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Hungerford Town FC
Hampton & Richmond Borough
J Clark (65'), N Bignall (85')
Full time
M Kretzschmar (22' Pen), M Napa (52')
Sat 9 Sep 15:00 - The Vanarama National League - National League South Attendance 228

Two points dropped at the Bulpit

Despite a two goal lead with a half hour left, the Beavers were denied a win by a late Crusaders equaliser

Hampton were 5 minutes away from taking home a deserved away win, but had to settle for the team's 3rd draw in a week, and this the second from a winning position.

New loan signing Harry Darling made his debut alongside Jack Cook in the centre of the defence but it was keeper Sam Howes the team had to be thankful for as with just 11 mins played, he had to leap to push James Clark's free kick over the bar when it looked like it was aiming for the top corner.

Hampton began to settle and got their reward midway through the half. Ryan Moss being bundled over in the box as he continued his run on goal, leaving the referee not much option but to award the penalty. The travelling support were understandably nervous about kicks from the penalty spot, but Max Kretzschmar eased their worries as he struck a powerful shot past Lewis Ward and into the net.

The Beavers looked confident with a lead behind them, and it as nearly 2-0 just before the half hour as the impressive Malachi Napa fired a shot just over the bar.

Minutes later, it looked as if it was 2-0 as Darling's header sneaked past Ward and into the net, but the referee immediately disallowed the goal for a push by the young defender, which looked a little on the harsh side.

The expected second goal finally arrived early in the second half as Napa's sweetly struck low drive flew through the box and past Ward to give the team a deserved lead.

However, the two goal advantage lasted only a little over 10 mins as an unmarked Clark hit a well-placed side foot volley past Howes from Bignall's cross.

The hosts clearly had the wind in their sails and the Beavers were occasionally struggling to fend them off at times and with 5 minutes left, the Crusaders got their equaliser as Bignall managed to force home the ball from a couple of yards after Sam Howes had forced away Stonehouse's cross.

With just a minute or two left, it could easily have gone bad for the Beavers, Howes having to block Stefan Brown's point blank header but the Beavers held on to grab a point but given the lead, it felt like points dropped.

Key moments

22:00
Scored Penalty Max Kretzschmar scores a penalty for Hampton & Richmond Borough
52:00
Goal Malachi Napa scores for Hampton & Richmond Borough
65:00
Goal James Clark scores for Hungerford Town FC
85:00
Goal Nicholas Bignall scores for Hungerford Town FC

Highlights

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85:00 Goal 2 - 2
Nicholas Bignall scores for Hungerford Town FC
83:00 Sub On
Michael Kamara is substituted on for Hampton & Richmond Borough
83:00 Sub Off
Malachi Napa is substituted off for Hampton & Richmond Borough
78:00 Yellow Card
Rhys Tyler is yellow carded for Hungerford Town FC
76:00 Yellow Card
Brendan Kiernan is yellow carded for Hampton & Richmond Borough
73:00 Yellow Card
Ian Herring is yellow carded for Hungerford Town FC
70:00 Sub Off
Bradley Hudson-Odoi is substituted off for Hampton & Richmond Borough
70:00 Sub On
Brendan Kiernan is substituted on for Hampton & Richmond Borough
69:00 Yellow Card
Shaun McAuley is yellow carded for Hampton & Richmond Borough
65:00 Goal 1 - 2
James Clark scores for Hungerford Town FC
52:00 Goal 0 - 2
Malachi Napa scores for Hampton & Richmond Borough
End of period 1
22:00 Scored Penalty 0 - 1
Max Kretzschmar scores a penalty for Hampton & Richmond Borough
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As it happened

  • Hungerford Town FC
  • Hampton & Richmond Borough
  • 0
  • Max Kretzschmar Scored Penalty 22:00'
  • Malachi Napa Goal 52:00'
  • James Clark Goal 65:00'
  • Shaun McAuley Yellow Card 69:00'
  • Bradley Hudson-Odoi Sub Off 70:00'
  • Brendan Kiernan Sub On 70:00'
  • Ian Herring Yellow Card 73:00'
  • Brendan Kiernan Yellow Card 76:00'
  • Rhys Tyler Yellow Card 78:00'
  • Malachi Napa Sub Off 83:00'
  • Michael Kamara Sub On 83:00'
  • Nicholas Bignall Goal 85:00'

Team selection

Hungerford Town FC
  • 1. Lewis Ward
  • 2. Rhys Tyler
  • 3. Paul Stonehouse
  • 4. Ian Herring
  • 5. Gareth Thomas
  • 6. Callum Willmoth
  • 7. James Clark
  • 8. Jordan Simpson
  • 9. Stefan Brown
  • 10. Nicholas Bignall
  • 11. Louie Soares
  • 12. Jamal Lawrence
  • 14. Tom Meechan
  • 15. Garratt Kelly
  • 16. Scott Rees
  • 17. Jon Boardman

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