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Hampton & Richmond Borough
Poole Town
Full time
S Devlin (58' Pen), S Surridge (76')
Sat 8 Oct 15:00 - The Vanarama National League - National League South Attendance 934

Dolphins steal the points

In front of a bumper crowd of 934, Hampton were undone by a resolute Poole Town defence.

Poole Town left their first ever visit to the Beveree with 3 points but in a game where the Beavers had more of the possession, they could count themselves somewhat fortunate.

A close first half saw neither keeper with much to do as both defences held firm.

The best chance in the first half came to Jay Gasson, whose header on 23 minutes was cleared from the line. 10 minutes later, Nicke Kabamba managed to get on the end of a Louis John chip forward, but the looping shot went wide of the post.

The game didn't really get going much in the second half other than an early shot from Jamal Lowe which flew wide from the angle of the box.

Chances were few and far between for either side until the Dolphins took the lead just before the hour.

Michael Kamara got turned by Steve Devlin towards the bye line, but in trying to prevent it played back, clipped the midfielders heels and the referee awarded the penalty.

Devlin stepped up to fire the ball past keeper Aaron Howe to put the visitors one up.

Hampton kept attacking, but the Poole defence stayed strong and little got through to threaten Hutchings in goal.

Jamal Lowe managed to get himself in the box with a mazy dribble but the Dolphins massed defence was too much and the threat was cleared.

Harold Odametey was the next to get a sniff of the goal, but his header from a Solomon cross was off target.

It took until the 70th minute for Hutchings to make a proper save as he blocked Lowe's shot from an acute angle.

With just 15 minutes to go, the Beavers were caught on the break as they pressed for the equaliser as a longong ball over the top found Sam Surridge. He who beat the defence and faced with the onrushing Aaron Howe, he slid the shot under the keeper and into the net to confirm the points.

The Dolphins barely threatened - Howe didn't have to make a save - yet went home with the win. Football's a funny game, isn't it?

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Key moments

Scored Penalty Steve Devlin scores a penalty for Poole Town
Goal Sam Surridge scores for Poole Town


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76:00 Goal 0 - 2
Sam Surridge scores for Poole Town
65:00 Sub Off
Christian Jolley is substituted off for Hampton & Richmond Borough
65:00 Sub On
Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick is substituted on for Hampton & Richmond Borough
58:00 Scored Penalty 0 - 1
Steve Devlin scores a penalty for Poole Town
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As it happened

  • Hampton & Richmond Borough
  • Poole Town
  • 0
  • Steve Devlin Scored Penalty 58:00'
  • Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick Sub On 65:00'
  • Christian Jolley Sub Off 65:00'
  • Sam Surridge Goal 76:00'

Team selection

Howe, Aaron Howe, Aaron
Kamara, Michael Kamara, Michael
Casey, Joshua Casey, Joshua
John, Louis John, Louis
Gasson, Jay Gasson, Jay
Lowe, Jamal Lowe, Jamal
Jolley, Christian Jolley, Christian
Solomon, Leon Solomon, Leon
Odametey, Harold Odametey, Harold
Kiernan, Brendan Kiernan, Brendan
Kabamba, Nicke Kabamba, Nicke
Poole Town
  • 1. Nick Hutchings
  • 2. Lewis Lindsay
  • 3. Ryan Case
  • 4. Will Spetch
  • 5. Jamie Whicken
  • 6. Carl Pettefer
  • 7. Luke Burbidge
  • 8. Steve Devlin
  • 9. Richard Gillespie
  • 10. Marvin Brooks
  • 11. Luke Roberts
  • 12. Abdulai Bell-Baggie
  • 14. Michael Walker
  • 15. Sam Surridge
  • 16. Lee Wort
  • 17. Keiran Bailey

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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