Six of the best from the Beavers
The Beavers made it 6 straights wins as they came from behind to sink Kingstonian 3-1, keeping up the pressure on Dulwich.
The Beavers got off to an awful start as Kingstonian took a shock lead in the second minute. A corner from the K's left hand side fell loose in the box, and after a short scramble, Aaron Morgan managed to stab it home from close range.
After regaining their composure, Hampton took the game to Kingstonian and it looked only a matter of time before they equalised. The K's goal was leading a charmed life as the Beavers were creating chances on a regular basis.
On 8 minutes, Brendan Kiernan managed to make contact with Moussa Diarra's header across goal but it flew wide. 5 minutes later, Eddie Hutchinson looked to have a good opportunity but the visiting defence scrambled it away.
With 15 minutes on the watch, Jerome Federico carved out another chance as he beat two defenders as he tricked his way in to the box, but his shot was saved by Rob Tolfrey at the near post.
3 minutes later, Kiernan was again denied, as he gathered a half cleared corner and hit a shot on the turn, but Tolfrey was there again to collect the shot.
The half time break was 10 minutes away as Moussa Diarra met a long Josh Casey free kick, and the defender's header canoned back into play off the crossbar with Tolfrey and the defence looking all at sea.
Just before the break, Kabamba connected with a Dean Sinclair corner and it took a goal-line block to deny the striker another goal.
At the break, the question was how was it the Beavers were not at least level and it was much the same at the start of the second period as Casey's free kick flew over the bar.
On 52 minutes, the Beavers did have the goal in the net, but Josh Casey's run was just a fraction early and he was flagged for offside.
Kingstonian were not being allowed by the Hampton defence to seriously test George Legg and it took until the 58th minute and substitute Pico-Gomez before Legg had a shot on target to save.
Just after the hour, the game pivoted on a decision by the referee. Nicke Kabamba looked to be turning K's defender Alan Inns in the box to meet a through ball, but the ball never got past Inns as he handled the ball and prevented Kabamba testing Tolfrey. The referee had no hesitation in showing Inns the red card and Tom Jelley stepped up to take the kick.
Jelley's spot kick was soundly struck but it was just at the height keepers like and Tolfrey dived to his right and pushed the shot away, preserving the Kingstonian lead.
10 minutes later, Kiernan again had a chance; his run into the box found him a space to fire a shot at goal but Tolfrey was in place to save.
It was starting to look like 'one of those games', despite the Beavers facing 10 men and Kingstonian defending well and deep, there wasn't much going for the team.
That all changed on 78 minutes as the K's defence finally cracked and it fell to Nicke Kabamba to force it open. The ball came through from Charlie Moone and Kabamba kept his cool to fire the shot under Rob Tolfrey from just inside the box to give the Beavers a chance.
Parity only last 5 minutes and it was the captain who set the tone. Josh Casey's free kick was met at the back post by Kieran Murphy and his header beat Tolfrey and the covering defenders to put the Beavers into the lead. It had been 12 months since his last goal and it deflated the K's, who still thought they had a chance.
With seconds to go,it was all over as the Beavers won possession in their own half and broke forward quickly, Kabamba taking it downfield towards the goal-line. His cut back went straight to the lurking Charlie Moone, his precise shot on the turn left Tolfrey grasping at air as Hampton killed the game off with their third.
Hampton & Richmond Borough (0) 3
Nicke Kabamba 78'
Kieran Murphy 83'
Charlie Moone 89'
Kingstonian (1) 1
Aaron Morgan 2'
Hampton & Richmond Borough: 1 George Legg, 2 Tom Jelley, 3 Josh Casey, 4 Kieran Murphy, 5 Moussa Diarra, 6 Eddie Hutchinson (Charlie Moone 75'), 7 Jerome Federico (Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick 76'), 8 Dean Sinclair, 9 Nicke Kabamba, 10 Brendan Kiernan (Michael Kamara 90'), 11 Jamal Lowe
Subs: 12 Michael Kamara, 14 Charlie Moone, 15 Richard Pacquette, 16 Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick, 17 Liam Beach
Kingstonian: 1 Rob Tolfrey, 2 Aaron Goode, 3 George Wells , 4 Tyron Smith, 5 Sam Page, 6 Alan Inns, 7 Dan Bennett (Lee O'Leary 82'), 8 Harold Odametey, 9 Ricky Sappleton (Pelayo Pico Gomez 55'), 10 Aaron Morgan, 11 Sean Bonnett-Johnson
Subs: 12 Lee O'Leary, 14 Malachi Hudson, 15 Pelayo Pico Gomez, 16 Peter Dean, 17 Ben Dudzinski