MATCH REPORT: Dulwich Hamlet 1-1 Chippenham Town – Sat 14th Aug 2021

Published: at 11:45pm

For the fourth season in a row the Bluebirds had to travel for their opening league fixture

For the fourth season in a row the Bluebirds had to travel for their opening league fixture and after falling behind to a first half goal they fought back well to earn a very credible draw in East London courtesy of a Marlon Jackson penalty.

The opening play was very even as Chippenham forced several corners whilst Will Henry made a smart twelfth minute save from Giovanni McGregor. Dulwich took the lead on thirty four minutes when Darren McQueen, on-loan from Dagenham and Redbridge, crossed from the left to the far post for Danny Mills to head home.

On fifty one minutes Adam Mann saw his shot saved by Charlie Grainger. Ten minutes into the second half a Bluebird corner saw skipper Kieran Parselle fouled by Tyrone Sterling and Jackson converted the resultant penalty giving Grainger in the Hamlet goal no chance. Just after the hour a strong run from James Dayton saw his cross end up with McQueen whose shot was blocked.

On sixty nine minutes a Dulwich free kick saw Sterling’s header saved by Henry. In stoppage time Dulwich sub Chike Kandi broke clear but shot straight at Henry.

FT : Dulwich Hamlet 1-1 Chippenham Town

Chippenham Will Henry, Luke Russe, Alex Bray, Spencer Hamilton, Kieran Parselle, Joe Hanks, Marlon Jackson, Harvey Bunker, Alefe Santos (Jennison Myrie-Williams 90) Dan Griffiths (Ross Stearn 76), Adam Mann (Harry Warwick 80) subs:Bailey Leach, Will King

Dulwich: Charlie Grainger, Jazzi Barnum-Bobb,, Andre Blackman, Michael Timlin, Jack Holland, Tyrone Sterling, Jordan Green, (Andrew Harris-Sealy 83) Giovanni McGregor, Danny Mills, (Chike Kandi 70), James Dayton (Dean Moore 76), Darren McQueen subs: Quade Taylor, Jordan Higgs

Ref: Michael Ryan

Ass Refs: Rudin Preca, James Hurst

Att: 1922

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