Dulwich Hamlet cruise past Carshalton Athletic 3-1 in a south London monsoon, 24th August 2013

Dulwich Hamlet cruise past Carshalton Athletic in a south London monsoon, 24th August 2013

The weather was pretty grim but the football was sparkling as Hamlet comfortably saw off Carshalton Athletic at the Champion Hill stadium yesterday to go second in the league.

Dulwich Hamlet cruise past Carshalton Athletic in a south London monsoon, 24th August 2013

Dulwich looked in command from the start, and set up some fine passing moves despite the slippery conditions.

Dulwich Hamlet cruise past Carshalton Athletic in a south London monsoon, 24th August 2013

The Hamlet faithful!

Dulwich Hamlet cruise past Carshalton Athletic in a south London monsoon, 24th August 2013

On 15 minutes, Dean Lodge slammed the ball low to the keeper’s right to put the Hamlet 1-0 up.

Dulwich Hamlet cruise past Carshalton Athletic in a south London monsoon, 24th August 2013

Having a little cuddle to celebrate.

Dulwich Hamlet cruise past Carshalton Athletic in a south London monsoon, 24th August 2013

Hamlet kept up the pressure throughout the first half.

Dulwich Hamlet cruise past Carshalton Athletic in a south London monsoon, 24th August 2013

Dulwich Hamlet cruise past Carshalton Athletic in a south London monsoon, 24th August 2013

Dulwich Hamlet cruise past Carshalton Athletic in a south London monsoon, 24th August 2013

A fine save.

Dulwich Hamlet cruise past Carshalton Athletic in a south London monsoon, 24th August 2013

A horrible clash with the Carshalton keeper saw Harry Ottaway being carried off the field with an injury that was later confirmed to be a broken leg.

Dulwich Hamlet cruise past Carshalton Athletic in a south London monsoon, 24th August 2013

Dulwich Hamlet cruise past Carshalton Athletic in a south London monsoon, 24th August 2013

Harry Ottaway leaves the field. Get well soon Harry.

Dulwich Hamlet cruise past Carshalton Athletic in a south London monsoon, 24th August 2013

Dulwich Hamlet cruise past Carshalton Athletic in a south London monsoon, 24th August 2013

Carshalton defend a Hamlet corner.

Dulwich Hamlet cruise past Carshalton Athletic in a south London monsoon, 24th August 2013

Dulwich Hamlet cruise past Carshalton Athletic in a south London monsoon, 24th August 2013

Half time.

Dulwich Hamlet cruise past Carshalton Athletic in a south London monsoon, 24th August 2013

Dulwich Hamlet cruise past Carshalton Athletic in a south London monsoon, 24th August 2013

Dulwich doubled their lead at the start of the second half courtesy of a Kevin James free kick which was knocked into the onion bag by Mathieu Boyer. 2-0 to the Hamlet, and deservedly so.

Dulwich Hamlet cruise past Carshalton Athletic in a south London monsoon, 24th August 2013

Dulwich Hamlet cruise past Carshalton Athletic in a south London monsoon, 24th August 2013

The light rain soon turned into a deluge which seemed to spur on Carshalton who started to put a few moves together.

Dulwich Hamlet cruise past Carshalton Athletic in a south London monsoon, 24th August 2013

Dulwich Hamlet cruise past Carshalton Athletic in a south London monsoon, 24th August 2013

Harry Ottaway is taken away in an ambulance.

Dulwich Hamlet cruise past Carshalton Athletic in a south London monsoon, 24th August 2013

Dulwich Hamlet cruise past Carshalton Athletic in a south London monsoon, 24th August 2013

It’s raining. Oh yes.

Dulwich Hamlet cruise past Carshalton Athletic in a south London monsoon, 24th August 2013

Dulwich Hamlet cruise past Carshalton Athletic in a south London monsoon, 24th August 2013

Carshalton kept up the pressure, and were rewarded with a goal when a loose shot slipped under keeper Phil Wilson to make the scoreline 2-1.

Dulwich Hamlet cruise past Carshalton Athletic in a south London monsoon, 24th August 2013

This Carshalton fan certainly seemed pleased with the goal.

Dulwich Hamlet cruise past Carshalton Athletic in a south London monsoon, 24th August 2013

Hamlet swiftly responded, and any Carshalton hopes of a fightback against the run of play were seen off with a superb goal  from Erhun Oztumer to make it 3-1.

Dulwich Hamlet cruise past Carshalton Athletic in a south London monsoon, 24th August 2013

Dulwich Hamlet cruise past Carshalton Athletic in a south London monsoon, 24th August 2013

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