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Bizarre Late Goal Sees Dulwich Through To Velocity Cup Semi-Finals

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A bizarre goal by Dulwich Hamlet`s on-loan goalkeeper Corey.Addai with the last kick of the game took the Bostik League Premier side into the semi-finals of the Velocity Trophy at Bostik North side Brentwood Town on Thursday night.

A much-changed Dulwich side dominated throughout but there was little to enthuse the 119 crowd at The Arena.

The second half was even more forgettable than the first, but home keeper Anthony Page produced a string of saves to deny Muhammadu Faal, Ciao Guimares and Nana Boakye-Yiadom in quick succession, and had earned the luck that he received when the final effort of the scramble struck the bar.

Brentwood grew in confidence but, despite one fumble by Addai in goal, they struggled to get any efforts on goal.

With the game into the last 5 minutes, Page produced a wonder save to keep out a bullet header from substitute Dipo Akinyemi – now signed on a permanent basis from Stevenage – who rose at the far post and bulleted a header goalwards that Page someone clawed to safety.

However, Page’s heroics in a man of the match performance were to be unrewarded by a bizarre goal with the final kick of the game. Dulwich were awarded a free-kick some 5 yards inside their half and Coventry City`s Addai stepped forward to pump the ball into the penalty area.

His kick was missed by everybody and, with defenders failing to clear, the slippery pitch also saw Page lose his footing and the ball bounced into the goal to book Dulwich a home game in the semi-finals against Metropolitan Police.

Liam Hickey

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