Deal Town

Address
The Charles Sports Ground, St Leonards Road, Deal CT14 9AU
Website
Founded
1900s
Stadium
Phone No.
01304 375623
Affiliated to:
Kent FA
Social

Chair: Natalie Benville
chair@dealtownfc.co.uk
Secretary: Fiona Richards
07949 412467
secretary@dealtownfc.co.uk
Correspondence address: 45 Birdwood Avenue, Deal, Kent CT14 9SE
Fixtures Secretary: Colin Adams
01304 372 784
07507 231 730
candpadams@btinternet.com
Program Editor: Pedz Van Walwyk
07850 889202
marketing@dealtownfc.co.uk
Colours: Shirts: Black & White Hoops Shorts: Black, Socks: White, Keeper Shirt: Light Blue
Change strip: Shirts: Blue, Shorts: Blue, Socks: Blue, Keeper Shirt: Yellow
Manager: Derek Hares
07543 104000
haresderek@gmail.com
Midweek home games: Tuesday
Matchday pass numbers: Away = 311-316 All = 317-318
Brief Direction: CT14 9AU – St Leonard’s Road Entrance

Deal Town - A History

Originally known as Deal Cinque Ports FC the club was formed in the early 1900s, changing its’ name in 1920 to Deal Town FC. Deals’ first matches were played in the Thanet League and the East Kent League.

In 1909 they joined the Eastern section of the Kent League. Following the disbanding of the Kent League in 1959, Deal became founder members of the Aetolian League.

1963 saw Deal elected into the Southern League, but after a torrid three seasons they moved onto the Greater London League. The 1971/72 season saw the club return to the Kent League. Deals’ first, Kent League Championship came in 1953/54, then after a long wait, the second was achieved in 1999/2000. They have been Runners-up on two occasions, 1988/89 and 1998/99. The club has reached the Kent League Cup Final on five occasions. Their first Final appearance came in 1957/58 when they overcame Margate. Deal won their second League Cup in 1981/82, this time defeating Erith & Belvedere. Their third appearance in the Final was 1993/94, when they lost to Ramsgate. The Club lifted the cup for the 3rd time in 1998/99, defeating VCD Athletic. In 1999/2000, they reached the final, but did not contend it. The club has made four appearances in the Kent Senior Trophy Final. Deal were beaten finalists in 1982/83 going down to Southern League Fisher Athletic. There was further heartbreak in the 1990/91 Final this time having to settle for second best against Hythe Town. However, it was a case of third time lucky in 1994/95 as Deal finally captured the Trophy defeating Folkestone Invicta in a penalty shoot-out following a 2-2 draw. 1999/2000 saw Deal lift the trophy for the second time when they beat Chatham 5-1.

Another trophy to come the way of the club was the Greater London League Cup which they won in 1967/68, meanwhile in 1959/60 Deal finished as Aetolian League Runners-up.

1997 saw the appointment of a new Chairman in Roy Smith whose ambitions both on and off the field lifted the Club, and his decision to appoint a full time manager in Tommy Sampson for the beginning of the 1998 season soon bore fruit. 1998/99 saw the Club achieve their best season. Apart from the successes of the 1st team, the Reserves won the League championship for the first time, and were beaten finalists in both the League Cup and the Intermediate Cup. This was however surpassed the following season. As well as their domestic achievements, Deal Town become the 1st team from Kent to lift the FA Vase with their 1-0 victory at Wembley Stadium against Chippenham Town in front of a crowd of 20,083, the second biggest in the history of the competition. Before the start of the 2000/01 season Tommy and the Vase winning players left the Club, so it was a case of rebuilding a side and consolidating the Club under manager Dave Dadd. Dave stepped down to become assistant manager after one year to be replaced by Simon Bryant who led the team to creditable 3rd & 4th place finishes in his 2 seasons in charge before moving to Herne Bay. With the majority of players leaving the Club, it was again a case of rebuilding and consolidating. This time it fell to Derek Hares who was promoted to 1st team manager at the start of the 2003/04 campaign and remained until he resigned in October 2013. Albie Barker took over the reins until he resigned in January 2014 to be replaced by Paul Murray. Paul stood down to be replaced by Darren Anslow for the start of the 2014/15 campaign, only for him to resign in early September and be replaced by Dave Johncock. Dave was replaced in January 2015 by Derek Hares with Paul Murray as his assistant and Steve King as coach. Paul resigned for the start of the 2016/17 season.

