Heartbreak for Rebels at Beveree

Hampton & Richmond

Hampton & Richmond

Anifowose (76), Seymour (90)
Slough Town

Slough Town

Spasov (88)
League Attendance: 1774
There was heartbreak for Slough Town as Slavi Spasov’s late heroics were not enough to prevent Hampton & Richmond from winning all three points at Beveree Stadium, writes Freddie Gatrell.

In what was a cagey match for both sides, it was the hosts Hampton & Richmond who ultimately had what it took to get the better of Scott Davies’ Rebels over the course of the 90 minutes.

The first half was a largely evenly matched affair with chances at a premium. Leon Chambers-Parillon’s powerful drive in the 11th minute from the edge of the box was well saved by Beavers goalkeeper, Adam Desbois, as he pushed the effort wide of the post, and later Dan Bayliss flashed a header across goal and wide.

Hampton & Richmond’s biggest chance of the first half fell to their number 9, Ben Seymour, who was set clean through in the 26th minute only to be swiftly pressed by Dan Lincoln, who rushed out and forced Seymour to put his effort wide of the goal.

Matt Lench, who was at the heart of a lot of the Rebels’ good play, saw his low, rasping drive in the 44th minute well saved again by the impressive Desbois, who had also denied Lench earlier in the game.

The second half started in a similar fashion to the first, with Slough having the lion’s share of chances, to little avail. A spectacular spell of play in the 54th minute saw Munashe Sundire’s curler from 20 yards out well saved by Desbois, with the strike looking destined for the top corner.

Slough will be ruing their missed chances, with the hosts capitalising from a deflected corner late in the second half. Substitute Joshua Anifowose received the ball at his feet on the edge of the 18-yard box in the 76th minute, with the 19-year-old midfielder placing the ball into the bottom right corner, past an unsighted Dan Lincoln.

With frustrations rising for an expectant Slough travelling support, super substitute Spasov delivered what appeared to be a point-saving strike with just minutes remaining. Matt Lench’s teasing ball from the right-hand side found the head of a rising Spasov, with the number 13 making no mistake with his powerful headed finish.

But within a couple of minutes Dan Lincoln was picking the ball out of his net again. A low cross caused all sorts of problems for Slough’s backline, with Seymour capitalising, poking the ball past Lincoln from close range to cut short any Slough celebrations.

Despite the negative result, the Rebels still have an impressive 13 game unbeaten home run to defend this weekend at Arbour Park, where Slough will be hopeful of returning to winning ways against Taunton Town.

Hampton & Richmond Lineup

Desbois, Thomas, Fernandez, Seymour (Dreyer 90+2), Gray, Hunt (Anifowose 60), Wishart, Dunne, Pitblado (Donaldson 72), Bloomfield, Revan. Unused substitutes: Hall, Whittingham.


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