PREVIEW: Dulwich Hamlet vs. Wealdstone

Sports Desk (08 September, 2018) Dulwich Hamlet Football

Dulwich Hamlet need wins to keep them clear of the National League South bottom three

24083Hamlet manager Gavin Rose (left) and assistant Junior Kadi. Image: Duncan Palmer Photography.

By Ben Henderson

DULWICH HAMLET welcome Wealdstone to Imperial Fields at 3pm today.

Dulwich currently sit nineteenth in the National League South, just a single place above the relegation zone. They have had a difficult start to the season and will want to make up for their poor showing last weekend at home to Hampton & Richmond Borough.

Wealdstone are in fifth and they sent out an ominous message to rivals last weekend with a resounding win over Truro City.

However, Dulwich will hope that players returning from injury will give them a boost.

Looking forward to the game, Hamlet boss Gavin Rose said: “We could have him [Michael Chambers] and Magnus [Okuonghae] fit and ready to go. Nathan Green looks ready to start.”

Hamlet fans may also get to see Abdul Aziz Deen-Conteh. The ex-Millwall and Chelsea youngster was on the bench last Saturday and Rose is looking to hand him a contract.

“Abdul is happy to help out in the short term, which is great. If we keep him it will be a bonus for us.”

Both sides will boast an impressive following this weekend. Dulwich Hamlet’s ‘Rabble’ are renowned for their large and colourful turnouts, witty chants and inflatable palm trees.

Wealdstone bring equally impressive numbers to matches. However, their fans have made headlines for different reasons in recent times. Sky Sports commentator and Woking assistant manager, Martin Tyler, was punched by a Wealdstone fan after Wealdstone’s winning goal in the teams’ fixture earlier this season.

On a more jovial note, Dulwich fans would love to catch a glimpse of the Wealdstone Raider on the terraces. However, recent footage of him clubbing with Gary Linekar’s brother in Ibiza suggests the Raider may have left Wealdstone for sunnier climes.

Dulwich will hope that they can create some breathing space between them and the bottom three. Wealdstone, meanwhile, will attempt to turn up the heat at the top of the National League South.

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