bexhill Utd.

Division 2: Westfield v Clymping.

Reserve Section (East): Southwick v Westfield.

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