Dulwich Hamlet thump Walton Casuals 5-0 to go top of the league

Dulwich Hamlet thump Walton Casuals 5-0 and go top of the league

There was a veritable goal fest at Champion Hill on Saturday as Dulwich Hamlet thumped basement strugglers Walton Casuals 5-0 to go top of the table.

Dulwich Hamlet thump Walton Casuals 5-0 and go top of the league

Despite their lowly position, Walton started strongly, hitting the post in the 8th minute.

Dulwich Hamlet thump Walton Casuals 5-0 and go top of the league

Dulwich quickly recovered and took the lead in the 19th minute, courtesy of an Ellis Green goal.

Dulwich Hamlet thump Walton Casuals 5-0 and go top of the league

The scoreline was doubled in Hamlet’s favour just four minutes later, with Erhun Oztumer converting from the penalty spot.

Dulwich Hamlet thump Walton Casuals 5-0 and go top of the league

As the rain poured down, Hamlet continued to dominate the game.

Dulwich Hamlet thump Walton Casuals 5-0 and go top of the league

Dulwich Hamlet thump Walton Casuals 5-0 and go top of the league

Dulwich Hamlet thump Walton Casuals 5-0 and go top of the league

Walton’s frustration grew as the game wore on, and the fouls were coming thick and fast.

Dulwich Hamlet thump Walton Casuals 5-0 and go top of the league

The main stand.

Dulwich Hamlet thump Walton Casuals 5-0 and go top of the league

Dulwich Hamlet thump Walton Casuals 5-0 and go top of the league

The game was effectively over for Walton in the 63rd minute after Connor French powered a header past the keeper to make it 3-0.

Dulwich Hamlet thump Walton Casuals 5-0 and go top of the league

Hamlet kept up the pressure.

Dulwich Hamlet thump Walton Casuals 5-0 and go top of the league

A little bit of argy bargy behind the Walton goal.

Dulwich Hamlet thump Walton Casuals 5-0 and go top of the league

A frank exchange of views being expressed from some of the Hamlet crowd.

Dulwich Hamlet thump Walton Casuals 5-0 and go top of the league

Dulwich Hamlet thump Walton Casuals 5-0 and go top of the league

The scoreline ratcheted up to 4-0 in the 72nd minute after Connor French slammed the ball into the Walton onion bag.

Dulwich Hamlet thump Walton Casuals 5-0 and go top of the league

The Hamlet faithful brave the rain. Note the curious ‘voodoo stick’ being held aloft.

Dulwich Hamlet thump Walton Casuals 5-0 and go top of the league

More pressure from Hamlet.

Dulwich Hamlet thump Walton Casuals 5-0 and go top of the league

The pitch grew heavy in the rainy conditions.

Dulwich Hamlet thump Walton Casuals 5-0 and go top of the league

A lovely bit of skill saw Erhun Oztumer fire past the Casuals keeper and put Hamlet 5-0 up in the 76th minute.

Dulwich Hamlet thump Walton Casuals 5-0 and go top of the league

Dulwich Hamlet thump Walton Casuals 5-0 and go top of the league

Walton’s no 5 was easily the angriest man on the pitch but he seemed to have calmed down come the final whistle.

With rivals Maidstone losing at home, Hamlet now sit on top of the table, three points ahead and with a game in hand.

Their next game is at Leatherhead on Tuesday – come along and support the boys!

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