Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft Town

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

Dulwich Hamlet’s prospect of a play off spot were given a big boost with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Lowestoft Town at Champion Hill on Saturday.

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

Your esteemed divot-hunting reporter was unable to make the game, so Buzz is mightily obliged to snapper Max for the photos.

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

Whatever the season, come rain, hail, snow, monsoons, hurricanes, tsunamis or tornadoes, you’ll find this man wearing shorts.

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

Hamlet trinkets galore inside the Mega Conatiner.

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

Pooch #1.

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

A huge crowd of 1,806 packed into the ground on a baking afternoon.

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

Metal things lurking in the corner of the ground.

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

Hamlet dominated the first half, although keeper Preston Edwards was kept busy.

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

Ibra Sekajja put Dulwich one up in the 23rd minute.

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

A Lowestoft fan in a jester’s hat. And why not.

On their forums, visiting fans spoke kindly of their day out, despite losing:

Ronsdog: A healthy attendance of 1806, mostly sporting pink, enjoyed the Spring sunshine and the result, which sees Dulwich almost cement their play off place. It was also noticeable how many families were in attendance and the average age of the crowd was well below 45. How come they manage to engage with a younger crowd when we struggle to get kids through the turnstiles?

Jimbo: The match day experience itself was semi-reminiscent of a play off game, a big crowd, glorious weather and very friendly hosts. Lots going on in and around the ground, its clear the club has a lot of staff and volunteers most non league teams could only dream of having, 3 real ales on cask in the bar and a small shed selling those new fangled trendy ales in cans, and as if that weren’t enough, a Thai food stall which was a nice an alternative in case anyone found the burger van a tad steep.

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

Thai food stall.

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

Half time: Hamlet 1 Lowestoft 0.

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

A look inside the hallowed players’ tunnel.

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

Lowestoft equalised in the 48th minute when Travis Coal netted for the visitors, but Hamlet soon restored their lead, with Dumebi Dumaka thumping home a spectacular long range goal 7 minutes later.

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

The Rabble celebrate.

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

A melee breaks out. Lowestoft’s Travis Cole would later be sent off.

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

Freeloaders enjoy a roof view.

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

Panutche Camara makes it 3-1 to Dulwich.

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

Dog relaxes in the heat.

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

On the Hamlet forum,  PD summed up the afternoon:

Champion hill in the sun, Hamlet winning and a huge joyful and diverse crowd
What a vindication of all the hard work of those who make (and made) it possible

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft, Saturday 8th April 2017

League table

It’s still tighter than a crab’s backside at the top, with a host of teams able to secure a play off spot, but Hamlet’s destiny is very much in their own hands now.

Dulwich Hamlet head for a play off spot with 3-1 victory over Lowestoft Town

Get behind the Hamlet!

Dulwich Hamlet info:
Dulwich Hamlet Football Club
Champion Hill Stadium
Edgar Kail Way
East Dulwich
LONDON
SE22 8BD
Tel: 020 7274 8707
[Map location]

Admission prices:

  • £10 for Adults
  • £4 for Concessions – Seniors – 60+, Teenagers (13-19), Unemployed (JSA), Disability Living Allowance (DLA), NHS Staff, Blue Light Services, Serving Members of the Armed Forces and Full Time Students. (Please bring valid ID)
  • Under 13s FREE accompanied by a paying adult

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