16 April 2009 Dulwich Hamlet 0 - 0 Folkestone Invicta Leatherhead 0 - 3 Dulwich Hamlet
The Easter weekend saw Dulwich pick up four points, as Craig Edwards outfit continue to put in displays high on effort and solidity, but lacking a little edge in quality.
It should perhaps come as no surprise, as some of the better players have disappeared and it is perhaps inevitable that late season results have stagnated a little.
Still the team have remained solid conceding just one goal in four games, and that effort only notched up after Hamlet had taken a four goal lead.
With Bradley Gray missing from the starting line up at the weekend winger Daryl Plummer took up the unusual role of second striker, with Mohamed Coly taking up the vacant wing position.
To be honest for most of the game Plummer looked a little lost in his new role, and try as he might his efforts to gain possession often left fellow striker Scott Simpson on his own up front.
Simpson put in a hesitant display all afternoon, summed up by a wild air shot in the second half when played in neatly by Daniel Francis.
An ever willing runner, Simpson often lacks a killer instinct in front of goal and his goal return for a front man is far from prolific. This may suggest his best position may be out on the wing where his occasional goals are something of a bonus.
The best chance of a competitive first period fell to the makeshift striker Plummer who headed over when a marginal offside decision went his way. To be fair to him it wasn't the easiest of chances but his looping header ended well over the bar.
Always on top in possession terms Hamlet could easily have sneaked all three points but spurned two golden opportunities in the second period.
The first chance fell to skipper Cedric Ngakam, who found himself clean through on the keeper after a smart pass from Stuart Myall. With the keeper bearing down on him, the big man could not quite lift effort over him resulting in it being blocked easily.
Myall was once again involved in the second chance when his low whipped corner evaded the near post defender, but flew across the box begging to be hit home but with no striker in site.
To counter the lack of punch up front manager rang the changed in the contest on Monday, with Junior Kaffo and Daniel Francis combining in the search for goals.The experiment didn't take too long to pay off when Francis opened the scoring with a fine effort after just two minutes.
Not to be outdone his strike partner followed him onto the score sheet soon after with a scorching thirty yard effort that few keepers could have saved.
Kaffo got his second just before the end, using his strength to hold off defenders and finish smartly following a mistake by Leatherhead keeper Chris Lewington.
Dulwich Hamlet 0 - 0 Folkestone Invicta
Leatherhead 0 - 3 Dulwich Hamlet
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