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Dulwich Hamlet (A) - 17th September 2022
By Josh Cole
The ‘Gate travel to south-east London to take on Dulwich Hamlet at Champion Hill for the 2nd qualifying round of the 2022/23 FA Cup.
Last time out: Margate breezed to the three points against Herne Bay in the local Kent derby winning 4-0 and scoring all four goals in the first 30 minutes! The scoring was opened by Dartford loanee Cameron Brodie who struck in the 2nd minute to give Margate their dream start. He then doubled his goal tally, and Margate’s tally, when he headed home from a well worked free kick routine which involved Blackman heading the ball across goal for Brodie which saw Margate 2-0 up in ten minutes. Margate had three just after the 20-minute mark when Ben Greenhalgh turned home a dangerous ball in from Freddie Barton, narrowly missing Cameron Brodie on the way through. The captain then doubled his own tally with a wonder goal, and a goal of the season contender already when he delicately lifted a free kick over the Herne Bay keeper from 40 yards out!
Here’s what manager Andy Drury had to say following this emphatic win. “Perfect derby day win I'd say, first 45 minutes we were fantastic, we were all over them, really at it in the first half and I was really pleased when we got in at half time. Second half was all about managing the game, and I thought we were ultra-professional in how we managed that second half, could've won by a little bit more if we took our chances second half but it wasn’t to be, we’ll take our 4-0 win, we’ll enjoy that tonight and hopefully take it into Saturday for the FA Cup.”
Margate will be without Montrell Deslandes (suspended), Fjord Rogers (cup tied), and Cameron Brodie (unavailable).
The emphatic 4-0 win sees Margate climb the table, and up into ninth place on eight points with two wins, two draws, and two losses.
Our opponents, Dulwich Hamlet play in the level above, the National League South, where they sit 22nd and in the relegation places on five points with one win, two draws, and 5 losses.
On Sunday September 11th Dulwich Hamlet confirmed the departure of long-term manager Gavin Rose, who was manager since 2009. Under his reign, Dulwich Hamlet secured two promotions, winning the Isthmian League South in 2013, and then winning the Isthmian Premier Division play-offs in 2018 to get promoted into the National League South, where they have remained.
Saturday, 17 September 2022
By MFC Media