Dulwich Hamlet 1-2 Tonbridge Angels , Tues 10th April 2018

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by Pink Panther, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Obviously this fixture must be doubtful due to the weather. More snow forecast for this afternoon, then it should start getting warmer tomorrow, but maybe 24 hours too late. However we haven't lost a Saturday home game to the weather for 4 years, and the last two we lost were both on days when every other match in the division was off, so if anything on a grass pitch survives there may be a chance .
  2. Fingers

    Fingers From Tuscany SE22

    i believe there is going to be a pitch inspection this afternoon
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  3. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    In a sled?
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  4. Fingers

    Fingers From Tuscany SE22

    What are conditions like in Zone 2? Still three or four inches lying here.
  5. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Match OFF as per League website.
  6. Bugpowder Dust

    Bugpowder Dust Well-Known Member

    Called off too soon? Thawing rapidly now...
  7. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Hard to say without seeing the pitch. Margate v Kingstonian on a 3G pitch was called off 24 hours ago due to dangerous travelling conditions while Harlow have travelled to play at Folkestone on grass. That doesn't add up.
  8. Dulwich Mishi

    Dulwich Mishi Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!

    Just because the snow thraws does not mean the pitch is not still frozen due to deep frost. The correct decision was made.
  9. liamdhfc

    liamdhfc Well-Known Member

    Advice from Groundsman was that frost was 5 inches into ground so there was no chance even if snow melted. Also advised likely pitch would be damaged irreparably if snow was removed as it was frozen to pitch. On that basis decision was taken.
  10. GregDHFC

    GregDHFC Well-Known Member

    Any chance this will be called off again tonight due to recent rain or is it definitely on?
  11. mick mccartney

    mick mccartney Well-Known Member

    no threat to tonight's game , surely ?
  12. liamdhfc

    liamdhfc Well-Known Member

    Will check in with Tooting later so just keep an eye on social media.
  13. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    *Threads merged to avoid confusion
  14. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    0-2. It's not great.
  15. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    We're making some attacks but it still feels like Tonbridge could grab another on the break.
  16. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    late Hamlet goal for Tomlin makes it 1-2

    Meanwhile Margate and Hendon lost

    Last edited: Apr 10, 2018
  17. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    Their goalie was a disgrace. He did his best to waste as much time as possible, then near the end one of their staff whispered in his ear and he smiled.

    A few moments later he's on the ground with a mystery ailment that miraculously heals itself.

    Total fucking cheat. Tonbridge still deserved the win but that cunt should have been sent off.
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  18. Nivag

    Nivag Well-Known Member

    Unbelievable behaviour from their
    coaching staff and goalkeeper.
    I'm still shocked from what happened, especially how he roared at the final whistle.
    They were already 2 nil up and were containing Dulwich and had made a couple of good saves.
    The referee and linesman were weak again in not dealing with the time-wasting and fouling.
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  19. Lucy Fur

    Lucy Fur Well-Known Member

    Add to that a couple of blatant handballs, a well drilled defence, not above cheating and a crooked ref, and it made for a very frustrating game. What galls is they were 2.0 up. They didn't need to cheat. Every free kick they made the ref force them to move back. You could of won that fair and square Tonbridge, you chose not to. Cunts.
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  20. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Any of their players say anything racist or about uber?

    It all stems from the manager you know :D

    Tonbridge are quite good at raising their game.
  21. mick mccartney

    mick mccartney Well-Known Member

    any one on the pitch really care any more ?
  22. DonkeyAssessor

    DonkeyAssessor Well-Known Member

    Team gone into hibernation again after another cold snap and postponements.
  23. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    The cheating fucker goalie Jonathan Henly also tried to justify holding up the ball for ages by claiming he needed to clean it as it had 'split one of its seams.'

    He's already been booked twice this season, which isn't bad going for a goalkeeper. If we hadn't had such a piss weak ref he should have picked up a couple more cards.
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  24. Moroccan Sunset

    Moroccan Sunset Well-Known Member

    Faal scored for Ks. Again.
  25. Dulwich Mishi

    Dulwich Mishi Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!

