Match Data 2010/2011
Hampton & Richmond Borough 0
Manny Williams (Molloy, 80)
Sammy Igoe (Robson, 88)
Hampton & Richmond Borough
Report by Kevin Ricketts from the Sports Mail
The Hawks battled to their first away win of the season, beating Hampton & Richmond Borough 1-0 at The Beveree.
The vital goal arrived two minutes before the break when Manny Williams thumped home a Mustafa Tiryaki cross from close range.
In the second half the Hawks were put under pressure but limited the home side to long-range efforts.
The Hawks named an unchanged starting line up as they went in search of a first away win of the season.
The visitors made a positive start, with Ian Selley curling a dangerous free-kick into the area, which the home side cleared.
Manny Williams then turned dangerously, only to be crowded out before he could get his shot in.
At the other end, Paul Hinshelwood did well to get across and cover when Charlie Moone cut inside Sam Pearce.
The Hawks, playing down the slope, were seeing plenty of the ball, with Selley particularly prominent.
Wes Fogden almost rewarded the Hawks for their good start on 10 minutes.
A Selley free-kick was only cleared as far as Sammy Igoe, whose ball across the area fell to Fogden.
The little midfielder fired a first-time shot through a crowd of players and the ball bounced out off the leg of goalkeeper Matt Lovett, who knew little about it.
A foul on Hopkinson 20 yards out gave Tiryaki sight of the Hampton goal and he fired in fierce low drive through the defensive wall. Lovett failed to hold it at the first attempt but recovered quickly to collect the ball at the feet of the onrushing Williams.
Slowly the home side came more into the game, with Dave Tarpey and Moone looking particularly dangerous.
When the pair combined well, Jake Newton’s clearance rebounded off the back of Ian Simpemba and fortunately into the arms of Aaron Howe.
On 32 minutes Tiryaki’s firmly-struck shot across the face of goal bounced off Fogden and went behind.
Four minutes later, Tiryaki was booked after committing two clumsy fouls in the space of a minute.
Tarpey continued to look lively and his curling fee-kick from the left was pushed away from the foot of the post by Howe.
Moone again threatened when he got away from Fogden on half-way, but the defence got back to block him out on the edge of the area.
As half-time approached, the Hawks went back on the offensive and Fogden turned quickly to knock the ball across the six-yard area and Williams narrowly failed to make contact.
The visitors finally made the breakthrough two minutes before the interval with a superbly worked goal.
Igoe fired the ball deep to the far side of the area where Tiryaki expertly took it down on his chest. The big powerful striker fashioned enough room to arrow in a cross for WILLIAMS to thump in a header past Lovett from four yards.
HAMPTON & RICHMOND BOROUGH 0
David Stevens ballooned a header over the top from a good position in the first minute of the second half.
The visitors were finding themselves pinned back and coming under increasing pressure.
Simpemba, Pearce and Hinshelwood held firm, however, and kept the home side at bay.
Danny Allen-Page fired in a long-range effort which was easily seen all the way by Howe.
The home side continued to press and on 65 minutes Matthews rose unmarked for a corner, only to direct his header straight to Howe.
An excellent counter-attack from the Hawks could easily have seen them extend their lead.
A superb knock forward from Selly found Williams who in turn linked with Newton.
The full-back cut into the area and pulled the ball back for Tiryaki but unfortunately it got caught under the striker’s feet.
Soon afterwards Williams was replaced by Javonne Molloy.
Five minutes from time Lovett’s long clearance fell behind Hinshelwood, giving Tarpey an opportunity. The striker moved in from the right, only to roll a harmless shot straight into the arms of Howe.