BY ALEC McQUARRIE
Ibra Sekajja scored a stoppage time brace to ensure Dulwich Hamlet got back to winning ways with an emphatic 4-1 home victory over Concord Rangers on Saturday.
Hamlet were unfortunate to only be ahead by just two goals at half-time, after first Giovanni McGregor and then Danny Mills had found the net.
Rangers grew into the match following the break and pulled one back from the spot through Danny Green after Mills handled in the area.
But Sekajja, newly re-signed, came off the bench to net twice in injury time to seal a first league win in five, taking Dulwich up to sixth in National league South.
The match in front of a sell-out Champion Hill started slowly, and stopped altogether after 15 minutes when midfielder Jordan Higgs suffered a nasty-looking eye injury and had to be replaced by Jazzi Barnum-Bobb
Hamlet were looking the more threatening and their pressure told after 20 minutes when McGregor played an intricate give-and-go with Chike Kandi. The central midfielder advanced into the right side of the penalty area and beat Concord keeper Myles Roberts at his near post.
Eight minutes before half-time Hamlet had a second. Mills nodded a far-post header down into the net from a superb cross by James Dayton from the left.
The chances kept flowing for the home side as the half drew to a close, with Kandi striking the bottom of the upright from outside the box with a first-time shot from a Dayton lay-off.
And both Mills and Jordan Green were played through one-on-one on separate occasions in injury time, with Roberts doing well to smother two golden opportunities.
After the restart, Concord started exerting themselves onto the game, although at this point Dulwich were looking more dangerous than ever on the counter with Kandi unable to beat Roberts after being put clear through on goal.
Only a couple of minutes after on-loan debutant keeper Nathan Harness pulled off an impossible save from close range, he was powerless to stop Green’s penalty. The former Charlton winger sent him the wrong way in the 67th minute. The ball had bounced up on to Mills’ raised arm and referee Marc Whaley paused before pointing decisively to the spot.
The goal put a nervy twist on what had seemed like a comfortable win for the home side with Hamlet looking especially vulnerable from set-pieces in the remainder of normal time.
But in stoppage time and just seconds after coming on, Sekajja latched on to a loose Concord pass and coolly slotted into the far corner, securing the three points for the South London side.
And there was just enough time for a cherry on the cake, this time Sekajja producing a delicately dinked finish to mark his return with aplomb.
PICTURES: ROB AVIS
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