Rafa Duyile in action for Clapton in the 2013/4 season

Former Clapton FC favourite Rafael Duyile returned to the Old Spotted Dog in style last night – scoring a hat-trick in an entertaining friendly.

Duyile starred in midfield alongside another ex-Ton, Dean Bouho, for visitors Non-League Chance, who won 3-2 against a Clapton XI.

Duyile was with Concord Rangers in Conference South and Heybridge Swifts in Ryman North last season, before spending the summer playing in New Zealand.

A pacy winger in his spell with Clapton, Rafa left in March 2014 to sign for Enfield 1883 as they chased the Essex Senior League title.

it is expected the Tons will attempt to bring him back to the club, while Non-League Chance tweeted that “4 players caught the eye & invited back tonight.”


A wayward clearance took a chunk out of the entrance to the Old Spotted Dog

The main talking point early on saw a Non-League Chance defender smash the ball into the entrance sign with a hefty clearance.

Recent signings Stefan Nielsen, Lanre Vigo, Sam Coe and Ajani Domingo-Carrington were also given some game time.

Much of the Tons squad, however, were given the night off as the game replaced the usual Thursday training.


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