I must say asking non-league players and clubs to play that amount of games in such a short space of time is ridiculous, especially after being off for a month, says Hythe Town boss Steven Watt
HYTHE TOWN manager Steven Watt has criticised the Isthmian League for post-lockdown fixture congestion.
The Cannons last played on Saturday 31 October when they were knocked out of The FA Trophy by Royston Town, losing their Third Qualifying Round tie by two goals to nil.
Hythe Town have arranged a couple of home post-lockdown friendly matches against Welling Town on Saturday 5 December and against Margate seven days later.
Hythe Town restart their Isthmian League South East Division campaign with a trip to Crayford to play VCD Athletic on Saturday 19 December before playing at home to Sittingbourne (22 December); Ramsgate at home (26 December) and then a trip to Faversham Town two days later.
The Reachfields Stadium club then play seven league games during January.
“I’ve just seen our re-scheduled fixture list and I must say asking non-league players and clubs to play that amount of games in such a short space of time is ridiculous, especially after being off for a month,” Watt said on his Twitter account.
“It’s a big risk to the players’ and clubs.”
Hythe Town are presently sitting in the top-eight in the league table with 10 points from their opening six games, three points adrift of the play-off zone.
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