BY EDUARDO TANSLEY
Hampton & Richmond have won five games in a row for the first time since 2018, with a 3-1 win over Torquay United.
An own-goal opened the scoring after a Ben Seymour cut-back, Seymour then tucked away a penalty before Mason Bloomfield lobbed the keeper and an Asa Hall Torquay consolation.
The winning streak has propelled the Beavers from relegation zone to play-off spots and kept fans entertained fans with 14 goals over five matches.
The opening goal came sixteen minutes in, after the unfortunate Torquay midfielder Brett McGavin turned it into his own net from a Seymour cut-back.
Seymour then boosted his own goal tally, to seven in all competitions, after being fouled in the box and then tucking away the resulting penalty bottom-left.
After going in 2-0 down at the half, Torquay had to change their keeper in the 54th minute after a clash in the box resulting from a Jake Gray cross.
Seymour could have added his second not long after, just glancing wide with his head following a Mason Bloomfield cross.
Ruaridh Donaldson kept fans on the edge of their seats late on with a delightful bit of skill but was chopped down after continuing his run and being played in by Seymour.
Two goals then ensued in the eight minutes added time. The first, Bloomfield delightfully lobbing Torquay’s keeper and the second a consolation by Torquay substitute Asa Hall.
Seymour was awarded man of the match by spectators, who also saw another stonewall performance by Hampton & Richmond’s back line.
The attendance totalled 1,469. Among them, many disgruntled Torquay United fans who were seen talking to Torquay board members post-match.
We now head on the road for our next two games, starting with Dover Athletic next Saturday.