When the Dynamos lost both Damien King and James Richardson during the same encounter against Streatham in October, Bristol’s John Dibble answered the call from Head Coach Kevin Parrish to help plug the gap between the posts. Despite having been a regular for the Pitbulls for over seven seasons the netminder then settled in immediately in Kent and went on to dress for the Mos 11 times playing 608 minutes in the process. In that time he saved 360 shots for a stop rate of 91.60% and his appearances in goal were the foundation of the side’s winning streak that put them back in the chase for the league title and on the coattails of leaders Chelmsford come the turn of the year.
Following the return to fitness of both Damien King and James Richardson, John Dibble headed back west to see out 2016/17 with Bristol but no sooner had the ink dried on his farewell note to the Dynamos fans than he was back on the phone to Head Coach Kevin Parrish agreeing a switch to Kent for the remainder of the campaign. After King suffered a reoccurrence of his long term leg injury in the dramatic 8-6 road win in Chelmsford, the Mos once again found themselves short between the pipes but Dibble’s return to the line-up will now see both himself and James Richardson available to feature for the remainder of the campaign.
“The return of John ensures we have options and for the remainder of the campaign. John was a consummate professional in his two month stint earlier in the campaign and slotted into the team instantly. We’re very lucky to be able to call upon him again and I look forward to working with once more”.