Its almost time for the 2012 Final battle for the Kent Senior Cup. Dartford FC will play Hythe. Hythe Town are a Ryman league team, but they’ve battled and fought their way to the final so they are a team to be reckoned with. As their Manager says:
SCOTT PORTER believes his Hythe Town team have all that it takes to turn over Dartford in Tuesday’s huge Kent Senior Cup final.
Hythe have a rich history of recent cup success and just last year they became the first Kent League side in over 50 years to reach the FA Cup first round.
Turning over Conference South Dartford on their own patch (7.45pm) is a tough ask but confident Porter believes Town have all the attributes needed to pull off a famous upset.
Porter said: “The Kent Senior Cup is the biggest cup competition in Kent and we’re in the last two – it’s a massive game for our club.
“All the top teams entered it and we have a big chance to win it after picking up two massive scalps on our way in Dover and Ebbsfleet.
“Dartford are a Conference South team but we’ve shown we can beat teams like that. Dover put out 10 first teamers and we managed to beat them 3-0.
“It’s a lovely place to play football up there and it’s a big occasion for the players to show what they can do.
“We’ll go out there knowing we can beat them and pull of a shock. We always believe we can upset people.
“I will tell the players to believe that anything is possible. It’s 11 players out on the park and it doesn’t matter who they are.
“The players have to win their battles and they thrive on playing bigger teams. There’s a lot of belief in the dressing room that we can do it and I have no reason to believe we can’t.”
Dartford were confident winners at last year’s final, beating Bromley. They will no doubt be keen to keep the trophy for another year. Should be an interesting match! Shame its on Tuesday night, under floodlights, as that makes good photography quite challenging.