By Deal Town

The Hoops face another tough home assignment on Saturday when they take on an AFC Croydon side who have been there or thereabouts all season.

Deal won the corresponding fixture last season 2-0 thanks to strikes from  Rene Rivera and Connor Coyne and although Rene is no longer with us Connor will lead the line against the south London visitors.

And Coyne now has the support of Ryan Philpott in attack following his return to the Charles Ground from Canterbury City last week, but Joe Reeves looks set to be sidelined for a month with knee ligament damage, Andy Miller is still struggling with a knee muscle injury and Charlie Walsh is still hampered by a groin strain.

Lee Scott however should return to the side after dropping out of the side against Hollands & Blair because he was feeling unwell.

Manager Derek Hares told the East Kent Mercury:  “ We deserved at least a draw against Blair, we created more chances than them but just didn’t convert them.

“Joe Anderson’s perfect header bounced in front of the goal and went over, Grant Bagley hit the underside of the bar and Luke Bigginton just failed to get on the end of another. It’s just not going for us.”

One Response

  1. Another tough match against AFC croydon but wouldn’t it be great to achieve what they did last season and win.
    I will be behind the lads to give my support and hopefully a big crowd can turn up.
    Again I wish everyone on the sidelines a speedy recovery there is nothing worse than watching.
    Get back soon.
    Come on Deal.!!!

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