Season 2015/16 saw us finish in 9th position in the table, a top half finish, an improvement on previous seasons where we have struggled as a bottom half team for over ten years. We had a very good run in the FA Cup, finally losing out to St Albans in the 2nd Qualifying round 1-2 away, having beaten Horsham and Whitstable on the way. We also had a good run in the FA Vase before losing to a strong Kidlington side in Oxfordshire. All in all, a good season both on and off the pitch with our new Clubhouse up and running. Last season was slightly disappointing in that we finished in 13th place in the table, four places lower than the previous season, although it looked as though it was going to be significantly worse at one point. The 4-2 home defeat to Erith Town at the end of January left the Hoops in 18th position in the table and facing a relegation battle, but the players responded superbly by losing only two of their remaining 15 league games to ensure another mid-table finish

2017-18 saw improvement and a 7th placed finish before finishing 11th in 2018/19.

The following season ended early due to Coronovirus but not before The Hoops were able to embark on an impressive FA Vase run that only ended at the Fifth Round stage. For those that were there to see the penalty shoot-out win at Binfield, the memories will long live on.

The 2020/21 campaign also ended before it really got started so we go into this year eager to create more history and continue our progression as a Club.

Club Stats
Home Away All
Played 21 21 42
Wins 14 11 25
Draws 2 4 6
Losses 5 6 11
Home Away All
Per Match Total Per Match Total Per Match Total
Goals 2.4 50 2 42 2.2 92
Goals Conceded 1 22 1.5 32 1.3 54
Yellow Cards 0.3 6 0.2 5 0.3 11
Red Cards 0 0 0
Clean Sheets 0.4 8 0.4 9 0.4 17
Corners 0 0 0
Fouls 0 0 0
Offsides 0 0 0
Shots 0 0 0
Shots on Goal 0 0 0
Fixtures
Latest Matches
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
23 Apr 2022
- 3:00 pm
Deal Town
3 0
Crowborough Ath
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
18 Apr 2022
- 3:00 pm
Chatham Town
7 0
Deal Town
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
16 Apr 2022
- 3:00 pm
Deal Town
2 2
Punjab United
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
9 Apr 2022
- 3:00 pm
Deal Town
3 0
Lordswood
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
2 Apr 2022
- 3:00 pm
Sheppey United
7 1
Deal Town
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
29 Mar 2022
- 7:45 pm
Glebe
1 1
Deal Town
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
26 Mar 2022
- 3:00 pm
Deal Town
2 1
Holmesdale
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
22 Mar 2022
- 7:45 pm
Kennington
1 0
Deal Town
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
19 Mar 2022
- 3:00 pm
Erith Town
2 2
Deal Town
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
16 Mar 2022
- 7:45 pm
Holmesdale
1 4
Deal Town
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
12 Mar 2022
- 3:00 pm
Welling Town
0 1
Deal Town
SCEFL Challenge Cup 21/22
8 Mar 2022
- 7:45 pm
Deal Town
2 4
Sheppey United
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
5 Mar 2022
- 3:00 pm
Tunbridge Wells
4 0
Deal Town
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
26 Feb 2022
- 3:00 pm
Deal Town
3 1
Tower Hamlets
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
22 Feb 2022
- 7:45 pm
Deal Town
0 1
Sheppey United
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
15 Feb 2022
- 7:45 pm
Deal Town
5 2
Bearsted
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
12 Feb 2022
- 3:00 pm
Crowborough Ath
0 3
Deal Town
SCEFL Challenge Cup 21/22
7 Feb 2022
- 7:45 pm
K Sports
2 2
Deal Town
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
5 Feb 2022
- 3:00 pm
Deal Town
2 1
Rusthall
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
1 Feb 2022
- 7:45 pm
Deal Town
0 0
Chatham Town
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
29 Jan 2022
- 3:00 pm
Erith & Belvedere
1 0
Deal Town
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
25 Jan 2022
- 7:45 pm
Deal Town
3 0
Canterbury City
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
3 Jan 2022
- 3:00 pm
K Sports
0 4
Deal Town
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
18 Dec 2021
- 3:00 pm
Deal Town
4 1
Fisher
SCEFL Challenge Cup 21/22
15 Dec 2021
- 7:45 pm
Staplehurst Monarchs
1 3
Deal Town
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
4 Dec 2021
- 3:00 pm
Rusthall
0 4
Deal Town
SCEFL Challenge Cup 21/22
23 Nov 2021
- 7:45 pm
Deal Town
6 1
Canterbury City
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
13 Nov 2021
- 3:00 pm
Deal Town
1 2
Hollands & Blair
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
6 Nov 2021
- 3:00 pm
Deal Town
3 0
Welling Town
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
30 Oct 2021
- 3:00 pm
Fisher
3 0
Deal Town
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
26 Oct 2021
- 7:30 pm
Bearsted
2 2
Deal Town
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
9 Oct 2021
- 3:00 pm
Tower Hamlets
0 4
Deal Town
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
5 Oct 2021
- 7:45 pm
Deal Town
3 0
K Sports
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
2 Oct 2021
- 3:00 pm
Deal Town
3 0
Glebe
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
18 Sep 2021
- 3:00 pm
Deal Town
2 1
Erith & Belvedere
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
14 Sep 2021
- 7:45 pm
Deal Town
2 0
Kennington
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
11 Sep 2021
- 3:00 pm
Punjab United
0 3
Deal Town
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
30 Aug 2021
- 3:00 pm
Canterbury City
0 3
Deal Town
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
28 Aug 2021
- 3:00 pm
Deal Town
1 2
Erith Town
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
17 Aug 2021
- 7:45 pm
Hollands & Blair
0 2
Deal Town
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
14 Aug 2021
- 3:00 pm
Deal Town
0 3
Tunbridge Wells
SCEFL Premier Division 2021/22
3 Aug 2021
- 7:45 pm
Lordswood
0 3
Deal Town
Goalkeepers
Age
Nationality
James Tonkin
-
Kieron Hollier
-
Defenders
Age
Nationality
Alfie Foster
-
Joe Reeves
-
Kane Smith
-
Liam Hark
LiamHark
Age:
-
-
Samuel Gibson
-
Jack Penny
-
Lee Scott
LeeScott
Age:
-
-
Midfielders
Age
Nationality
Ben Chapman
-
Billy Munday
-
Jack Paxman
-
Macauley Murray
-
Maxwell Niblett
-
Rene Rivera
-
Forwards
Age
Nationality
Ben Cardwell
-
Connor Coyne
-
Sam Wilson
-
Troy Howard
-
First Team Manager
Age
Nationality
Derek Hares
-
Player Stats
Player Position
 
