By Deal Town

Deal struck twice in injury time to snatch an unlikely point in this incident filled clash which contained virtually everything including four red cards.

The hoops fell behind after just minutes when Enoch Adeji scored the best individual goal seen at the Charles Ground this season. Picking the ball up just inside his own half, Adeji raced down the right wing before cutting inside and firing home from the edge of the area.

Deal responded well, with Andy Miller in particular making inroads down the Lords’ left flank, and the Hoops drew level just before the break through dean hill after Connor coyne’s shot had been parried by Lords’ keeper Jack Bradshaw.

But, within two minutes of the restart, deal fell behind again when keeper Chris Waymark drooped a grant Brown free kick and Brendon Cass did the rest.

Worse then followed for Waymark five minutes later when, following a corner, he reacted angrily to a challenge from Lords’ Ashley Sains. There then followed a goal line fracas involving several players which ended with referee Kane Dempster showing red cards to Waymark and Sains.

Substitute Alex Coyne took over in goal for Deal, who then equalised on 58 minutes when Hill swept home his second goal after a Miller free kick was only half cleared.

But it looked all over for Deal when Lordswood then struck twice more through Adeji and substitute Alwayne Jones, as well as receiving a second red card when one of their management team was sent from the dug out by Mr Dempster.

And the referee then provided Deal with a lifeline by adding eight extra minutes, which the Hoops made the most of. First substitute Jack Tanner converted a penalty awarded for handball and then, after Tanner had been shown a straight red card for a challenge on Tim Babington, Deal substitute Charlie Dickens fired home the equaliser in the dying seconds via the inside of a post to earn Deal their first home league point in five matches.

Deal: Waymark, Hark, Bagley, Hill, Short (Dickens 45mins), Miller (Tanner 80mins), Scott, Walsh (C Coyne 53mins), C Coyne, Yianni, Rivera.


3 Responses

  1. What can you say!? Red cards,numerous bookings,some “curious” decisions from the ref and a fighting comeback from 4-2 down to draw level against Lordswood(or rather LORDSWORTH,as the back page in the programme states!) Embarrassing or what?
    Do printers employ Proof Readers these days?
    Yesterday showed the good and bad side of the team,the good being the way they never gave up and the bad,yet again,being the discipline(or lack of it at times)
    With a small squad,you cant afford to have people missing for games,especially if injuries or work commitments add to the equation.
    Two important away games up next,lets look to get some points on the board!

  2. Agree with comments.
    Extremely disappointed I missed the game.
    That never say die attitude has always been a part of Deal.
    They can be really proud of that but the discipline and injuries have always hampered them.
    Lets hope they can get a win because they deserve one.
    Come on Deal.!!!!

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