RUTHLESS CLUNIS IS HAMLET’S GOAL HERO
DULWICH HAMLET 1 ST ALBANS CITY 0
A CRACKER from longest-serving player Nyren Clunis gave Dulwich a deserved win over a St Albans side who came into the game in fifth place.
Khale Da Costa went close for Saints early on, but Hamlet soon got the measure of their opponents and began to dictate the play.
Jay May mis-hit a fine cross from Dominic Vose, allowing keeper Dean Snedker to scoop the ball to safety, but Dulwich eventually went ahead in the 27th minute with what proved to be the winner.
A neat build-up ended in Jay May playing the ball into the inside-right channel and Clunis finished superbly with a measured drive into the far corner.
Minutes later, Clunis was only inches wide with a shot on the turn from 20 yards.
Dulwich continued to enjoy the better of the exchanges in the second half.
Ashley Carew shot wide after being played in by Vose, then Nathan Ferguson beat the diving Snedker but his shot from 25 yards out hit the inside of the post.
With Hamlet failing to kill off the game, Saints were encouraged to rally for an equaliser in the closing stages.
They almost managed one nine minutes from time when Lewis Knight crashed a first-time shot against the post.