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DULWICH HAMLET 1-1 MAIDSTONE UNITED

DULWICH HAMLET 1-1 MAIDSTONE UNITED

Liam Hickey26 Mar 2013 - 23:11
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A pulsating battle between the top two in front of a crowd of 1073 ended with honours even.

The game was only into its third minute when Nyren Clunis gave Dulwich the lead with his second spectacular strike in consecutive matches as he volleyed into the top left corner of the Maidstone net.

The game was then very even with Peter Adeniyi imperious at the back for The Hamlet and Maidstone's main danger coming from the long throws of Alex Flisher.

However, Maidstone keeper Deren Ibrahim had to get down smartly stopping a half volley with nobody on hand to turn in the rebound.

On 38 minutes, Dulwich had the perfect opportunity to double their lead when Kevin James was upended in the box. However, Danny Carr had his effort saved. However, it remained 1-0 at half time.

There remained little to choose between the sides in the second half as Maidstone pushed forward for an equaliser but when they did get beyond the Dulwich defence they found Phil Wilson in fine form and timing his interventions to perfection.

In fact, it was the Hamlet who had the better chances with Danny Carr foiled by Ibrahim as he got in behind the Maidstone defence and Nyren Clunis somehow scooped the ball over the bar at the far post when it looked easier to score.

Just when it looked as though Dulwich had taken the sting out of Maidstone's attacks an equaliser arrived with 9 minutes left as poor defending allowed too much space for a cross to be delivered from the Dulwich left and although Phil Wilson kept out the original effort he could not hold on and Ade Olorunda swept home the equaliser.

This brought renewed vigour to the Maidstone attacks but despite a number of corners and long throws into the box there were no further clear-cut chances and so the league table remains unchanged.

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