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Kingstonian 0-1 Dulwich Hamlet

1 year ago By Liam Hickey

A goal from Nyren Clunis in only the 5tb minute was enough to secure victory for The Hamlet

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Gavin Rose named the same 16 that had been unfortunate to be defeated by Tonbridge Angels on Saturday and they repaid his faith with a solid victory. The result was marred only by the unnecessary sending off of Sanchez Ming with mere seconds left to play, as he lashed out after being fouled.

Dulwich could not have got off to a better start when, in only the 5th minute, a long ball over the top from Marc Weatherstone found Nyren Clunis running clear of the Ks defence on the right. He took the ball in his stride and placed his shot to the right of Tolfrey in the home goal and just inside the post.

It wasn't until the quarter hour mark that the home side fashioned an attempt at goal and, when they did, Ryan Moss was unable to get enough power on a far post header to trouble Preston Edwards.

Dulwich kept their defensive shape well and controlled possession which helped to create a chance for Ibra Sekajja that was blocked. In addition, Nyren Clunis got clear to the goal line but his attempt to pick out a teammate was intercepted.

Kingstonian's best chance in the opening half hour came when a poor back pass from Nathan Green led to a hurried clearance by Preston Edwards. This was quickly returned forward to the edge of the box, where Marc Weatherstone conceded a free kick. The initial effort was blocked and then Preston Edwards saved comfortably at his near post.

Preston Edwards was called upon to make two further saves before half time: firstly saving a header comfortably and the being forced into a low save when Ks broke quickly.

Half Time 0-1

The start of the second half saw Dulwich come under increased pressure but Ks failed to create any chances of note. In fact, Danny Carr could have doubled Dulwich's lead when he was sent clear by a long pass from Matt Drage. However, his lob just cleared the crossbar.

Kingstonian finally tested Preston Edwards just past the hour but he comfortably saved a shot from Joe Turner. At the other end Nyren Clunis saw a low shot comfortably held by Tolfrey.

Nathan Green then had a good chance to double Dulwich's lead when an Ibra Sekajja cross arrived at his feet, but he fired wide. Next, Kenny Beaney had an effort just wide as he seized on a Nyren Clunis cross,

Although Kingstonian were pushing forward, they were unable to trouble Preston Edwards and it was Tolfrey at the other end who had to produce a great save to stop Ks falling two goals behind. Sanchez Ming played a lovely ball down the line to Nyren Clunis, he found Chris Millar who in turn laid the ball into the path of Ashley Carew. However, Tolfrey got down well low to his left to push the effort wide.

Kingstonian had a spectacular volleyed effort that was just wide before, with time almost elapsed, Sanchez Ming received a straight red card for lashing out after he had been fouled, The perpetrator of the foul, Sean Bonnett -Johnson, was also sent off as the referee adjudged the foul worthy of a second yellow card for the Ks player.

Full Time 0-1

Updated 01:11 - 20 Dec 2016 by Liam Hickey

Where next?

DULWICH HAMLET ASPIRE KENT YOUTH LEAGUE ROUND UP Loads of goals for the youngsters this weekend but mixed fortunes for Under 18s & Under 16s
TONIGHT’S MATCH PREVIEW – KINGSTONIAN (AWAY) KO 7.45 PM Dulwich Hamlet will be aiming to bounce back from Saturday’s last gasp choker when they face the K’s at Kingsmeadow this evening.

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First XI Walton Casuals
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Sat 23 Dec
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First XI Leiston
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First XI Billericay Town
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