Harold bags winner as Beavers subdue Crusaders
Odametey and Jolley score to give Beavers much needed win
The Beavers held on after late pressure from Hungerford Town to keep their playoff hopes alive and also register a second consecutive clean sheet.
Hampton had the best of the opening chances, Shamir Mullings' header inside the first 5 minutes having to be tipped over the bar by keeper George Legg.
Warren Bentley's chance gave the Crusaders some hope on 11 mins but the Beavers kept going forward and Josh Casey's shot on 35 mins, was only just wide of the post as the home team looked the more likely to get the first goal.
Just before the break, the Beavers did.
A long ball forward was chased down by Christian Jolley; he just managed to get to the pass before Legg arrived at the corner of the box, his first time instinctive lob cleared the advancing keeper, and it took an age to roll into the net by the far post from fully 20 yards.
Hampton could have had a second in added time, Leon Solomon's direct run from midfield gave him the chance to crash a drive from the edge of the box, unluckily it just cleared the bar.
Hungerford came out with more purpose in the second half without really making any clear chances. The Beavers actually came closest with a Josh Casey free kick that just didn't quite dip enough creep under Legg's bar
Hungerford then made all three substitutions at once, and proceeded to put plenty of pressure on the Hampton defence.
With 10 minutes to go, the Crusaders had their best chance as Tom Meecham hit the bar with Howes beaten, Goodger's follow up header from the rebound going wide.
Hampton made sure of the win with a minute or so of normal time left, Harold Odametey latching onto a clever through ball from Mullings, and scampering to the edge of the Hungerford box, coolly slotted the ball past Legg into the net.
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