The Non-League Football Paper - - BOSTIK LEAGUE - By John Lawrence

DUL­WICH HAM­LET moved up to sec­ond with this vic­tory over Need­ham Mar­ket in front of a bumper Cham­pion Hill crowd.

New­comer Adam Mills went close for the Mar­ket­men with an early header, but Dul­wich grad­u­ally took con­trol with Nyren Clu­nis and Nana Boakye-Yi­adom miss­ing de­cent chances.

Nathan Fer­gu­son forced vis­it­ing keeper Danny Gay into a full-length save on 20 min­utes, and Mark Weather­stone headed Michael Cham­bers’ far­post cross wide.

Ham­let opened the scor­ing in the 31st minute, Fer­gu­son beat­ing Gay with a pre­cise 20-yard shot into the bot­tom cor­ner.

The Mar­ket­men squan­dered a great chance to equalise three min­utes later when Mills’ penal­ty­kick was bril­liantly saved by Pre­ston Ed­wards fol­low­ing a clumsy aerial chal­lenge by Weather­stone on Jack Sim­mons.

But Dul­wich pressed hard as the in­ter­val ap­proached. Gay made an im­por­tant dou­ble-save from Boakye-Yi­adom, be­fore the striker in­creased Ham­let’s lead with a tidy fin­ish from Fer­gu­son’s through ball.

The sec­ond half was a bit of an anti-cli­max.

And ex­cept when Ed­wards made a fine late save from Luke In­gram, the Mar­ket­men never threat­ened a come­back.

STAR MAN: Nathan Fer­gu­son (Dul­wich Ham­let) EN­TER­TAIN­MENT:

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