Battered Beavers downed by Darts
Dartford too good for injury-ridden Hampton in Bank Holiday match-up
The Beavers went into the game short of 5 players - no Culley, no Casey, no Jelley, no Kiernan and no Solomon - and Sam Gallagher not completely well following illness, left Dowse having to push Nathan Collier upfront as the lone emergency striker.
Hampton were put under pressure from the start and inside 10 minutes, found themselves behind. A mistake from a clearly under the weather Sam Gallagher left the Beavers facing a 3-on-3 break. Sam Howes saved the initial shot but the rebound ultimately came back to Bradbrook, who fired it home.
After Stiven Rivic had taken Gallagher's place, the Beavers won a penalty following a foul on Harold Odametey. Michael Kamara stepped up to take the kick, but in getting the power, the shot flew over the bar.
That was as close as the Beavers got as less than 10 minutes later, they were 2-0 down. Following some good passing, Alex Brown struck a shot from the edge of the box which was too much for Howes and went in off the underside of the bar.
Hampton managed to pick themselves up after half time and got a goal back, just 10 mins after the restart. Christian Jolley made a great run down the right, his cross was met by Nathan Collier and the header gave Ibrahim little chance.
Just after the hour, the Beavers had a great chance; Stiven Rivic's corner found a completely unmarked Joe Hicks at the back of the box. Joe's header, unfortunately, went across goal and was wide.
Dartford finally settled the match with about 15 minutes to go, as Vint turned in a cross from the right; Sam Howes got a partial block but it squirmed underneath him and rolled in.
A nice touch at the end was the introduction of Harrison Livingstone, who has had a great season for the under 19's this year, taking the place of Jermaine Osei with a few minutes to go.