There have been few more eventful weeks for Dulwich Hamlet, and on Thursday night, it took another remarkable turn as their goalkeeper netted a last-gasp winner.
The huge news surrounding the famous old club concerns their dispute with landlords Meadow Residential, who have terminated the club’s licence to play their home games at Champion Hill. Meadow had also given the club 21 days to pay £121,000 of ‘back rent,’ just a few days earlier.
Meadow then informed the club that ‘Dulwich Hamlet Football Club’, ‘The Hamlet’ and ‘DHFC’ have been registered as trademarks and the club has been warned that they can ‘no longer be used.’ It was also revealed last week that ex-England skipper Rio Ferdinand had been thwarted in his bid to buy the club.
Those huge issues of course continue to rumble on, with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan even urging Meadow to sell the land. On the brighter side at least for those at the heart of the club, the team beat Billericay 3-1 on Tuesday to go top of the Bostik Premier, and on Thursday night, there was another spectacular occurrence.
Keeper Corey Addai, on loan from Coventry City, netted a free-kick in the 90th minute to beat Brentwood Town in the Velocity Trophy quarter-final. Surprisingly, the 20-year-old confirmed it was his first senior goal…