Lowe masterclass in MFA Senior Cup
Jamal scores four as the Beavers see off plucky Enfield 1893
Hampton progress to the next round, at home to Hayes, thanks to a stunning second half display starring Jamal Lowe.
The final result looked far from likely at half time, with an industrious Enfield side restricting the Beavers to half a dozen efforts on goal.
Captain on the night Michael Kamara scored from a close range header after just 7 minutes, but in spite of sustained pressure we were only able to produce a couple of wayward shots and free kicks, and, just before half time, a clearance off the line from a Hippolyte-Patrick shot.
A pacey run down the left wing and a square ball across the six yard box was all Enfield were able to muster in reply.
Early in the second half Dowse brought on the big guns in the form of Lowe, Kabamba and, later, Kiernan.... and everything changed.
Having been on the pitch for just a few minutes Jamal cut in from the left wing on a diagonal run into the box, finally releasing a low shot from the right side of the goal just inside the left post.
Then he did it again. Picking up a precision through ball from Hicks he calmly cut across a defender, rounded the keeper and drilled home from 10 yards.
Not wanting to hog all the attention he then whipped in a quickly taken left wing corner which Kiernan headed home at the near post for four - nil
The fifth came from a penalty following a trip in a crowded penalty box. Surely a hat-trick chance for Jamal ? No. In a 'it's my ball, and I'm taking it' sort of way, Kamara stepped up, and, in fairness, absolutely walloped it high into the net.
Now somewhere around the hour mark, Kabamba decided to get in on the act. Brilliantly set up by Kiernan, he picked up the ball just right of centre and lashed home a right foot shot from just inside the box.
Six nil now, and Hampton, for some time, having been playing with ten men (Collier having slipped off) showed no mercy to a punch drunk Enfield side.
For the seventh, guess what. Lowe cuts in from the left and buries it to the keepers right for a stunning hat - trick.
With the game drawing to a close Enfield managed a long range volley which Bishop fielded with some ease given that his hands must have been frozen.
Hampton's eighth, and final goal came when Hicks, capping a strong second half, burst down the middle and slid in the largely anonymous Jamal Lowe, who cut in.... etc, etc, etc.
Sadly only 105 present to witness a goal scoring masterclass.
Thanks to Phil Weller for the report!