Match Preview: Baffins vs Hythe & Dibden
Written by Ollie Cook
9 Jan 2023
Baffins take to the pitch for the first time since December 17 on Tuesday evening for the Hythe & Dibden clash.
The Wessex Premier Division clash - which kicks-off at 7:45pm - comes after clashes with United Services, Pagham and Bemerton Heath Harlequins were postponed.
Which means the visit of Hythe & Dibden will be Danny Thompson's first match in 24 days since the Bournemouth clash in December.
Meanwhile, Tuesday evening's opponents haven't played since the Hampshire Cup defeat at National League side Eastleigh four days before Christmas.
Baffins and Hythe & Dibden meet twice this month, with the second match taking place at the Hythe Garage Stadium on Saturday 28 January (3pm). The last meeting between the two clubs was a disappointing one for Rovers, losing 1-0 away from home in the closing stages of the 2021/22 campaign — during Hythe & Dibden’s ‘great escape’ from relegation.
The match at the PMC Stadium was much more enjoyable for Baffins, storming to a 6-0 success thanks to goals from James Cowan, Oscar Johnson, Tommy Scutt and a hat-trick from Rudi Blankson — four players who have since departed the club.
Craig Feeney represents the player to watch for the opposition, with the attacker finding the target on 12 occassions from just 11 starts this term. Whilst former Brockenhurst defender Pat Wilson leads the way for number of appearances, with 25, since his summer move from Grigg Lane.
You can watch Baffins take on Hythe & Dibden on Tuesday evening (7:45pm kick-off). Tickets can only be purchased on the turnstiles and are priced £6 adults and £4 concessions.
The £10 deal is available for this match, which includes entry, programme and a beer, with cash and contactless payments accepted.