The season starts now says Hamlet’s Rose

Admin (13 January, 2016) Dulwich Hamlet Football

Dulwich Hamlet 2-0 Enfield Town

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Gavin Rose feels his table topping team should consider their run in as a new season as Dulwich seek to secure a crown that has evaded them for 67 years.

The Pink and Blues have led a tight Ryman Premier League for most of the first half of the season but if they are to emulate the feats of the Isthmian League Champions of the 1948/49 season Rose believes his players need to start with a fresh mind set.

He told the News: “We only have to concentrate on our jobs. If teams have games in hand all we do is keep winning and put the pressure on them. If we keep winning we will look after ourselves.

“There are around 20 games to go and effectively it is like starting a new season. If a team comes along and does better than us between here and end of the season then we have to accept that. But we have it within out control and we just have to worry about winning from game to game now.”

Hamlet picked up three points last weekend by defeating fellow promotion hopefuls Enfield Town 2-0 in front of a bumper crowd of 2,249. Defender Mitchell Nelson scored for the second time in two games at the weekend leaving Rhys Murrell-Williamson to secure the points with a second half effort.

The Hamlet boss said: “Against both Tonbridge and Enfield at the weekend we had to weather the storm to some extent. But the team were able to stick with it and they adapted to get the results.

“We have dominated other games in terms of possession and chances and only came away with a point or lost, so you take games like the weekend where you stick with it and come out on top.”

He added: “It’s a very tight league this season and of course it is always good to win against those teams in and around you, but we feel we may have given away some points already too. We are only midway through the season but we do feel things are very much in our hands.”

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