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today's game

By westwickham pink (legacy user)20/9/2014 15:56Sat Sep 20 15:56:40 2014

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Half time pink n blue army 1 Hornchurch 0 xavier vidal

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Re: today's game

By The Pink & Blue (legacy user)20/9/2014 17:23Sat Sep 20 17:23:00 2014In response to today's game Top of thread

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FT 2-0

Up the Hamlet!!!!

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Hamlet 2 Hornchurch 0

By Pink Panther (legacy user)21/9/2014 10:59Sun Sep 21 10:59:57 2014In response to Re: today's game Top of thread

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Another win, but not a great spectacle, and rendered almost unwatchable towards the end thanks to an incredibly petty and pedantic approach from referee Craig Green. I don't think I've ever seen so many free kicks awarded in ninety minutes, yet there wasn't a single bad foul I can recall; in fact I don't really recall any specific foul at all. There seemed to be dozens and dozens of them, most of which seemed to be against the Hamlet although that bit may be selective memory. On at least three occasions we were awarded free kicks deep inside our own box for offside or minor infringements when the keeper already had the ball safely under control and the best option would have been to let him carry it to the 18 yard line and release it. It was the performance of someone who has never played the game, or even watched it for enjoyment. By the end of the eight minutes of stoppage time I'd almost lost the will to live.

Hamlet made a poor start, repeatedly conceding possession in our own half, but fortunately the visitors seemed to lack a cutting edge up front. It took us more than ten minutes to even get close to the visitors' box, but we then took the lead from our first attack. A throw on the right preceded a nice passing move around the right side of the box, and when Vidal received the ball around fifteen yards out he spotted a gap to the keeper's right and drove the ball low inside the far post. Shortly afterwards we had a shot against the crossbar from a set piece but it wouldn't have counted anyway as the whistle blew for one of those many infringements.

Our next attack of note wasn't until early in the second half, and it led to our second goal. McCoulsky barged a defender off the ball in the left corner, turned inside and ran the ball menacingly into the box before beating the keeper from a tight angle. It was similar to Hamici's memorable last minute winner against Margate. Carew almost made it three with a direct free kick that was turned away at full stretch by the keeper. Much of the second half seemed to be a sequence of Hornchurch set pieces that didn't amount to much. There were a few shots and crosses blocked by defenders in the box but Wilson was relatively untroubled despite clearly being hampered by an injury, and the visitors looked like a side that have now failed to score in eight of their eleven league matches.

With Wilson and Forbes both limping heavily by the end it seems doubtful that either will be ready for Tuesday's home game with Fingate. Youngster Malachi Robinson made his debut in midfield, Brandon Hobbs and Cherno Mendy were unused substitutes, while reserve keeper Oshane Brown was going through some training exercises after the game, and I suspect he may appear on Tuesday. He played around a third of Merstham's league fixtures two seasons ago in D1S including their 3-1 win agaisnt the Hamlet. I believe he was aged only 16 at the time so not surprisingly was a bit raw, but he's a big lad and seemed to have something about him that made me feel he could establish himself at our level in time.

Team (4-3-1-2): Wilson - Hibbert, Forbes(c), Pinnock, Gonsalves - Carew, I.Mansaray, Robinson - Vidal - McDonald, McCoulsky.
Subs used: Hysi (for I.Mansaray), Kamara (for McDonald), A.Mansaray (for Hibbert), Hobbs, Mendy (not used).
Attendance: 708

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and the Brixton Buzz view

By Pink Panther (legacy user)21/9/2014 11:32Sun Sep 21 11:32:25 2014In response to Hamlet 2 Hornchurch 0Top of thread

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http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2014/09/dulwich-hamlet-hit-two-past-hornchurch-to-go-third-in-the-table/

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Goals

By Peter (legacy user)21/9/2014 21:25Sun Sep 21 21:25:51 2014In response to and the Brixton Buzz viewTop of thread

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Vidal with the first goal:

http://youtu.be/uCftKDhS1To

McCoulsky with the second:

http://youtu.be/DooPQH5-T30

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re

By garethwrexy (legacy user)22/9/2014 09:34Mon Sep 22 09:34:55 2014In response to GoalsTop of thread

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good stuff





sunday march24th fa trophy final wrexham 1-1 grimsby but won 4-1 on pens !!!!!!

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Re: re

By Pink Panther (legacy user)22/9/2014 12:39Mon Sep 22 12:39:18 2014In response to reTop of thread

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Nice to see a couple of other Hamlet centre forwards past and present (Roy Wootton & Harry Ottaway) discussing the second goal at the end of that clip.

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Harry

By LinesmanIan (legacy user)22/9/2014 12:56Mon Sep 22 12:56:56 2014In response to Re: reTop of thread

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on his feet applauding. Blokes a class act. Hope he can get fit soon. Talking to him at VCD, hes got some passion for the club and hates being injured (unsurprisingly). Hes there every week home and away and to see him support like that is great

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re

By garethwrexy (legacy user)22/9/2014 12:40Mon Sep 22 12:40:27 2014In response to Re: reTop of thread

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if Dulwich were to go up what would be worth to the club money wise ?





sunday march24th fa trophy final wrexham 1-1 grimsby but won 4-1 on pens !!!!!!

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If

By Liam (legacy user)22/9/2014 13:13Mon Sep 22 13:13:41 2014In response to reTop of thread

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Just my opinion but if Dulwich went up then the wage bill would have to increase, as would the cost of travel for the team. Hopefully, there would be an increased number of away fans although looking at gates in Conf South that is far from guaranteed as some have very poor home crowds - Whitehawk, Staines to name but two- and hopefully increased sponsorship - this again is far from guaranteed with the local business base. If we were struggling then there is a potential for home crowds to fall - Billericay & Hornchurch went straight down and Wealdstone are currently bottom. So potentially we could be worse off as a bottom half Conf South side than a top Ryman side.

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Re: If

By Pink Panther (legacy user)23/9/2014 11:41Tue Sep 23 11:41:33 2014In response to IfTop of thread

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Personally when Conference South/North were formed I thought it seemed a good idea, would narrow the gap between the Conference (National) and its feeder leagues, and (were we in it) would provide a more interesting fixture list with a few trips further afield than the old Isthmian Lewague catchment area which consisted almost entirely of clubs within and close to the M25.

Now when I look at the lst of clubs in the Conference South table it looks like a rather dull league full of clubs in dull towns I don't especially want to visit: Borehamwood, Farnborough, Basingstoke, Havant, Gosport, Maidenhead. Sutton, Bromley, Wealdstone and Hayes (if they ever return home) are the only Greater London clubs. The main other difference is there are a few southwest clubs like Weston-super-Mare and Bath City instead of the East Anglian clubs.

As Liam suggests, we would need a much more slick commercial and sponsorship set-up to build a competitive side even though attendances at that level are no better than what the better supported clubs in our current division get, and in some cases not much better than what the likes of Hendon and Harrow get. Much as I'd love to win the Isthmian League I'm no longer especially desperate to leave it.

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