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Harrow Borough
Hampton & Richmond Borough
Full time
C Moone (18')
Sat 8 Aug 15:00 - The Ryman Football League - Premier Division Attendance 189

Beavers take point in Harrow heat


The Battle of the Boroughs ended in a draw, a game played at frenetic pace in warm conditions and the fact it was the first game of the season showed.

The Beavers suffered an early blow with the loss of Kieran Murphy on 10 minutes following an injury that looked like a knee problem. After treatment, he attempted to continue, but then after a minute or two, he took the sensible choice to not take a risk, coming off and being replaced by the able Joe Hicks.

They rose above that and on 18 minutes, the overlapping Josh Casey cut the ball back into the box, finding Charlie Moone who beat one defender to sidefoot the ball past Harrow keeper Ben Goode with the Beavers first shot on goal.

Harrow slowly got back into the first half and Mark Charles-Smith nearly opened up the game on 26 minutes as he turned Moussa Diarra on the edge of the box; his shot from the angle flew high over the bar.

On 42 minutes, Harrow got their reward as a Joshua Webb cross was met by Mark Charles-Smith, whose close range header gave keeper Seb Brown little chance.

Harrow could have taken the lead almost immediately afterwards as Dylan Cascue could only direct his close range header just over the bar from a wicked cross from the right.

Both side pressed in the early minutes of the second half; Charles-Smith's weak shot didn't trouble Brown and for Hampton, Charlie Moone found the Harrow defence impenetrable as two attempts in quick succession were blocked in goalmouth scramble where it only seemed a matter of time before the net bulged with a Beavers attempt.

The travelling support thought Joe Hicks had scored as he connected firmly with a header on 65 minutes but it was cleared off the line.

With less than 10 minutes to go, Moussa Diarra thought he'd broken the deadlock as he stabbed home a deflected free kick, but it was ruled out for offside against the defender.

2 minutes later, Harrow had the ball in the net themselves from a George McCluskey free kick, but the officials ruled it out for a foul, which hugely disappointed the home support.

Hampton almost had the last word as Nicke Kabamba's first time shot looped over the bar as added time loomed, but all in all, not a bad point.

Harrow Borough (1) 1
Mark Charles-Smith 42

Hampton & Richmond Borough (1) 1
Charlie Moone 18

Att: 189

Harrow Borough: 6 Joshua Webb, 8 Ben Long
Hampton & RB: 5 Moussa Diarra, 11 Josh Casey

Harrow Borough: 1 Ben Goode, 2 Josh Webb, 3 George McCluskey, 4 Anthony Page, 5 Michael Peacock, 6 Joshua Webb (David Taylor 71'), 7 Michael Bryan, 8 Ben Long, 9 Marc Charles-Smith (Will Turl 74'), 10 Lewis Driver, 11 Tom O'Regan (Dylan Cascoe 38')

Subs: 12 Dylan Cascoe, 14 David Taylor, 15 Will Turl, 16 Conner French, 17 Michael Barima

Hampton & Richmond Borough: 1 Seb Brown, 2 Michael Kamara, 3 Tom Jelley, 4 Kieran Murphy (Joe Hicks 12'), 5 Moussa Diarra, 6 Ryan Newman (Jerome Federico 68'), 7 Eddie Hutchinson, 8 Dean Sinclair, 9 Nicke Kabamba, 10 Charlie Moone (Richard Pacquette 75'), 11 Josh Casey

Subs: 12 Jerome Federico, 13 Matte Pierson, 14 Richard Pacquette, 15 Jake Rose, 16 Joe Hicks

Key moments

Goal Charlie Moone scores for Hampton & Richmond Borough
Replay game

As it happened

  • Harrow Borough
  • Hampton & Richmond Borough
  • 0
  • Joe Hicks Sub On 12:00'
  • Kieran Murphy Sub Off 12:00'
  • Charlie Moone Goal 18:00'
  • Moussa Diarra Yellow Card 40:00'
  • Ryan Newman Sub Off 68:00'
  • Jerome Federico Sub On 68:00'
  • Charlie Moone Sub Off 75:00'
  • Richard Pacquette Sub On 75:00'
  • Joshua Casey Yellow Card 85:00'

Team selection

Brown, Seb Brown, Seb
Kamara, Michael Kamara, Michael
Jelley, Tom Jelley, Tom
Kabamba, Nicke Kabamba, Nicke
Diarra, Moussa Diarra, Moussa
Murphy, Kieran Murphy, Kieran
Newman, Ryan Newman, Ryan
Sinclair, Dean Sinclair, Dean
Moone, Charlie Moone, Charlie
Hutchinson, Eddie Hutchinson, Eddie
Casey, Joshua Casey, Joshua
Hampton & Richmond Borough

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Hampton & Richmond Borough 46 95
2. Bognor Regis Town 46 94
3. East Thurrock United 46 91
4. Tonbridge Angels 46 85
5. Dulwich Hamlet 46 81
6. Enfield Town 46 80
7. Kingstonian 46 73

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