Bury left Blue by Beavers
The Beavers dug out a battling performance to beat Bury Town at a blustery Ram Meadow.
There was a return to the squad for Kieran Murphy, and Nick Bignall made his first competitive start for the club.
The Beavers were first to show as Jake Rose's free kick on 10 minutes had to be clawed away by Bury's debutant keeper Alex Archer as it flew towards the top corner.
It was turning into a fractious game with the referee showing the yellow card 5 times in the first 35 minutes; from the fifth, Bury's Jordan Patrick clipped a free kick from 30 yards just wide of the post, giving keeper Mark Smith a heart-stopping moment.
With first half added time just starting, the Beavers could have opened the scoring and given the hosts a body blow.
George Wells' corner curled to the near post where Luis Morrison planted a firm header at goal, this was blocked on the line and it looped to Charlie Moone, whose follow up header was also blocked; the ball ultimately ran out for a corner.
The second half was a stalemate at first as the play was reduced to stop-start action through the referee's attempts to control the game and worrying for the Beavers was the way the cautions were racking up on their side of the card. By the time Tashan Adeyinka was brought on in the 71st minute, Beavers' players had been shown the yellow card eight times.
Two minutes later, Adeyinka prised open the deadlock.
Ola Williams had come forward from right back and picked up the ball midway down the Bury half. He brought the ball onto his left foot and clipped in a far post cross, Adeyinka got goal side of the defender and delicately flicked the cross past Archer and inside of the post for the opening goal.
Bury began to press harder but the defence stood firm, ably marshalled by the fans Man of the Match Kieran Murphy, who mopped up nearly everything in a stand out performance.
Federico was brought on with just 8 minutes to go and deep in the 6 minutes of added time, he wrapped up the game with a crisp solo goal.
A long ball had been picked up by the wind, and Federico used his pace to reach the ball ahead of the defender on the right. He cut inside off his right foot, and on reaching the angle of the box, cracked a low firm shot under Archer and into the opposite corner.
A total of 11 bookings in the game suggested a dirty game but it was more fractious than anything else.
Bury Town (0) 0
Hampton & Richmond Borough (0) 2
Tashan Adeyinka 73
Jerome Federico 90+4
Bury Town: 1 Alex Archer, 2 Callum Bennett , 3 Seb Dunbar, 4 Justin Miller (Phil Weavers 85'), 5 Miles Smith (c), 6 Connor Hall, 7 Jack Willbye, 8 Russell Short, 9 Joe Benjamin (Kye Ruel 74'), 10 Chris Benjamin (Remi Garrett 64'), 11 Jordan Patrick
Subs: 12 Remi Garrett, 14 Kye Ruel, 15 Phil Weavers, 16 John Kennedy, 17 Joe Whight
Hampton & Richmond Borough: 1 Mark Smith, 2 Ola Williams, 3 George Wells, 4 Kieran Murphy (c), 5 Luis Morrison-Derbyshire, 6 Justyn Roberts, 7 Archie Nkumu, 8 Saheed Sankoh, 9 Nick Bignall (Tashan Adeyinka 71'), 10 Charlie Moone (Jerome Federico 83'), 11 Jake Rose (Tiego DeFreitas 64')
Subs: 12 Tiego DeFreitas, 14 Tashan Adeyinka, 15 Luke Wanadio, 16 Jerome Federico, 17 Zaki Oualah