BY JEB MOORE
Hampton & Richmond made up for the last-minute heartbreak of Boxing Day with a 2-1 home win against Slough Town courtesy of a last-minute Ben Seymour goal.
On the fifteen-minute mark Slough had two convincing opportunities, both created by Leon C-Parillion, but the Hampton defence stood firm. Soon after Ben Seymour looked set to put Hampton & Richmond ahead, but the onrushing Slough ‘keeper forced the number nine’s effort wide.
A superb save from Adam Desbios to deny David Ogbonna was the last significant action of a rather cagey first half of football.
On the 75th minute, a Jake Gray pass found Mason Bloomfield in the box. The striker’s shot was deflected behind. The resultant corner was cleared out as far as Hampton’s new signing, Joshua Anifowose, who rifled his shot into the bottom right hand corner from just outside the box, giving Hampton the lead, arguably against the run of play.
In the closing stages of the game, Slough Town’s clinical counterattack saw them equalise through a Slavi Spasov, replicating his last-minute heroics on Boxing Day.
Slough’s celebrations were short-lived however, as almost immediately a longball found Hampton’s top scorer, Ben Seymour, in the box who put Hampton ahead for the second time of the afternoon.