We’ve been here before…both in terms of trying to play Dulwich Hamlet at home but also meeting them around this time of the season where we’ve been at opposite ends of the table. Could lightening strike for a third time and we upset the form book with another win against the side from South London?
Back in 2014 the Rooks won 2-0 here at The Pan thanks to an own goal and a very rare Steve Brinkhurst effort, whilst last season it was a chilly Wednesday night that saw Elliot Romain score the only goal to give Lewes all three valuable points. Let’s hope the omens rather than league position dictate the result on Wednesday!
We may be at polar opposites in the table but our recent form isn’t two dissimilar in our last six games. Our visitors have won three, drawn two and lost one, that one being their surprise defeat at VCD Athletic on Saturday, with goals from Ryan Moss and Nyren Clunis being undone by a Ricky Sappleton hatrick.
Dulwich Hamlet have the third best away form in the league this season, winning half their games so far and averaging almost two goals per game on the road. Our recent home form has been very good (3 wins. 2 draws and a defeat from the past six) but it is still the worst in the division across the season as we have taken just 13 points.
Our past results in the Ryman League have been a mixed bag – those two wins for the Rooks here at The Pan against two defeats away at Champion Hill. We travel to South London for the return fixture in our last away game of the season in April, hopefully by which time we can celebrate our survival.
P 4 W 2 D 0 L 2 GS 5 GA 6
Darren had the luxury of choosing from an almost full squad on Saturday, with only George Landais and Jimmy Muitt being unavailable through injury. Whilst Dulwich Hamlet are likely to prove a very different test to that posed by Canvey Island and Needham Market, the attacking purpose is still likely to figure highly in Darren’s thoughts in preparing for the game.
Kick off at The Pan is 7:45pm