An epic journey north-east saw more penalty drama in the FA Trophy as Hampton & Richmond yet again beat National League opposition to progress.

The opening ten minutes were dominated by Hartlepool possession, Hampton & Richmond struggling to find an out-ball. However, in this period Hartlepool only managed one shot on target which Adam Desbois gathered easily. 

The first big moment of the half came late on as Sam Dreyer's slip let Nicky Featherstone in behind in the 37th minute. Debris was quick off his line however and managed to clear. 

Hartlepool looked to grow into the half in the last ten minutes, seeing two counter-attacks wasted as Anthony Mancini's final ball failed to find unmarked Hartlepool attackers on both occasions. 

The final action of the half was another Mancini cross being met by Courtney Duffus whose flicked effort was saved well by Debois. 

Two minutes into the second half, Hartlepool spurned another chance. This time their danger man, Mancini, was found unmarked in the box but the number eight's flicked header was off target. 

Debois added to his tally of saves in the 51st minute, making two point-blank saves to deny Duffus once more, keeping Hampton & Richmond in the tie. 

The visitors' first changes of the afternoon saw George Hunt and Rob Hall replaced by Sam Deadfield and Connor Curran-Browne, two players returning form injury.

Soon after Ruaridh Donaldson was forced off with injury, having. over-stretched for a shot. The number three was replaced by Isaac Pitblado.

At the death, Jack Hastings was sent off for Hartlepool United, recvieving a second yellow for a foul on Pitblado.

The penalty shoot out saw a Desbois save, four converted Hampton penalties including Ben Seymour's all important winner.

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