Friday 22nd October 2004

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Hythe finding expectations too high

HYTHE TOWN manager Paul Fisk has admitted his team cannot live up to expectations ahead of their trip to improving Sevenoaks Town on Saturday, writes Stephen McCartney.

Although the Reachfields Stadium outfit go into the game in second place in the Go Travel Kent League Premier Division table, victory for Sevenoaks will knock Hythe off second spot and John James' side could go top for the first time with at least a point at home to Erith Town next Tuesday - if they beat Hythe.

40-year-old, Fisk said: "I think with the players, everyone is finding it different and more difficult because there's an expectation - which at the moment, is a bit of a burden.

"Also, being top of the league, when we are not the best side in the league, is part of the problem but we'll carry on and put things right and win as many games as we can."

Hythe make the trip to Greatness Park hoping to keep striker Andy Constable - with ten goals to his name - quiet and grab at least a point.

"For us at the moment every game is a tough game," Fisk said.

"We beat VCD then got stuffed by Whitstable, so we are going to Sevenoaks looking to get a win.

"I will be happy to get a draw.  At times we've been better away from home.

"At the moment we are Jeckyl and Hyde, and we will be looking to see if the better side of Hythe turns up at Sevenoaks."