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Dulwich Hamlet
Merstham
N Green (10'), G Tomlin (24', 35'), D Akinyemi (57'), P Camara (83')
Full time
Sat 11 Mar 15:00 - The Ryman Football League - Premier Division Attendance 1,564

HONOURS TO THE HAMLET AS OLD BOYS ROUNDLY BEATEN ON CHAMPION HILL

A resounding victory to Dulwich Hamlet as Gavin Tomlin bagged a brace against Merstham

Dulwich Hamlet 5 Merstham 0
Saturday 11th March 2017
Ryman League Premier Division

The Saturday before last Dulwich Hamlet won 5-0 at home to Merstham to maintain the challenge for a playoff place. It was a convincing victory with Gavin Tomlin netting twice as Dulwich led 3-0 at the interval before adding two more goals in the second half.

Dulwich stormed into the attack from the start, forcing several early corners, and placing visiting ‘keeper Josh Smith under continual pressure. In the fifth minute, the ‘keeper made an excellent one-handed save to turn behind a close-range shot from Matt Drage. Nathan Green then fired wide from 15 yards, before Smith dived low to his right to parry a low shot from Sanchez Ming. Dulwich were not to be denied though and went ahead in the 10th minute. Sanchez Ming crossed low from the right, Gavin Tomlin laid the ball back and Nathan Green shot into the bottom corner to the ‘keeper’s left.

Tom Kavanagh, one of six former Hamlet players in the Merstham squad, shot wide in one of the visitors’ rare attacks, but Dulwich continued to dominate proceedings and doubled the lead on 24 minutes. Smith could only parry a low right wing cross from Sanchez Ming and Gavin Tomlin was left with the simplest of tasks to finish. Eleven minutes later, Dulwich made it 3-0. A surging run from Nathan Green was illegally halted just outside the penalty box and Gavin Tomlin arrowed the resulting free kick into the top corner, just beyond Smith’s despairing dive.

Dulwich eased up a shade as halftime approached and Merstham had a chance to reduce the arrears on 43 minutes, but Alex Addai, with only ‘keeper Preston Edwards to beat, curled his shot wide of the far post.

Merstham made a couple of substitutions at the halftime and looked in better shape for a while afterwards. One of the replacements, Omar Folkes, forced a fine block from Preston Edwards, but that was probably the only serious save the Hamlet ‘keeper had to make in the entire game.

Dulwich were soon pressing again and Gavin Tomlin was denied a hat trick on 53 minutes when Dipo Akinyemi, in an offside position, touched his teammate’s goalbound shot over the line. But Dipo soon made amends, scoring Dulwich’s fourth goal. After successive efforts from Mark Weatherstone and Nathan Green were blocked, the Hamlet gained a corner and when the ball came back to him Gavin Tomlin crossed for Dipo Akinyemi to power in a header; Smith made a valiant attempt to save, pushing the ball out, but the assistant referee ruled that it had already crossed the line.

Dulwich Hamlet made three substitutions themselves through the half and it was one of the subs, Panutche Camara, who completed the scoring seven minutes from time. It was undoubtedly the best of the five goals as well. A neat passing move involving several players resulting in Panutche receiving the ball in the inside left channel about 15 yards from goal and he beat his man with an exquisite turn before firing low past Smith into the far corner.

Match report courtesy of Mr John Lawrence, Dulwich Hamlet Match Day Programme Editor

Dulwich Hamlet: Preston Edwards; Marc Weatherstone; Nathan Green; Ibrahim Kargbo (Dumebi Dumaka 60); Matt Drage; Michael Chambers; Sanchez Ming; Kenny Beaney; Gavin Tomlin (Panutche Camara 69); Ashley Carew; Dipo Akinyemi (Ibra Sekajja 69)
Subs not used: Jamie Mascoll; Jacob Erskine

Merstham: Josh Smith; Michael Abnett; Kristian Campbell; Antone Douglas; Tutu Henriques; Kershaney Samuels (Reiss Awuah 76); Dan Bennett (Omar Folkes 46); Tom Kavanagh; Alex Addai; Xavier Vidal; Dan Hector (Reece Hall 46)
Subs not used: Rae Bailey-Allen; Michael Onunwigun

Goal Scorers:
Dulwich Hamlet: Nathan Green (10); Gavin Tomlin (24, 35); Dipo Akinyemi (57); Panutche Camara (83)

Attendance: 1,564

Key moments

10:00
Goal Nathan Green scores for Dulwich Hamlet
24:00
Goal Gavin Tomlin scores for Dulwich Hamlet
35:00
Goal Gavin Tomlin scores for Dulwich Hamlet
57:00
Goal Dipo Akinyemi scores for Dulwich Hamlet
83:00
Goal Panutche Camara scores for Dulwich Hamlet

