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Non-league round-up: Dulwich earn point at Hastings while Bromley and Welling progress in EFL Trophy

BY EDMUND BRACK
edmund@slpmedia.co.uk

Danny Bloor urged Welling United not to get carried away after they knocked National League leaders Chesterfield out of the FA Trophy on Saturday.

The Wings – 22nd in National League South – beat a youthful Spirerites’ side. Chesterfield boss Paul Cook did not even make the journey for the tie and made 11 changes from their 5-0 win over Gateshead in their previous outing.

Goals from youngsters David Kamara and Enock Muwonge booked Welling’s place in the next round.

“They were great,” Bloor told Welling’s YouTube channel.

“David was a bit slow to get us going but, once he did, he was really good.

“Enock won man of the match, so it was a good day at the office.

“We tried to play a tad differently today and the aim of the game was to get into the next round.

“It was a young Chesterfield side, but in a year’s time it will say Welling United beat Chesterfield – that was the objective. It’s the fifth round we’re in now. Let’s not get carried away – we have some bigger fish to fry in trying to do our best in the National League South.

“A 2-0 victory against Chesterfield won’t do us any harm.”

Bromley also secured their spot in the fifth round of the FA Trophy, which they won in 2022, following a penalty shootout win over National League South side Chippenham Town.

Ben Krauhaus opened the scoring after 17 minutes but Craig Fasanmade bagged for the visitors in the 61st minute to take the game to spot kicks.

Andy Woodman’s side scored all four of their penalties while Chelsea loanee Teddy Sharman-Lowe saved Tom Owen-Evans’ spot kick and Caine Bradbury hit his attempt over the crossbar.

“We didn’t create any real goal threat in the first half,” Woodman told Bromley’s website.

“In the second half we were miles off it. It fascinates me. We sat back in a five, marking one, and we looked a completely different side.

“I made some changes and they didn’t impact it either.

“It’s not been a great day, but we’re through and that’s all I’m going to take out as a positive.

“We have to do better with the ball.

“Teams are going to sit in against us at home and we have to have a bit more identity of what we are.”

Dulwich Hamlet fought back twice to secure a point in a 2-2 draw with Hastings on Saturday.

Tom Chalmers opened the scoring for the hosts after 22 minutes but an own goal from a corner brought Dulwich back into the game before half-time.

Chalmers put Hastings back in front in the 51st minute.

Michael Chambers smashed home from close range following a set-piece to earn Dulwich a point.

Hakan Hayrettin told DulwichTV: “Overall I was really pleased.

“I wasn’t pleased with the two goals we conceded because they were of our own making, but we finished stronger and we were better than them.

“We could have had one late on to win it. We will take the point away from home. We were worthy of our point and could have been worthy of all three points.”

Former AFC Wimbledon midfielder Alfie Egan, 26, joined Dulwich last week after leaving AFC Totton and made his debut in the 2-2 draw.

“He’s full of energy,” said Hayrettin. “He will get up around the pitch and move the ball quickly. He got into the box in the first half and had a good shot.

“I’m pleased with the acquisition – he’s a good player with a good pedigree. It’s 15 games now where we have only lost two – we will keep pushing.”

PICTURES: ROB AVIS


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