6 goal thriller and a point for Dowse
By Rob Overfield
The Beavers held on at the end of a thrilling 90 minutes to claim a point at Champion Hill and will feel they deserved that point.
On a damp pitch, both teams took a while to get going and Scannell had the first chance, but the Beavers were had the more clear cut chance, on 10 minutes.
Charlie Moone beat the offisde trap from a Dean Sinclair chip over, his shot was saved at point blank range by keeper Phil Smith; the ball rolled out to the left hand side, Moone crossed back into the centre and Richard Pacquette couldn't quite get his header on target.
4 minutes later, the Beavers did get one on target and a lovely goal it was.
Crisp passing through the middle saw Pacquette out on the left, and in space; his pass inside split the defence in two and streaking up in to the gap was Charlie Moone, who hit a first time shot past Smith and into the net.
The Beavers were holding their own against a Dulwich team that looked rocky but midway through the half, from nothing, two goals in three minutes put the hosts into the lead.
First on 33 minutes, Damian Scannell swept the ball into the net from close range after the Beavers didn't deal a cross into the box well enough; then Kevin James fired home from 20 yards after Scannell had crossed back into the box.
This fired up the Hamlet and the Beavers had to defend solidly and a couple of minutes before the break, they were back on terms.
A scramble in the box saw a shot blocked by Hibbert and the referee adjudged it to be a handball and awarded the spot kick; Dean Sinclair stepped up and cheekily chipped the ball into the net past Smith.
5 minutes into the second half, Hampton were back in the lead as Pacquette picked up a neat Josh Casey flick in the box and hit a shot past Smith at his near post, when perhaps a cross was expected.
The Hamlet started to fight back and just before the hour, Mitchell Nelson forced a reflex save from Seb Brown after a smart overlapping move.
The Beavers had a Diarra goal ruled out for a push in the box before on 77 minutes Dulwich levelled the match. An Ashley Carew cross from the left was met at the near post by Callum Willock, who despite pressure from the Hampton defence, managed to deflect it past Brown.
The hosts had further chances through Carew and Scannell as they pushed the Beavers back with late pressure, but in the end a draw seemed a fair result and a good point for the Beavers.
Dulwich Hamlet (2) 3
Damian Scannell 33
Kevin James 35
Callum Willock 77
Hampton & Richmond (2) 3
Charlie Moone 14
Dean Sinclair 43 (p)
Richard Pacquette 50
1 Phil Wilson, 2 Osei Sankofa, 3 Jordan Hibbert, 4 Danny Waldren, 5 Matt Drage, 6 Ethan Pinnock, 7 Kevin James, 8 Ashley Carew, 9 Callum Willock, 10, Damian Scannell, 11 Rhys Murrell-Williamson.
Subs: 12 Charlie Penny, 14 Josh Fernandes, 15 Mitchell Nelson, 16 Diallang Jaysemi, 17 Dean McDonald.
1 Seb Brown, 2 Michael Kamara, 3 Tom Jelley, 4 Harry Taylor, 5 Kieran Murphy, 6 Moussa Diarra, 7 Josh Casey, 8 Dean Sincvlair, 9 Richard Pacquette (16 Jake Rose 70), 10 Charlie Moone, 11 Nicke Kabamba.
Subs: 12 Herson RODRIGUES ALVES, 13 Matte Pierson, 14 Eddie Hutchinson, 15 Ryan Newman, 16 Jake Rose