Highlights

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90:00 +1:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Preston Edwards keeps a clean sheet for Dulwich Hamlet
90:00 +1:00 Player of the Match
Gavin Tomlin is awarded player of the match for Dulwich Hamlet
90:00 Yellow Card
Xavier Vidal is yellow carded for Merstham
83:00 Goal 5 - 0
Panutche Camara scores for Dulwich Hamlet
83:00 Assist
Nathan Green makes an assist for Dulwich Hamlet
76:00 Sub Off
Kershaney Samuels is substituted off for Merstham
76:00 Sub On
Reiss Awuah is substituted on for Merstham
69:00 Sub Off
Gavin Tomlin is substituted off for Dulwich Hamlet
69:00 Sub On
Panutche Camara is substituted on for Dulwich Hamlet
69:00 Sub On
Ibra Sekajja is substituted on for Dulwich Hamlet
69:00 Sub Off
Dipo Akinyemi is substituted off for Dulwich Hamlet
60:00 Sub On
Dumebi Dumaka is substituted on for Dulwich Hamlet
60:00 Sub Off
Ibrahim Kargbo is substituted off for Dulwich Hamlet
57:00 Goal 4 - 0
Dipo Akinyemi scores for Dulwich Hamlet
57:00 Assist
Gavin Tomlin makes an assist for Dulwich Hamlet
45:00 Sub Off
Dan Bennett is substituted off for Merstham
45:00 Sub On
Omar Folkes is substituted on for Merstham
45:00 Sub On
Reece Hall is substituted on for Merstham
45:00 Sub Off
Dan Hector is substituted off for Merstham
End of period 1
35:00 Goal 3 - 0
Gavin Tomlin scores for Dulwich Hamlet
35:00 Yellow Card
Tutu Henriques is yellow carded for Merstham
25:00 Assist
Sanchez Ming makes an assist for Dulwich Hamlet
24:00 Goal 2 - 0
Gavin Tomlin scores for Dulwich Hamlet
10:00 Goal 1 - 0
Nathan Green scores for Dulwich Hamlet
10:00 Assist
Gavin Tomlin makes an assist for Dulwich Hamlet
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As it happened

  • Dulwich Hamlet
  • Merstham
  • 0
  • Nathan Green Goal 10:00'
  • Gavin Tomlin Assist 10:00'
  • Gavin Tomlin Goal 24:00'
  • Sanchez Ming Assist 25:00'
  • Gavin Tomlin Goal 35:00'
  • Tutu Henriques Yellow Card 35:00'
  • Omar Folkes Sub On 45:00'
  • Dan Hector Sub Off 45:00'
  • Reece Hall Sub On 45:00'
  • Dan Bennett Sub Off 45:00'
  • Dipo Akinyemi Goal 57:00'
  • Gavin Tomlin Assist 57:00'
  • Dumebi Dumaka Sub On 60:00'
  • Ibrahim Kargbo Sub Off 60:00'
  • Gavin Tomlin Sub Off 69:00'
  • Panutche Camara Sub On 69:00'
  • Ibra Sekajja Sub On 69:00'
  • Dipo Akinyemi Sub Off 69:00'
  • Reiss Awuah Sub On 76:00'
  • Kershaney Samuels Sub Off 76:00'
  • Nathan Green Assist 83:00'
  • Panutche Camara Goal 83:00'
  • Xavier Vidal Yellow Card 90:00'
  • Gavin Tomlin Player of the Match 90:00 +1:00'

Team selection

Edwards, Preston Edwards, Preston
Drage, Matt Drage, Matt
Chambers, Michael Chambers, Michael
Weatherstone, Mark Weatherstone, Mark
Ming, Sanchez Ming, Sanchez
Green, Nathan Green, Nathan
Kargbo, Ibrahim Kargbo, Ibrahim
Beaney, Kenny Beaney, Kenny
Carew, Ashley Carew, Ashley
Tomlin, Gavin Tomlin, Gavin
Akinyemi, Dipo Akinyemi, Dipo
Merstham
  • 1. Josh Smith
  • 2. Michael Abnett
  • 3. Kristian Campbell
  • 4. Antone Douglas
  • 5. Tutu Henriques
  • 6. Kershaney Samuels
  • 7. Dan Bennett
  • 8. Tom Kavanagh
  • 9. Alex Addai
  • 10. Xavier Vidal
  • 11. Dan Hector
  • 12. Omar Folkes
  • 14. Reece Hall
  • 15. Rae Bailey-Allen
  • 16. Reiss Awuah
  • 17. Michael Onunwigun

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