Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

The sun shone down on West Sussex as a sizeable Dulwich Hamlet following watched the pink and blues thump relegation-battling Burgess Hill 0-3 in a one sided contest.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Founded in 1882, Burgess Hill FC have got a lovely ground, full of Sussex charm.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

The line up.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

The single turnstile in operation was built at the Bailey Albion Works in Patricroft (near Eccles, Manchester).

Established in 1839, John Bailey & Co started out as turret clock makers, brassfounders, steam and water gauge makers, copying press makers.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

I love a good home made tombola. Even out of focus ones.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

The game, it has to be said, wasn’t exactly a thrilling affair, with a lumpy pitch making it difficult for either team to engage in Total Football action.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Happily there was plenty of items scattered around the ground to catch the eye, like this splendid heavy duty roller.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Burgess Hill’s very own Nazca Lines. Who knows what hidden message for humanity is contained within these markings.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Now here’s a top quality shed.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

There’s plenty of space around the ground.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

In the 20th minute, Ibra Sekajja despatched the ball to Gavin Tomlin, who struck a dimension-shifting shot that seemed destined to go wide but somehow ended up in the net, with home keeper Shaw left frozen to the spot.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

0-1 to Dulwich Hamlet.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

The rest of the half produced little of interest.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

The snack bar goes under the name of Back Of The Net, complete with netting to avoid stray balls sending burgers skyward.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Disappointing (non)selection for veggie types.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Mind you, I partook in a £1.50 portion of chips and they did the job very nicely indeed.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Condiments a-plenty. Just as they should be. Extra points are awarded for the vinegar.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Look out for Flying Footballs!

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

A spare goal looks on, hoping for a break.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

The majestic players’ tunnel slides out to greet the pitch.  What mysteries could be contained within this mysterious passage?

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Oh, OK. That’s a bit disappointing, to be honest.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Double portion of Hamlet pooches.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

This splendid turnstile badge declares itself to be the work of ‘Le Grand, Sutcliffe and Gell Ltd, London Works Southall makers of Norton’s Turnstile.’

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

A shed, pallets, a pile of bricks, some wire fencing and a road sign.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Rusty workbench.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Board and rock on a bin.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

In the bar at half time.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Those mysterious markings again.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

The Maidstone fan had his hair colours ready for Monday’s match,

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Bench scene.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

The ground had an open gate extending into what looked like a nature reserve.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

I was taking in the splendour of the spring forest when a Burgess Hill substitute brushed past. keen to relieve himself at the nearest shrub. That kind of spoiled the idyll.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Opposition Goalkeeper Towel was a disappointing dull grey affair.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Hamlet took their time to get going in the second half against a stubborn Burgess Hill who defended well but struggled to put together any meaningful attacks.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

This is the Tale of Michael O’Verindulgence.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Dulwich kept the home keeper busy.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Dulwich doubled their lead in the 70th minute with Ibra Sekajja employing full power noggin action to thwart the goalie. 0-2 to Hamlet. Huzzah!

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

The Hamlet faithful celebrate.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Taking a stroll around the verdant pastures of Leylands Park.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Dulwich wrapped the game up with four minutes to go as Panutche Camara made it 0-3.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

Match stats:

Burgess Hill Town 0 – Dulwich Hamlet 3
Gavin Tomlin (21′)
Kenny Beaney (71′)
Panutche Camara (86′)

Attendance: 549

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

On the Hamlet forum, CD commented:

Excellent win. Keeps up the momentum, with Leiston losing too! Win on Monday and we’ll finish 3rd! Draw (and one of the three teams below us win) and we’d have to at least draw vs. Wingate to finish 3rd.

Liam added:

That performance showed how much we have progressed as a team. Thoroughly professional job done on a terrible playing surface. Last year’s team and those before it would most likely not have achieved that result

As for me, I thought it was a thoroughly professional win but I hope Burgess Hill don’t go down. It’s a lovely ground and what fans they have seem perfectly amiable. It was a nice day out.

Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place, Saturday 15th April 2017

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Dulwich Hamlet net three in leafy Burgess Hill to stay in third place

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