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 SCORE  5-1 Gate 288 

DATE 29/10/19. 

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  Folkestone Invicta cruise through to the Second Round of the Kent Reliance Senior Cup with a 5-1 win over ten men Hythe Town in Tuesday night’s local derby at the BuildKent Stadium.

The visitors had opened the scoring with a fine solo goal from Kiernan Hughes-Mason after just88 seconds but were to play moat of the match with ten men as goalkeeper Will Godmon was sent off for handling the ball outside of his penalty area in the 20th minute.

Josh Vincent soon made it level with a somewhat fortuitous equaliser before Johan Ter Horst put the home side ahead deep into first half stoppage time.

Vincent and Ter Horst both scored again after the interval before Sam Hasler completed the scoring with an exquisite frère kick.

This was a fifth successive home match for Invicta over 15 days - and a third successive Tuesday night fixture – that heralded four wins and 16 goals for Neil Cugley’s side.

Hythe’s dream start came courtesy of one-time Millwall player HUGHES-MASON who embarked on a good second minute run into the penalty area past about three challenges before slotting the ball into the net.

Hasler played a dangerous ball across the Hythe goal in the tenth minute but it didn’t get a telling touch after Invicta’s first corner of the night came back out to the midfielder on the right hand side.

Former Invicta youngster Tom Walmsley was then booked for a 17th minute foul on Hasler.

But it was to be the night’s other Hythe card that was soon to be the game changer from a visitors’ perspective. Invicta goalkeeper Tim Roberts launched the ball forward towards Ter Horst and his Hythe counterpart Godmon mis-controlled it before handling outside his area. An assistant referee flagged and referee Paul Yates had little choice but to issue a straight red card however harsh that may seem.

Hythe did have substitute goalkeeper Ryan Nicholls to call upon and it was outfield player Tom Carlton that was sacrificed.

After the delay with the sending off and the substitution, Hasler’s free kick from an inviting position smashed against former Invicta youth team player Jarred Trespaderne.

The equaliser came in the 25th minute when Stephen Smith received the ball from former Hythe midfielder Ronnie Dolan and played it out to VINCENT on the right hand side whose cross-shot (cross?) landed in the far corner of the net.

Striker Smith was making his starting debut for Invicta having made three substitute appearances since joining the Folkestone club from Ramsgate.

Hythe responded as Ross Ibbertson’s 27th minute ball in from the right hand side was put out for a corner by former Hythe player Matt Newman after Ibbertson had broke and combined with Walmsley having initially intercepted Alfie Paxman’s pass to Hasler.

Smith got a shot in at the other end a minute later that Nicholls saved at the expense of a corner. Smith was to pick up a first half injury when shooting that troubled him for the rest of his full debut in which he was also booked in the 58th minute.

Nicholls saved for another corner on the half hour mark when Jackson took the ball on and got his shot in after the striker had combined with Dolan having initially received the ball from Finn O’Mara.

Invicta went forward again as Vincent played a good 32nd minute ball in from the right that Smith chested down but couldn’t get his shot in and Ter Horst ran down the right hand side and got a shot  in seconds later that Nicholls kept out.

A 40th minute cross-shot from Dolan was then touched over the crossbar for a corner by Nicholls.

Nicholls then saved a Vincent header during first half stoppage time when Dolan received the ball from Ter Horst and played it in from the left hand side.

But there was still time before halftime for TER HORST to put Invicta ahead when he was there to convert at the far post after a Nicholls clearance had gone straight to Hasler who combined with Dolan before drilling a low ball across goal from the left hand side of the penalty area.

What was now an uphill task for Hythe got even tougher when TER HORST struck again the other side of half time as he slotted the ball into the net in the 48th minute after Jackson had played the ball in to him. Newman then headed over a 50th minute corner from the right hand side.

It was 4-1 in the 60th minute when a Jackson cross from the left was headed in by VINCENT for his second goal of the night.

A 62nd minute Hasler ball in from the right just evaded Smith close to the line and was cleared by Hythe right back Danny Divine after Ter Horst had initially found O’Mara.  Ter Horst then hit an acrobatic strike just over the crossbar from the edge of the box seconds later.

HASLER made it 5-1 when he completed a good  personal performance by bending a 66th minute free kick round the wall and into the net after a foul by Ollie Rowe on Jackson.

Midfielder Hasler has scored three goals so far this season and each from outside the penalty area in a different cup competition.

Having scored three goals in a 20-mi9nute spell early in the second half Invicta threatened to run riot but there were to be no further goals.

A good 70th minute ball in from Jackson on the left was put wide by Ter Horst and Nicholls saved at his near post to deny Ter Horst four minutes later after Paxman had played the striker in down the left hand side.

Smith then crated space for himself and got a 79th minute shot in but Nicholls saved.

When Smith was soon replaced by Scott Heard, O’Mara moved up to finish the game as centre forward for the home side.

After the early goal, chances were few and far between for Hythe. Jude Harding combined with Walmsley in the 80th minute but Paxman got back to thwart the young substitute.

The game’s final chance saw Invicta substitute Kieron McCann cut in from the left hand side but Nicholls saved in the 83rd minute.

Invicta youth team player Tyler Sterling was on the first team substitutes’ bench for the first time,

FOLKESTONE INVICTA: Roberts (Newcombe 81 mins), Vincent, Paxman, Newman, Davies, Hasler, O’Mara, Dolan, Jackson (McCann 70 mins), Smith (Heard 79 mins), Ter Horst.  Unused sub: Sterling

HYTHE TOWN: Godmon, Divine, Simpson, Rogers (Eka 84 mins), Rowe, Adonis-Taylor, Carlton (Nicholls 22 mins), Ibbertson, Walmsley, Hughes-Mason (Harding 73 mins), Trespaderne.  Unused subs: Flisher, Brown.

Corners: Invicta 8 Hythe 4