Beavers on the spot but get point
Dowse satisfied with point but not with display...
Michael Kamara's spot kick just before the hour salvaged a point for the Beavers but Alan Dowson wasn't happy with the display.
Speaking after the match, Dowse said, "We were poor in the second half, we'll need to be better on Tuesday night, that's for sure."
The Beavers had the edge in the opening minutes but the hosts had the best chance in the first half hour; a fast break by the Rocks ended with Agyemang with a sight of goal. However his shot was well saved by a diving Sam Howes and the danger passed.
The hosts were clearly not happy about the way the play kept breaking down through the Beavers defensive efforts, which they felt were not being addressed by the referee, but on 32 minutes, they were lucky that George Allen got no worse than a yellow card for bundling over Ryan Moss on the edge of the box with little defensive cover. Max Kretzschmar's ensuing free kick beat the wall, but rattled the crossbar with Lidakevicius beaten.
With the half time score level, the Beavers had to clearly do more to break the deadlock, but on 52 minutes they were caught by a deep cross from the left by Reece Harris. No one in the Hampton defence had picked up Montel Agyemang ghosting in at the back post, and sliding in, he lifted it into the roof of the net.
Just before the hour mark, the Beavers were awarded a penalty for handball, which was seen by some as a bit harsh on the defender, Max Cornwell. Michael Kamara stepped up as cool as a cucumber, and chose to dink his penalty to Lidakevicius' left as the keeper went the other way to bring the Beavers back on terms.
Just after the goal, a bit of a fracas developed after Josh Casey was struck full in the face by the ball, knocking him to the floor, leading to some of the home players accusing the defender of acting. After it all settled down, Sam Higgins was shown a yellow card.
With 10 minutes left, Marlow had a chance of giving the Rocks the points but his shot struck the bar. Hampton were having to defend hard, and Cornwell had a couple of late headers, neither of which were on target, but in the end, the final whistle came as a relief.