Beavers come up short at home to Crusaders
By HRBFC Press Team
Hampton succumb to a disappointing 3-0 defeat at home to Hungerford with goals from Rusby and Whittingham
Hampton were dragged deeper into the relegation battle as James Rusby’s double and Alfy
Whittingham’s stunner consigned the Beavers to a disappointing defeat.
The visitors opened the scoring mid-way through the first half following confusion from Cameron
Hargreaves’ corner. Ashley Maynard-Brewer came out to punch but failed to make contact, allowing
Rusby to head home into an unguarded net.
Hungerford seized control of the match in the second half and immediately, Hargreaves and Connor
Lynch both saw good opportunities blocked.
As the match progressed, Maynard-Brewer was forced into a string of saves. First of all, he had to
dive quickly to his left to prevent Danilo Orsi-Dadomo from doubling Hungerford’s lead. A goalmouth
scramble ensued but the ball somehow stayed out.
The shot-stopper then made a series of one-on-one saves from Hargreaves, Lynch and Orsi-Dadomo.
Hargreaves also missed a free header when given the ball on a plate from Hargreaves.
Chris Dickson missed a chance to level for the Beavers when he tamely poked into the hands of
Michael Luyambula from five yards out.
His resistance was broken with 15 to go as Alfy Whittingham bent an effort into the far corner from
outside of the box. A lead added to by Rusby when he got free in the box in the closing stages to
head home from a corner.