Two goals from Sam Wilson, taking his tally for the season to 19, helped carry the Hoops through to the quarter-finals of the Southern Counties East League Challenge Cup on Tuesday night.
Against their lowly First Division opponents Deal dominated from the start and could easily have led by more than 1-0 at half-time, with Wilson providing the breakthrough from close range after the Sutton keeper had pushed out a shot from Ben Chapman.
The Hoops were on top again straight from the start of the second half and Connor Coyne went close before the same player made it 2-0 on 48 minutes with a trademark long-range effort.
And seven minutes later the tie was virtually all over when Wilson grabbed his second goal from a Danny Smith corner.
Deal were so dominant that James Tonkin didn’t have to make his first genuine save until the 71st minute while at the other end the Hoops continued to make regular chances until the final whistle.
Their reward is now a trip to Whitstable Town in the last eight on a date to be set in February.