Football: East Thurrock grab vital point against Dulwich

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East Thurrock United 2 v 2 Dulwich Hamlet

EAST Thurrock twice came back to salvage a point against an impressive Dulwich Hamlet.

Fans had hardly taken their seats when Hamlet striker Ryan Moss struck to put Hamlet in front.

The Rocks were rocking and it looked as if the floodgates would open as Dean McDonald danced his way around the East Thurrock defence and the team in general played with flourish and vigour on a difficult pitch.

But somehow East Thurrock repelled there attacks despite their keeper making life very difficult with some erratic kicking.

Boss John Coventry made a number of tactical changes in the second half as the Rocks went on the front foot.

It paid off in the 51st minute when an unmarked Tom Wraight headed in at the far post.

It was slowly becoming an absorbing game as the two promotion chasing outfits went for three points.

In the 75th minute a rare mistake from Ben Wood let Hamlet’s Nyren Clunis free, he rounded the keeper and he cooly put the ball in the net.

However, two minutes later, Sam Higgins pounced on a loose ball in the box to thunder home an equaliser.

Hamlet will feel they had a good shout for a penalty soon after. But it like far from conclusive.

The Rocks now sit in third place on

They return to action on Tuesday night against Canvey Island at home at 7.45pm.

East Thurrock United

Lidakevicius L, Sammons R, Nottage J, Teddie S, Hayles R, Wood B, Morgan A, Robson D, Higgins S, Rule K, Wraight T

Subs: Walker J, Shepherd J, McFarlane R, Craddock G, Smith L

Dulwich Hamlet: Wilson – Nelson, Drage, Pinnock, Hibbert – Dixon, Carew, Waldren(c) – Clunis, Moss, McDonald. Subs: Murrell-Williamson (for Pinnock), Sow (for McDonald), Erskine (for Moss), Jarrett, Sankofa (not used)

Attendance: 311

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