Dulwich Hamlet v Hungerford Town
Where: Champion Hill, Edgar Kail Way, SE22 8BD
When: 13th April 2019
Another massive game for Hungerford. After failing to claim anything last weekend, 3 points are needed in South London. With games against Bath and Torquay looming this game provides the best opportunity to put pressure on the teams in and around them. Dulwich are also not mathematically safe but do have one foot in the national league south next season. A debut campaign at this level has had its up’s and downs but is ending on a high. With crowds that have reached over 3,000 a cracking atmosphere is expected on Saturday.
Form guide- Dulwich claimed a first away win since October with a 2-1 success at Chippenham Town. In their last home game they drew 2-2 with Billericay bouncing back from a 4-1 reverse at Oxford City. Hungerford lost 2-1 against Slough Town last time out which ended a 5 game unbeaten run. However, they’ve won their last 2 away games against Hampton and Billericay.
Team news- Nyrus Clunis is suspended after being sent off at Chippenham although that could be overturned as the club are appealing the decision. For the visitors, Richie Whittingham is expected to drop out the squad at the expense of Charlie Ten-Grotenhuis after getting injured in Tuesdays friendly versus Thatcham Town. Dan Bailey could be an option but is likely not be risked.
Star man- Dipo Akinyemi scored a brace last weekend and the young striker is on 12 league goals for the season. Hoping to reduce his influence will be Crusaders midfielder Mike Jones. Since re-joining the club last month Jones has been first name on the team sheet. His presence in front of the back four has been a key contributor to better results recently.
Head to head- These sides have only met once before, in the reverse fixture. Despite going one nil up courtesy of a Danilo Orsi-Dadomo wonder strike the visitors replied with two goals to win 2-1.