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Hampton & Richmond Borough FC
Burgess Hill Town
C Dickson (41'), R Murrell-Williamson (66'), M Whichelow (85')
Full time
Sat 22 Sep 15:00 - Cup Attendance 422

In form Beavers defeat the Hillians in the FA Cup

Goals from Chris Dickson, Rhys Murrell-Williamson and Matty Whichelow secured Hampton's place in the third qualifying round of the FA Cup.

The Beavers secured their place in the FA Cup Third Qualifying Round with an assured 3-0 win against Burgess Hill Town.

The visitors had started the game with an air of positivity, but the Hampton defence were on hand to thwart the Hillians’ counter-attacking threat in the early exchanges.

The Beavers grew into the game and their first notable chance came when Rhys Murrell-Williamson picked up the ball some 30 yards from goal and then launched a speculative effort that soared narrowly wide of the near post.

Murrell-Williamson continued to cause trouble on the right flank and he next tested the Hill defence when Ricky Wellard threaded the ball in his direction. The winger then played a smart ball inside to Chris Dickson on the edge of the box, but the striker’s effort drifted just over the bar.

The hosts were dictating the tempo at this stage and nearly capitalised on their dominance when Simon Downer’s neat, lofted ball found Zak Joseph who was well-positioned in the box. Joseph managed to outmuscle the defender and created enough space to get a shot away, but he dragged his effort just wide of the far post.

As the half drew to a close, the Beavers eventually made their pressure count as they took the lead in the 41st minute. The goal was manufactured by the lively Murrell-Williamson who collected the ball on the right wing and picked out Dickson with a fine, bending cross. Dickson then expertly nodded the ball beyond the reach of the keeper and into the bottom corner to put the Beavers in front.

SECOND HALF

Hampton picked up where they left off before the interval and should have doubled their lead when Murrell-Williamson’s low cross was met by the onrushing Joseph, who thundered his effort against the post from close range.

Minutes later, Joseph was again at the centre of the drama as he dispossessed Gary Chapman and found himself clean through on goal. However, his low attempt was well-blocked by James in the Burgess Hill goal.

At this stage, the Beavers were pushing hard for a second goal that would put the game beyond their opponents. And they nearly managed just that when Matt Whichelow burst forward and danced his way past two of Hill’s defenders only to see his shot blocked.

The Hillians almost made the hosts pay for their failure to capitalise on their possession when Keiron Pamment’s low, curling cross was met by Ben Pope who fired over from point-blank range.

However, Hampton were quick to assuage fears that their lead may slip as they scored a second goal moments later.

It was the same two players involved in the production of the first goal that were at the heart of play once again. On this occasion, Dickson turned provider as he slipped the ball through to the arriving Murrell-Williamson. The winger took a touch and then fired an excellent shot that clipped the underside of the bar before nestling home. This led to exuberant celebrations around the Beveree Stadium as the Beavers’ secured the two-goal cushion that they had so craved.

The hosts continued to enjoy the lion’s share of the second half possession and, with five minutes remaining, they bagged a third goal in sublime fashion. Tyrell Miller-Rodney had progressed forward from defence and he then laid the ball back to substitute Matt Whichelow on the edge of the box. The midfielder had time to weigh up his effort before he coolly finessed a calculated strike into the bottom corner.

Hampton continued to create chances deep into stoppage time but were limited to the three goals as they ensured progression into the next qualifying round of the FA Cup.

POST-MATCH REACTION

“The first goal settled us and I thought we then started to play with a little more composure and more quality”, said manager Gary McCann to the club’s Twitter. “I thought there were more chances than the score line suggests.”

“A clean sheet and a 3-0 win. It’s pretty hard to criticise.”

Rhys Murrell-Williamson

Player of the Match

Rhys Murrell-Williamson

Key moments

41:00
Goal Chris Dickson scores for Hampton & Richmond Borough FC
66:00
Goal Rhys Murrell-Williamson scores for Hampton & Richmond Borough FC
85:00
Goal Matty Whichelow scores for Hampton & Richmond Borough FC

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Rhys Murrell-Williamson is awarded player of the match for Hampton & Richmond Borough FC
86:00 Sub Off
Rhys Murrell-Williamson is substituted off for Hampton & Richmond Borough FC
86:00 Sub On
Danny Uchechi is substituted on for Hampton & Richmond Borough FC
85:00 Goal 3 - 0
Matty Whichelow scores for Hampton & Richmond Borough FC
85:00 Assist
Tyrell Miller-Rodney makes an assist for Hampton & Richmond Borough FC
85:00 Sub On
Andre McCollin is substituted on for Burgess Hill Town
85:00 Sub Off
Ben Pope is substituted off for Burgess Hill Town
73:00 Sub Off
Pat Harding is substituted off for Burgess Hill Town
73:00 Sub On
Charlie Bennett is substituted on for Burgess Hill Town
68:00 Sub On
Ogo Obi is substituted on for Hampton & Richmond Borough FC
68:00 Sub Off
Zak Joseph is substituted off for Hampton & Richmond Borough FC
66:00 Assist
Chris Dickson makes an assist for Hampton & Richmond Borough FC
66:00 Goal 2 - 0
Rhys Murrell-Williamson scores for Hampton & Richmond Borough FC
50:00 Sub On
James Richmond is substituted on for Burgess Hill Town
50:00 Sub Off
Sam Fisk is substituted off for Burgess Hill Town
48:00 Sub Off
Ricky Wellard is substituted off for Hampton & Richmond Borough FC
48:00 Sub On
Matty Whichelow is substituted on for Hampton & Richmond Borough FC
End of period 1
41:00 Goal 1 - 0
Chris Dickson scores for Hampton & Richmond Borough FC
41:00 Assist
Rhys Murrell-Williamson makes an assist for Hampton & Richmond Borough FC
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Hampton & Richmond Borough FC
  • Burgess Hill Town
  • 0
  • Chris Dickson Goal 41:00'
  • Rhys Murrell-Williamson Assist 41:00'
  • Matty Whichelow Sub On 48:00'
  • Ricky Wellard Sub Off 48:00'
  • Sam Fisk Sub Off 50:00'
  • James Richmond Sub On 50:00'
  • Rhys Murrell-Williamson Goal 66:00'
  • Chris Dickson Assist 66:00'
  • Zak Joseph Sub Off 68:00'
  • Ogo Obi Sub On 68:00'
  • Pat Harding Sub Off 73:00'
  • Charlie Bennett Sub On 73:00'
  • Matty Whichelow Goal 85:00'
  • Tyrell Miller-Rodney Assist 85:00'
  • Ben Pope Sub Off 85:00'
  • Andre McCollin Sub On 85:00'
  • Rhys Murrell-Williamson Sub Off 86:00'
  • Danny Uchechi Sub On 86:00'

Team selection

Hampton & Richmond Borough FC
Burgess Hill Town
  • 1. Joshua James
  • 2. Billy Barker
  • 3. Thomas Cadman
  • 4. Sam Fisk
  • 5. Gary Elphick
  • 6. Gary Charman
  • 7. Pat Harding
  • 8. Daniel Beck
  • 9. Ben Pope
  • 10. Connor Tighe
  • 11. Keiron Pamment
  • 12. Andre McCollin
  • 13. Mitch Bromage
  • 14. Aaron Smith-Joseph
  • 15. James Richmond
  • 16. Charlie Bennett
  • 17. Ibrahim Diallo
  • 18. Henry Watson

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