An old-school crowd of just 321 took in the invigorating winter air at Champion Hill as Dulwich Hamlet took on lower league Faversham in the fabulously obscure ‘Alan Turvey Trophy sponsored by Robert Dyas.’
I should point out that the competition has nothing to do with Kevin Turvey (above). Which is a shame as I suspect it would be a lot more fun.
Anyway, back to the white knuckle experience of the Alan Turvey Trophy sponsored by Robert Dyas.
The first half saw Hamlet once again showing off their splendid work ethic, which involves making as much exertion as possible over fairly rudimentary tasks.
Against the run of play, Rhys Murrell-Williamson made it 1-0 to Hamlet with a cracking goal which I missed completely. But I heard it was great, so you’ll have to imagine it.
Faversham continued to belie their lower league status and were matching Hamlet all the way.
Dulwich managed a few strikes roundabout the goal area but there wasn’t a great deal to get excited about.
Can’t argue with this sticker.
Divot Of The Day.
The ‘ardcore ‘amlet audience.
Half time: Dulwich 1 Faversham 0.
Burger bar snapshot.
Debuting on Tuesday evening was the addition of hot soup at the the bar, something I was most chuffed about.
Priced at £1.50, there was no less than two varieties available; tomato and minestrone, and each came with its own flotilla of breadsticks.
But therein lay a serious problem.
As everyone knows, buoyancy is the force acting opposite the direction of gravity that affects all objects submerged in a fluid.
When an object is placed in a fluid (e.g. the breadsticks in thick soup), the object’s weight pushes down on the fluid while an upward buoyancy force pushes upward on the object, acting against gravity.
In general terms, this buoyancy force can be calculated with the equation Fb = Vs × D × g, where Fb is the buoyancy force, Vs is the submerged volume, D is the density of the fluid the object is submerged in, and g is the force of gravity. [—]
The problem with the breadsticks was that they weren’t heavy enough to drop to the bottom of the cup, thus necessitating a Spock-like grip to ensure they didn’t fall out of the cup when walking around. So something needs to be done.
I explained all this to the general manager and he seemed very interested in my findings. I expect he kept yawning because he’d had a bad sleep the night before.
This poster is a LIE!
A cornucopia of Hamlet delights awaits in the mega-container.
You can be sure to find signs scattered about the sidelines at non league clubs.
There was goal opportunities at both ends in a lively second half.
The cut down Rabble contingent.
A passing fan nonchalantly hoofs the ball back into play. Although the insouciant nature of his strike initially impressed, he lost points when the ball disappointingly arced into the top of the goal netting .
Look at this hoity toity tea wrapper spotted on the terrace. Emperor’s youwhat?
The Norman Wisdom sized linesman seemed a nice enough chap.
Hamlet had a goal disallowed, as did Faversham.
The away end was completely deserted…
.., apart from these young girls who had decided to convert the trestle table stands into seats.
The electronic substitute board awaits its moment.
What’s the collective noun for a bag full of balls? A cluster? A ballache? All suggestions welcomed.
Bobble of the Day.
Borussia Dortmund are apparently big fans of Adidas footwear.
Hamlet grew stronger through the second half and came close to doubling their lead several times.
On the 79th minute, Gavin Tomlin got his noggin on a cross by Nathan Green.
And it thumps into the back of the onion bag. 2-0 to Hamlet!
The goalie and defender try to engage Norman Wisdom with a post-goal whinge-a-thon. Norm is having none of it.
Five minutes later, Faversham pulled a goal back to add a bit of unwanted tension, but Hamlet won 2-1 to progress to the quarter finals of the I’ve Forgotten The Name Already Trophy.
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