A last minute goal denied Hamlet a perfect start to 2016, and three points, as title rivals Tonbridge Angels pegged back Dulwich on their travels last weekend.
A sodden Kent pitch held up well despite the deluge beforehand and although 1-1 was a fair result on reflection, the nature of the defeat will bother Hamlet more.
In an even contest Mitchell Nelson headed Dulwich in front with sixteen minutes remaining. Just when it seemed all three points would be heading back to London Nathan Elder got his head on the end of an inswinging free kick to ensure a share of the spoils.
That result left Hamlet top of the table after the weekend although Tonbridge could leapfrog them, on goal difference, if they picked up three points in their game against Grays last night.
This weekend Dulwich are back on home turf when Enfield Town come to Champion Hill, a game that gets underway at 3pm. Yet another young talent has made the step up to professional football from Hamlet after Diallang Jaiyesimi, seventeen, signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with Norwich City.
The youngster impressed representatives from the Premier League club in a recent trial where he played four times for Canaries under eighteen team. Hamlet announced on Saturday morning that the deal had been agreed and Jaiyesimi would be moving with immediate effect.
The teenager, who is a graduate of Hamlet boss Gavin Rose’s ASPIRE academy, has starred in Hamlet’s recent run in the FA Youth Cup which has led to appearances for the first team in cup competitions. For the latest Hamlet news visit www.pitchero.com/clubs/dulwichhamlet.