Dulwich Hamlet Match Preview

City welcome play off contenders Dulwich Hamlet to Twerton Park on Saturday for what is a vital match for both clubs.

Following the disappointing performance last Saturday at Eastbourne, City will be looking for a similar result to their last home outing as they aim to escape the danger zone.

Fortunately, their opponents are no longer enjoying the form they were in when the two sides met in London back in November.

A crowd of 3334, with hundreds more locked out, saw City outplayed in a 3-0 defeat and left the home club looking like contenders for the title.

They were in the middle of a run which saw eighteen goals scored in five matches, but following a 5-2 dismantling of Ebbsfleet at Champion Hill in early December things started to go downhill.

There have only been four wins in the eighteen matches since and just two points have been gained in the last five.

Having reached second place back in the Autumn, Hamlet now find themselves fighting with several others to secure that last qualifying position for the play offs.

Most of their six away wins were achieved in the opening months with the stand out results a 6-0 win at Hemel Hempstead and 4-3 at St Albans.

This will be the fourth meeting between the two clubs at Twerton since 1980 when City’s FA Trophy dreams were dashed in a 3-1 defeat.

We had to wait 38 years to settle that score with two wins in consecutive seasons, the second courtesy of a Tom Smith hat trick in 2020.

However, in the following season Dulwich came away with a 4-1 win in a match played behind closed doors.

Jerry Gill and his team have been delighted with the support from the Twerton crowd this season and they will need every possible encouragement in their quest for three points.

Tickets can be bought in advance from the Club’s website.

This match is part of the National Lottery Football Weekends campaign. If you are over 18 and a National Lottery player you can Buy One Get One Free – Applies to Terrace tickets only.