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VIDEO: Dulwich Hamlet captain David Ijaha thinks he’s lost his mascot as players emerge from tunnel

Briefly let go of boy's hand and almost instantly regretted it.

Maxwell has a cracking time pic.twitter.com/WDib9i06EY

— Gary McGetrick (@Geezuz170) August 26, 2019

Dulwich Hamlet’s David Ijaha thought he’d lost the mascot he was supposed to be leading out onto the pitch after taking a moment to adjust his kit.

Dulwich were beaten 2-3 by Slough Town after two goals for the visitors in the last 12 minutes at Champion Hill in the National League South on bank holiday Monday.

Here are a few pictures of our wonderful mascots at our home game today! #dhfc 💖💙 pic.twitter.com/2GWxtM9QI8

— Dulwich Hamlet FC Community (@DHFC_Community) August 26, 2019

As the players emerged from the tunnel before kick-off, captain of the home side David Ijaha briefly let go of the young mascot’s hand.

Once he’d got himself reorganised, a short moment of panic was obvious on the 29-year-old’s face when he couldn’t seem to spot where Maxwell was.

FT: Dulwich Hamlet 2-3 Sl*ugh Town

Good game settled by dubious pen. Sunshine & beers on the terrace with @craglife & @jamesendeacott a life affirming football experience

Travel advice from a Rebels fan: “if you come to Windsor, have a look at the castle, but head to ‘Spoons” pic.twitter.com/GpfSgvzaVV

— Phil Catchpole (@bluntphil) August 26, 2019