Three pointer for Dulwich as nine year hoodoo ended
A well-earned three goal victory saw Dulwich win at Burgess Hill for the first time since 2008
Burgess Hill Town 0 Dulwich Hamlet 3
Ryman League Premier Division
Saturday 15th April 2017
On Easter Saturday, Dulwich Hamlet travelled down to Sussex to meet Burgess Hill Town and returned with three points from a well-earned 3-0 victory.
Despite facing a stiff breeze, Dulwich enjoyed the better of the first half. Nathan Green headed wide early on and Ashley Carew might have done better when well-placed on the edge of the box. But the Hamlet took the lead in the 20th minute with a fine team goal. A good passing move saw Nyren Clunis and Ibra Sekajja link well on the right and the latter laid the ball back for Gavin Tomlin to net with a perfectly-placed left foot shot from 18 yards inside the ‘keeper’s righthand post. Burgess Hill came more into the game as halftime approached and Preston Edwards made a couple of good saves, holding a low shot from Pat Harding and tipping over a 25 yard freekick from Jack Brivio. At the other end, Hillians’ ‘keeper James Shaw saved a 20-yard drive from Ashley Carew. Dulwich led 1-0 at halftime.
The home side fought hard for an equaliser early in the second half. Preston Edwards saved low from down from Brivio, whilst Lee Harding went close from 20 yards. But Dulwich gradually regained the initiation and put the Hillians under renewed pressure. Mark Weatherstone went close with a header, then a fine curling shot from Gavin Tomlin was only inches away from the top corner. Ibra Sekajja wasted a clear chance later on, finishing weakly when in the clear but he made amends in the 70th minute, heading in a pinpoint cross from the left from Nathan Green. The Hillians rallied briefly and Lucas Rodrigues fluffed his lines at the back post following a moment’s hesitation in the Dulwich defence. However, the Hamlet sealed their win with a third goal four minutes from time. Dipo Akinyemi put fellow substitute Panutche Camara away on the right and the latter moved inside before driving wide of Shaw from 15 yards.
Match report courtesy of Mr John Lawrence, Match Day Programme Editor
Burgess Hill Town: James Shaw; Ibrahim Diallo; Sam Fisk; Pierre Hazet; Cheick Toure (Brandon Diau 78); James Richmond; Lee Harding; Jack Brivio (Will Miles 71); Pat Harding; Leon Redwood (Aaron Smith-Joseph 64); Lucas Rodrigues
Subs not used: Toby Pointing; Guy Bolton
Dulwich Hamlet: Preston Edwards; Marc Weatherstone; Nathan Green; Ibrahim Kargbo; Matt Drage; Michael Chambers; Nyren Clunis; Kenny Beaney; Gavin Tomlin (Dipo Akinyemi 77); Ashley Carew (Panutche Camara 77); Ibra Sekajja (Sanchez Ming 84)
Subs not used: Quade Taylor; Omar Koroma;
Goal Scorers: Dulwich Hamlet: Gavin Tomlin (21); Kenny Beaney (71); Panutche Camara (86)