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.