    Couldn't care less. He doesn't play for us...and these things happen in football.
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  26. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    We could have had at least 8 goals in the last two games. Worrying.
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  27. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    After three consecutive wins with three goals scored each time we seem to have slipped into another malaise, where the goals have dried up and we're being punished for defensive errors with perfectly struck shots by opponents flying into the corners of our net. It's become a familar story; every season, just when all seems to be running smoothly, we go all wobbly and start dropping points. We just never seem to be quite consistent enough over the full season. We had a fantastic run of league results from early Autumn through to January, 51 points from 20 matches (16 wins, 3 draws, and just the solitary defeat at Enfield) which is championship winning form. That coincided with the arrival of Reise Allassani. However in the other 20 matches either side of that we've taken just 28 points, which is bare minumum top ten form. The good run ended abruptly with three consecutive defeats, followed by three consecutive draws, which coincided with the first of Allassani's injuries and having averaged a goal a game up to that point he hasn't scored a league goal since. Add the fact that Tomlin & Dumaka, our two most experienced strikers, have missed the vast majority of matches since the start of the season and maybe it's not surprising we aren't scoring as many goals as some of the other contenders, although we still ahve the best goals against tally by a distance.

    I thought we did OK for the first forty minutes last night. Nowhere near our best but still well on top. Chances created against a stubborn defence, I felt the only really wasteful miss was when Dumaka found himself behind the defence in what looked an offside position, but hesitated as the flag stayed down then got crowed out after taking the ball around the keeper. On another occasion he went round the keeper out wide but failed to strike his shot cleanly enough from a very tight angle. In plenty of other matches in recent years we've got to half time at 0-0 in a home game like that then stepped up a gear in then second half and completed the job, but this time we lost the game in the final five minutes of the first half. Clunis kept the ball in play on the byline by blindly hooking it into the middle, it could easily have fallen conveniently for a Hamlet player to score but instead was cleared; we then lost a 50/50 challenge just insdie their half and their fastest forward sprinted away, veered out wide towards the left, then chipped Tangara with a superb shot that went in off the top of the far post. If he hit that same shot from the same position another twenty times I doubt he'd score again. Our defence still looked shellshocked when we conceded again three minutes later, allowing an opponent time and space to shoot against the post then reacting too slowly as another of their players was first to the rebound to force it over the line.

    Tonbridge had been making every effort to slow the play down right from the start, so you can guess what they were like in the second half with a two goal lead. Even so, had the Hamlet been able to play with more vigour and cohesion we could easily have still scored the three goals to win the game, whereas the visitor seemed to become completely preoccupied with their spoiling tactics instead of just playing normally and looking to pick us off on the break as they had in the first half. Some of the Tonbridge antics were frankly embarrassing. Standing less than five yards from the ball at free kicks and not budging until the referee came over and paced out ten yards. The keeper myseriously sitting on the floor several yards outside the penalty box with a phantom injury - as the physio came on I watched closely to see what he was supposedly being treated for and was none the wiser. Frankly it would have served him right if the referee had played on and we'd scored. In the final analysis though, this was more or less a repeat of what happened at Burgess HIll on Saturday. Conceding a goal seemed to completely disrupt our momentum, confidence just drained away, and we stopped doing what we'd been doing whilst well on top. Passes were going astray, people were making poor decisions, some were trying to do too much and losing control of the ball. We're now very much relying on Billericay to blow out in the final six games, as well as needing to rediscover our brief but encouraging pre-Easter form.

    Team (3-5-2): Tangara - Weatherstone, Acheampong, Taylor - Ming, Ferguson, Kargbo, Beaney, Green - Akinyemi, Clunis. Subs: Carew (for Beaney), R.Allassani (for Acheampong), Tomlin (for Akinyemi), Abrahams, Chambers (not used). Att. 581
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  28. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    Personally, I felt there were more wasted chances than that.

    But more concerning for me is the recurring issue of such fragile confidence. We have some phenomenal and very experienced players so I can never understand how these collective mental implosions keep happening. Tonbridge only managed a draw at Tooting on Saturday and Enfield seem to have had a comfortable win at Burgess Hill last night so I don't think we can say that we are unfortunate in playing teams that have suddenly hit form.

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  29. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

  30. NPDHFC


    Looks like you've got an old league table on there, editor (but brilliant reportage as always)
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