A point earned by Dulwich Hamlet on Saturday away against East Thurrock United only added to the congested chase for promotion at the summit of the Ryman Premier League.
Hamlet, who are in second place in the table, led twice in the 2-2 encounter with Ryan Moss netting in the first minute and Nyren Clunis with fifteen minutes remaining.
But third placed Thurrock equalised twice through Tom Wraight on 51 minutes and Sam Higgins, who scored just two minutes after Dulwich had taken the lead for the second time.
Just ten points separates the top nine teams in the Ryman Premier table after Saturday’s games, as the season continues to prove an up and down experience for a number of sides. Leaders Hampton & Richmond Borough missed out on an opportunity to extend their two-point advantage over Hamlet when they succumbed to a last minute equaliser against fourth placed, before kick off, Tonbridge Angels.
Hampton were all set to grab all three points but were pegged back when Angels Nathan Elder scored in the final minute, meaning the top four sides in the league all picked up one point last weekend. Hamlet will travel to Lewes on Wednesday night, after the game was postponed on the same day last week, knowing a victory will move them back to the summit of the Ryman Premier League.
Should Dulwich win that game, which finishes after the News goes to press, against the bottom side in the league the Pink and Blues will have a one point advantage over Hampton.
However, the Richmond borough based side will have played two games less than Dulwich although this season that has proved to be no guarantee of points. For the result of the Lewes game visit www.pitchero.com/clubs/dulwichhamlet or @DulwichHamletFC on twitter.