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HOOPS V CROWBOROUGH PREVIEW

20th September, 2019 · · Uncategorized · 0 comments

The Hoops return to league action on Saturday (3pm) with a home game against a Crowborough Athletic side who have made a surprisingly poor start to the season. The Crows find second themselves second from bottom of the SCEL Premier Division table after gaining just three points from their opening six games and with the […]



HOLLANDS & BLAIR 1 DEAL TOWN 2

16th September, 2019 · · Uncategorized · 1 comment

A superb late strike by substitute Ben Cardwell carried the Hoops through to the first round proper of the FA Vase on Saturday. Cardwell, who had come on for Joe Reeves after 69 minutes, went on a typical solo run with just three minutes left before drilling a low shot into the far corner to […]



HOLLANDS & BLAIR V HOOPS PREVIEW

13th September, 2019 · · Uncategorized · 0 comments

Hoops manager Derek Hares has told his players they must quickly regain their defensive solidity ahead of Saturday’s FA Vase second qualifying round tie at Hollands & Blair.After conceding just five goals in their opening five league games that figure had doubled by the end of last weekend’s 5-3 defeat at Welling Town and Hares […]



NON LEAGUE PAPER COLUMN

11th September, 2019 · · Uncategorized · 0 comments

BY HUGO VARLEY Last week while frantically working towards yet another print deadline, I came across a story which certainly made me smile. As they jubilantly travelled back from their FA Vase victory at Bacup Borough two weekends ago, the players and staff at Grimsby Borough found themselves in a scenario fit for a Hollywood […]



WELLING TOWN 5 DEAL TOWN 3

8th September, 2019 · · Uncategorized · 1 comment

A poor first half performance meant the Hoops left themselves with too much to do to avoid defeat at the hands of league newcomers Welling Town. Sloppy defending allowed “the Boots” to build a 3-0 interval lead and although Deal produced a much improved second-half display it wasn’t enough to prevent them losing their first-ever […]



WELLING TOWN V HOOPS PREVIEW

6th September, 2019 · · Uncategorized · 0 comments

The Hoops return to action on Saturday after their near two-week break with a trip to SCEL Premier Division newcomers Welling Town.“The Boots”, as Welling are nicknamed, won promotion to the league’s top flight by winning the Division One title last season, a success which continued their rapid rise after the club was only founded […]



KEVIN FAIRCLOUGH RIP

27th August, 2019 · · Uncategorized · 0 comments

The club have been saddened to learn that one of our former players, Kevin Fairclough, has passed away. “Fairy”, which was one of Kevin’s handful of nicknames, made a total of nearly 300 appearances at right back for the Hoops in various spells between 1984 and 1997 as well as playing at different times for […]



DEAL TOWN 0 CANTERBURY CITY 0

26th August, 2019 · · Uncategorized · 0 comments

The Hoops battled to their third draw in three home matches this season in Monday’s baking hot conditions at the Charles Ground. With skipper Luke Bigginton leading the way with a man-of-the-match performance in defence, Deal continued their recent improvement against a Canterbury side who had beaten title favourites Chatham in their previous league game. […]



Happy Birthday to the National League!

24th August, 2019 · · Uncategorized · 0 comments

The NLP office was in absolute overdrive last week as we celebrated 40 years of the National League. It was while producing our special eight-page pull-out that it truly dawned upon us just how many extraordinary tales and history this division has created; so much so that we ended up writing far too much and […]



DEAL TOWN 1 HOLLANDS & BLAIR 1

21st August, 2019 · · Uncategorized · 1 comment

Hoops manager Derek Hares felt decisions prevented his side from winning their second game in four days on Tuesday night. The first came after 16 minutes when Ben Chapman appeared to be tackled from behind in the act of shooting, and then 13 minutes into the second half Ben Cardwell, who had just come on […]