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Hampton & Richmond Borough
Enfield Town
Tue 23 Sep 19:45 - The Ryman Football League - Ryman Premier Full time Attendance 303

Collins goal enough for Beavers

In a thoroughly professional performance, the Beavers restricted and confined an Enfield team that had promised more before the game to earn 3 points

There was little action in the first half as both teams squared up to each other warily, like two prize fighters unsure of their adversary.

On 21 minutes though, the Beavers took the lead as Tom Collins took advantage of Diarra's spoiling presence around the box to prod home a loose ball after the Enfield defence had panicked trying to clear a corner.

Into the second half and the teams livened It up.

Collins hit a free kick into McDonald's hands just before the hour as the Beavers started to impose themselves on the game.

On 68 minutes, the Towners won a soft penalty as substitute Bradley Quinton appeared to be pushed over in the jostling for a free kick, much to many people's surprise.

Doyle stepped up to take the kick but his luck was out and the Beavers' was in as his attempt struck Jack Norton's right hand post, flew along the line to hit the other post, and bounce clear where it was booted away to safety, to the Beavers relief.

Tom Collins looked to have been given a great chance on 77 minutes as a delightful ball by Luke Wanadio put the striker through on the keeper, but his attempted lob was desperately pawed away by McDonald to prevent the striker getting a second goal.

With just over 5 minutes to go, fortune appeared to have left Hampton as Collins was clean through and after prodding the ball past McDonald, tried to go round the keeper, only to appear to be body-checked in the box.

To the astonishment of all in the ground, the referee decided to caution Collins for simulation, he being apparently the only one to see it in such a light.

60 seconds later, the referee did give the Beavers a penalty, this time Collins had his ankles clipped in the area by the keeper. The young striker probably wished he could have had his penalty kick again as it was easily saved by McDonald.

In the end, it didn't matter too much as the Beavers defence held the Towners well at bay and collect the three points to move them up the table.

Hampton & Richmond Borough (1) 1
Thomas Collins 21

Enfield Town (0) 0

Att 303

Hampton & Richmond Borough: 1 Jack Norton, 2 Kieran Murphy, 3 George Wells, 4 Tommy Brewer, 5 Billy Jeffreys, 6 Moussa Diarra, 7 Luke Wanadio, 8 Jesse Kewley-Graham, 9 Thomas Collins (Gareth Chendlik 88'), 10 Charlie Moone (Ben Osman 71'), 11 Jerome Federico (Paris Mason 90')

Subs: 12 Paris Mason, 14 Ben Osman, 15 Gareth Chendlik, 16 Thomas Opoku, 17 Damos Horvath

Enfield Town: 1 Nathan McDonald, 2 Theo Jones, 3 Joe Stevens, 4 Ryan Doyle, 5 Mark Kirby, 6 Stanley Mugou, 7 Tyler Campbell (Jamie Smyth 76'), 8 Mitch Hahn (Stephen Hamilton-Forbes 26'), 9 Jamie Richards, 10 Corey Whitely (Bradley Quinton 65'), 11 Michael Kalu
Subs: 12 Jamie Smyth, 14 Stephen Hamilton-Forbes, 15 Bradley Quinton, 16 Phil Kane, 17 Luke Illsley

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# Team Pl Pts
13. East Thurrock United 46 66
14. Bognor Regis Town 46 63
15. Hampton & Richmond Borough 46 57
16. Harrow Borough 46 53
17. Canvey Island 46 53
18. VCD Athletic 46 53
19. Lewes 46 53

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