By Deal Town

The Hoops will have a new goalkeeper between the posts for tonight’s league game at K Sports.
With James Tonkin unavailable for the game, and also for Saturday’s home match with AFC Croydon, Deal have signed Joe Mant on loan from SCEL Division 1 side Kennington.
After completing their third league “double” of the season in their last match against Hollands & Blair the Hoops will be looking to add another one to that list tonight.
And Derek Hares’ side have in fact already beaten the Paperboys twice this season, winning 4-1 at Cobdown in an FA Vase 2nd qualifying round tie in early September and then following that up the following weekend by defeating K Sports 2-1 at home in the league.
Although the Hoops didn’t have a match last weekend K Sports were in action and they suffered their third successive league defeat, going down 3-0 at Lordswood, and they have now slipped to 12th place in the table having been in seventh position little over a month ago.
Deal for their part know that three points tonight could lift them back into seventh place, depending on how Lordswood get on against Rusthall tonight.

2 Responses

  1. Good to see an experienced keeper,such as Joe Mant,”backing up” Tonks between the sticks.
    Hope he enjoys his stint at Deal!

  2. Hi Guys
    Sadly I will not be able to make any of the remaining games as I not in Deal until mid April.

    Good Luck for the rest of the season

    I am also unable to see Hungerford Town again this season due to commitments elsewhere – hopefully they will avoid relegation as they are putting up a good fight – the win last Saturday was well deserved and really it is one of five for the final relegation place,


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