Moone double grabs Trophy win
By Rob Overfield
A brace from Charlie Moone settled this FA Trophy replay in the Beavers favour but it was a close one in a mostly forgettable game.
The first half was largely anonymous - a bit like the first match - with only two incidents of note, both for Lewes.
Mark Smith lost the ball just outside the box on 10 minutes, leaving Alex Laing with a great chance but the Brentford shot stopper recovered to deflect the ball over for a corner.
Then some 5 minutes later, a quick ball out for defence by the Rooks found Laing again in lots of space. His pass into the centre found Robin Deen, but his shot was wasted as it went well wide.
Lewes though they had a good shout for a penalty just before half time but the referee was uninterested.
After the break, the Beavers picked up the game, as Moone's clever move got him inside the defender but his shot was well saved by keeper Winterton.
Lewes, although hard working, showed little creativity, with their only real attacking thrusts coming through Ben El-Mhanni and the nippy Laing and on 68 minutes, Laing met a well aimed Muggeridge cross, but he was well under the ball and it ballooned over the bar.
2 minutes later, the Beavers broke the deadlock. A free kick from about halfway was lifted into the box, Moussa Diarra managed to get his head to it to flick it into the path of Charlie Moone, who finished with some style past Winterton.
Hampton were now creating most of the few chances as Moone fired into the side netting a minute after the goal and Eddie Hutchinson misdirected his header wide but the boys paid for not converting these chances.
An inoffensive cross from the left was not dealt with properly and it fell to Ben El-Mhanni who prodded into the net from close range, giving the Rooks a goal that they seldom promised in the earlier stages.
Extra time was on the horizon and to be honest, it would have painfully prolonged the evening, but in the first minute of added time, Moone settled it.
The Beavers pressed down the left and won a corner, the cross was cleared out of the box as far as Jerome Federico. His shot was on target and forced a decent save from Winterton; he couldn't hold onto the ball though and it rolled to the predatory Moone, who stabbed it home from a few yards out.
The Beavers reward is to now face AFC Sudbury on November 14 at Beveree in the 2nd round, qualifying.
Hampton & Richmond Borough (0) 2
Charlie Moone 70', 90'
Lewes (0) 1
Yasin Ben el-Mhanni 81'
Hampton & Richmond Borough:
1 Mark Smith, 2 Michael Kamara, 3 Tom Jelley, 4 Kieran Murphy, 5 Moussa Diarra, 6 Harry Taylor, 7 Dean Sinclair, 8 Eddie Hutchinson, 9 Josh Casey, 10 Charlie Moone, 11 Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick (Jerome Federico 79')
Subs: 12 Richard Pacquette, 13 Seb Brown, 14 Jerome Federico, 15 Joe Hicks, 16 Charlie Ten-Grotenhuis
1 Chris Winterton, 2 Steve Brinkhurst, 3 Leon Redwood, 4 Ronnie Conlon, 5 Stacey Freeman, 12 Alex Malins, 7 Henry Muggeridge, 8 Lloyd Cotton, 9 Robin Deen (Ieuan Strong 70'), 10 Alex Laing, 11 Yasin Ben El-Mhanni
Subs: 13 Nathan Stroomberg, 14 Kalvin Crooks, 15 Max Howell, 16 Ollie Stevenson, 17 Ieuan Strong