Dulwich Hamlet push for promotion in snow-battered win over Whitstable

Dulwich Hamlet push for promotion with snow-battered win over Whitstable

Local lower division football heroes Dulwich Hamlet fought a tough game yesterday, battling against strong winds and driving snow to triumph 3-0 over Whitstable Town.

Dulwich Hamlet push for promotion with snow-battered win over Whitstable

The first half was a dowdy affair, as both teams struggled to get going on the heavy pitch.

Dulwich Hamlet push for promotion with snow-battered win over Whitstable

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Dulwich Hamlet push for promotion with snow-battered win over Whitstable

Dulwich Hamlet push for promotion with snow-battered win over Whitstable

Dulwich Hamlet push for promotion with snow-battered win over Whitstable

Dulwich Hamlet push for promotion with snow-battered win over Whitstable

The first half ended 0-0, with neither team managing to dominate the game.

Some of us started to harbour doubts that Hamlet would be able to get a result out of this game, as Whitstable were proving a stubborn team, and were capable of putting together some useful breaks.

Dulwich Hamlet push for promotion with snow-battered win over Whitstable

With the snow abating, Hamlet took control in the second half, scoring in the 55th minute after Nyren Clunis delivered a thundering 25 strike.

Dulwich Hamlet push for promotion with snow-battered win over Whitstable

From then on it was all Hamlet, who took control of the game and never looked like conceding.  Three minutes later Daniel Carr netted the second goal.

Dulwich Hamlet push for promotion with snow-battered win over Whitstable

Dulwich Hamlet push for promotion with snow-battered win over Whitstable

Dulwich Hamlet push for promotion with snow-battered win over Whitstable

The ref has a word with ‘The Beast.’

Dulwich Hamlet push for promotion with snow-battered win over Whitstable

Xavier Vidal made it 3-0 in the 79th minute, setting up the top of the table clash on Tuesday against Maidstone.

Dulwich Hamlet push for promotion with snow-battered win over Whitstable

Dulwich Hamlet push for promotion with snow-battered win over Whitstable

This hardy band of Whitstable supporters did their best to cheer on their team, even if their set list of songs was extremely limited.

Upcoming home games:

March 2013
Tue 26th 19:45 HOME Maidstone United League

April 2013
Mon 1st 15:00 HOME Chipstead League
Sat 13th 15:00 HOME Walton Casuals League
Tue 23rd 19:45 HOME Crawley Down Gatwick League
Sat 27th 15:00 HOME Burgess Hill Town League

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