Xmas blues for Beavers
For the second week running, the Beavers had to face playing most of the game with 10 men after the dismissal of Saheed Sankoh for two yellow cards.
The Beavers created the early chances through Tom Collins, but it was Billericay who took the lead on 24 minutes after Harry Baker was brought down the area by Jake Rose. Blues captain Richard Halle stepped up and sent Hampton keeper Mark Smith the wrong way.
There still wasn't much between the teams and Tom Collins thought he was in on goal on the half hour; having beaten the keeper, the ball bobbled fractionally and having been driven wide, the shot went wide.
On 42 minutes, Hampton's Charlie Moone tried a Beckham-esque chip from nearly halfway as Billericay's keeper Billy Lumley was way off his line. The ball looped over the keeper and landed on the roof of the net.
The game turned towards the Blues on 57 minutes as Saheed Sankoh was dismissed for his second yellow card after a late challenge on Harry Baker, this means Sankoh will miss another game after his dismissal against Witham.
Hampton started to come back into the game, playing with 10 men, as Tom Collins shot was blocked by Sheehan but Billericay killled the game on 79 minutes as Glenn Poole stepped up to curl an delightful free kick from about 25 yards, up and round the wall, leaving keeper Mark Smith flat footed and stranded.
The Beavers picked up a late consolation as Tom Collins got on the end of a corner, directing a powerful header towards goal, which was appeared to be cleared off the line, but the assistant on the far side flagged instantly for the goal.
Hampton & Richmond Borough (0) 1
Tom Collins 90
Billericay Town (1) 2
Richard Halle 24(p)
Glenn Poole 79.
HRBFC: Mark Smith, Marcus Johnson-Schuster, Mark Onyemah, George Wells, Matt Drage, James Richmond, Jake Rose, Saheed Sankoh, Tom Collins. Charlie Moone ©, Archy Nkumu.
Substitutes: Jerome Federico, Zaki Oualah, Ola Williams, Ben Harris, Ben Osman
Billericay Town: Billy Lumley, Steve Sheehan, Teddy Nesbitt, Jack Edwards, Richard Halle, Ryan Scott, Harry Baker, Glenn Poole, Ricky Sappleton, Rowan Liburd, Ryan Melaugh
Substitutes: Louis Godwin-Green, Afolabi Obafemi, Nathan Ferguson, George Beavan