Seven-up for Beavers in FA Cup
The Beavers gave a footballing display of the highest order as they outpaced and ultimately outplayed AFC Dunstable of the Southern League Central.
It was a positive start by the Beavers as they took to heart the prematch team talk, using their pace to put pressure on the home team, and on 9 minutes they took the lead.
Josh Casey's corner from the right was met at the far post by a back-pedalling Nathan Collier, the header going across the AFC keeper Ricky Perks and into the corner of the net.
Barely had the home team got settled, they were stunned by a 2nd goal.
Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick's shot from the right was mishit and was going wide, but Jamal Lowe was in the right place to fire it home, giving AFC Dunstable a mountain to climb.
The home team managed to keep the Beavers subdued for a while but on 33 minutes, they were broken open by another stroke of good fortune for the Beavers.
Jamal Lowe picked up a loose ball by the touch line, his cross come shot flew into the crowded box, and could have gone anywhere, but there in the right place was Nicke Kabamba and his clever deflection from close range left Perks flat-footed.
The fourth was not slow in coming as Josh Casey's well-timed pass into the feet of Lowe gave the forward enough time and space to shrug off the defender marking him, before striking a smart shot past Perks from the edge of the area and into the net.
Hampton's issue has been around clean sheets and just before the break they conceded a rather soft goal. Terry Griffith met Jack Waldren's corner as the Hampton defence lost the defender, the header lacked pace but it caught Howe out of position and it rolled into the net.
That was as good as it got for the ODs as the Beavers stepped up a gear at the start of the second half, with 3 goals in just 8 minutes.
Newly on the field for Brendan Kiernan, Manny Williams late run into the box, 2 minutes into the half, was perfectly timed to meet Josh Casey's corner, his header flew past Perks, who could only stand and stare.
4 minutes later, Tom Jelley's run down the right was spotted by Lowe. The pass was perfectly timed, the full back beating the defender on the outside. Jelley took a quick glance and lobbed the ball into the goalmouth which caught Perks well out of position; the keeper not being able to get back as it dropped into the top corner for an outrageous finish
On 56 minutes, the Beavers made it seven as Kabamba met Leon Solomon's cross at the far post, his full stretch lunge being enough to send it into the net as the home defence were all at sea.
The Beavers could have gone on to make it even more emphatic but Dunstable managed to raise their game enough to keep the Beavers at bay for the last half hour.
Such was the Beavers dominance, Aaron Howe was subbed by Billy Bishop after the seventh goal, and with 10 minutes to go, Academy player Tom Peel made his debut in the first team as he came on for Jamal Lowe.
After the match, Alan Dowson was satisfied with the day. "It was a good professional performance today by the team after Tuesday night and we're all excited to see who we get in the next round, as there's some good teams left."