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7th January, 2018 · · Uncategorized · 3 comments

Three second half goals earned Deal a league “double” over Chatham Town on Saturday.

The Deal defence, well marshalled by Dean Hill,  were outstanding throughout and kept Chats’ new signing, former Millwall and Leyton Orient striker Garry Alexander, in check.

Deal had three very good first half chances to take the lead. Sam Wilson was twice thwarted in one-on-one situations by Chats keeper Ryan Nicholls and then a minute before the interval, following a foul on Connor Coyne, Dan Adams saw his penalty kick strike the crossbar.

Jamie Miller then gave Chatham the lead after 51 minutes with a shot from 20 yards and 11 minutes later Russell Bedford nearly added a second for the hosts with his effort going narrowly over the bar. ,

But then Ben Chapman, who came on as a sub for the Hoops after 65 minutes, turned the game their way with goals after 71 and 79 minutes. Both were similar, being struck from the right side of the penalty area, with the second aided by a deflection off a defender.

The icing on the cake for Deal was then provided by Wilson in the 88th minute. The hard working Coyne won the ball and played him in and although Wilson still had it all to do, the striker finished with aplomb.

Deal : Tonkin, Paxman, Hark, Hill, K. Smith, Scott, Foster (Sahadow 65) C. Miller (Chapman 65) Coyne ( Alexander 90 +1) Wilson, Adams .

Attendance : 213.


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There are 3 Comments so far

  1. Spectator says:

    A good end to end game. Dean Hill has rightly received credit for the good defensive display which he controlled for the second week running.

  2. Hoops Fan says:

    A great result by the team.????
    Although the whole back line played well,my MOM goes to Dean Hill. Although going one down,the team never gave up hope and I believe the defining moment in the game came with the introduction of the Deal subs.
    All credit to the management for bringing them on.????
    All in all,a good result away from home,on a far from ideal surface.

  3. Deal Town nut says:

    Fantastic team performance against a different team under new management.
    It didn’t look good at half time after missed chances and then to go 1 down early in the 2nd half it looked as though it wasn’t going to be are day.
    The team stuck in and did their job magnificently and were inspired by the substitutions.
    Well taken goals and fitness wise looked superb and controlled the game towards the end.
    A young side full of hunger and desire and enjoying their football.
    They are being led well with Deano on the pitch and are being led well off it too by all the coaching staff.
    The team are doing their best and we look forward to all the players coming back from injury and suspension.
    As a the saying goes let’s concentrate on the next game.
    What a game in prospect up against an improving side who got a good point against Whitstable. With Stuart Zanone they will pose a threat.
    On the plus side Erith play in midweek.
    Come on Deal.!!!!

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