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.
Your esteemed divot-hunting reporter was unable to make the game, so Buzz is mightily obliged to snapper Max for the photos.
Whatever the season, come rain, hail, snow, monsoons, hurricanes, tsunamis or tornadoes, you’ll find this man wearing shorts.
Hamlet trinkets galore inside the Mega Conatiner.
A huge crowd of 1,806 packed into the ground on a baking afternoon.
Metal things lurking in the corner of the ground.
Hamlet dominated the first half, although keeper Preston Edwards was kept busy.
Ibra Sekajja put Dulwich one up in the 23rd minute.
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.
Thai food stall.
Half time: Hamlet 1 Lowestoft 0.
A look inside the hallowed players’ tunnel.
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.
The Rabble celebrate.
A melee breaks out. Lowestoft’s Travis Cole would later be sent off.
Freeloaders enjoy a roof view.
Panutche Camara makes it 3-1 to Dulwich.
Dog relaxes in the heat.
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
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.
Get behind the Hamlet!
- Chat about Dulwich Hamlet vs Lowestoft on the forum
- Official match report
- Full match stats
- Dulwich Hamlet FC forum
- Dulwich Hamlet FC songbook – the great chants from Champion Hill
- All the photos and match reports at dulwichhamlet.org
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