Tag: Dulwich Hamlet

Final Day Shoot-Outs In The Ryman League

It is not that often that league title races are open enough to go to the final day of the season with the whereabouts of the championship trophy still undecided, but this season two of the divisions of the Ryman League will end with five clubs still hoping to win automatic promotion as champions of their division. In the Premier Division, the race is already over with Billericay Town having clinched the title and promotion to the Blue Square Bet last weekend, but the two divisions below this, no less than five clubs will go into the final day with the hope amongst hopes that they could still avoid the play-offs and lift a piece of silverware.  In the Division One North it is a straight two-way battle between Leiston and Enfield Town, but even this is a race that perhaps should have been over sooner. Leiston had managed to pull clear a little at the top of the table, but they then stumbled and last weekend travelled to North London to play an Enfield side that had been doggedly hanging on in their slipstream. In front of a season-high crowd of 602 and with the clock ticking past ninety minutes the score was goalless. It looked as if Leiston were going to hang on for the point that they needed to secure the title, but a penalty in stoppage...

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Match Of The Week: Worthing 1-0 Dulwich Hamlet

The eyes of the world are largely elsewhere this afternoon. International matches and the first round proper if the FA Cup mean that even the tiny amount of coverage that a match in Division One South of the Ryman League might attract pales away to nothing. Yet this is, in its own way, an intriguing match. The top of this division is tight, and Dulwich sit at its head. The home side, meanwhile, are some way adrift in seventh place in the table, ten points behind Dulwich, but a cursory glance at the league table only tells part of the story. Worthing have either three or four games in hand on every team above them, so a win today for them might even throw them back into the title race, in the long run. This significance hasn’t been lost in the match-going public and, despite the slate grey sky – their is more than a hint of winter in the air today – and the normal Saturday afternoon distractions, there is a season-high crowd of 326 people here today. Worthing are in red – a cookie-cutter effort from Nike with a white chevron on the chest – today, and this means that we don’t get the benefit if seeing Dulwich’s unique pink and blue shirts. There is a story behind their change kit, though. If the white shirts and...

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Match Of The Week: Dulwich Hamlet 2-2 Hendon

As September starts to roll into October, the evenings start to get shorter and the autumn leaves crispen and fall underfoot, The 2008/09 FA Cup continues to rumble on. We’re at the Second Qualifying round stage now, and things are starting to become rather more serious than they were. This is the fourth round of the competition to have been played so far this season, and the prize money is rising. £3,000 goes to the winners of this weekend’s matches, with the added bonus of the knowledge that they will be 180 minutes from the First Round Proper, where Football League Clubs enter the fray, matches are shown live on the television and the serious money starts to be earned. Should anyone make it all the way from the Extra Preliminary Round to the First Round, They’ll have made £30,000 in prize money alone – a tidy sum for clubs the size of the clubs that enter the FA Cup at the Extra Preliminary Round stage. One of the matches drawn out of the hat for this round is likely to quicken the pulses of people of a certain persuasion – Dulwich Hamlet vs Hendon. This is a clash of two former giants of the amateur game that have fallen on hard times. Dulwich Hamlet live in a world of faded glamour and constant battles against threats to their...

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