By Deal Town

Deal travel to sixth-placed Beckenham Town on Saturday hoping to get back on the winning trail after two successive defeats.

Beaten 4-1 by Greenwich Borough in their last league game on January 23, the Hoops also lost 1-0 at Cray Valley PM on Wednesday night in the quarter-finals of the Macron SCEFL Challenge Cup.

Manager Derek Hares said: “I don’t read too much into the Greenwich result because I think they are a cut above most other teams in this league.

“Of course, we wanted to carry on in the Challenge Cup but I can’t fault the boys’ commitment on the night,  it just didn’t go our way.”

And now Hares says the Hoops are focussing on producing a strong finish to the season. “We’ve got 15 league games left now and the aim is to finish as high as we can.

“Our aim at the start of the season was to beat last year’s points’ total, which was 46. We are on 27 now so we’ve got a good chance of achieving that.”

But Hares knows that Beckenham, who won 3-1 at the Charles Ground in mid-November, will be a tough nut to crack. “Beckenham are always difficult, I think they’re a strong side at home. There’s no easy games in this league and we’ll have to go there and play well to get a result.”

Deal Reserves are at home to second-placed Kings Hill in the NRG Kent County League Division 2 East on Saturday, with a 2.45pm kick off.

One Response

  1. It will be a tricky encounter today as Beckenham are a good side. Deal can go into the game with encouragement as they were unlucky in the League Cup.
    Derek I am sure will get a good response, with his coaches along side they will get the lads up for it.
    If the lads can get away with something today hopefully they can go on good run.
    They are capable of doing it good luck lads.
    COME ON DEAL.!!!!!

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