Beavers 3 and in for Trophy next round
By Rob Overfield
Sound FA Trophy win for Beavers over hard-working AFC Sudbury in early kick-off.
Alan Dowson was well pleased last night as Hampton eased into the 3rd qualifying round of the FA Trophy, thanks to two second half goals in 6 minutes from Tom Jelley and Charlie Moone as they beat a hard working and dangerous AFC Sudbury team at a rain-soaked Beveree.
After Josh Casey had sent a shot wide of the post and Parker had done likewise for Sudbury, the Beavers were the first to force a save as Jamal Lowe had his shot blocked by Sudbury keeper Marcus Garnham on 20 minutes.
Hammad Lawal couldn't get his shot in target a couple of minutes later but on 31 minutes, after a long spell of pressure, Jamal Lowe made no mistake.
He broke into the box from the left, beat the defence and fired a shot across Garnham, which came of a Sudbury defender on the line on its way into the net.
The lead lasted just 10 minutes as Jordan Blackwell's deflection of a near post cross looped high over keeper Mark Smith and into the net to bring the Suffolk club back into the game.
The second half saw Hampton step a up a gear and take the game away. On the hour, the Beavers won a free kick some 25 yards out; substitute Tom Jelley took an excellent free kick which beat the wall, beat Garnham and flew into the net.
6 minutes later, the game was wrapped up as man of the match Jamal Lowe played in Charlie Moone in the box, Moone made space and slid his shot past Garnham who was late in diving and went the wrong way.
Sudbury had a late chance to get a goal back as Parker looked to get on the end of a deep cross but the bounce was too much and he could only deflect it wide.
After the match Dowse caught up with press officer Rob Overfield and said,
"I would like to dedicate this win to all the volunteers who have made the day possible."
"This one is for all those who work hard behind the scenes, like clearing the leaves off the pitch, and keep the pitch up to scratch like Les and Craig. To those like Lesley who attend to the turnstiles, those like Sandra and Karen who serve the burgers. Those like Tracey who organises the bar and Patricia who work in the boardroom giving a warm welcome to visitors. Those who work to keep the ground safe, like Dave Rees, Mawgan, John and the stewards. Also its for Paul our chaplain, Annie and now Larry on the tannoy."
"Its also for those who deal with the paperwork etc, like our secretary Nick and also Rob who creates the programme. We appreciate all they do and I don't think they get the credit they deserve for all the work they put in, in their own time. This one is for you!"
The draw for the 3rd round will be released around lunchtime tomorrow, Monday 16th.
Hampton & Richmond Borough (1) 3
Jamal Lowe 34'
Tom Jelley 61'
Charlie Moone 67'
AFC Sudbury (1) 1
Jordan Blackwell 39'
Hampton & Richmond Borough: 1 Mark Smith, 2 Michael Kamara, 3 Hammad Lawal (12 Tom Jelley 46'), 4 Kieran Murphy, 5 Moussa Diarra, 6 Dean Sinclair (14 Eddie Hutchinson 80'), 7 Jerome Federico, 8 Harry Taylor, 9 Jamal Lowe (16 Joe Hicks 83'), 10 Charlie Moone, 11 Josh Casey
Subs: 12 Tom Jelley, 14 Eddie Hutchinson, 15 Nicke Kabamba, 16 Joe Hicks, 17 Adrian Blake
AFC Sudbury: 1 Marcus Garnham, 2 Ben Robinson, 3 Stefano Mallardo, 4 Ollie Berquez, 5 Ryan Henshaw, 6 James Baker, 7 Robbie Martin (14 Liam Wales 76'), 8 Ross Bailey (12 Jack Newman 84'), 9 Luke Callander, 10 Craig Parker, 11 Jordan Blackwell
Subs: 12 Jack Newman, 14 Liam Wales, 15 James Baughurst, 16 Sam Clarke, 17 Andy Reynolds