Dulwich Hamlet have thanked Met Police FC for donating their share of the gate receipts from their Velocity Trophy semi-final this week.

Dulwich Hamlet Football Club Football Committee Chairman Liam Hickey said: “We didn’t hold out the begging bowl, but they came forward and offered what they were due, as this was a shared gate cup tie. We’ve had so much support from all over the non-league fraternity, and this gesture from the Met on top gives us all such a boost during this tough period.

“In times of trouble you certainly find out who your true friends are. I’d also like to show our appreciation to our hosts at Tooting & Mitcham United, they really couldn’t have done more to help us feel at home yesterday.

“Rivals on the pitch and terraces they may traditionally be, but we will never forget what they are doing for us. I’d also like to express my gratitude to all of our fans who stepped up to the plate as volunteers, operating turnstiles, selling programmes, running the ’50/50′ sales, retrieving footballs and shaking buckets.

“Without supporters like that we are nothing as a club. United we fight on.”

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