It's Non League Day nap for the Beavers
By Rob Overfield
In a dominant performance, Hampton had too much for a Hendon side finally reduced to 9 men with dismissals of Mark Kirby and Leon Smith.
Hampton took the initiative from the start and grabbed the lead with just 9 minutes on the clock as Moussa Diarra got on the end of a Josh Casey corner to deflect past Hendon keeper Joe Wright from close range.
Hendon had a glimmer of a chance on 24 minutes when Kezie Ibe couldn't divert a Tony Taggart cross on target.
However, the Beavers continued to press as the midfield took control; Harry Taylor firing wide after a neat give-and-go with Josh Casey on the edge of the box.
Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick had a chance to score on his debut for the Beavers but he didn't quite make enough of it and it flew at Wright. 60 seconds later, Nicke Kabamba tried to beat wright at the near post but a deflection took it wide
There was no question who was dominant at this point in the game as the Beavers gave the Hendon side a run-around and with 8 minutes to go before the break, it got worse for the Greens.
They were reduced to 10 men as Mark Kirby was dismissed for denying a goal scoring opportunity as he brought down Nick Kabamba on the edge of the box with no cover behind him.
The Beavers quickly took control of the second half. Moussa Diarra clipped a shot home from close range on 47 minutes after a Casey free kick ran to him; two minutes later, the Beavers were awarded a penalty following a foul on new signing Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick by Ben Frempah.
Captain Dean Sinclair's penalty was saved by keeper Wright, but he followed up quickly to bury it past the keeper to make it 3.
The game was now over as a contest and Hampton made sure there was going to be nothing for Hendon. Casey and Sinclair worked a short free kick neatly to give Sinclair a shot on goal; somehow it went through a crowd of players and hit the post with Wright beaten, the Hendon defence managed to scramble it clear for a corner.
On 81 minutes, substitute Charlie Moone rubbed salt into Hendon's wounds with a well taken finish past Wright from Casey's cross for the 4th.
Hendon's Leon Smith was dismissed with minutes left for a soft push on keeper Seb Brown - which only the referee saw as a red card - before Harry Taylor finished the match in added time with a flourish as he struck a sweet finish past Wright from 20 yards to cap a fine performance by the team, who all played a part.
After the game, Hendon manager Gary McCann admitted "We were lucky to have only lost by 5 today. Sometimes you can hide behind a result, but today we can't. Its back to the drawing board."
Hampton & Richmond Borough (1) 5
Moussa Diarra 9', 47'.
Dean Sinclair 49'.
Charlie Moone 81'.
Harry Taylor 90'.
Hendon (0) 0
1 Seb Brown, 2 Michael Kamara, 3 Tom Jelley, 4 Joe Hicks, 5 Moussa Diarra, 6 Harry Taylor, 7 Brendan Kiernan (14 Jerome Federico 68), 8 Dean Sinclair (17 Eddie Hutchinson 82), 9 Nicke Kabamba, 10 Josh Casey, 11 Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick (15 Charlie Moone 74).
Subs: 13 Matte Pierson, 14 Jerome Federico, 15 Charlie Moone, 16 Richard Pacquette, 17 Eddie Hutchinson
1 Joe Wright, 2 Sam Flegg, 3 Oliver Sprague, 4 Ben Frempah, 5 Mark Kirby, 6 Russell Short, 7 Sam Murphy, 8 Dave Diedhiou, 9 Kezie Ibe, 10 Aaron Morgan, 11 Tony Taggart.
Subs: 12 Mahrez Bettache, 13 Andre DaCosta, 14 Leon Smith, 15 Lee O'Leary, 17 Melvin Minter