Dulwich Hamlet battle hard to beat Billericay Town 2-1 at Champion Hill, south London

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

This was a very tough game indeed, but once again Hamlet proved that they can take on and beat teams who were a division  above them last season.

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

A crowd of over 700 was at Champion Hill to see the match – the second highest in the division.

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

Billericay were tough, skilled and physical and were quick to stamp out Hamlet’s attacks.

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

In the 29th minute, Dean Lodge was clattered over by the goalkeeper – penalty to Hamlet.

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

Erhun Oztumer took the penalty and here it is heading towards the goal…

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

.. and into the back of the net. 1-0 to the Hamlet!

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

An autumnal Champion Hill.

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

The ref was keen on showing off his yellow cards.

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

A fine collection of Hamlet flags.

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

In the second half, Billericay piled on the pressure and Hamlet were taking a bit of a pounding.

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

I love the ‘Defend Our NHS’ billboard.

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

The Rabble in full voice.

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

Nyren Clunis thumps in a goalbound ball.

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

..it’s on its way…

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

Back of the net! 2-0 to Dulwich.

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

The crowd celebrate a goal that had – it has to be said – pretty much come against the run of play.

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

Billericay were awarded a penalty in the 83rd minute. Glenn Poole converted to make it 2-1, and it was an anxious end to the game as the injury time minutes seemed to stretch beyond even Fergietime.

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

Final whistle! 2-1 to the hamlet, and the club now moves up to second place in the league. Result!

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

Dulwich Hamlet 2 Billericay Town 1, Champion Hill. Dulwich, London, Sat 26th October 2013

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