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League - National League South
Sat 22
1st
3
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0
Cup
Burgess Hill Town
C Dickson (41'), R Murrell-Williamson (66'), M Wichelow (85')

Match preview

By Rob Overfield
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Its been 2 years since the Beavers faced the Hillians, back in the old Ryman Premier days, when Hampton earned their promotion to the National League South, but the step difference will count for naught in this Emirates FA Cup 2nd round qualifying tie.

The Beavers have been on a great run of form recently with goalscoring machine Chris Dickson banging in goals for fun, netting 8 already before the end of September, giving the Hampton boys a 5 game winning run and unbeaten in 8 to leave them in 3rd place in what is already a tough NLS division this season.

The squad has settled down into a strong unit and manager Gary McCann will no doubt be pleased at that, but as he says, its all work in process and like all managers, he's always conscious that the team is only as good as the last performance.

The Hillians have had, by their own admission, a poor start to the Bostik League season, having not yet registered a league win so far, but they saw off Folkestone Invicta in the previous round of the FA Cup to earn themselves this trip to the Beveree. Just a week after this win though, the fixture was reversed in the League, which ended a 1-1 draw at Folkestone.

The form guide suggests it should be an easy win for the Beavers but given its the FA Cup, anything can happen, and often does, so the visitors couldn't be ruled out by any means.

The match kicks off at 3pm and live radio coverage can be found at www.radiowey.org from 2pm.

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Match details

Match date

Sat 22, Sep 2018

Kickoff

15:00

Attendance

422
Rhys Murrell-Williamson

Player of the match

Rhys Murrell-Williamson