REPORT | Whitehawk vs Dulwich Hamlet

  • Competition: Isthmian Premier League

Dulwich picked up a valuable point on the road as we visited Whitehawk.

In everchanging weather conditions Dulwich visited a Whitehawk side that hadn’t lost at Home in 20 fixtures.

The visitors almost took the lead after just 8 minutes as Ryley Scott and Danny Mills went close only for their shots to be blocked well by the Whitehawk defence.

Mills would link up with Scott just 5 minutes later as he squared a ball to Scott only for his shot to be blocked on the line.

Top scorer Luke Wanadio then launched his own one-man Counter-attack after a failed Whitehawk corner. Despite stumbling under pressure, Wanadio stumbled but managed to get a low drilled shot away only for it to be saved by the hosts Goalkeeper.

Despite controlling the majority of the 1st half, the Hamlet went in at half-time level.

It would take 15 minutes for the 2nd half to really kick into life, this time Captain Jerome Binnom-Williams struck a shot from range, but his shot ended up going just over the bar.

Wanadio would go close again after 63 minutes as he cut inside and unleashed a shot only for it to go just wide of the far post.

With 10 minutes to go Dulwich finally turned their constant pressure into a goal as centre half Michael Chambers headed home from the corner to fire the Hamlet into the lead.

Chambers turned from Goal scorer into defensive master as he blocked a shot destined for the bottom corner sending it out for a corner.

As we entered stoppage time however, the hosts late pressure found a way back into the game as they levelled it with 5 minutes left to play.

The Hamlet’s afternoon completely turned on its head 3 minutes from time as Ade Shokunbi was given a straight Red Card following a late lunge on the Half-Way line.

Despite dominating 89 minutes of the game, the Hamlet left the Sussex coast with just a point heading into Tuesday Nights tie away to Wingate & Finchley.



Champion Hill Stadium,
Edgar Kail Way,
East Dulwich,
SE22 8BD.


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