Dulwich Hamlet remain in the play-off hunt after victory over Harlow Town and AFC Sudbury

Sports Desk (27 October, 2016)

After defeat by Bognor Regis Town – their fourth at Champion Hill this season – six points from six has nudged Hamlet into fifth place, the final play-off spot, in the table

1908Dulwich Hamlet fans (Credit: Mike Urban)

Dulwich Hamlet remained in the play-off hunt last week with back-to-back home victories over Harlow Town and AFC Sudbury, writes Mark Litchfield…

After defeat by Bognor Regis Town – their fourth at Champion Hill this season – six points from six has nudged Hamlet into fifth place, the final play-off spot, in the table.

Gavin Rose named an unchanged side from the victory over Leatherhead for the Harlow game and was duly rewarded with a comfortable victory.

The deadlock was broken in the 35th minute, as Kenny Beaney’s cross found Ibra Sekajja at the back post, with the front man smashing home to make it 1-0.

Chances were traded back and forth between the home side and newly-promoted Harlow, but it took until the 74th minute for the next goal to be scored, as Dulwich doubled their lead through Ashley Carew’s penalty.

That strike opened the floodgates, as Nyren Clunis added a third, before hotshot Alex Read made it 3-1 from the penalty spot late on.

That win was backed up just four days later with a 2-0 success over AFC Sudbury, courtesy of goals from Dumebi Dumaka – his first for the club – and Gavin Tomlin – the latter coming eight minutes from time, settling any nerves that may have crept in to the 1,683 fans inside Champion Hill.

Hamlet now face consecutive cup matches, before travelling to Staines Town in the league on November 1.

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