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Dulwich Hamlet duo play their way back from the brink of Champion Hill exits

Dulwich Hamlet manager Paul Barnes has explained how Sanchez Ming and Quade Taylor both played their way back into his plans.

Former Crystal Palace youngster Taylor was told he might need to leave Champion Hill on loan in order to earn regular first-team football.

Ming, 32, has played the full 90 minutes in the past four outings under Barnes, with Dulwich unbeaten in their previous six in all competitions.

Defender Tayor, who had only played 12 minutes in the National League South in Barnes’ first seven games in charge, has started the last five games.

“We [Barnes and Ming] had a difference of opinion – it didn’t click from day one,” said the Hamlet boss.

“But like we say all the time: ‘Nothing worth having is going to be easy.’ It’s a credit to himself as a person, as a player, and with the time and effort he has put in.

“Communication isn’t common in football – having open and honest talks about the people we are and the aspirations we have.

“Myself and Sanchez have had them plenty. We have gotten to know each other as people, and now that trust is there.

“You’re seeing him perform because he knows he has got the trust and faith of myself. I genuinely want him to win on and off the pitch. It’s the same with the other boys.

“Quade Taylor was somebody who didn’t get the opportunity first of all. He was told he might need to head out and get games on loan. But he was patient, was the model pro and got his head down, and with him now getting a run in the team, his performances are showing what a good player he is.

“He never once started moaning and always supported his team-mates. They’re two great examples of lads who didn’t hit it off straight away, but everybody has worked hard with those relationships, and they’re a key part of what we’re doing now.”

Danny Mills and Joe Felix (below) scored for Dulwich as they beat Dover Athletic 2-1 on Sunday. They host Farnborough tomorrow.

Picture: Rob Avis


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