City’s win­ning run over

Can­ter­bury City

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Football -

Can­ter­bury’s per­fect start to the sea­son came to an end on Mon­day when they lost their South­ern Coun­ties East League, Pre­mier Divi­sion ‘home’ game against land­lords Deal Town 3-1.

De­spite oc­cu­py­ing the away dress­ing room for the first time, Deal be­gan brighter and opened the scor­ing through Con­nor Coyne’s 40-yard vol­ley over Jack Delo just four min­utes in.

Gary Clarke saw a shot tipped onto the post by Deal keeper James Tonkin but it was not un­til 18 min­utes from time that Dave Pilcher got City back level from the penalty spot af­ter Sam Con­lon was fouled by Jack Pax­man.

How­ever, par­ity lasted just two min­utes as Town went back ahead when Coyne set-up Sam Wil­son to find the cor­ner.

Joe Ken­nett headed against the bar from a Con­nor San­ders throw as City looked to level but the Hoops clinched it with a third – and sec­ond for Wil­son – nine min­utes from time.

City had made it three wins from three on Satur­day with a 2- 0 win at Lordswood.

Af­ter a goal­less first half, Can­ter­bury took the lead against the run of play nine min­utes into the sec­ond half when Ken­nett latched on to a deep free-kick into the box and looped a fine header over keeper Ryan Chan­dler.

The clincher ar­rived nine min­utes from time as first Pilcher saw Chan­dler off his line and tried his luck with a lob from around 40 yards only for the keeper to scram­ble across and claw the ball wide.

How­ever, from the re­sul­tant cor­ner, Con­lon headed into the net amid a static de­fence.

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Can­ter­bury City try to evade the at­ten­tion of Deal dur­ing Mon­day’s game

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