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Hungerford Town
Dulwich Hamlet
Sat 13 Oct 15:00 - The Vanarama National League - Vanarama National League South Full time Attendance 357

Hamlet come from behind to secure vital win

The Hamlet secured a scrappy win with second half goals from Nathan Green and Kingsley Eshun.

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It's lucky that in football you don't get any more reward for great goals over scrappy ones, because a spectacular strike from Hungerford's Danilo Orsi-Dadomo would then count for far more than two goals scrambled goals from Nathan Green and KIngsley Eshun.

That it doesn't mena sthat The Hamlet left Hungerford with all three points after another poor first half performance. However, a win is a win and Dulwich are now in touch with the middle of the table.

Another slow start from The Hamlet meant they could have been a goal down within the first minute. A long throw was flicked on and somehow Alfy Whittingham missed the ball completely at the far post with the goal at his mercy.

Six minutes later, the same player did get on the end of another long throw and flick, but this time could only fire wide, and the home side came even closer in the tenth minute. A dipping shot from James Rusby beat Preston Edwards but crashed out off the bar.

Dulwich were not being seen as an attacking force and it was 17 minutes before they fashioned their only chance of the half, but Jacob Weaver got down well at his near post to push Dipo Akinyemi's effort wide.

The Hamlet had an escape in the 22nd minute when Preston Edwards spilled a cross that was subsequently hacked clear, but three minutes later the home side were in front.

Magnus Okuonghae gave the ball away, and when the Dulwich defence stood off Orsi-Dadomo he smashed an effort from 25 yards that beat Preston Edwards.

The Hamlet didn't improve any as the half wore on but managed to reach half time just the one goal behind, although they lost Nyren Clunis with injury five minutes from half time.

Half Time 1-0

Whilst thee second half wasn't pretty, it was much more effective than the first and Dulwich at least looked like they carried an attacking threat, and within 8 minutes of the restart they were level.

An Ashley Carew corner was headed goalwards but brilliantly kept out by Weaver, a follow up effort was blocked but then Nathan Green headed the rebound into the net.

Having got themselves level, Dulwich tried hard to fall behind again almost immediately, but Hungerford weren't able to capitalise on more tentative defending and a good block kept out a goalbound effort.

However, Dulwich began to look more comfortable and in the 76th minute scored what turned out to be the winner.

The home side tried to respond but they couldn't trouble Preston Edwards until the 88th minute when he produced a brilliant save low down to his right to keep out a 30 yard effort that looked destined to nestle in the goal.

In fact, during over six minutes of stoppage time, it was The Hamlet who went closes when Jay May curled an effort inches wide.

Final Score 1-2


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