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The new campaign’s well under way, and while recent results for The Hamlet have been far from what we hoped for, the turning season is upon us. So as the leaves change so will the score lines, surely!  In fact since the time of writing we may well have taken the likes of Concord, Hornchurch and Cheshunt (men) Millwall and Aylesford (women) to the autumn cleaners.    

October brings home league fixtures for the men against Kingstonian on 14th and Potters Bar Town on 28th, after a potential home game in the FA Trophy on 7th (draw late-September).  The men travel to Whitehawk on 21st and Wingate & Finchley on 24th.  Meanwhile the women’s first team will be busy on the road, with just one home fixture scheduled for October, against Saltdean United on the 8th – so whatever you do, don’t miss that one.  The women travel to Barking (for the FA Cup) Fulham, Dorking Wanderers and Enfield Town throughout the month.  For all the latest fixture news, including any changes, check: www.pitchero.com/clubs/dulwichhamlet 

Off the pitch things are as glorious as a Tuscan sunset; as a Brit Saylor penalty kick.  While it’s strange to consider a postponement exciting news, the reason for it is indeed something to shout about: the men’s match against Billericay Town was postponed last month because three of the Hamlet squad were called up for international duty – representing Montserrat and Guyana.  After their Caribbean travels the, shorter, trip to Billericay will now be on 10th October.   

Another thing worth shouting about is the continued cracking atmosphere at Champion Hill for our women’s first XI.  For the first home league game of the season, against Ebbsfleet United, the Supporters’ Trust joined forces with the Pepper Army to host a Big Kick Off Party.  A whopping crowd of 563 enjoyed the sun shining on pink ‘n’ blue confetti (biodegradable), non-stop singing, DJs in the bar and, best of all, the chance to welcome lots of new faces to the Hill.  All profit from the sale of rainbow merchandise on the day was donated to the LGBTQ+ support service, Switchboard.    

Talking of merch, replica shirts, home and away in all sizes, are available in our Mega Container and online, with a fresh batch arriving in late September.  Get in quick though, as they fly off the rails.  The pink ‘n’ blue stripes are a great look for cheering on the Hamlet teams to a fruitful autumn. And while you’re at it, please consider joining our Supporters’ Trust, online or at the Mega Container or Shed.  The Trust is the voice of our supporters and leads the work we do in SE22 and beyond.  For just £10 you can be part of all that.  You know it’s true, we’re pink ‘n’ blue!