United set for Folkestone test

Hastings United's third goal in the 3-1 win at home to Hythe Town on Saturday. Picture courtesy Scott White (SUS-150823-195517002)

Hastings United's third goal in the 3-1 win at home to Hythe Town on Saturday. Picture courtesy Scott White (SUS-150823-195517002)

  • Hastings United host Folkestone Invicta tonight
  • Early season third versus second encounter
  • United have picked up nine points and Folkestone 10 so far
  • The U’s are the division’s leading scorers with 13 goals
  • A win tonight could take United top
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Hastings United’s footballers will host Folkestone Invicta in an early season third versus second encounter tonight (Tuesday).

The Ryman Football League Division One South fixture should provide a good yardstick of the level United are at following an encouraging start to the campaign.

United have won three of their first four league matches, scoring 13 goals in the process - more than anybody else in the division.

They sit one place and one point behind much-fancied Folkestone, who have lost the play-off final for the past two seasons, and have won three and drawn one of their first four games this term.

A victory tonight could take United to the head of the standings if present leaders Corinthian-Casuals fail to win at home to Dorking Wanderers.

Kick-off at The Pilot Field is 7.45pm and the match will be preceded by a minute’s silence for the victims of the Shoreham air disaster at the weekend.

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