Thursday, 25 July 2013

Kingstonian vs Dulwich Hamlet

Kingstonian vs Dulwich Hamlet

Following their loss against Tottenham Hotspur; Kingstonian were looking for a win against Dulwich Hamlet in the Geoff Harvey Memorial Vase final. They wanted to win this badly so they believed that consistent attacking would give them a win. In this case that is what happened and Kingstonian won against a less able Dulwich Hamlet side.

The game happened with the first attack turning to be a goal. The Dulwich keeper came outside the box to clear the ball but the Kingstonian player got the ball from the goalie and chipped the ball above the goalie’s head into goal. So the 1st goal was scored by Alex Mclean. After this Dulwich tried hard to equalize but the Kingstonian goalie saved most of their chances. Dulwich tried to attack but the Kingstonian player retained possession and the ball went to the Kingstonian winger. He ran down the wing and passed to Alex Mclean who took a clean first touch and the ball went to the back of the net. Straight afterwards Kingstonian gained a throw-in in the Dulwich’s half. It was a short throw to a nearby player who crossed the ball into the box. Alex Mclean flew in and scored a volley, this was his hattrick which took only 26 minutes to do. From this point onwards both teams wanted to score some goals. Brilliant dribbling and attacking brought chances for both teams but both teams were not able to finish as well as they could do.

During the second half Kingstonian had a chance where a player had a shot but the goalkeeper saved it. The ball was still in play and a Kingstonian striker came and scored the rebound but the goal was disallowed since the player was offside. Then there was a big pile-up as many players came to get the ball, soon the ball fell to a Kingstonian player who had a clear shot at goal, but the Dulwich goalie came forward and saved the ball. But then the saved ball came to Andre McCollin and he shot at an open goal and scored. The score now was 4-0 to Kingstonian. Dulwich had no chance. Later in the second half Dulwich had a throw in, it was taken short and a great cross was put in the box.  The ball fell to Junior James and he scored with a simple finish. This was a great goal to watch. Later more attacking came but no goals were score. The full time whistle was blown the score Kingstonian 4 Dulwich 1. Congratulations Kingstonian- Geoff Harvey Memorial Vase Champions 2013.

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