An attacking Hampton & Richmond were denied three points in Somerset with Marlon Jackson cancelling out Mason Bloomfield's first goal for the club

Hampton & Richmond were unable to make it two wins on the spin as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Weston-super-Mare.

The Beavers took the lead just before half time through Mason Bloomfield's emphatic finish following some quick-thinking by Jake Gray from a corner.

But despite creating a number of chances to get a second and having a strong penalty appeal waved away, Mel Gwinnett's side were forced to share the spoils as they were pegged back by Marlon Jackson's composed effort.

Hampton & Richmond made a bright start at Woodspring, their first chance falling to Ruardih Donaldson on 15 minutes but his strike was well saved by Seagulls goalkeeper Harrison Lee.

But they were given a reprieve moments later when Ruben Reid latched onto a loose header by Dan Wishart, however, Reid's resulting lob came off the crossbar.

Bloomfield, a menace for the Weston defence all afternoon, headed a ball just over from a corner but made no mistake from a corner on the right-hand side on 40 minutes.

Full marks must go to Beavers captain Gray, who had the presence of mind to take the corner quickly, leading the ball to fall to Bloomfield, who opened his Hampton & Richmond scoring account as he fired into the roof of the net from 12 yards out.

It was almost 2-0 moments later when Ben Seymour found himself through on goal but his curling effort bounced just wide.

Seymour then had every right to feel aggrieved early in the second half when he was bundled to the ground from behind by Seagulls defender Edward James but referee Craig Scriven wasn't interested in Hampton & Richmond's appeals.

Hampton would go on to rue their hard luck as Jackson levelled the scores with a neat finish midway through the second half.

Reid then stung the hands of Adam Desbois shortly after the equaliser but after that it was the away side who had the best chances.

Luis Fernandez headed the ball just wide from a corner, while Gray and substitute Alfy Whittingham almost caught Lee out with cheeky near post efforts, capping off a hugely frustrating afternoon for the Beavers in the West Country.

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