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1st - Match centre

Hampton & Richmond Borough
N Collier (90' Sent Off)
Full time
D Mills (26'), M West (88')
Tue 13 Sep 19:45 - The Vanarama National League - National League South Attendance 404

Beavers downed by new look Hawks


The Beavers suffered only their second league defeat against a well drilled Whitehawk team, not being helped by two penalty calls being refused.

Hampton took control from the off and dominated the early stages of the game with Brendan Kiernan being the driving force as the new look Whitehawk team under new boss Richard Hill tried to find their feet.

A well worked free kick on 11 minutes from Josh Casey saw Kiernan's shot deflected wide as the Beavers pressed.

10 minutes later, keeper Covolan had to push Jamal Lowe's shot wide and 60 seconds later, Kiernan had another shot blocked as the Beavers looked the most like scoring.

It was the Hawks that took the lead and totally against the run of play. Mills managed to get down the right hand channel on the edge of the box, his snap shot from a tight angle beat Howe and nestled in the opposite corner.

Almost immediately, the Beavers were back in the Whitehawk box, and Jamal Lowe appeared to have been brought down in the area. Surprisingly, the referee chose to caution the player for simulation; not the first of his odd decisions in the match.

With 10 minutes to go before the break, Michael Kamara went marauding down the right hand side from a Christian Jolley pass. His cut back found Jamal Lowe on the edge of the box, but amazingly he completely fluffed his shot and it dribbled out for a goal kick.

According the visiting fans, this was a much better performance by their team, but the Beavers still looked like they could get an equaliser.

Just after the hour, a great ball through put Jolley through in acres of space but his first touch was heavy and the ball ran out for a goal kick.

60 seconds later, the Beavers had a second call for a penalty turned down, much to the amazement of everyone in the ground.

Jamal Lowe sprinted through after a long ball and beat Covolan to the ball, he rounded the keeper and his first shot was saved by the retreating netminder.  Lowe recovered the ball and in trying to round the keeper again, close to the goal, it appeared that a gloved hand pulled on his foot, bringing him down.

Everyone was awaiting the whistle for the spot kick, but it never came as the referee allowed play to continue. Even the Whitehawk fans were expecting the decision to go against them.

The Beavers ploughed on, and less than 5 minutes later, Jamal Lowe looked to be clean through on goal but his shot was blazed over the bar.

Whitehawk were holding on but with less than 5 minutes to go, substitute Manny Williams had a great shot, taking a deflection, it forced Covolan into tipping the attempt over the bar.

2 minutes later, it was all undone. Joe Hicks' defensive header ended up in no man's land, between himself and Aaron Howe. Quick thinking Mike West nipped in between to lift the ball past Howe into the net, giving the Hawks the win and 3 points they had not earned and scarcely deserved.

Speaking after the game, a clearly annoyed and frustrated Dowse stated "That was the worst refereeing performance I have seen in all my years in the game, and I've been involved in it for over 30 years. I can't fault the players at all."

Key moments

Goal Danny Mills scores for Whitehawk
Goal Mike West scores for Whitehawk
Red Card Nathan Collier is sent off for Hampton & Richmond Borough


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90:00 Red Card 0 - 2
Nathan Collier is sent off for Hampton & Richmond Borough
88:00 Goal 0 - 2
Mike West scores for Whitehawk
78:00 Sub Off
Brendan Kiernan is substituted off for Hampton & Richmond Borough
78:00 Sub On
Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick is substituted on for Hampton & Richmond Borough
71:00 Yellow Card
Michael Kamara is yellow carded for Hampton & Richmond Borough
70:00 Sub On
Manny Williams is substituted on for Hampton & Richmond Borough
70:00 Sub Off
Leon Solomon is substituted off for Hampton & Richmond Borough
End of period 1
28:00 Yellow Card
Jamal Lowe is yellow carded for Hampton & Richmond Borough
26:00 Goal 0 - 1
Danny Mills scores for Whitehawk
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Hampton & Richmond Borough
  • Whitehawk
  • 0
  • Danny Mills Goal 26:00'
  • Jamal Lowe Yellow Card 28:00'
  • Manny Williams Sub On 70:00'
  • Leon Solomon Sub Off 70:00'
  • Michael Kamara Yellow Card 71:00'
  • Brendan Kiernan Sub Off 78:00'
  • Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick Sub On 78:00'
  • Mike West Goal 88:00'
  • Nathan Collier Red Card 90:00'

Team selection

Howe, Aaron Howe, Aaron
Kamara, Michael Kamara, Michael
Casey, Joshua Casey, Joshua
Murphy, Kieran Murphy, Kieran
Hicks, Joe Hicks, Joe
Lowe, Jamal Lowe, Jamal
Kiernan, Brendan Kiernan, Brendan
Solomon, Leon Solomon, Leon
Collier, Nathan Collier, Nathan
Jolley, Christian Jolley, Christian
Kabamba, Nicke Kabamba, Nicke
  • 1. Lucas Covolan
  • 2. Tony Lee
  • 3. Jack Masterton
  • 4. ben Strevens
  • 5. Marvin Hamilton
  • 6. Chris M'Boungou
  • 7. Mike West
  • 8. Sergio Torres
  • 9. Danny Mills
  • 10. Reece Connolly
  • 11. Ahmed Abdulla
  • 12. Lucas Santos-Rodrigues
  • 14. Ramon Aldavert
  • 15. Javier Favarel
  • 16. Wilfred Tagbo
  • 17. Rodrigo Mann

League round up

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Maidenhead United 42 98
2. Ebbsfleet United 42 96
3. Dartford 42 84
4. Chelmsford City 42 82
5. Poole Town 42 71
6. Hungerford Town 42 70
7. Hampton & Richmond Borough 42 69

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