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.
A crowd of over 700 was at Champion Hill to see the match – the second highest in the division.
Billericay were tough, skilled and physical and were quick to stamp out Hamlet’s attacks.
In the 29th minute, Dean Lodge was clattered over by the goalkeeper – penalty to Hamlet.
Erhun Oztumer took the penalty and here it is heading towards the goal…
.. and into the back of the net. 1-0 to the Hamlet!
An autumnal Champion Hill.
The ref was keen on showing off his yellow cards.
A fine collection of Hamlet flags.
In the second half, Billericay piled on the pressure and Hamlet were taking a bit of a pounding.
I love the ‘Defend Our NHS’ billboard.
The Rabble in full voice.
Nyren Clunis thumps in a goalbound ball.
..it’s on its way…
Back of the net! 2-0 to Dulwich.
The crowd celebrate a goal that had – it has to be said – pretty much come against the run of play.
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.
Final whistle! 2-1 to the hamlet, and the club now moves up to second place in the league. Result!