THIS FORUM IS FOR FANS OF DULWICH HAMLET FC TO AIR THEIR VIEWS BUT IS COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT FOR THE FOOTBALL CLUB
VCD 0 Hamlet 3
A welcome return to form against newly promoted opposnets who are struggling to come to terms with the higher level. Apart from the resounding win the main bonus was the dynamic performance of youth team centre forward Shawn McCoulsky on his first start.
Hamlet were more or less on top from start to finish with the hosts restricted to just a few clear openings on the counter attack. We went in front late in the first half when Samuels passed out to McCoulsky on the left and his low cross to the near post was skilfully steered into the roof of the net by McDonald.
As the second half wore on it just seemed a case of making sure we didn't concede a soft equaliser before we scored again ourselves. The seoncd goal came after great work on the left by Carew, crossing towards the near post where McDonald was crowded out only for Gonsalves to ghost in unnoticed and rifle the ball into the net. A third goal arrived when McCoulsky made a powerful run down the middle from his own half; as he stumbled under a foul challenge he managed to knock the ball wide right to Carew, and with the ref playing a good advantage Carew switched the ball back into the middle for Ibrahim Mansaray to run through unchallenged and fire past he advancing keeper. McCoulsky was denied the goal he deserved by a very tight offside call, the whistle sounding after he'd broken clear and taken the ball past the keeper.
Team (4-3-3): Wilson - Hibbert, Forbes, Pinnock, Gonsalves - Carew, I.Mansaray, Samuels - Vidal, McCoulsky, McDonald.
Subs used: Boyle (for McDonald), Hysi (for Vidal), A.Mansaray (for I.Mansaray).
certainly was good to win but there is still work to be done after playing against one of the weakest teams in the league. We finished with McCoulsky, Hysi, Manasaray(abdul) and Boyle on the pitch and we too had been routinely dismissed with such a young team
Thought Hibbert did well at rb and gave us more attack impetus, be interesting to see him against a better side
I thought McCoulsky did well but im not sure he can be the answer to our attacking problem. McDonald is starting to pull strings now and be the player i expected. Roll on Hornchurch
Re: Last night
Interesting form in the gambling stakes.... a sign of things to come?
Re McCoulsky's left foot: I'm sure somebody bet that he wouldn't use his left peg all night to pass or shoot. Lovely little cutback with his left peg for the first, well in lad!
Re: Left foot
He hadn't used it up to then, not only that, this was the only time he used it all night..