Mel Gwinnett's side will need to be at their best on Tuesday night, as they travel to Longmead Stadium to face an improving Tonbridge side.
Hampton & Richmond have now amassed six consecutive wins in the league for the first time since 2018, having secured all three points in the rain at Dover Athletic on Saturday. The remarkable run of form now leaves the Beavers in third place, just five points behind Aveley and Yeovil, the latter with two games in hand.
Tonbridge, on the other hand, are steadily building up the points after a less than satisfactory start to their campaign. They have now lost just one of their last five, most recently holding out with ten men to claim a point at home to play-off hopefuls Chelmsford City.
They are a side more than capable of picking up big wins at home, having beaten fourth placed Bath City 3-2 just a couple of weeks ago. Another team in the division that, whilst certainly capable of scoring (19 for the season), are also equally adept at conceding them (24 for the season). Due to the tight nature of the NLS, a win for 'The Angels' could push them from 16th to as high as 12th.
The Beavers and The Angels are certainly no strangers to one another, having faced off no less than 21 times since 1991. Last season was certainly a tale of two halves, with Hampton & Richmond cruising to a 4-1 win at Longmead in August, whilst Tonbridge secured a 1-0 win at the Bev in March after two, yes two, penalties were missed by the TW12 side.
With the penalty prowess of Ben Seymour, Mel Gwinnett and Hampton & Richmond fans alike will be hoping for a very different outcome on Tuesday evening.