Final home game a disappointing draw for Beavers
By Rob Overfield
Despite holding a 2 goal lead, the Beavers are pegged back by Truro
Hampton's home season ended on a bit of a flat note as they managed to lose a two goal advantage in the sunshine of Beveree this afternoon, giving Truro a point, which keeps the White Tigers still in with a chance of clawing their way out of the bottom three.
The visitors started confidently and had the first chance through Harry Warwick, who took the ball over 50 yards, striking a shot which could only hit the side netting, as the Beavers were still finding their way into the game.
Hampton were still misfiring a little when Zak Joseph fired in a shot, having found some space down the left hand side; there was a suggestion the shot was deflected but it beat keeper Alexis Junior and flew into the net.
Truro came straight back onto the attack and Tyler Harvey's shot forced a diving save from Ashley Maynard-Brewer down at his right hand post, before having another attempt which went wide.
The second half started in well for the Beavers as Zak Joseph was brought down inside the area by Chris Regis as the forward tried to turn the defender and get a sight of goal. Ruel Sotiriou stepped up to hit the ball past Junior and give the Beavers what looked a good lead.
Hampton pressed on, with Harry Crawford striking a sweet shot that Junior had to dive and push away before Sotiriou's attempt a few minutes later struck a post with Junior beaten.
Ryan Hill then chased down a ball to the byeline and managed to clip his cross to the near post, but despite Sotiriou's best efforts, it was cleared away by the post.
The Beavers were made to pay for not converting any one of these chances as Harvey took advantage of some indecisive defending to advance on goal; Maynard-Brewer managed to block the initial shot, but Harvey bundled home the rebound.
Substitute Marcel Barrington was brought on to provide a difference up front and nearly sealed the game inside the last ten minutes for the Beavers, his shot forcing a good save from Junior.
Truro were still trying to get back into the game as the referee indicated 4 minutes of added time, and they got their reward as skipper Jamie Richards got on the end of a cross from substitute Jordan Copp to plant a header past Maynard-Brewer and snatch a point for the White Tigers.