Player Position
Alex Smith 6 1 228 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Alfie Foster 35 35 3151 6 0 0 5 0 0 0
Ben Cardwell 16 3 478 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Ben Chapman 35 34 2977 1 0 0 8 0 0 0
Billy Munday 31 31 2563 1 0 1 16 0 0 0
Connor Coyne 18 14 1163 0 0 0 11 1 0 0
Connor Miller 1 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
George Lamb 1 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Harry Alexander 1 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Harry O'Donnell 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jack Paxman 38 38 3365 4 0 0 5 0 0 0
Jack Penny 28 24 2202 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
James Tonkin 41 41 3720 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Joe Reeves 16 6 663 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
John Brayne 6 0 84 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Josh Jackson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kane Smith 23 23 2036 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
Keiran Jones 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kieron Hollier 1 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lee Scott 4 3 275 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liam Hark 35 33 2866 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
Macauley Murray 39 39 3392 2 0 0 8 4 0 0
Matthew Weatherley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maxwell Niblett 31 25 2315 7 0 0 3 0 0 0
Mitchell Harman 2 1 118 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Own Goal 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Rene Rivera 37 29 2744 2 0 0 8 0 0 0
Sam Wilson 24 21 1978 1 0 0 3 0 0 0
Samuel Gibson 17 11 1046 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
Tom Chapman 16 15 1312 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
Troy Howard 36 32 2918 1 0 0 11 0 0 0
Unknown Player 1 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Transfers
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