Ton-up Moone leaves Hendon green
The Beavers managed to hold on to a point, coming from behind to force a 2-2 draw vs Hendon.
The Beavers had the best of the early chances as Hendon took time to settle, the best of them being a stinging drive from outside the box by Matt Drage, which keeper Ben McNamara had to push over the bar.
The Greens however, took the lead on 19 minutes as Kezie Ibe was on hand to meet Lee O'Leary's flick and nod the ball past Smith in the Hampton goal from about 10 yards out
Hendon were defending well, and the Beavers found it hard to break the defence down, the nearest they got to a chance before half time was Jake Rose, who met Charlie Moone's cross with a first time volley that sped into the side netting.
The second half was more fruitful for the Beavers, and they dominated the opening minutes, with George Wells' long distance shot drifting wide on the breeze.
But it took Hampton until the 58th minute to break the deadlock as club legend Charlie Moone reacted quickest in the box to volley home a Ryan Newman cross from close range.
This goal was the one the team and the player were waiting for as it was Moone's 100th goal for the Beavers, only the 4th Hampton player to reach that landmark in senior football.
The level score only lasted some 10 minutes as Aaron Morgan found himself in acres of space in the Hampton box and sidefooted the ball past Smith to restore the lead for the visitors.
Hendon were playing an away team game, sitting back and letting Hampton onto them but in the 85th minute, they paid in the end as Moone chased a long pass towards the Hendon box, covered by Elliott Brathwaite.
Brathwaite got the flight of the ball completely wrong and despite the close attention of three green shirts, Moone still managed to lift the ball in a cheeky lob over McNamara in the Hendon goal, to land inside the post for his 101st goal.
Despite late pressure from the Greens - Leon Smith and Lee O'Leary both managed to push shots wide of the posts - the Beavers held on this time and the draw was no less than the team deserved. It had been well earned.
Hampton & Richmond Borough (0) 2
Charlie Moone 58', 85'.
Hendon (1) 2
Kezie Ibe 19'
Aaron Morgan 67'.
Hampton & Richmond Borough: 1 Mark Smith, 2 Tom Jelley, 3 George Wells, 4 Kieran Murphy, 5 Matt Drage, 6 Dean Sinclair, 7 Jake Rose (Jerome Federico 71'), 8 Ryan Newman, 9 Tom Collins (Ben Osman 82'), 10 Charlie Moone, 11 James Simmonds (Jamie Calvin 72')
Subs: 12 Jamie Calvin, 13 Amadou Tangara, 14 James Richmond, 15 Jerome Federico, 16 Ben Osman
Hendon: 1 Ben McNamara, 2 Dave Diedhiou, 3 Oliver Sprague, 4 Charlie Goode, 5 Elliott Brathwaite, 6 James Fisher, 7 Andre Da Costa (Tony Taggart 70'), 8 Lee O'Leary, 9 Aaron Morgan (Leon Smith 79'), 10 Kezie Ibe (Peter Dean 84'), 11 Casey Maclaren
Subs: 12 Max McCann, 13 Peter Dean, 14 Leon Smith, 15 Tony Taggart, 16 Sam Murphy