DULWICH HAMLET staged a remarkable late comeback on Tuesday night to come from two goals down in the final ten minutes to rescue a 3-3 draw at Hendon in the Bostick League Premier Division.
Rampant last weekend when they thrashed Metropolitan Police 4-1, Hamlet showed another side of their character as they resiliently refused to give in despite the cause looking lost.
Gavin Rose’s side had fallen behind to Niko Muir sixth-minute goal for the hosts, before Ashley Carew levelled nine later. But Hendon almost immediately regained the lead through Dave Diedhiou before Muir made it 3-1 just before the break to seemingly put his side in total control. They maintained that advantage until nine minutes from time when Carew made it 3-2 from the spot.
And in the last minute of added-time, with the last kick of the game, Rickie Hayles slammed in the equaliser to spark manic celebrations among the away support. The result saw Hamlet stretch their lead at the top of the table to six points, though big spenders Billericay Town, in second, have five games in hand.
On Saturday, Reise Allassani scored a hat-trick as Hamlet romped to a win against then-second-placed Met. The visitors scored all their goals before half-time, with Mark Weatherstone making it 3-0 before Allassani got his third six minutes before the break.
Zack Newton scored a 68th-minute consolation for hosts. Hamlet face Lowestoft Town in the League at Champion Hill on Saturday.
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