Before this encounter, visitors Dulwich Hamlet were 4th in the Ryman Premier Division with 71 points. Levelling their points total, Leiston, sit narrowly above in 3rd place, on goal difference. In what will be Gavin Rose’s 450th game in charge, The Hamlet were looking to solidify a play-off position against The Moatsiders, who were 14th with 53 points, level with 15th placed Metropolitan Police, and only 5 points clear of the drop.
In the reverse fixture at Champion Hill (played on the 11th March 2017), Dulwich beat Merstham 5-0, and were 3 goals-to-the-good after only thirty-five minutes. With a host of former Hamlet talent, now dressed in yellow and black, can The Moatsiders rectify their March result? (Tommy Kavanagh, Xavier Vidal, Marc-Anthony Okoye, Kershaney Samuels, Kristian Campbell).
Merstham | Yannick Makiese, Simon Cooper, Antone Douglas, Xavier Vidal, Marc-Anthony Okoye, Mitchal Gough, Alex Addai, Tom Kavanagh [C], Dean McDonald, Dan Bennett, Reece Hall. Omar Folkes, Kershaney Samuels, Tom Howard, Rae Bailey-Allen, Kristian Campbell.
Dulwich Hamlet | Phil Wilson, Marc Weatherstone, Nathan Green, Ibrahim Kargbo, Matt Drage, Michael Chambers, Nyren Clunis, Kenny Beaney, Dumgbi Dumaka, Gavin Tomlin, Panutche Camara, Ibra Sekajja, Sanchez Ming, Quade Taylor, Dipo Akinyemi, Ashley Carew.