STEVE SENDS GULLS FLY­ING

CAN­VEY IS­LAND 1 DUL­WICH HAM­LET 0

The Non-League Football Paper - - RYMAN PREMIER - By Glen Eck­ett

STEVE SHEE­HAN’S 87thminute header earned sec­ond-bot­tom Can­vey Is­land a smash-and-grab vic­tory against high-fly­ing Dul­wich Ham­let.

Af­ter a quiet open­ing quar­ter of the game, Dul­wich had the first chance, on 23 min­utes, when Ibra Seka­jja con­nected with an over­head kick from a cor­ner.

The for­mer Crys­tal Palace first team player hit the tar­get but his ef­fort was kept out by the face of Gulls full-back Jake Pitty.

Dul­wich should have taken the lead on 42 min­utes when striker Ash­ley Carew broke into the area, get­ting the bet­ter of Shee­han and Ryan Black­man. How­ever, with a clear sight of goal Carew shot across the face and wide

It looked as though the pres­sure had fi­nally told on 84 min­utes when Marc Weather­stone seemed to have net­ted at the back post from a free kick.

How­ever, Shee­han was on hand to pro­duce a vi­tal goal line clear­ance to keep Can­vey in the game.

And three min­utes later he earned the strug­gling Gulls all three points, when he rose high­est to pow­er­fully head an Ash­ley Du­mas free-kick from the right past Ham­let keeper Pre­ston Ed­wards.

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