Dom bids to continue positive start

Hastings United's goal comes under attack during the goalless draw away to Whyteleafe on Saturday. Picture courtesy Joe Knight
Hastings United's goal comes under attack during the goalless draw away to Whyteleafe on Saturday. Picture courtesy Joe Knight

Dom Di Paola will seek to continue his unbeaten league record as Hastings United Football Club manager tonight (Tuesday).

Di Paola will take the U’s to Corinthian-Casuals having won two and drawn one of his first three Ryman Football League Division One South matches since taking the helm earlier this month.

United will be keen to build on an encouraging performance in Saturday’s 0-0 draw away to third-placed Whyteleafe with a squad containing five debutants, three of them in the starting line-up.

The U’s are 17th at present with 19 points from 16 games, but a win tonight could move them closer to mid-table with the season now into its second third.

Casuals are five points and six places better off than United having played the same number of matches, but they’ve not won any of their last seven games in all competitions, the latest of which was a 3-0 loss at Merstham on Saturday.