Hamlet v Eastbourne Borough - Boxing Day Wednesday 26 December 2018

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by Pink Panther, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Can't see a specific thread for this match yet. Don't think I've ever wanted to see a Hamlet game so much.

    I took this photograph at the last home league game at Champion Hill on 17 February against Enfield Town, we drew 1-1 in front of a 2,000+ crowd. I had no idea we wouldn't play here again for 10 months.


    (There was a county cup tie against Harrow Borough three days later in front of a couple of hundred spectators.)
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  2. bkbk

    bkbk Well-Known Member

    Very very very excited.
  3. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    Kicked out of their stadium, forbidden from using their own name

    297 days in exile will come to an end on Boxing Day
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2018
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  4. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

  5. the 12th man

    the 12th man Well-Known Member

    That bit of dirt is in my eye again!
  6. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Another 16 and a half hours and we should be underway at Champion Hill. Weather forecast is very fair for the time of year. I just hope we have enough fit players to get a result after Vose and Toure picked up knocks on Saturday.

    I thought young Baghuelou did well after a shaky start in which he picked up a yellow card for a clumsy foul, Onovwigun was strong at the back in an unfamiliar role after three months out on loan, while Thompson looked a good fit and took his goal with aplomb before fading towards the end no doubt due to lack of match practice. He played rather like a younger version of May, with pace and agility to compensate for the lesser level of experience and cunning.
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  7. scousedom

    scousedom Well-Known Member

    Tomorrow is going to be boss.
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  8. iamwithnail

    iamwithnail Well-Known Member

    Think I'm more excited about this than I was for Christmas. :D
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  9. Nivag

    Nivag Well-Known Member

  10. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Half an hour until kick off, looks like all seats are taken.

  11. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Great crowd. Awful football so far!
  12. editor

    editor hiraethified

    1-0! IMG_20181226_162536_851.jpg
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  13. editor

    editor hiraethified

    2-0 up in front of 3,000 people.

    It's good to be home!
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  14. editor

    editor hiraethified

    2-1. Soft goal.
  15. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Nice to see you home, Hamlet
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  16. scousedom

    scousedom Well-Known Member

    That was boss.
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  17. editor

    editor hiraethified

    We've now got the record for the second highest attendance this season in the National League South.

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  18. RabbleLevi

    RabbleLevi Well-Known Member

    What a game. End to end stuff and a brilliant result to match the occasion. A makeshift back three of Onuvwigun, Chambers and Toure looked looked organised and were competent marking a Eastbourne front three. Green and Cook operated as wingbacks to provide excellent cover when under pressure but also helped put the team on the front foot through out the game. A midfield three of Banton, Carew and Ferguson were excellent in reaching some high balls and fed a front pair of Clunis and Thompson who ran their socks of.

    The team were good but four players were immense today. The first is Nyren who led the line in the first half despite a lot of balls coming in high. Play opened up in the second half and his assist for Carew was as brilliant as his hold up play and run at the defenders. The pass itself was perfectly weighted and allowed Ash to stroke the ball in from 25 yards. And then Clunis scored a header. A peach of a connection that curled around the keeper.

    The next two players are Cook and Green. Both looked unplayable at times and it’s rare to get wingers who are tall, quick and strong but we have two gems who looked solid at the back and helped with most things in the air. Both looked to get their heads up and run with the ball and caused absolute havoc down the sides. A lot of Eastbourne’s balls forward we’re over the top and I suspect that’s because they couldn’t play through us.

    For me the man of the match is Michael Chambers. He won everything par a silly tackle that led to a booking. He looked like a leader, raced out for interceptions and his passing range is better than Onuvwigun’s (who is a midfielder). He looked comfortable at the heart of the defence and I’ll be glad if I never see Magnus again!
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2018
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  19. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    not pretty
    but far more at stack to day after 297 days in exile
    Great crowd 3,002
    Champion Hill looked wonderful
    Stewards relaxed and helpful
    smooth running bars and food

    Players paying respect to the fans

    Hope we made lots of money today - vital for getting back to financial security

    finally, good result - we had to win that one

    Thanks again to those that got us back home and those that made today enjoyable for our Community
  20. Son of Roy

    Son of Roy Really?

    Dulwich you're gonna need a bigger stadium!

  21. cg__

    cg__ Active Member

    Shame we couldn't nick the two terraces from the KNK as part of the Jerk Shack package
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  22. Son of Roy

    Son of Roy Really?

    "Mince pies, mince pies. Were the famous Dulwich and we like a mince pie".

    Normal service resumed.
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  23. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

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    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

  25. editor

    editor hiraethified

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    editor hiraethified

  27. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Terrific occasion. I told myself before the match that the result didn't really matter as we were back home, but after such a poor run of form it certainly felt good to get that win.

    The first half was cagey with a lot of passing and probing, and little to choose between the teams. Once the deadlock was broken just after the hour the game opened up and I felt Hamlet were well worth the win in the end, despite making it a bit more "exciting" by conceding a late goal.

    The first goal was a lovely team effort as Thompson produced a perfectly timed headed pass to find Clunis on the right; he tricked his way inside and passed square to Carew just outside the box, who sidefooted firmly past the keeper with the aid of a deflection. Akinyemi immediately replaced Thompson in what appeared to be a pre-conceived tactical switch, then with 15 minutes to go Hamlet doubled the lead as a deep cross from the right was met by a classic far post header from Clunis, leaping high to fire the ball back across the keeper and into the opposite top corner.

    Hamlet looked to be seeing out the game until two minutes into stoppage time when Green conceded a free kick just inside our half on the left flank. Too many of our players switched off as it was taken quickly, resulting in a surge down the line and a low cross to the edge of the six yard box that was turned into the net with Edwards left exposed. Suddenly we faced a frantic further five minutes of stoppage time in which their keeper twice advance into our box for set pieces, and despite one or two hair raising moments Hamlet held out for the win.

    I thought Chambers was magnificent at the back, Carew showed his best qualities in midfield without getting exposed as he sometimes does, and Thompson led the line with a blend of physical presence and clever touches. Frankly though it was a real team effort, the polar opposite of the dismal show at Wingate & Finchley only eleven days ago.

    Team (3-4-1-2): Edwards - Onovwigun, Toure, Chambers (c) - Cook, Ferguson, Carew, Green - Banton - Clunis, Thompson. Subs: Akinyemi (for Thompson), Ming (for Cook), Baghuelou ((for Banton), Sardinha, Taylor (not used.)
    Attendance: 3,002
  28. Cyclodunc

    Cyclodunc Where's the slam tent, mate?

    Chambers was MOTM for me. Made it look easy.
  29. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen a better centre back in this league.
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  30. editor

    editor hiraethified


    "We are GONG home...."


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