Deal Town 0-0 Canterbury City

Bank Holiday Monday

 

26 Aug 2019 3:00 pm
Deal Town
0
0 0
Canterbury City
0

 

Kevin Redsull’s Match Report

Deal Town 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.
And Derek Hares’ men could easily have grabbed a winner in the second half, firstly when Ben Chapman was unlucky not to be awarded a penalty and then when Dave Pilcher missed a gilt-edged opportunity in the dying stages.
Hares said: “I thought we could have nicked it in the second half and I was pleased with the performance against another good side. I think we have raised our level in the last three games and now we’ve got to keep it going.”
It was Canterbury, however, who started the brighter despite playing their fourth match in eight days and James Tonkin was the busier keeper in the early stages. But the Hoops gradually began to establish a foothold in the game and Sam Wilson and Billy Munday both went close before the break.
The second half proved a test of stamina for both sides in the unusually high temperatures, with the result that big gaps soon began to appear in midfield, and it was Deal who threatened to make the most of them. With 66 minutes gone Chapman was brought down by former Hoops defender Charlie Dickens as he charged into the City area. Dickens was shown a yellow card but the referee decided his initial contact had been made just outside the box and so the Hoops had to settle for a free kick instead of a penalty.
Then, two minutes from time, Chapman produced a terrific run from inside his own half before setting up Pilcher, who had come on as a substitute five minutes earlier, with the chance to score against his former club but the midfielder dragged his half-volley a couple of yards wide.
A late Deal winner would have pleased the majority of the 228 crowd, a figure which also gave Hares cause for satisfaction afterwards, with the Hoops boss adding: “We are regularly getting gates of over 200 now and it’s been a long time since that happened. It’s great for the players and also for the club as a whole.”

Match Reaction

League Season so far

22 Feb 2020 3:00 pm
Punjab United
1
1 2
Deal Town
2
15 Feb 2020 2:15 pm
Deal Town
1
1 2
Erith Town
2
1 Feb 2020 3:00 pm
Deal Town
2
2 2
Welling Town
2
25 Jan 2020 3:00 pm
K Sports
2
2 2
Deal Town
2
4 Jan 2020 3:00 pm
Corinthian
2
2 0
Deal Town
0
28 Dec 2019 3:00 pm
Canterbury City
0
0 3
Deal Town
3
14 Dec 2019 3:00 pm
Fisher
1
1 0
Deal Town
0
7 Dec 2019 3:00 pm
Deal Town
2
2 1
AFC Croydon Athletic
1
23 Nov 2019 3:00 pm
Deal Town
1
1 2
Tunbridge Wells
2
16 Nov 2019 3:00 pm
Deal Town
4
4 1
K Sports
1
9 Nov 2019 3:00 pm
Sheppey United
6
6 2
Deal Town
2
29 Oct 2019 7:45 pm
Lordswood
2
2 3
Deal Town
3
26 Oct 2019 3:00 pm
Erith Town
3
3 1
Deal Town
1
28 Sep 2019 3:00 pm
Erith & Belvedere
1
1 2
Deal Town
2
24 Sep 2019 7:45 pm
Deal Town
0
0 1
Sheppey United
1
21 Sep 2019 3:00 pm
Deal Town
3
3 0
Crowborough Athletic
0
7 Sep 2019 3:00 pm
Welling Town
5
5 3
Deal Town
3
26 Aug 2019 3:00 pm
Deal Town
0
0 0
Canterbury City
0
20 Aug 2019 7:45 pm
Deal Town
1
1 1
Hollands & Blair
1
17 Aug 2019 3:00 pm
Glebe
0
0 2
Deal Town
2
6 Aug 2019 7:45 pm
Chatham Town
4
4 1
Deal Town
1
3 Aug 2019 3:00 pm
Deal Town
0
0 0
Fisher
0
15 Feb 2020 3:00 pm
Canterbury City
1
1 1
AFC Croydon Athletic
1
1 Feb 2020 3:00 pm
Erith Town
2
2 3
Canterbury City
3
25 Jan 2020 3:00 pm
Canterbury City
0
0 5
Tunbridge Wells
5
11 Jan 2020 3:00 pm
Canterbury City
2
2 1
Bearsted
1
4 Jan 2020 3:00 pm
Glebe
4
4 0
Canterbury City
0
28 Dec 2019 3:00 pm
Canterbury City
0
0 3
Deal Town
3
7 Dec 2019 3:00 pm
K Sports
2
2 1
Canterbury City
1
23 Nov 2019 3:00 pm
Canterbury City
4
4 0
Erith & Belvedere
0
16 Nov 2019 3:00 pm
Crowborough Athletic
2
2 1
Canterbury City
1
26 Oct 2019 3:00 pm
Canterbury City
0
0 2
Beckenham Town
2
12 Oct 2019 3:00 pm
Hollands & Blair
0
0 3
Canterbury City
3
5 Oct 2019 3:00 pm
Punjab United
1
1 1
Canterbury City
1
24 Sep 2019 7:45 pm
Lordswood
1
1 1
Canterbury City
1
21 Sep 2019 3:00 pm
Canterbury City
2
2 1
Erith Town
1
14 Sep 2019 3:00 pm
Bearsted
2
2 2
Canterbury City
2
7 Sep 2019 3:00 pm
Canterbury City
2
2 0
Corinthian
0
31 Aug 2019 3:00 pm
Canterbury City
4
4 1
Fisher
1
26 Aug 2019 3:00 pm
Deal Town
0
0 0
Canterbury City
0
21 Aug 2019 7:45 pm
Canterbury City
1
1 0
Chatham Town
0
17 Aug 2019 3:00 pm
AFC Croydon Athletic
2
2 1
Canterbury City
1
6 Aug 2019 7:45 pm
Canterbury City
2
2 2
Sheppey United
2
3 Aug 2019 3:00 pm
Welling Town
0
0 0
Canterbury City
0

 
League Table

# Club M W D L Pt
1
Corinthian
23 15 4 4 49
2
Beckenham Town
23 15 3 5 48
3
Sheppey United
23 13 6 4 45
4
Chatham Town
23 13 5 5 44
5
Tunbridge Wells
21 14 1 6 43
6
Hollands & Blair
26 11 9 6 42
7
Bearsted
23 10 4 9 34
8
Welling Town
23 9 5 9 32
9
Canterbury City
22 8 7 7 31
10
Deal Town
22 8 5 9 29
11
Lordswood
24 8 5 11 29
12
K Sports
28 8 5 15 29
13
Erith Town
22 8 4 10 28
14
Fisher
24 6 8 10 26
15
Glebe
19 7 4 8 25
16
AFC Croydon
23 7 3 13 24
17
Punjab United
24 6 5 13 23
18
Erith & Belvedere
25 4 7 14 19
19
Crowborough Ath
26 5 4 17 19




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